It would seem that they are at it again; the hoteliers of the Costa del Sol, that is.
We had a few nice days of weather over Easter and as a consequence, plenty of frozen tourists from further north of Europe (including Britain) turned up to thaw out for a couple of days.
Spain is not out of winter itself yet, and temperatures, although a lot higher then Britain are still not up to sunbathing speed; but hotel prices certainly are.
The Rocco Forte hotel, a five star hotel in the centre of Rome, was offering a luxury double room all over the Easter period for a very reasonable 90-95 per night, and with God's representative on earth right on your doorstep; what more could you ask at Easter? Whereas in Marbella, a similar five star hotel was 168 for the same spec room and instead of the Pope, you get a surely receptionist.
I havent named the Marbella Hotel, but I dont need to, as all the hotels there were of a similar price. When will Spanish hoteliers wake up to the fact that the tourists will merely drift off to other locations if this blatant overpricing continues?