September 30, 2011 02:00 ET

Oslo and Moscow Expensive, Madrid and Berlin Favourable: Where Room Rates Currently Stand - the Price Barometer

NUREMBERG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sep 30, 2011) - Where is accommodation comparatively expensive and in which big city do hoteliers try to lure by discounts?, the free online hotel reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, examined again the development of prices in big cities. Read more about the current findings of the price barometer:

- New York is the most expensive city in the world, Oslo on top in Europe
- Hotels in Moscow charging more

Results of the hotel price barometer for European cities (prices in rouble)*

The room rates for hotel guests in Oslo soared by 13 % to RUB 6,223.45 on average. So, a one night stay in the Norwegian capital was the most expensive one by international comparison. But in other Scandinavian cities, accommodation was also not exactly cheap. One reason is the weaker Russian currency to these countries. Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki took the third, fifth and eighth place. The hotels of the Danish capital benefited, for example, from the Triathlon KMD Challenge Copenhagen 2011.

A bit on the expensive side was Moscow on the other hand. An increase by 16.51 % to RUB 6,050.86 secured the second place for the Russian capital. Just half the amount had to be paid in Berlin and Madrid. Holiday makers and business travellers paid around RUB 2,910 per night in the popular cities

Results of the hotel price barometer for other capitals and large cities (prices in RUB)

Among other big cities, New York, the Big Apple, continues to take the first place, closely followed by Rio de Janeiro.

Zurich, too, saw a marked increase in room rates to RUB 6,793.24 on average.

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