Finish the 2008 London Marathon in Style with

April 10, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Runners in this weekend’s London Marathon in need of post-race relaxation still have plenty of offers to choose from, according to

The late availability hotel specialist has a number of suggestions for cost-effective deals on hotels with facilities to rest those tired limbs.

Despite Paula Radcliffe’s withdrawal from this year’s race, organisers expect severe congestion around the finishing line as 36,000 runners and their supporters start their journey home from the finish line on The Mall. Public transport, in particular the tube network, is expected to take the brunt.

Instead of queuing for the exits, participants could reward themselves with an overnight stay at a nearby hotel. Discount hotel specialists feature more than 250 hotels within a 2 mile radius of the london marathon finish line. The site includes details about how far the hotels are from the finish line, the facilities available and guest reviews.

Supporters can also benefit from savings of up to 70 per cent on normal room rates and share in the excitement and camaraderie of the whole weekend.

Current offers include a studio for two people at the four star Dolphin House Serviced Apartments ( for just £136 with massage available at extra cost

For a touch of luxury, the recently renovated 5* Dukes Hotel ( is less than ½ mile from the finish and has rooms from £183. Jaded athletes managing to cover this last hurdle can reward themselves with a visit to the hotel’s ‘Dukes Bar’, recognised worldwide for its famous martinis.

“The London Marathon is an iconic event and everyone involved should savour the moment,” said Chris Morris, managing director at LateRooms. “Thousands of runners and supporters are expected to flock to the capital this weekend, but many think it’s too late to book a hotel, or even too expensive.”

Chris continued: “With many great offers still available, runners can take their time travelling to and from London, giving extra recovery time for their aching muscles.”

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LateRooms is the UK’s leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals in over 18,500 properties worldwide, ranging from Bed and Breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.

LateRooms offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book by phone or online 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance – whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility.

LateRooms arms the customer with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 125,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through LateRooms and actually stayed at the hotel.

LateRooms is the first online site to use VisitBritain’s official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation.

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