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Champions League Final: Paris hotel rates go through the roof

Football fans will have to dig deep if they want to stay in Paris for the Champions League final on Saturday, May 28. Here is our handy guide

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Football fans will have to dig deep if they want to stay in Paris for the Champions League final on Saturday, May 28.

According to a recent survey by CheapRooms.co.uk, around 95% of the available rooms in Paris have already been snapped up.

Any Liverpool or Real Madrid fans planning on making a last-minute booking for the big game will need to move quickly to secure their accommodation.

Hotels close to the stadium are completely sold out, while any remaining rooms are a whopping 600% more expensive on average than regular rates.

Some two-star hotels are charging more than £1,000 for a twin room, while the rates in four-star hotels are over £1,450 per night.

However, fans willing to shop around can find rooms for under £500, but you will have to move fast to secure them.

Booking for at least two nights can bring the price down to £400 per night, while room rates towards the south of Paris start at £300.

Travel to and from this area could be tricky, with commuter trains only running until midnight and taxis likely to be inundated with bookings.

The prices for the final are the most expensive recorded in Paris in the past decade, demonstrating the glamour of Europe’s biggest club game.

Fans attending the 2016 European Championship final between Portugal and France were able to find rooms for around £200 per night.

The hotel room rates for this year’s Champions League final highlight the financial commitment fans must make to follow their team around Europe.

Each club received an allocation of 20,000 tickets, with 12,000 available to the general public. These were sold directly by UEFA using a ballot system.

Prices for tickets in UEFA’s general public ballot varied from £59.40 to £585.70 dependent on where the seat is located in the stadium.

Some supporters search for tickets via secondary resellers, although UEFA has urged them to consider the risks before heading down this route.

Regardless of whether fans attend in person or watch via live streaming services, the final should be a hugely entertaining affair.

Liverpool swept through the opening phase of the competition, winning six out of six to finish top of Group B ahead of Atletico Madrid.

They subsequently defeated Inter Milan, Benfica and Villarreal in the knockout stage to book their place in the final.

Real Madrid picked up 15 points to claim top spot in Group D, before seeing off Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in the knockout phase.

The 13-time champions of Europe have been a tough nut to crack in the competition and will fancy their chances of defeating Liverpool.

The Reds head into the game on the back of missing out on the Premier League title and will hope to make amends in Paris.

Both sides deserve to be in the final and predicting a winner is impossible. What we do know is that any fans staying in Paris for the game will need very deep pockets!

The figures in the CheapRooms.co.uk survey are based on data taken from leading hotel booking sites Booking.com and Expedia.com on May 17.

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