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BlingLoving Tue 28-May-13 16:15:04

I am thinking of booking us a last minute family holiday somewhere sunny for a week. As it would be short notice, I want something more or less inclusive so I don't have to worry about co-ordinating flights/car hire/airport transfers/accomodation/meals etc. DS is 2 and when I look online it seems we would pay full adult price for him, even though he'd be in our room? Is that normal?

Callofthefishwife Tue 28-May-13 16:21:16

Depends on the room/apartment etc.

This is one of my bug bears tbh.

Most hotel rooms/apartments are based on 4 adults sharing even though 2 of them would have to sleep on a sofa bed.

My DC are older (12 and 14) and this still annoys me but I would be mightily pissed off with a 2yo.

I know to get free child places (what a con) you need to book ages in advance and then the adult price is £200 dearer than the adult price without a free child place. Kids prices can be crap - such as only £50 off.

Are you looking at self catering or hotels with meals such a hb or ai??

Where have you been looking? And what companies??

BlingLoving Tue 28-May-13 16:28:59

I'm leaning towards all inclusive on basis that it's easiest at short notice. Looked at Thomson and First Choice so far.

Callofthefishwife Tue 28-May-13 16:29:46

Have just had a play on Thomson Holidays website.

Obviously have no idea where you want to go, fly from and dates but just put in

2 adults
1 child aged 2
from Any London to Balearic Islands
Dummy date of 25/6/13 for 7 nights

And its come up with from London Luton to Ibiza, Sa Tanca Apartments in Cala llonga with a free child place for £834 for the 3 of you self catering.

So there are some out there. Not sure if you will be so lucky of you go AI or HB.

I have 20 mins or so now. What dates, airport etc you looking at?? Will have a look

Callofthefishwife Tue 28-May-13 16:33:23

Found a All Incl with Thomson to Ibiza at Fiests Club palm beach with a free child place on 25/6 from stanstead for £1200

BlingLoving Tue 28-May-13 16:36:59

I think Spain would be my first choice - because I love spain. But not too fussy. Prefer Gatwick or Heathrow. Luton/Stanstead quite inconvenient.

Thanks for help. Will try playing once I know if we can go and what dates. Probably early June. So might check out last minute options?

Callofthefishwife Tue 28-May-13 16:37:12

£1106 - Costa Dorada from Luton - All Incl with Free Child Place at Calypso Hotel salou

Callofthefishwife Tue 28-May-13 16:41:32

I have been looking at getting a deal for later this month and to be honest I am getting better results by not looking through the late deals.

Just do a basic search and spend time being more specific with locations. I get better results if I put in Majorca over Balearic Islands. However I am more vague with flights - put in London and then when the result come up - scroll down through the other London flights to see what days are cheaper. The same flight a day later or earlier can be a £100 cheaper - usually night flights.

Just a heads up that for some reason Costa Dorada usually comes up cheaper than other parts of mainland Spain. Tenerife usually a bit cheaper than the other Canaries - not always but quite often.

Happy hunting.

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