LONDON - Hotel prices in Edinburgh have increased by 39 per cent this August, according to the trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI) reported monthly by hotel search site trivago.co.uk. An overnight stay in the city will cost an average of £207, in comparison to £149 in July 2015.
Edinburgh most expensive city in Europe
Hotel prices in Edinburgh have risen above Geneva, London and Venice to the most expensive in Europe this month, based on the 50 most popular cities on trivago. A hotel in Edinburgh is an average of 22 per cent and £38 more expensive than a hotel in London, consistently the most expensive city in the UK for a hotel stay.
Hotel prices increase to £237 during Edinburgh Festival
This year, the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe run simultaneously for the first time in 18 years, from 7 – 31 August. The most expensive day for a hotel stay is currently Saturday 8th August, the second day of the festival, when a hotel will cost an average of £237. This is a 44 per cent increase from the previous Saturday 1 August, when a hotel cost an average of £164.
Hotel prices are also high on Saturday 15 August (£227), Saturday 22 August (also £227) and Saturday 29 August (£226).
The average this year (£207) is 6 per cent high than the average during the 2014 Edinburgh Festival (£196), despite widespread criticism that prices were too high last year.
Glasgow £100 cheaper than Edinburgh
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