Hotel Wi-Fi – Which is Best in Europe?

As people start booking holidays and short Spring breaks hotel Wi-fi could make or break your trip away whether it’s business or pleasure.

You want to stay connected, send things off, book day-trips or perhaps just update Facebook, etc but don’t want to be spanked with sky-high mobile data bills.

Even though 3G is here and 4G isn’t too far away the the demand for hotel WiFi has become a reason for choosing one hotel over another.

More and more business travelers need to access their documents for the cloud, you might want to stream music or your favourite television programme or want to use Wi-fi with your iPhone or iPad.

Unfortunately, the more cash-hungry stop-overs realise this and attempt to charge a premium for using their in-house interweb connections. Booooo!! 🙁

Thankfully, HotelChatter has produced their sixth annual hotel wifi report.

They’ve lovingly charted the progress of “hotel WiFi, from blatant disregard, to price-gouging for WiFi access, and reliable WiFi for loyalty program members, through guests taking matters in to their own hands with wireless lap top cards and 3G access.”

So which Euro hotels were ranked as the best by Hotel Chatter?

Have a glance below 🙂

HOTELS IN EUROPE

Radisson Blu Hotels have free wireless in many of their properties throughout Europe. The chain even has a handy list of which hotels offer this service.

United Kingdom

The JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London charges 22 Euros a day for wired internet.

All of these hotels in London offer free WiFi!

Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh has it fashionably free!

Italy

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice charges 13 Euros a day.

Spain

Barcelo Raval in Barcelona has free WiFi throughout, including on the roof terrace.

Alfonso XIII in Seville charges 30 Euros a day.

NH Eurobuilding Madrid charges 25 Euros for one day of internet.

Hotel Silken Puerta America in Madrid is worse, charging 9.63 Euros PER HOUR for internet.

France

Hotel du Palais in Biarritz lets you surf for free oceanside.

Mama Shelter has it free in the guestrooms and public areas

Auberge de la Commanderie charges 10 Euros for breakfast and considerably more for WiFi.

Germany

The Marriott Berlin has a ridiculous pricing option that would give you wireless internet for one week for about $140.

Roomers in Frankfurt has free WiFi in rooms and the public areas.

If you’re looking to see how hotels in other countries fared just have a look at the full report here 🙂

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