A luxury hotel in Bournemouth is giving away free petrol with bookings. The four-star Norfolk Royale will refund the cost of a tank of petrol to couples who stay for three nights in an executive room.

Manager Clive Moss said everybody was trying to come up with offers and he had tried to think of something that would grab people’s attention. He added that there had been interest from across the country as a result of the promotion.

However, the Norfolk Royale is not the first hotel to offer such a deal. During February, the Mount Haven Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall offered guests a refund on the cost of their fuel for their journey to the hotel. They had to stay two or more nights to qualify.