Hotel Rates in Munich Rise up to 1000 Percent for Champions League Final, Survey Shows

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Chelsea fans who hope to cheer on their team at the UEFA Champions League final on May 19 had better make sure their bank accounts are padded. According to a recent survey by CheapHotels.org, hotel owners in the host city of Munich are increasing their rates by up to 1000%.

Chelsea fans who hope to cheer on their team at the UEFA Champions League final on May 19 had better make sure their bank accounts are padded. As the title game date fast approaches, hotel owners in the host city of Munich are increasing their rates by up to 1000%.

According to a recent survey by CheapHotels.org, about 20 hotels around Munich are still posting vacancies at this late date. Unfortunately for European football fans making last-minute plans to attend the championship final, however, many of them are hiking their rates substantially.

For example, the Hotel Maria Munich, which is located near St. Paul’s Church, has elevated its regular room price of Euro 85 to a whopping Euro 999 for the UEFA final. That figure represents a 1075% price increase. Not far behind is the Hotel Munich Inn, situated close to Central Station. This accommodation that usually charges Euro 81 per night has hiked its rates to Euro 899 for game day. That equates to a 1010% spike in price.

Alas, there are no bargains to be had in Munich. In fact, Chelsea fans will have to pay Euro 450 for the cheapest double room anywhere in the city, with single rooms coming in a bit less costly. Deal seekers do have an affordable alternative, though. If they stay in the neighbouring city of Augsburg, they can travel into Munich by direct train in under an hour. They’ll still enjoy all the football action, have access to return trains until 3:00 in the morning, yet pay a fraction what they would to stay in Munich. A double room in Ausburg for the May 19 championship game is going for around Euro 100 per night.

For more information about this survey, visit http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/cl-2012.html

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