Let’s talk about tax. Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) compares hotel tax rates in European cities

hotel-bannerThe summer is almost here and even more UK travellers will be thinking of jetting off to sunnier climates, however with the recent announcement that Greece plans to almost triple their tax rates on hotel rooms from 6.5% to 18%, holiday bills could significantly increase. Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has therefore created a guide highlighting the different hotel tax rates throughout selected European cities.

COUNTRY CITY HOTEL TAX STIPULATIONS
Austria Vienna
  • 3.02% of the net price of the accommodation
  • N/A
Salzburg
  • 3.02% of the net price of the accommodation
  • N/A
Belgium Brussels
  • Tax is based per number rooms in a hotel. Please click here to view prices
Exemptions of Hotel Tax:

  • Children under 12 are exempt from hotel tax
Czech Republic Prague
  • £0.40 (15 CZK) per person per night
  • N/A
France Lyon 4* and 5* Hotels

  • £1.00 (€1.65) per person, per night

3* Hotel

  • £0.80 (€1.10) per person, per night

2* Hotel

  • £0.73 (€0.99) per person, per night

1* Hotel

  • £0.60 (€0.83) per person, per night
Exemptions of Hotel Tax:

  • Children under 13 years of age
  • Recipients of certain social benefits (disabled, political refugees, at home-assisted elderly and transport assisted elderly)

Discounts:

  • 30% for 3 dependent children under 18 years
  • 40% to 4 dependent children under 18 years
  • 50% to 5 dependent children under 18 years
  • 75% for 6 or more dependent children under 18 years
Nice
  • From £0.11 (€0.15) to £0.77 (€1.07) per person, per day

 

Exemptions of Hotel Tax:

  • Children under 4 are exempt from hotel tax
  • Children under 10 are charged half the daily hotel tax rate
Paris
  • From £0.14 (€0.20) to £1.07 (€1.50) per person, per night
Exemptions of Hotel Tax:

  • Children under 13 are exempt from hotel tax
Germany Berlin
  • 5% of the net price of accommodation
  • Visitors do not pay tax after 22 nights
  • School trips are also subject to hotel tax
  • Tax will be added automatically to the bill
Hamburg
  • From £0.36 (€0.50) to £2.86 (€4.00) per person per night
  • Business travellers are exempt from hotel tax
  • N/A
Munich
  • No hotel tax
  • N/A
Greece Athens
  • 13% of the net price of accommodation
  • N/A
Hungary Budapest
  • 4% of the net price of accommodation
  • N/A
Italy Florence 5* Hotel

  • £3.58 (€5.00) per person, per night

4*Hotel

  • £2.86 (€4.00) per person, per night

3*Hotel

  • £2.15 (€3.00) per person, per night

2* Hotel

  • £1.43 (€2.00) per person, per night

1* Hotel

  • £0.72 (€1.00) per person, per night
  • 50% tax reduction will be made to children on school trips

Exemptions of Hotel Tax:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Carers and people in the hospital
  • Students of the University of Florence
Milan 5* Hotel

  • £3.58 (€5.00) per person, per night

4*Hotel

  • £2.86 (€4.00) per person, per night

3*Hotel

  • £2.15 (€3.00) per person, per night

1* and 2* Hotel

  • £1.43 (€2.00) per person, per night
  • During August hotel tax is reduced by 50%

Exemptions of Hotel Tax:

  • Visitors under 18 years of age
  • Visitors under 30 years of age staying at Youth Hostels with acknowledged social, educational and cultural finalities
  • Family members and / or companions, during hospitalisations within the Milan Province. Exemptions will be granted upon presentation of a self-certified declaration that the stay is motivated by the need to assist the hospitalised person
  • Visitors who have been hospitalised and continue therapy in medical facilities within the Milan Province, and their helpers
  • Visitors staying at Residenze Turistico Alberghiere for each night exceeding the 14th of their stay
  • Police and Armed Forces servicemen on duty
  • University students under 26 staying at University boarding houses or student halls
  • Disabled people
  • Carers of disabled people
Rome 5* Hotel

  • £5.01 (€7.00) per person per night

4* Hotel

  • £4.29 (€6.00) per person per night

3* Hotel

  • £2.86 (€4.00) per person per night

1* and 2* Hotel

  • £2.15 (€3.00) per person per night
  • Tax is collected at the end of the hotel stay
  • Visitors camping within the city’s boundaries are charged the lowest rate

Exemptions of Hotel Tax:

  • Visitors staying at youth hostels
Venice
  • N/A
  • Visitors aged 10 to 16 pay half the hotel tax rate

Exemption of Hotel Tax:

  • Visitors staying at youth hostels are exempt from tax
  • Visitors under 10 are exempt from tax
Ireland Dublin
  • 6.75% of the net price of the accommodation
  • N/A
The Netherlands Amsterdam
  • 5.5% of the net price of the accommodation
  • N/A
Poland Warsaw
  • £0.72 (€1.00) per person per night
  • Hotel tax is not compulsory
Portugal Lisbon
  • No hotel tax
  • Lisbon City Council charges £0.73 (€1.00) per visitor travelling to Portugal from air or sea port only
Spain Barcelona
  • From £0.32 (€0.45) to £1.79 (€2.50) per person per night
  • Paid in cash on departure
Madrid
  • No hotel tax
  • N/A
United Kingdom Edinburgh
  • No hotel tax
  • N/A
London
  • No hotel tax
  • N/A
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