There are cheap hotels and then there are fantastic cheap hotels. We have ‘hotel crushes’ on these properties and we think our readers will, too.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2010
EuroCheapo.com, the expert guide to budget travel in Europe, today announced the winners of the “Cheapo 100,” the site’s first annual ranking of its 100 favorite budget hotels in Europe.
“There are cheap hotels and then there are fantastic cheap hotels,” said Tom Meyers, EuroCheapo’s founder and Editor-In-Chief. “This list includes the 100 hotels and B&Bs most enthusiastically recommended by our editorial team. We have ‘hotel crushes’ on these properties and we think our readers will, too.”
In compiling the “Cheapo 100,” EuroCheapo’s editors handpicked their favorite hotels in 20 cities according to five categories. All hotels have been visited, inspected and photographed by a EuroCheapo editor. Categories include:
Super Cheapo: This category covers no-frills, bargain basement accommodation in a central location. Hotels and some hostels with private rooms are included.
Paris Pick: Hotel Tiquetonne, $66 / night. “…a massive, creaky and fabulously feminine place, providing 45 homey rooms at very low rates.”
Best Location: These hotels scream “location!” They’re often situated near major tourist sights and frequently offer amazing views.
Venice Pick: Hotel Ai Do Mori, $48–$167 / night. “…the closest thing to sleeping inside San Marco’s Cathedral is cheaper than you thought!”
Most Unique: Looking for a hotel with a twist? These places sport a theme, an interesting concept or a notable “look.”
Bruges Pick: B&B Degraeve, $72–$84 / night. “…the B&B offers two jaw-dropping rooms packed with dolls, mannequins and installation art.”
Best Budget Style: These hotels offer boutique style, surprising elegance, or eye-popping flair at Cheapo-friendly rates.
Barcelona Pick: Hostal Goya, $107–$125 / night. “…all rooms at the Hostal Goya follow the same contemporary-meets-opulence style imperative.”
Best B&B, Pension or Guesthouse: Who needs a hotel? These places are usually smaller, family-run properties, often serving breakfast.
Florence Pick: Tourist House Ghiberti, $88–$208 / night. “…combines the charm of a small guesthouse, the benefit of modern décor and the convenience of a great location.”
The 20 cities covered within the “Cheapo 100” include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bruges, Brussels, Copenhagen, Florence, Helsinki, London, Milan, Munich, New York (the site’s only non-European guide), Nice, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, Stockholm, Venice and Vienna.
Founded in 2001, EuroCheapo.com is a free Internet guide to budget travel in Europe. EuroCheapo’s travel experts inspect and review inexpensive hotels, pensions, B&Bs and hostels in 28 popular European cities. Properties that meet EuroCheapo’s standards appear as “Editor’s Picks,” along with a candid review, photographs taken by our editors, room rates, contact information and more. EuroCheapo does not charge hotels to be listed on its website.
EuroCheapo also provides detailed city articles covering topics that include public transportation, museum passes, budget airlines, cheap eats and alternative accommodations—all to help readers make the most of their travels. EuroCheapo has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, public radio’s Marketplace, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Budget Travel magazine, among others. In addition, EuroCheapo has been named one of PC Magazine’s “Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites”.
EuroCheapo is owned and operated by Over There Interactive and is based in New York City.