Look out for the rip off hotel breakfasts - find out what you're getting before saying yes to the breakfast package.
If it's just a cold continental which costs £15, you'll almost certainly find better value and quality at a local café!
If you’re looking for a weekend city break, find out where the business district is. Hotels in these areas, aimed at corporate travellers, are usually quieter Friday to Sunday and often drop their rates.
Only have one plug adapter but need to charge two devices simultaneously? Check if the TV has a USB outlet, turn on the TV and charge your phone.
Have a special occasion? Don’t be shy! Always mention it at the front desk as it often leads to an upgrade or a surprise left in your room.
On checkout, if the hotel asks if you'd like to pay in sterling rather than the local currency, say no. You'll get clobbered with the extra card charges.