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Teach yourself how to book a last minute 2014 family holiday at 2004 prices

7th August 2014 Print
La Rochelle

Families who still haven't booked a family summer holiday for fear of burning a big hole in their pocket needn't miss out.  UK website can help to do the sums and find a bargain last minute break, with prices reminiscent of 10 years ago.
With rooms in the UK from just £35 per night and Europe from €30, there are huge savings to be made.
As well as offering rooms at top university colleges and halls of residences all over the UK, there's an excellent choice of family holiday accommodation in European hotspots that will even leave something for the sightseeing and treats.
Accommodation on the website offers all the family facilities you could possibly need for a great European summer holiday including swimming pool, sports facilities, space to relax and more – at a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
“I got fed up with paying well over the odds for a hotel room on the outskirts of town with no personality, no life and no connection to the place I was visiting. gives you access to places that are full of personality and charm as well as being hugely cheaper than a hotel” said Susan, a user of the website.
Booking is easy and safe on the University Rooms website – all you have to do is choose the date, depending on availability, book on the site and go. recommendations for summer 2014:
Sun, sea, sand and swimming pool in La Rochelle
These comfortable self-catering studios right by the sea in La Rochelle offer everything you need for a summer holiday and are conveniently located for the beach and town centre. Relax by the swimming pool before cooking up a meal in the fully equipped kitchen using local ingredients. Residence New Rochelle is set in beautiful quiet parkland with its own picnic area and plenty of spaces to relax.
Prices start from  €70 per night for the large and comfortable studios sleeping two.

Bargain sea view in Genoa
You normally expect to pay premium prices for a sea view in Italy – but rooms at the magnificent 16th Century Collegio Emiliani overlooking the Med and Nervi Port cost from just €33 per night for a single room, rising to €70 for a triple room including breakfast. On-site facilities include a restaurant (full board available), self-catering facilities, games pitches, tennis court, table football, library, gym and a beautiful enclosed garden. Families are very welcome and there's so much for them to do, they might not want to stray far. There is a beach within walking distance as well as museums, a theatre, attractions and great restaurants.
Cost: from €33 per night
Sporty holiday in Alicante
Children are welcomed at this modern complex, the Residencia Villa Universitaria, situated just four miles from the centre of bustling Alicante – one of Spain's most popular summer holiday destinations. As well as a great swimming pool there is a full sports centre on site with football and basketball pitches and a gym as well as a spacious private garden with plenty of furniture to relax on. There's also a library, children's games available, self-catering facilities and a restaurant with home cooked food available all day – deciding whether to cook is up to you.
Rooms cost from €35 for a single ensuite (€40 for a double).

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