Published: 1st May
If you’re to shy to walk up to reception in a British hotel and haggle a deal on a last-minute booking, a new website is coming to your rescue.
RoomAuction.com has signed up more than 80 hotels, including 20 in the distinguished Old English Inns chain.
Each one makes rooms available on the site at standard rate, inviting bids from travellers keen to try their luck.
“Bids must be at least 40 per cent of the quoted rate”, says RoomAuction.com managing director Bob Drapella. “If a room costs £100 per night, bids must therefore be at least £40”
Hotels in the scheme are in the Lake District, Cotswolds, Cornwall, London and elsewhere. Bids can reserve a room for two years ahead.