Capital hotels Europe’s second-most expensive

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THE Capital is the second-most expensive destination in Europe based on the cost of its lodging, say figures.

Edinburgh finished second only to Stockholm in a new survey by CheapHotels.org, which compared hotel rates for 30 main destinations in Europe from June through August this year.

In Stockholm, travellers had to pay, on average, 111 euros for the cheapest available hotel room. Edinburgh finished second with an average of 109 euros nightly. Rounding out the top three was Venice, where the average overnight accommodation rate was 103 euros.

The rankings were based on the cost of each location’s cheapest available double room in a two-star hotel.

Least expensive, by far, was Athens, where visitors could have snagged a room for only 23 euros per night, on average.