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Deal 1: 3-Night Hip Hotel Break at Bermondsey Square, London

Take a decadent three-night break in the capital this summer at the ultra-hip hotel Bermondsey Square, and you'll get three nights from £284 per couple -- that's a £142 saving. From the must-visit Alfie's Bar and Kitchen to the rooftop terrace, the hotel is a destination in its own right, and its location is surrounded by bars, clubs and restaurants. Plus, it's a hop, skip and a jump from the City, the Design Museum, Borough Market, Tate Modern and Tower Bridge. The deal, based on two sharing and including breakfast each morning, is valid until Aug. 31.

Book: tel. 020 7378 2450; www.bermondseysquarehotel.co.uk

Deal 2: A Week's Getaway in Andalusia, Spain

Book Villa Hollydais amid the hills of Istan in Andalusia this summer, and there's a 15% discount. The property, in the Sierra Blanca Country Club, sleeps 10 (making it ideal for groups) and sits in honeysuckle, olive trees and jasmine gardens with its own private infinity pool plus bar and BBQ area. And if you can bear to venture out from your Spanish countryside haven, you are just five miles from the sandy beaches of the coast. Ten people pay just £204 each for a week, arriving August 20. Flights with Ryanair to Malaga cost from £161pp.

Book: tel. 020 3384 7066; www.spain-holiday.com

Deal 3: Sibu, Transylvania

Ramada hotels has a summer promotions deals on that offers 30% off rooms across the UK and Europe as long as you stay two nights or more. That means you can travel to the heart of Romania's Transylvania region to the gothic city of Sibu and stay slap bang in the action for just €70 per night, saving €30 a night, at the Ramada Sibu. The hotel is a short walk from the heart of the city, Grand Square, where musicians and street performers entertain through the summer. In Sibu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007, expect to find a city stuffed with art and musical events. Bookings must be made before July 27 and stays must be completed by Sept. 30.

Book: www.ramada.co.uk

Deal 4: Families Stay at a UK Resort for £5 per Night

A holiday for a fiver a night? Yes, indeed. Park Resorts is offering short breaks for the family from £4.95 per person per night at its Valley Farm Holiday Park near Clacton-On-Sea in July. That's a saving of £140 for the week. The parks offer all manner of family activities and entertainment, from raft building to archery, and Clacton has both indoor and outdoor pools to cope with whatever the British weather may offer up. Families of six pay a startling reasonable £119 for a four-night break, staying in bronze two-bedroom accommodation, subject to availability.

Book: tel. 0843 309 2594; www.park-resorts.com

Deal 5: 10-Night Malaysian Cruise

Five-star operator Orion Expedition Cruises has a great deal on its Aug. 11 Sabah Highlights and Sandakan Memorial voyage onboard Orion II. Partners travel half price with those booking the 10-night Malaysian voyage which starts in Kota Kinabalu and visits Pulau Mantanani, Sandakan, Kudat, Pulau Labuan, Klias Wetlands and Pulau Tiga before arriving back in Kota Kinabalu. That's a saving of £2,385 when you book the first passage at the £4,770 normal rate. The deal is 10 nights' accommodation, all meals, entertainment and educational programmes, use of the ship's sporting equipment and facilities, Zodiac excursions, port and handling charges, tender transfers and government fees and taxes.

Book: tel. 020 7399 7620; www.orionexpeditions.com

Deal 6: 5-night Luxury Oman Break

Luxury operator Carrier has got a good offer at the super-idyllic Six Senses Zighy Bay in the sultanate of Oman right now. Couples save up to £2,000 by staying five nights for the price of three at the resort, just 90 minutes' drive from Dubai and styled to look like an Omani village. The £1365 per person offer is based on two people sharing a pool villa on a complimentary half-board basis. The price includes flights with Emirates from London Gatwick and private transfers. Bookings must be made 45 days in advance and the offer is based on departures between Sept. 10 and 15.

Book: tel. 0161 492 1358; www.carrier.co.uk

Deal 7: 7-Night Caribbean Escape, Barbados

Elegant Resorts is offering clients seven nights for the price of four at the Treasure Beach Hotel in Barbados. At £1,445 per person on a deal that includes return flights from London Gatwick, private transfers, seven nights in an Oceanview Suite and breakfast thrown in, that's a saving of £1140 per couple. The swish Caribbean resort is also just five minutes from Sandy Lane Golf Club for those with a penchant for celeb spotting whilst teeing up. This offer is only valid until Aug. 27.

Book: tel. 01244 897999; www.elegantresorts.co.uk

Deal 8: 7-Night Family Holiday in Cyprus

ITC Classics has a good family deal right now, offering seven nights for the price of six at the very upmarket Four Seasons Hotel Limassol in Cyprus plus free upgrade to half or full board for children when parents upgrade too. This works out at £5,235 for a family of four in a family studio with sea view, a saving of £1,139. This price includes flights from London Gatwick with British Airways plus private transfers. The hotel is well geared up for children with kindergarten, kids' club and teen activities, keeping all junior members of the family busy while parents can chill in the hotel's Shisheido spa or just laze on the studio terrace with direct Med views. Offer is valid for travel until July 31.

Book: tel. 01244 355 527; www.itcclassics.co.uk

Deal 9: 7-Night Getaway to Lake Garda, Italy

Inghams' July deals include the chance to enjoy the resort of Limone close to the northwestern shore of Lake Garda from £429 per person, a saving of £250. The deal includes accommodation at the three-star Garda Bellevue hotel which is just 200 metres from the centre of Limone with its cobbled streets and pretty cafés. The offer is for seven nights' half board, return flights from London Gatwick to Verona, resort transfers, free welcome drinks and tea and biscuits. Flights are also available from Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow for supplements from £44 to £67. Departures are July 16, 20 and 23.

Book: tel. 0208 780 4454; www.inghams.co.uk