Hotel prices across the UK have fallen by 15% year-on-year

13 November 2012 by
Hotel prices across the UK have fallen by 15% year-on-year

Hotel prices across the UK have fallen by 15% year-on-year, according to online website Trivago which compares rates at more than 600,000 hotels worldwide.

One night in the UK will cost an average of £111 this month, compared to £119 in October (a 7% decrease) and £130 last November. The decrease, however, is not as pronounced as the rest of Europe, where the price of one night in November has decreased by an average of £19 in the past two months (down 13%), compared to a £7 drop in the UK.

Most destinations have decreased by between 1% and 3% in comparison to October, with the exception of Brighton (down 10% to an average of £89 per night), Edinburgh (down 9% to an average of £95 per night) and Blackpool (down 9% to an average of £59 per night).

The only destination showing a significant increase this month is Cardiff, where hotel prices are up 8% to an average of £91 per night in comparison to October. Compared with this time last year, prices in Cardiff have increased by 13%. This could be due to a number of high-profile football matches at the Millennium Stadium during November.

Liverpool is the only other main UK destination showing a significant increase in comparison to this time last year. Hotel prices are up 8% in Liverpool to an average of £81 per night. Prices are down elsewhere across the UK in comparison to November 2011, most notably in London (down 9% to an average of £161 per night) and Newcastle (down 8% to £78).

Out of the 50 European cities in November's Trivago Hotel Price Index, room rates in 46 cities have decreased in comparison to last month. The largest decrease can be seen in Venice, where prices are down by 41% to an average of £112 per night. Meanwhile, other significant decreases this month can be seen in Rome (down 31% to an average of £92 per night in comparison to October), Budapest (down 26% to £54), Barcelona (down 24% to £91), Paris (down 23% to £132), Prague (down 21% to £71), Istanbul (down 21% to £96) and Madrid (down 20% to £79).

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By Janet Harmer

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