Madrid tops league of biggest hotel price falls

European hotel prices are seven percent cheaper in comparison to July 2008, with Spanish cities clocking up the biggest falls.

Madrid topped the list, with the average price of a hotel room falling to £74, down 31 percent from £107 in July 2007. In Barcelona the average hotel price is 94 pounds, 28 percent less than July 2008.On average a standard double room in top European cities costs £90, compared to £97 pounds. In 38 of the 50 cities hotel prices have decreased or remained the same, according to the research from hotel comparison site Trivago.

Other Southern European cities such as Turin (£84), Palermo (£81), Lisbon (£75) and Bologna (£73) have also seen a considerable decrease in prices.

Scandinavia is also becoming increasingly more affordable. Overnight accommodation prices in Stockholm (£101) and Oslo (£111) are at their lowest level this year. These cities are 20 percent less than last month and over 10 percent less than last year.

In the UK, a room in Brighton this July is 14 percent cheaper at £110, Birmingham 20 percent less at £74; an overnight stay in Manchester is 17 percent less. However London prices have risen by 2 percent to £134.


Geneva remains the most expensive European city at £194 pounds.

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