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Hotels hike prices by up to 29,622% for Champions League final in Kiev

Nic McBride

Nic McBride
May 10, 2018


Hotels in Kiev have hiked booking prices to eye-watering levels as they take advantage of the city hosting the Champions League final.

Liverpool will play Real Madrid in the final in the Ukrainian capital on May 26, and hotels are profiting from fans by charging unbelievable amounts.

One hotel has increased prices from £18 per night – to a mind blowing £5,350.

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A double room at the "Harmony On Andrew Descent" hotel is priced at £18 per night if a guest stayed just one week before on May 19.

But on the night of the match, it’s listed on Booking.com at £5,350, The Sun reported.

The Lkyanovsky hotel is offering its offering a double or twin room for £3,942 for the night.

The same room at the same hotel a week before would have cost you just £34 for the night.

There are still some cheaper rooms available around Kiev – but these too have had massive price hikes.

Hotel Verhovina has rooms available at the more reasonable price of £142 per night – although the prices have still been put up from their usual £15 per night.

You could also stay on a dingy-looking sofa bed 4.3 miles away from the city centre for the princely sum of £1,439.

It normally costs £21 per night to stay there.

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"Absolutely disgusting"

Fans are understandably up in arms over the hikes, with many taking to Twitter to express their disgust. 

Ant Sweeney, from St Helens, said fans were being ripped off.

“Absolutely disgusting that hotels and plane firms can just hike prices whenever they want because they know people will be desperate to get to that European cup final. £10k for a room, how can that be allowed and not investigated? Working class sport my arse.”

Pete Taylor, from Workingham, said changes needed to be made.

“It’s time for UEFA To act on these cities hotels, and say unless you drop your prices and stop fleecing fans this city will never get a big final again.”

Twitter user @GearsAndScalpel pointed out that taking advantage of sporting events was nothing new.

“It's not just hotels abroad that put their prices up for matches. London does the same as I had the unfortunate luck of going down on a match day so it was like 3x the normal price! Manchester is also known for putting prices up for matches/gigs. It's despicable!”

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