Big Price Hike In Cardiff Hotels For Rugby World Cup
Published on Jan 29 2015 11:05 AM in Hotel
Irish rugby fans planning on traveling to see Ireland's Rugby World Cup match against France in Cardiff on October 11 will have to pay a premium on hotel rooms as prices have nearly quadrupled due to demand.
Ireland will play Italy in London, and Canada, Romania and France in Cardiff in its group games, with the latter being in huge demand as the most enticing game of the group. With transport and accommodation to London being plentiful, price competition for the Italy clash has not been too strong.
However, fans can expect to pay up to four times the normal rate for a bed in Cardiff for the tie with Les Bleus. As reported in the Herald today, a room in the Holiday Inn M4 hotel on the outskirts of Cardiff is charging £360 for one adult, a room which normally would go for around £75.
With a lot of hotels in Cardiff sold out, the ones that have rooms left are hiking prices accordingly and fans are urged to book accommodation as soon as possible.
Flights prices are also more expensive, with a Ryanair flight costing over €150, and Aer Lingus flights going for €140 on the day before the match.