SINGAPORE - When it comes to four-star hotel stay and room services, Singapore has become less expensive, according to a new study from TripAdvisor.
Singapore ranked 11th in the online travel site's third annual TripIndex Room Service report, which compared costs across 48 destinations of hotel room service items and a one-night stay in a four-star hotel.
Singapore's ranking this year on the "most expensive list" is an improvement - it was placed No. 9 last year.
The report takes into account the cost of a one-night stay in a four-star hotel, a club sandwich ordered through room service, the dry cleaning of one shirt as well as refreshments from the mini bar.
The study found that on average, a club sandwich from a Singapore four-star hotel will set travellers back S$25.91. From the mini bar in the room, a bottle of water costs S$8.01, a mini bottle of vodka is S$18.36, a can of cola costs S$7.05 and a packet of peanuts, S$6.70. It costs S$16.96 to dry clean a shirt at the hotel.
Taking into consideration a one-night room rate at a four-star hotel in Singapore which costs an average of S$264.35, the total cost amounts to S$347.34.
Meanwhile, Sofia in Bulgaria is the destination that offered the best value to travellers - based on the criteria of a one-night stay at a four-star hotel as well as room service and amenities charges - with an average combined cost of S$133.86. The most expensive is New York, at S$580.51.