Who doesn’t love a good hotel discount? Hotel costs are declining

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Hotel prices are at its best in Viceroy Bali, Indonesia

As more and more hotel chains are built, travellers are being offered major discounts on hotel stays at some of Australia’s premiere destination vacation hot spots.

According to Hotel.com‘s Hotel Price Index, lodging in places like Langkawi, Malaysia, have dropped 13%, while Bali hotel prices have decreased by 11%.

Katherine Cole, Regional Marketing Director for Hotels.com says this is an excellent time for Aussie tourists.

“In Bali there’s a hotel development boom going on, but there has also been competition from privately-owned villas, so that’s really impacting the hotel industry,” she said.

“You can still get a five-star hotel there at a four-star price.”

Though the Hotel Price Index revealed little change in lodging prices in Australia, hotel prices in Langkawi had dropped to $203 per night while, hotel prices in Bali were reduced to $138 per night.Hotels-dot-com

If you’re looking to vacation at the ‘most wonderful place on earth,’ California Adventure Disneyland in Anaheim, lodging rose by 18% at $160 a night.

Due to Jakarta’s convenient ‘break in your journey’ destination and, business travellers, the city received the biggest bump, lifting its hotel prices by 32%, at a cost of $134 per night.  Lodging prices in Dubai has also risen by 18% at $222 a night.

Hotel costs are widely growing in Australia with Perth remaining the most priciest in hotel stays at $200 per night, even though the mining expansion decelerated and hotel prices dropped by 5%.

Check out other Australian hotel costs:

  • Queensland took the top position as the best-value destinations, domestically.  Standard hotel prices in Townsville are at $151 per night;  Gold Coast at $158 and Cairns at $132.
  • Hotel prices at Darwin in the Northern Territory has risen by 6% and, Hunter Valley in NSW has increased by 12%.
  • Whitsundays was the most costliest at $254 per night and, Alice Springs receiving the best-value-for-money at $114 a night.
  • Melbourne hotel prices jumped 4% at $163 a night, as did Sydney lodging prices rise to 9% at $190 per night.

Largest hotel price jumps

1. Jakarta $134 +32%

2. Moscow $245 +25%

3. Boracay $157 +20%

4. Anaheim $160 +18%

5. Dubai $222 +18%

6. Istanbul $181 +17%

7. Ko Phi Phi $166 +16%

8. Penang $133 +16%

9. Cancun $234 +14%

10. Nice $226 +14%

Top ten overseas destinations for Australian travellers:

1. New York $277 +2%

2. London $217 +2%

3. Singapore$222 (no change)

4. Bali $138 -11%

5. Las Vegas $145 +1%

6. Honolulu $250 +11%

7. Los Angeles $199 +4%

8. Paris $233 +3%

9. Auckland $122 +10%

10. Tokyo $153 -4%

Largest drop in hotel prices

1. Seoul $128 -22%

2. Buenos Aires $121 -17%

3. Warsaw $95 -17%

4. Madrid $121 -15%

5. Langkawi $179 -13%

6. Bali $138 -11%

7. Cape Town $159 -11%

8. Rarotonga $203 -11%

9. Perth $194 -11%

10. Sabah $128 -8%

Australian destinations with the best attractively priced hotels:

1. Alice Springs $114 +3%

2. Cairns $132 +3%

3. Launceston $136 -3%

4. Adelaide $141 -2%

5. Kalgoorlie $148 +12%

6. Townsville $151 +5%

7. Gold Coast $158 +2%

8. Blue Mountains, NSW $161-2%

9. Hobart $162 +6%

10. Melbourne $163 4%

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Tracee Tuesday

Tracee Tuesday is a travel writer, radio and television personality.Her mission is to inspire, inform and equip you with information necessary to experience the most amazing trips that are fun, affordable and culturally broadening.In her pastime, Tracee enjoys: white water rafting, astrobiology, zoology, traveling, music, horseback riding, and is an all-out foodie.