Hotels in Slovakia have been rated the cleanest in Europe, according to a survey.
Booking portal Hotel Info collected more than two million guest evaluations to rank European destinations for cleanliness.
Topping the list of 10 countries with the best scores Slovakia got 8.75 out of ten, with Bulgaria in second place (8.7), followed by Switzerland (8.66). Hotel Info said that tourists had to pay as much as 20 per cent more for their accommodation in Switzerland due to the increase of the franc against the euro, and hoteliers were trying to encourage guests with more extensive and better services.
German hotels gained a few places in the rankings during the past year, according to Hotel Info, sharing the seventh spot with Portugal (8.53).
On the ten countries with the worst scores list UK hoteliers came third with 7.95 out of ten, but beat Norway (7.92) and Denmark, which scored the lowest for cleanliness, although it still scored 7.73 out of 10.
Within the UK, Cardiff was ranked as the city with the cleanest hotels (8.45), followed by Sheffield (8.4) and Liverpool (8.37).