Buenos Aires Is Best Value Destination For A Hotel Stay With Breakfast, Cost Comparison Study Reveals
Buenos Aires is the best value destination in the world for Thais for an overnight stay at a 4* hotel including breakfast, according to the inaugural TripIndex Breakfast, a TripAdvisor cost comparison study.
TripIndex Breakfast compares the cost of an overnight stay in selected hotels with breakfast included, versus an overnight stay at the same hotel with breakfast eaten at a local restaurant, during the months of October and November in 38 key tourist cities around the world.
The study, conducted by independent research firm Ipsos, analyses the following costs; an overnight stay in a selected hotel with breakfast included, an overnight stay in a hotel without breakfast, the cost of the hotel breakfast alone, and the cost of breakfast in a local eatery.[i]
It found that an overnight stay with breakfast included in Buenos Aires will only set you back THB 2,566.31, more than seven times less than the price of a stay with breakfast in the most expensive hotel destination in this study, New York City which comes in at an average of THB 18,973.56.
Hotel breakfast vs breakfast in a local restaurant
When it comes to the cost of a hotel breakfast versus the cost of eating breakfast in a local restaurant, the cheapest hotel breakfast can be found in Istanbul at an average price of THB 220.94 while the most expensive, at an average price of THB 1,067.59, is in Zurich.
Warsaw and Sharm el Sheikh tie for the title of cheapest local restaurant breakfast, both come in at an average of THB 167.71.
Save money by venturing outside the hotel for breakfast
For those travellers who don’t mind leaving the confines of the hotel in the morning, the TripIndex Breakfast study shows that for most destinations, opting for an accommodation only package and heading to a local restaurant for breakfast can save precious pounds.
For travellers choosing this option, the biggest saving can be made in Kuala Lumpur, where travellers can save an average of THB 946.06 by opting for a hotel package without breakfast and then dining locally, versus an overnight stay with hotel breakfast included. This is followed by Sydney where travellers can save an average of THB 770.06.
Bangkok is fourteenth least expensive destination for overnight stay with breakfast
TripIndex Breakfast found that Bangkok is the fourteenth most expensive destination for an overnight stay with breakfast at THB 5,339.83.
“We recently conducted a study which revealed that 60% of travellers consider free breakfast to be very important when deciding where to book. In fact for leisure travellers, it’s the second most important factor to them when booking a hotel. However, as the results of TripIndex Breakfast show, travellers may do better to forego a hotel breakfast in favour of dining out locally in the morning since this is where the biggest savings can usually be made,” commented TripAdvisor’s Communications Director for APAC, Janice Lee Fang.
Recommended value hotels and highly rated restaurants for breakfast in the three most expensive and best value destinations:
For travellers planning a trip to one of the three most expensive or three best value TripIndex Breakfast destinations, TripAdvisor has identified highly-rated value hotels with availability to book on TripAdvisor for October and November, as well as top-rated local restaurants for breakfast in each destination[ii].
Top three most expensive TripIndex Breakfast 2015 destinations:
New York City – Average nightly hotel rate without breakfast: THB 17,965.02
Recommended hotel available to book on TripAdvisor: 414 Hotel – Average nightly rate: THB 12,823.25
- Tokyo – Average nightly hotel rate without breakfast: THB 13,934.7
Recommended hotel available to book on TripAdvisor: Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo – Average nightly rate: THB 7,643.47
- Paris – Average nightly hotel rate without breakfast: THB 13,398.06
Recommended hotel available to book on TripAdvisor: Hotel Augustin – Astotel – Average nightly rate: THB 6,628.91
Top three best value TripIndex Breakfast 2015 destinations:
Buenos Aires – Average nightly hotel rate without breakfast: THB 1539.40
Recommended hotel available to book on TripAdvisor: Tucuman Palace Hotel – Average nightly rate: THB 1,444.19
- Moscow – Average nightly hotel rate without breakfast: THB 2,603.74
Recommended hotel available to book on TripAdvisor: Ibis Moscow Centre Bakhrushina – Average nightly rate: THB 2,313.89
- San Jose – Average nightly hotel rate with breakfast: THB 3,228.63
Recommended hotel available to book on TripAdvisor: Hotel Casa Cambranes – Average nightly rate: THB 2,616.88