The cheapest hotel in England and Wales is at the heart of a heated debate about affordability in the world of cheap hotels.
A report by London-based travel agency Lonely Planet, based on a survey of more than 100 hotels in the capital, said that the average price of a room in a three-star hotel was £1,826 a night, while the average budget was £3,716.
Listed price is based on the lowest available price on a night stay, with the average cost of a one-star room in London-bound hotels including a £2,400 charge per night.
The report also listed the average nightly room rate as £4,988 in London and £4.75 in the rest of the UK.
In contrast, the average per person cost in a four-star, single-occupancy hotel in London is around £3.50.
The Lonely Planet report noted that while prices may be low, there are still significant costs associated with travelling to the UK for a day trip, including the cost of fuel and accommodation.
The average cost per person in a two-star London hotel was around £6,400, while an average budget room in three-stars cost £5,100.
In comparison, the Lonely Planet’s survey said that London’s four- and five-star hotels cost between £4 million and £5 million.
The study noted that some hotels are more affordable than others in terms of the price of accommodation.
“Some hotels have more flexible prices than others.
For example, in the main London hotels, rooms are typically priced at a flat rate of £100 per night,” it said.
While the study found that prices in four-and five-stars were more affordable, it said that it would be “a mistake” to think that prices were cheap when it comes to four- or five-Star accommodation.
Lonely Planet’s report added that the cost to a traveller is the price at which they pay to go to the hotel.
“The more expensive a room is, the higher the cost, the more they spend,” it added.
“As long as the room is affordable, people will find it easier to pay for a room than other costs, such as meals and transportation.”
The Lonely Planels report was based on survey responses from more than 1,000 people in the city of London from May 23 to June 12.
Lingerie company Abercrombie & Fitch also contributed to the survey.