Nordic room rates rise strongly

Hotel prices across region increase in February from January

Hotel prices are rising strongly in Scandinavia in February compared to a month earlier. Oslo saw one of the biggest rates rises in Europe, with average rates increasing by 17% on the month to €178 – the second highest average rate in Europe after Geneva (€231). Prices in Stockholm rose by 12% to €164, while in Copenhagen they increased by 10% to €137.
The Trivago hotel price index finds that Milan is also among the most expensive European cities this month, with rates there rising by 10% to €151. More affordable destinations in February are Budapest (€62, down 5%), Krakow (€63, down 1%) and Prague (€69, down 21%). Accommodation costs in the Spanish cities of Seville (€77, no change) and Granada (€70, up 2%) are also well below the European average of €108.
Austrian cities may also be an interesting alternative for travellers as prices have dropped 14% in Salzburg (€100) and 4% in Vienna (€104). In the UK in February, overnight costs rose by 8% on average, but by as much as 28% in certain cities such as Cardiff and Edinburgh. In London they are up by 5% to €163.
[pictured: Need-driven lighting controlled by the room key, Scandic Hotels, photographer Magnus Mårding]