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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 2009, 7:46 pm Thread Starter
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Motel Pricing in the Alps

Hi, planning a trip for July 2010 to tour the Alps. I'm trying to estimate what it's going to cost us (wife and me) for accomadations. Will be staying in France, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. Checking the web for Italy prices are listed in Euros but are listed as "per person" and "halfboard". Does this mean if the room is 150 Euros then it will be 300 for the two of us? In Switzerland the pricing is mostly per person...does this mean double the price for two people in the same room?
We will be there for 10 days and will probably try to stay in B&B most of the times. I don't want to spend 100-200 USD a night just for a place to lay our heads....
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2009, 10:29 am
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To answer your question literally,the answer is yes to the per person thing,the reality rooms on average can range from 50 to 100 Euros a night providing you looking for a middle of the road hotel and you are not stopping anywhere near a sporting event as the price goes up,while hardly a culture experience the Ibis chain of hotels is a good starting point.

http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/home/index.shtml

If you are looking for basic accomodation(same hotel group)

http://www.hotelformule1.com/gb/home/index.shtml

Get yourself an Ibis book and you have two angles,the use of their hotels and if you know were you are going or have a plan,they will book ahead for you even when hotels are full booked they will get you in,alternatively find an Ibis hotel and there will be others close by,not only different hotels(quality) in the same chain as the Ibis but independants as well.

Halfboard means breakfast and evening meal,most of the hotel chains charge extra for breakfast 6/7 euros per person

Europe is awash with hotels/pensions/B+B places,you will always fine somewhere,another angle look for ski resorts in the alps,places like Alp d'huez,hotels are always looking for travellers and great scenery,Alp d'huez even has a French Supermoto round held in the middle of village!!.hope it's given you some ideas.

Chris
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2009, 5:33 pm
 
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That is all very good advice. I tour the Alps each year, and find that IF you are there out of peak season it is usually ok not to book ahead, but just drive then stop and ask around to get the best rate/best place. Especially if the place has a tourist information centre. If you are there in peak season, or in a national holiday period (like all of August for France....) then forget it - you need to book well in advance.

Ibis and Formula1 are horrible, but brilliant. You pay, sleep, and never really have any problem. Everything is reasonably new'ish, and clean. As Chris says: just no soul or experience. Aside from that they are great. Sleeping will not be your high point though.

Are you touring on a bike?
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