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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Hotel Booking in Reykjavik, Iceland
So, I haven't dealt with Stockholm hotels yet, I decided to start with Reykjavik since it would cost me more. That way, I can know where I am sitting in hotel fees after booking the more expensive location; it might influence the way I go when booking my hotel stay at the less expensive location. You know, I might want to offset some of the expensive of one place, by staying in a lower cost accommodation in the other.
I always choose "city center" under the advanced search option because it usually places me in close proximity public transportation and many local attractions. It also makes renting a car seem less necessary. After I did this, I narrowed it down to two Reykjavik hotels in city center.
On the surface, they appeared to be $3 difference (per night). No big deal right? Well, upon further investigation, I found that one had "breakfast included," and the other had "breakfast available." These things are definitely not the same...at all... Because I am the kind of person that can surround myself with beverages, my partner and I can easily spend $30 just going out to breakfast locally. Scandinavian countries can be a little expensive on the food front, so I am sure it could be more in Reykjavik. The one with breakfast included was $3 less expensive on the surface, plus I wouldn't have to buy that meal out. When you multiply that by three days, it becomes easily a $100 difference! I'd rather spend that $100 on a massage at the Blue Lagoon!
Then, I noticed that the discount code I had seen advertised hadn't actually been applied yet. You certainly want to double check that! So, I put it in, and received another $100 off! Essentially, I managed to get about $200 is savings today just by doing a little homework. Not bad for a day's work, right?!
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