Wimbledon hotel bookings surge as the tennis tournament approaches travel

Travel News: Wimbledon hotel bookings surge as the tennis tournament approaches

Travel News: Hotels.com sees searches ace 270% for Wimbledon tournament, as tennis fans search for hotel stays


The end of June marks two things: the kick off of music festivals and the start of everyone’s favourite tennis tournament. It’s no surprise that the iconic Grand Slam has everybody tennis mad, with Hotels.com® seeing a 270%* increase in searches for Wimbledon this year.

The hotel booking site also reports that there has been a 72%** increase in searches for the hotels within a 2-mile radius of the grounds, in the month leading up to the tournament. This annual enthusiasm for tennis has Brits across the country glued to the sport and inspires people to pick up a racquet and try their chances at becoming the next British number 1. 

Emma Tagg a Hotels.com Brand spokesperson said: “At Hotels.com, we are proud of our expertise in matchmaking travellers with their perfect stay, especially sports fanatics who want their hotel front and centre of their active adventure. With the biggest tennis tournament of the year kicking off, we know that Brit’s love for the sport will be reignited, and we are here to match that passion with the perfect tennis time away”.

So, if you fancy yourself as the next big thing or just want to try a new sport, Hotels.com can match you with your perfect stay. What better time to pick up a sport than when on holiday this summer!

Perfect for: tennis by the beach

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

If your perfect holiday is playing tennis with a view, this is the spot for you. With the court overlooking the water and right on the beach, you can play day or night on the floodlit court. Once you have practiced that forehand enough, you can enjoy a massage and a relax at the spa, or even go for a sunbathe on the private beach. It’s an absolute winner of a hotel!

Rooms from £169 per night***

Perfect for: choice of tennis courts

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife

Playing tennis in style has never looked so good! Live the life of luxury and take a swing on one of the seven outdoor tennis courts at The Ritz-Carlton in Tenerife. Once you have mastered the perfect ‘slice’, you can reward yourself and relax at one of the seven outdoor pools or sip a cocktail at any of the poolside bars. For the 5* tennis experience, look no further.

Rooms from £326 per night***

Perfect for: tennis with a view

La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca

Anyone for tennis from a height? This isn’t your average court – located up in the hills, this hotel not only has stunning scenic views of the hillside, but you can hit a ball around on either of the courts overlooking the hillside. After working up an appetite, one of the three restaurants can ‘serve’ you up some incredible food. You can also take in your surroundings from the rooftop terrace or use a bike from the hotel to explore the area. 

Rooms from £427 per night***

Perfect for: tennis on a cliff edge

Carlyon Bay Hotel, England

What better place to plan an ‘ace’ holiday than the home of tennis itself, England. This hotel is located on a cliff’s edge in Cornwall, so you can play on either of the outdoor courts while looking at the spectacular view. After you have ‘smashed’ your morning tennis game, you can enjoy a walk along the coast or even lounge beside the pool. 

Rooms from £441 per night*** 

Perfect for: parenting time off

Ria Park Garden Hotel, Portugal

 Drop the children off at the kid’s club and the adults can have some competitive fun, down at the tennis courts. Once you have ‘served’ up an afternoon of activity, you can take some time to chill by the pool or opt for a luxurious massage at the spa, all before picking the kids up. Game, set, match to Ria Park Garden Hotel, which has something for everyone.

Rooms from £199 per night***

(*Search data from Hotels.com website pulled on 15.06.2022, comparing searches for Wimbledon from 01.01.2021 – 15.06.2021 vs 01.01.2022 – 15.06.2022. **Search data from Hotels.com website pulled on 15.06.2022, comparing searches for hotels within a 2-mile radius of Wimbledon Tennis Club, from 17.05.2021 – 15.06.2021 vs 17.05.2022 – 15.06.2022 *** Room prices based on a standard double, on 16.06.22.)

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