If you're looking for a cheap holiday hotel deal, you'll get much more for your money if you travel abroad than if you stay in Britain. So says a new survey from hotels.com, which found that British hotel prices have risen way above the world average in the past year.
Out of 115 world cities surveyed, 63 offered UK tourists far lower hotel rates.
In the past six months, world hotel room average prices have risen four per cent. But London prices rose nine per cent (to an average of £127 per night) and Edinburgh prices were up seven per cent to £102.
London is now the 23rd most expensive destination in the world for a hotel break. Monte Carlo (pictured above) is the most expensive - and has experienced the highest hotel price hike: in the past six months, hotel rates here rose an incredible 21 per cent to £223. Words:PA
Hotels was the Middle East destination of Muscat are the second most expensive, having increased five per cent to £197, followed by Key West in Florida (£192), New York (£171) and Cancun in Mexico (£170).
Average prices paid in Greece, Iceland and Ireland have also all risen considerably for most travellers in the first six months of the year.
"The strength of the pound means that UK travellers can really stretch their budgets that much further."
These were the most expensive hotel destinations:
Monte Carlo £223
Key West, Florida £192
New York £171
Cancun, Mexico £170
Rio de Janeiro £166
San Francisco £153
These were the least expensive:
Phnom Penh, Cambodia £34
Hanoi, Vietnam £37
Pattaya, Thailand £39
Chiang Mai, Thailand £40
Siem Reap, Cambodia £41
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam £48
Vilnius, Lithuania £61
Krakow, Poland £62
Krabi, Thailand £63
Bulgaria is the best-value holiday destination for Brits in 2014
Sheffield named the best city break for British bargain hunters
London is the most expensive city in the world for tourists