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Two bed Airbnb in Glasgow’s West End is listed at £6,300-A-NIGHT for family of four in August

Holidaymakers are being asked to fork out almost £52,000 a week for an Airbnb sleeping four people in central Glasgow.

The unique let in the city’s West End costs a whopping £6,300 per night for a couple and two children this August.

For a family of four to stay in the property for a week, it would cost 163 times more than a week in a hotel in the Maldives.

The host of the property, known only as John, offers guests a personal tour of the ‘architectural gem’, which is a part of a former church college.

A family of four wanting to stay there between August 7 – 14 will end up paying £51,618 once Airbnb service fees and a £40 cleaning charge is factored in.

The unique let in the city’s West End costs a whopping £6,300 per night for a couple and two children this August

That works out at an eye-watering £1,843.50 per person per night for the address in the desirable Park Circus Lane, a stone’s throw from beautiful Kelvingrove Park.

Features in the home include two bedrooms, three smart TVs, a fully stocked kitchen with all appliances as well as columns and stained glass windows.

The advert states: ‘As one of Glasgow’s most famous residential buildings, Trinity was designed by Charles Wilson and was constructed in 1857 as the Free Church of Scotland College.

Features in the home include two bedrooms, three smart TVs, a fully stocked kitchen with all appliances as well as columns and stained glass windows

Features in the home include two bedrooms, three smart TVs, a fully stocked kitchen with all appliances as well as columns and stained glass windows

The twin bedroom in the Glasgow home. A premium spa hotel in the Maldives costs just £316 for the same week in August

The twin bedroom in the Glasgow home. A premium spa hotel in the Maldives costs just £316 for the same week in August

The plush Airbnb is located on on Park Circus Lane in Glasgow's West End

The plush Airbnb is located on on Park Circus Lane in Glasgow’s West End

‘Today, it still retains many original features and architectural grandeur, from impressive columns and stunning stained glass window formations, to ornate cornicing and tranquil atrium.’

Guests are promised: ‘This stunning duplex is just steps away from Glasgow city centre and the ever vibrant West End, a multitude of cafes, bars, music and cultural venues.’

The owner adds: ‘This is a truly unique property and I love living in it. If you appreciate great architecture, a fab location with everything on your doorstep and high quality accommodation, I’m sure you will love it too’.

John is described on Airbnb as ‘identity verified’ and who has been on the site since September 2016.

For a family of four to stay in the property for a week, it would cost 163 times more than a week in a hotel in the Maldives

For a family of four to stay in the property for a week, it would cost 163 times more than a week in a hotel in the Maldives

The host of the property, known only as John, offers guests a personal tour of the 'architectural gem', which is a part of former church college (pictured)

 The host of the property, known only as John, offers guests a personal tour of the ‘architectural gem’, which is a part of former church college (pictured)

The lofty structure of the former church college in central Glasgow, complete with statue

The lofty structure of the former church college in central Glasgow, complete with statue

 He vows: ‘I will personally welcome you to my property, show you around and be available 24/7 to attend to any queries or issues, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

‘I want you to return in future and I am fully committed to ensure absolutely everything is done to make you feel completely satisfied.’

But for a fraction of the cost, even allowing for air travel and quarantine, more exotic locations even than Scotland’s biggest city are available.

The Beach Grand and Spa Premium in the Maldives costs just £316 for the same week in August for a family of four.

Families could stay at the prestigious Le Bristol hotel in Paris for a cheaper price

Families could stay at the prestigious Le Bristol hotel in Paris for a cheaper price

They could also choose to stay at The Baccarat Hotel and Residencies in New York for a cheaper price

They could also choose to stay at The Baccarat Hotel and Residencies in New York for a cheaper price

Views of rooms at The Baccarat Hotel and Residencies in New York where visitors can stay for $1195 (£858) a Night

Views of rooms at The Baccarat Hotel and Residencies in New York where visitors can stay for $1195 (£858) a Night

A deluxe two bedroom suite at the iconic Burj Al Arab, Dubai, for the same dates costs £1,934 per night for two adults and two children – ‘just’ £13,538 a week.

The Savoy in London, meanwhile, is quoting £2,051 a night for a family room sleeping two adults and two children on the same dates, giving a bill for the week of £14,357.

John did not respond to several requests to comment.

Concern has been mounting this year about the rocketing cost of domestic breaks, caused by the uncertainty over foreign travel.

Center Parcs faced criticism for its summer pricing after it emerged they were charging more in some cases than a family break in the Caribbean.

And a holiday park in north Cornwall was reported to have quoted £3,700 for a family to stay for a week.


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