Fuengirola, Espana (PressExposure) April 18, 2011 -- The Royal Wedding on the 29th of April 2011 has propelled rates at top London hotels to an all time high, seeing an unprecedented rush to book hotels and these high prices are becoming known as the 'Kate Rate'.
Prices for hotels have doubled in some cases and of course many are demanding a minimum three night stay to secure the room for April the 29th and tourists to London for this momentous occasion will find London will be 'fully booked'. This also includes hotels in the suburbs which are being inundated with enquiries from around the world.
Recent research shows that top hotels are demanding top rate, not forgetting the rise in VAT, which means that prices will be the highest ever seen in London. Some hotels are quoting £657 for a double room per night compared to the cost for the same room earlier in the year costing about £234.
Price comparisons across the board show a steep rise, for example a hotel room in Piccadilly for the Royal Wedding weekend starts at around £500 a night compared with £250 to £350 normally at that time of the year.
The ultimate accommodation researched show some suites are going for about £10,000 a night and with a minimum five-night stay would set the bill at £42,500 and that is before the extras such as feeding yourself.
The reason for these price rises in obviously the unprecedented demand and hotels have utilized the Royal wedding celebrations to increase prices. Having said that, it is possible to stay in a luxury serviced apartment in London for a fraction of the price, allowing you to save hundreds of pounds. This cheaper option would allow you to extend your break from maybe a weekend to a longer period of time, thus allowing you the freedom of exploring London and its many sights after the hype of the wedding has settled down.
The mindset of most tourists to London is for a hotel stay, but there are plenty of other options. Apartments for rent in London give the flexibility and freedom to the tourist and are fast becoming the 'in' thing to do and are beautifully fitted out to please the most discerning traveler.
Serviced accommodation gives a pampered feel to a stay, without the exorbitant charges of a London hotel, with just about every amenity and facility available, matching if not overtaking, what a hotel in London has to offer, for example tennis court, sauna, fitness centre, squash, fax/photocopying, Wi-fi availability and so much more, a city within a city.
A spokesman for Dolphin House, part of the Dolphin Square complex set in the heart of Westminster said "we can offer apartments for rent in London at a lower price than some London hotels, and we still have some availability for the big day. We pride ourselves on the service we give and yet guests have no restrictions once their front door is shut, all our apartments are spacious and pure luxury, and more importantly in a central location".
In 1981 600,000 visitors flocked to London for the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, this Royal wedding has touched the hearts of nations around the world and this time around a much larger figure of tourists is expected. Don't pay the 'Kate Rate' instead enjoy the luxury of a luxury serviced apartment in London.
For further information visit: http://www.dolphinsquare.co.uk/house/