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The most expensive New Year’s Eve destinations in Europe according to Cheaprooms.co.uk

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The survey compared hotel rates across 40 European destinations for December 31, with prices at all hotels with a central location and rated three stars or more in each destination recorded.

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is the most expensive destination in Europe for overnight stays on New Year’s Eve, according to a survey by Cheaprooms.co.uk.

In Edinburgh, travellers wanting to experience the city’s famous Hogmanay celebrations will have to spend at least £350 for the most affordable double room. Compared to a standard night in January, that’s an increase of about 280%.

Second most expensive is Venice with a minimum rate of £283 on December 31. In the romantic Italian lagoon city, visitors will have to spend 217% more than usual. The podium is completed by the UK capital of London, where prices start from £280 for a double room.

Also among the priciest destinations are Reykjavik (£247), Amsterdam (£238) and Vienna (£238), while Prague was shown to have the highest rate hike after Edinburgh, with an increase of almost 300% compared with usual January prices.

At the other end of the spectrum, Birmingham in the UK is the third most affordable destination, with rooms available from just £82 on December 31. By some distance the least expensive city in which to spend New Year’s Eve is the Greek capital of Athens, where you can find a room from around £50 in the city centre.

The following table compares 40 European destinations for New Year’s Eve 2023. The Rates shown alongside each destination reflect the price for the cheapest available double room on 31 December in a centrally located hotel rated at least 3 stars. The relative increases compared with regular January prices are shown in brackets.

  1. Edinburgh £350 (+280%)
  2. Venice £283 (+217%)
  3. London £280 (+105%)
  4. Reykjavic £247 (+114%)
  5. Amsterdam £238 (+122%)
  6. Vienna £238 (+201%)
  7. Budapest £214 (+214%)
  8. Valletta £202 (+92%)
  9. Milan £202 (+126%)
  10. Dublin £182 (+62%)
  11. Barcelona £175 (+124%)
  12. Zagreb £172 (+160%)
  13. Prague £171 (+188%)
  14. Brussels £165 (+81%)
  15. Zurich £157 (+46%)
  16. Copenhagen £155 (+82%)
  17. Geneva £155 (+19%)
  18. Cardiff £152 (+100%)
  19. Madrid £149 (+129%)
  20. Berlin £147 (+113%)
  21. Paris £137 (+25%)
  22. Rome £137 (+52%)
  23. Hamburg £129 (+72%)
  24. Manchester £126 (+93%)
  25. Munich £123 (+75%)
  26. Oslo £116 (+71%)
  27. Tallin £115 (+155%)
  28. Stockholm £115 (+53%)
  29. Glasgow £113 (+117%)
  30. Valencia £112 (+90%)
  31. Bordeaux £108 (+50%)
  32. Riga £101 (+124%)
  33. Porto £102 (+42%)
  34. Warsaw £95 (+31%)
  35. Helsinki £93 (+10%)
  36. Marseille £85 (+51%)
  37. Lyon £83 (+48%)
  38. Birmingham £82 (+10%)
  39. Lisbon £71 (+9%)
  40. Athens £51 (+64%)
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