10 Facts on Accommodations
Hadrian's Wall doesn't have a group chain of Accommodation Providers (eg Hilton, Marriott, Travelodge, Premier Inns, etc...) running along it. Each accommodation is different - not just in relation to location, but also in terms of the standard of facilities, rooms, meals, the service they provide and of course in terms of their cost.
Levels of Accommodation
Some accommodation providers along Hadrian's Wall have invited different agencies (eg AA, RAC, Visit Britain, etc...) to send along one of their representatives, to give them a grade, which is recognised as a ‘*Star' rating. The problem is that these gradings can be very misleading and the same can be said of many accommodation providers' websites - a good website doesn't necessarily indicate good accommodation and vice versa.
It does occur where accommodations have been assessed just on the standard of one or two rooms - rather than the varying standard of rooms that may be available in the same establishment. The gradings may take into account the number of tables and chairs, however they rarely consider the quality of the furnishings. They are also unable to give consideration for various other services - including those that are particularly useful to walkers (eg drying facilities, or pick-ups and drop-offs when needed), or what alternatives are to be had within the local area (bearing in mind that *star ratings don't give an indication to price comparison).
It goes without saying that you can source your own accommodation and if you like an element of surprise (be it good or bad), then you can always make your own arrangements. However, if you prefer some kind of reassurance that someone has already checked out the suitability of your accommodation beforehand, then you will appreciate our Accommodation Booking Service.
Local Specialist Knowledge
The key to finding the accommodations that are best suited to your needs, is to tap in to folk who thoroughly know the area and what each location has to offer - setting up accommodations convenient to where you will be at the end of each day, that provide the level of accommodation you are most comfortable with (be it a Bunkhouse, Guest House, Hostel, Hotel, Farmhouse, Country Inn, Country House, or even a Castle).
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