Hotels and Bed and Breakfast accommodation is
bookable in advance either direct, via the interet or through your
local travel agency.
It can often be booked on that day via the local
Tourist Information Office. If booking
direct ask for any special rates to be had at weekends when prices
are often cheaper in large cities.
Accommodation can also be cheaper out of season
in the winter months. Room rates are usually quoted per person rather
than per room and most will include breakfast. You will find however,
that the most expensive hotels often do not include breakfast in
their room rates. Other meals can be booked in advance.
Large hotel groups do not have a restriction
about when they close their doors but you may find that smaller
guest houses, especially in rural areas may lock their doors late
at night (although many are now providing keys if you should want
to return very late indeed).
Most rooms will have en suite facilities but not
always so check what you are booking. The star rating for a particular
hotel does not always mean that the room is of better quality than
another of lower star rating but its high award may have been given
for other facilities in the hotel such as leisure amenities (swimming
pool, etc). Bookings will only be confirmed on payment of a deposit.