April 02, 2014
Cape Town takes second place in TripAdvisor TripIndex 2014 of Best Value International Cities
Cape Town has gone and done it again - lapping up accolades like it’s all she was created to do. This time, the Mother City has nabbed second place in the prestigious TripAdvisor’s TripIndex2014 of Best Value International Cities.
We’re not ones to boast but 2014 has already been a pretty significant year for our Fairest Cape with titles like Earth Hour Capital and New York Times’ Top Place to Go just a few of those being bestowed on our cosmopolitan hometown. This latest one is just further proof that there is more to Cape Town than meets the eye, and whilst we enjoy living the high life, we know how to keep it affordable.
The second annual TripAdvisor TripIndex Room Service compares the cost of in-room amenities in 62 popular cities around the world, including 15 in the U.S. The study takes into account the price of a club sandwich ordered through room service, the dry cleaning of one shirt, and the following items from the mini bar: a bottle of water, peanuts, a mini bottle of vodka, and a can of soda.
Before we go popping the champagne in celebration, let’s break it down for you as to what makes Cape Town TripAdvisor’s second best value city:
- We’re cheaper than Budapest, Prague and Istanbul and a few other cool places: While a sarmie costs $8.11 (R86.12), peanuts $ 4.20 (R44.60) and dry-cleaning $ 5.92 (R 62.87) in Prague, room service with all of the works in our digs will only set you back a mere $22.97 (R243.94).
- We have amazing (and cost-worthy) accommodation spots: From the Atlantic Seaboard to False Bay and the Cape Winelands, you can relax and unwind in the most affordable places with the most fantastic views. Our hotel room rate averages at $ 119.54 (R 1266.51).
- We give you more for less: With all of the money you save on staying in the Mother City, you have more to spend on our thrilling attractions, activities and entertainment options. With so much to see and do, there is never a dull moment in Cape Town.