“UK amongst most expensive hotels in Europe” - The hotel.info Hotel Price Barometer shows hotel guests how to make savings on holiday
London, 30 January 2012 –hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service with more than 210,000 hotels worldwide has researched the average room rates* during the 4th quarter 2011 throughout the European Union to help all holiday makers choose wisely.
Sweden leads the charge as the country with the most expensive hotel rooms, with rooms costing an average of £115.02 per night. Lithuania on the other hand, is bottom of the table with rooms costing only £51.68, more than 50% cheaper than Sweden.
The UK comes in third place with rooms at £102.88, a rise of 3% from the same time last year, and is just behind Denmark with an average cost of £105.81. The top five features three Scandinavian countries, suggesting that people are having to dig deep when paying a visit.
At the other end of the spectrum, holiday makers can save money by visiting Poland. The average rate here has decreased by 7% to an average of £61.36. The case is the same in Hungary, where room rates are only half of those compared to Sweden at £57.56. The most satisfied travellers are those staying in the Czech Republic and Lithuania, where the average overnight rates are only 56.34 and £51.68 respectively.
hotel.info Top 20 of the European Union (in pounds sterling)
Price Q4 2011
Price Q3 2011
Price Q4 2010
Comparison of Q4 2011 to Q4 2010 in %
* The average booked nightly rate has been calculated on a monthly basis and converted to GBP using the average exchange rates for the particular months. Cities are then compared by the price of the most recent month (November) and ranked accordingly.
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