Rentals cheaper than hotels

TOURISTS looking to cut the cost of Christmas breaks in destinations such as Dorset will do better in rental accommodation than in hotels, according to a price-comparison survey.

In some areas, holidaymakers in big groups can save well over 50 per cent in two-bedroom rental accommodation than in staying in two rooms in a three-star hotel, the TripAdvisor survey found.

Seven nights in rental accommodation in Cumbria over the festive period – December 15 to January 5 – costs an average £526, while the stay in a hotel is 70 per cent more expensive.

In North Wales the comparison shows rental accommodation is 63 per cent cheaper, while it is 56 per cent cheaper in Dorset, 54 per cent cheaper in East Anglia and 53 per cent cheaper in Edinburgh.

Of UK regions, only London offers better festive value for money if a group stays in a hotel.

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8:01pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

And bears defecate in the forest.

And the Pope is Catholic.

Who would have thought that it was cheaper to rent a private flat/house than pay to stay in a hotel??
And bears defecate in the forest. And the Pope is Catholic. Who would have thought that it was cheaper to rent a private flat/house than pay to stay in a hotel?? Is it me or is everything rubbish?

11:33pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Isosceles says...

This article is pointless, comparing apples with pears.
It doesn't mention the services which you get in a hotel which are included in the price, minor little things like making the beds, cleaning the room, etc.
If you are going to do this sort of comparison, it would be even cheaper to sleep rough on a park bench.
Could holidaymakers in big groups hire the local village hall to make their stay cheaper than staying in a hotel?
This article is pointless, comparing apples with pears. It doesn't mention the services which you get in a hotel which are included in the price, minor little things like making the beds, cleaning the room, etc. If you are going to do this sort of comparison, it would be even cheaper to sleep rough on a park bench. Could holidaymakers in big groups hire the local village hall to make their stay cheaper than staying in a hotel? Isosceles

2:01pm Fri 9 Nov 12

marabout says...

What a waste of paper this report is. Everyone knows it is cheaper to rent a property rather than stay in a hotel.
What a waste of paper this report is. Everyone knows it is cheaper to rent a property rather than stay in a hotel. marabout

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