If you are planning on visiting Avebury or the surrounding area then you will probably need to find a place to stay.
The village of Avebury itself is quite small and you might need to look a little bit further afield to find accommodation.
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In the meantime, we hope that you find our website useful if you are planning a visit to Avebury.
Types of hotel
Sometimes we hear the description ‘boutique hotel’ but perhaps we don’t quite know what one is. Maybe we’re familiar with the definition of the word boutique which is traditionally a small shop selling fashionable clothes or accessories.
A boutique hotel, however, is generally defined as a small hotel which is intimate and with a unique personality or feel. It separates itself deliberately from the style and familiarity of the traditional chains by having the character, creativity and ambiance that goes with the free reign of independent ownership.
The appeal of boutique hotels has seen larger chains introduce their own off-shoots in areas that are popular with this type of hotel. Sometimes that is a hotel within a hotel such as a private wing or annex with a separate reception, lobby and interior design.
While boutique hotels are typically small they are not tiny. Bed and Breakfast hotels are usually less than 10 or 20 rooms. Boutique hotels can be anything up to 100 rooms but still retain their small feel and uniqueness.
Guests are typically not the conference-attending business-suited corporate types but the more care-free independent and individualistic types… just like the hotels themselves. Interior design and décor is often unconventional and a little off-the-wall. Many are modern and sleek with the latest technology while others more classic and historical.
Being smaller in size you’ll often find boutique hotels right in the city centre positioned and styled to blend in with their locations.
You may also find excellent examples of boutique hotels as country villas or inns projecting an impacting sense of place or local heritage.
Boutique hotels in these areas are designed not only to ‘fit’ but become a constituent part of the cultural appeal of the town or village. Staying in one enhances the experience by giving the guest a temporary residential connection with what that represents.
Another example of a city-based boutique hotel is the Artist Residence in Pimlico, London which as a five-storey terrace house blends in perfectly with its Regency surroundings on Cambridge Street in Pimlico. Epitomizing the very essence of the boutique style for hotels it is small, with quirky artwork, plenty of bare brickwork and scattered displays of eccentric household furnishings like Kilner jars, milking stools and tea crates.
The very word ‘boutique’ seems to give these independent hotels a free-hand in breaking with the more traditional practices of the larger hotel chains.
There is some confusion regarding what a budget hotel actually is and the label is often used loosely throughout the hotel booking community. However, as the name suggests, a budget hotel is generally accepted as being a minimalistic establishment catering for the traveller who simply wishes to avail of just the essentials. Many of these hotels provide clean, safe, relaxing and affordable rooms to facilitate the basic needs of their visitors.
A reason to stay at a cheap hotel may arise from business commitments or a wish to spend all day outside visiting attractions and places of interest. In that respect your room becomes a bag-drop and a place to sleep, wash and rest. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to rough it and there are many stylish and well-managed budget hotels.
The hotel booking industry also has categories for budget hotels but quite often these relate to the prices and not the type of hotel itself. Regular hotel rooms of the big chains may fall under this category and actually give you more services and facilities than others. It’s important to check what’s on offer when evaluating low-price deals for budget hotels.
Examples of traditionally recognized brand budget hotels are Travelodge, Premier Inn and Easy Hotel. Some offer rooms for as little as £25 per night. Anything else like breakfast or even occasionally a TV is extra.
At least travellers know where they stand and for those who really only want the bare minimum low price budget hotels can be the perfect answer.