UK hotel stay costs £76 more than in Europe

Kasmira Jefford
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THE COST of staying in a hotel in the UK for business travellers is £76 more expensive than in Europe, as the weakening euro makes a visit to the continent more appealing, a new study of released yesterday shows.

Business travellers typically spend an average of £87 per room, per night in the UK compared to just £65 per night in Europe, according to hotel solutions provider HRS.

However, the company said that the total cost of a stay when including breakfast and other services tallied up to £202 versus £129 in Europe.

London continues to remain the most expensive destination in Europe at £116 per night when including one to five star hotels – up 15.6 per cent compared with the first quarter of last year – followed by Zurich at £110 per night.

Just under half (46 per cent) of business travellers chose to stay in four star hotels in the UK. This rose to 56 per cent when staying in Europe.