Travel Guide Criticises UK Hotel Prices

1st October 2007 (Last Updated October 1st, 2007 09:01)

Rising hotel prices in Britain are damaging the country's tourism industry, the latest edition of The Good Hotel Guide says. Published today, the guide claims "visitors cannot afford to make a mistake" when choosing accommodation in the UK – the most expensive in Europe. <

Rising hotel prices in Britain are damaging the country’s tourism industry, the latest edition of The Good Hotel Guide says.

Published today, the guide claims “visitors cannot afford to make a mistake” when choosing accommodation in the UK – the most expensive in Europe.

The guide has also dropped its ‘budget’ category for bed and breakfasts under £35, as so few properties met the criteria.

Editors Desmond Balmer and Adam Raphael say readers often comment on the high cost of UK hotels.

They say increased rates are caused by owners seeking profit at all costs, increased council tax and the highest level of value added tax in Europe.

The guide also noted it is easer to compile a list of dog friendly hotels than child friendly ones, with 25% of properties listed in the guide having age restriction.

By Staff Writer