For stylish stays without the price tag I use the website iescape. At the moment I have my eye on Azul Nomeolvides in Mexico’s Yucatan. A jungle setting and lake views with prices from £144 B&B a night — yes please (

Since Spain’s first parador — state-run hotels located in historic buildings such as castles and monasteries — opened in the Sierra de Gredos mountains in 1928, more than 90 have followed and they’re brilliant. You get a lot for your money. Try the parador overlooking handsome Toledo (B&B doubles from £93).

Now so many are in the office Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday night hotel offers are even more tempting. Birch in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, offers Sunday nights free for guests