Thursday, 22 August 2019


Whitianga in top five value for money destinations in New Zealand

Whitianga in top five value for money destinations in New Zealand

Hotel search has compiled a list of the best value destinations in New Zealand for 2015. Based on the annual average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the destination’s overall hotel/motel reputation from over 120 million traveller reviews, these spots are the country’s top in terms of delivering the best value for money.

Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty region is this year’s number one in the top 20 New Zealand Best Value Index for 2015. An overnight stay in a standard double room costs an average of $133 per night and hotels in the town have an average rating of 86.39, giving the town an index value of 96.2 per cent.

Whitianga is number five on the list with an index value of 94.87 per cent.

The Best Value Index provides a unique overview of the best valued destinations by using a specifically tailored algorithm that combines the trivago Hotel Price Index with trivago’s Reputation Ranking for hotels. The trivago Hotel Price Index shows the average overnight accommodation prices for a standard double room on trivago. The trivago Reputation Ranking represents the average hotel evaluation and is based on over 120 million hotel reviews aggregated from trivago and over 180 booking partners.

The top 20 destinations are (in the order of position, destination and index value) -

1 Whakatane 96.20%

2 Coromandel Town 95.81%

3 New Plymouth 95.54%

4 Oamaru 94.87%

5 Whitianga 95.04%

6 Nelson 94.80%

7 Hokitika 94.76%

8 Turangi 94.44%

9 Napier 94.41%

10 Paihia 94.29%

11 Tauranga 94.08%  

12 Blenheim 93.74%

13 Hanmer Springs 93.34%

14 Kaikoura 93.31%

15 Picton 92.96%

16 Wanaka 92.95%

17 Te Anau 92.82%

18 Christchurch 91.92%

19 Taupo 91.86%

20 Rotorua 91.34%



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