Eastbourne has joined the UK’s top 10 for best value breaks as travel website Trivago, this week released their latest findings for purse friendly getaways, as the perfect antidote to Blue Monday.
Based on the average cost of a hotel on Trivgao.co.uk, the south coast resort has been found to be the 8th cheapest destination in the UK and cheapest in the South East, nudging past the likes of Torquay and cities such as Newcastle with an average price per hotel of £87.
The research, based only on those larger destinations with 60 hotels or more, takes into account prices from 1 January to 31 December, as Eastbourne proved in 2016 to be a popular place to visit all year round, without breaking the bank.
Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism & Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said, “We know Eastbourne attracts a high level of repeat business, and one of the reasons for this is our excellent value for money.
“With a lively conference, events and entertainment programme which runs 365 days of the year and Britain’s best sunshine record, this allows the majority of hotels in Eastbourne to compete all year round, unlike some destinations, with some great deals and exclusive packages to be had outside of the peak season.
“It’s not just about hotel prices though, with so many free events and attractions to discover, including the South Downs National Park, resorts such as Eastbourne are increasing in popularity for frequent, quick getaways, in the face of rising costs when travelling abroad.”
The Top 10 low cost UK destinations includes:
London tops the UK’s most expensive destinations at almost double the price with an average of £156.
Eleanor Kutylowski, UK Communications at Trivago said, “With many people set to enjoy holidays within the UK this year, it’s important to know where Brits can find the best value at home. Our data shows that several British beaches offer low-cost accommodation – welcome news for anyone looking to take a staycation by the sea in 2017. These results come at an ideal time for anyone looking to escape the Blue Monday blues.”