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Aloha readers! It’s Monday again, but instead of feeling the blues are you feeling excited about the upcoming week? It’s a public holiday tomorrow and this coming Saturday as well! A good chance for a short getaway! Fancy a romantic getaway?? Let’s find out where should we head to today!
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- Voucher must be redeemed by 30 May 2012
- Travel period: 1May – 31 Aug 2012
- Surcharge of $28 is applicable for travel on Fri, Sat
- Surcharge of $38 is applicable for travel on eve of public holidays, public holiday, school holidays; payable direct to merchant.
- Min 2 pax to go, 2 vouchers per room.
A trip to Port Dickson for a short getaway! A few things to take note here on the terms and conditions, If you wish to travel on a Fri or Sat, eve of PH, PH and school holidays, there will be surcharge for these period. There are options for you to upgrade to Water chalet or Premium water chalet as well. Let’s do some research on the various options should you choose to make the booking on your own.
Let’s do this one step at a time, firstly let’s do a check with Comparehotels.com.sg for the rates should you choose to make the booking on your own. Let’s take three different travel periods:
- The basic (traveling on normal days)
- The weekends(+$28)
- The holidays period(+$38)
And also on the upgrades to different type of chalet:
- Water chalet(+$39/pax/night)
- Premium water chalet(+$49/pax/night)
The reason why we are including the upgrades options on our research is because we would recommend you to opt for the room upgrade for a more unique experience!
Please take note that the above prices are subjected to changes.
How about what this deal is offering you, now that we have the prices from booking on your own, will this deal entitled you to more savings? Let’s add up the additional cost for the different options and with reference from the table above, let’s take the cheapest rates which Booking.com is offering and compare it against what this deal is offering you.
WHAT ADL SAYS:
Are you seeing more RED than Black with reference from the table above?! The numbers in red and bold refers to the amount which you will be paying MORE for what you are getting when comparing between what this deal is offering you and the rate should you choose to make the booking on your own!
The real savings you are getting is actually when you go for the ‘basic’, where you travel on non-peak period and choose the garden chalet or opt for the Premium water chalet and traveling over the weekends and opt for the Premium water chalet. Not to forget when you upgrade to the Premium water chalet, you are entitled to 1 hour of free flow alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages at the lounge!
As for the other options, you will be paying more more MORE! Of course, this may vary depending on your own traveling dates. You can use the same method as per what we did above (using the dates you have in mind) to determine if this deal is worth it or not.
We would suggest you to check your schedule carefully before purchasing this deal as there are several surcharges which you have to take note of (ie, ‘The weekends’ and ‘The holidays’).
As for the validity of this deal, you have up to 3 months which is pretty long in our opinion.
Overall, we would think that this deal is more suitable for those who wish to go for a 2D1N short getaway, who can afford to travel during the weekdays, and who don’t mind paying a little more for the upgrades for an unique experience at the Premium water chalet (more savings with this deal).
How about you, ADL readers? What are your opinions/comments about this deal? We will love to hear from you, do share with us your thoughts about this at the comment box below!
Check out Avillion Port Dickson review HERE!
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