London holiday rentals are dearest
Tags: accommodation, London, Olympics, rental, TripAdvisor
Those renting holiday accommodation in the capital this Olympic summer will pay triple the amount they would elsewhere in the country, it has been revealed.
Typically, one bedroom in a one-week holiday rental during July and August will set customers back £711 in London, TripAdvisor’s survey showed.
Good value for money can be found in Yorkshire though, where a similar room would cost you £217, as well as in the Scottish Highlands (£229), North Wales (£237) and Cumbria (£242).
Dorset is the second most expensive for rental accommodation, with a room setting you back £389, followed by Edinburgh’s £370.
According to the survey, holiday rental accommodation in popular overseas resorts is much cheaper than it is in the capital during the next two months.
The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia is the cheapest, at £264 per room on average, with Spain’s Andalucia next at £274 and the Canary Islands – including Tenerife – will cost £281 typically.
Laurel Greatrix, a spokeswoman for TripAdvisor, said: “Holiday rentals are always a great option.
“Cost-conscious travellers – especially those travelling in groups – should look to destinations like Yorkshire and the Scottish Highlands in the UK, and Croatia and Andalucia in Europe, to find great properties without breaking the bank.”
The following are the typical July and August weekly holiday rental prices: Yorkshire £217; Scottish Highlands £229; North Wales £237; Cumbria £242; Kent £258; East Anglia £260; Gloucestershire £308; Somerset £317; Devon £332; Cornwall £341; East Sussex £352; Edinburgh £370; Dorset £389; London £711.
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