London is 11th in TripAdvisor's survey of room service costs

22 March 2013 by
London is 11th in TripAdvisor's survey of room service costs

London falls outside the top ten most expensive destinations when it comes to ordering hotel room service, according to a new survey.

The capital is ranked 11th in the TripAdvisor's TripIndex Room Service, which compares the cost of common items and services in 46 destinations that many guests purchase when staying in a hotel.

For the purpose of the index, the cost of a club sandwich ordered from room service, a bottle of water, peanuts, mini bottle of vodka and a can of coke from the mini bar and the dry cleaning of one shirt in four star hotels in each of the locations were assessed.

Moscow topped the list, with the six items adding up to £53.04. Paris was in second place (£44.17) and Stockholm was third (£43.97).

Meanwhile, the most affordable destination, according to the index, for British travellers is Cape Town (£12.61), followed by Sharm el Sheikh (£15.27) and Mumbai (£16.27).

The individual items varied wildly from city to city with the most expensive desintation for an in-room club sandwich being Zurich, where it cost £18.67, more than five times that of the cheapest on the to list in Sofia, Bulgaria (£3.53).

On average, London is almost one and a half times cheaper than the most expensive destination of Moscow, with a club sandwich costing £11, bottle of water £2.80, peanuts £4, can of coke £2.65, mini bottle of vodka £7.25, and dry cleaning a shirt £6.66.

"When planning a trip away, either for business or pleasure, we always know the cost of the hotel room itself, but what about the costs we often incur in the hotel?" said TripAdvisor spokesperson, Emma Shaw.

"By comparing the cost of these popular items from hotels around the world, TripIndex Room Service gives travellers a useful snapshot of where their money will stretch the furthest."" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">TripAdvisor launches ‘blackmail' reporting tool >>](

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