Hotel prices jumped eight percent across Europe in May, new research from Trivago revealed this week, with prices reflecting current affairs and the onset of summer.
The average cost of a room for the night across the continent this month is â¬132, up â¬10 on last month, with some destinations seeing double-digit price increases.
Destinations in Scandinavia have been particularly hard hit, Trivago said, with the average price in Stockholm up by 26 percent to â¬178 and Copenhagen up ten percent to â¬158.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the price of a night in a hotel in Cannes has soared by 30 percent in May ahead of the festival, averaging â¬172 a night -- Munich, soon to host the UEFA Champions League Finals, has also seen a price increase of 30 percent to â¬156.
Bargain hunters could do worse than head to Spain this month, including Malaga where prices are down 16 percent to â¬79 and Seville, which prices are 23 percent down on last month at â¬111.
Athens, where political instability continues to reign, has seen a price fall of 16 percent compared to the same time last year, leaving travelers paying just â¬96 on average.
Europe's most expensive destinations - May 2012
Geneva â¬271Venice â¬261London â¬212Paris â¬194Stockholm â¬192