If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you just might be at the right place at the right time.
According to this release on the PRNewswire, the falling value of the Euro is leading straight to bargains for accommodations. Some of the most expensive cities to visit in Europe — Cannes, Geneva, London, Paris — have become more within reach for visitors, thanks to the lowest exchange rate since 2005.
The press release focuses on Hotels.com; here are some of the deals they specify:
- Barcelona: In 2009, hotel rooms down 25%. You can find bargains starting at $73.
- Cannes: Down 17% in 2009. $127 can get you a night at a 4-star hotel.
- Dublin: Suffering from a decline of 27% last year. The 4-star Gresham Hotel in the heart of the city has rooms at $93 and will toss in 20% off all food and beverages to overnighting guests.
- Geneva: A 4-star hotel would have cost you $249 on average per night in 2009, but now you can find a room at the Ramada Park Hotel Geneva for $155.
- London: Top-visited city by Americans. You can find a room for $68 Jurys Inn Watford Hotel.
- Paris: The Modern Hotel — near to attractions such as Mouin Rouge, Louvre, and the Sacre Coeur — has rooms starting at $80 per night.
Still too rich for your blood? How about camping? Many European campgrounds are resort-like with full service restaurants, bars, shops, and swimming pools. Check out the European Federation of Campingsite Organisations and Holiday Park Associations website.
[Image: Yvonne Alcos]