SunnyRentals.com, a leading holiday rental company, has demonstrated that ski holiday-makers will save between 27-58% on their accommodation costs by renting a chalet or apartment rather than a hotel this winter. The online price comparison study surveyed accommodation prices in ski destinations in Europe and North America.
Average hotel prices at various European and North American ski destinations were compared with prices of self-catering chalets and apartments available for rental from SunnyRentals.com. The study assumed that 6 adults would stay in 3 double hotel rooms or one rented self-catering chalet or apartment with a minimum of 3 double bedrooms. Hotel prices were sourced from a leading hotel price comparison website.
When comparing self-catering holiday rental apartments and chalets in Breckenridge, Colorado, it was found that the average cost of 3 double hotel rooms for 7 nights in January was €4,768 - not including extras. By comparison, the average rate for a 3+ bedroom holiday rental chalet or apartment from SunnyRentals.com in the same period was €3,498. The cheapest per night room cost in a hotel was €45 per person compared with €29 per night in a holiday rental apartment.
For European ski trips, the cost differential was even greater. For example, the average cost of 3 double hotel rooms in the Swiss resort town of St Moritz for 7 nights in January was €6,298 compared with an average cost of €2,617 for renting a 3+ bedroom chalet or apartment to sleep 6 adults. In Verbier, the average cost for a hotel stay was €3,321 compared to the €1,486 average cost of renting an equivalent chalet or apartment from SunnyRentals.
SunnyRentals.com CEO, Andrew Martyn summarised the practical findings of the comparison: "Whether you're planning a ski holiday in Europe or North America this winter, you can save money and be more comfortable by renting your own private residence."
In addition to the cost saving, staying in your own rented chalet or apartment has a range of other benefits, such as having more space and freedom, greater privacy and a more cosy atmosphere for a ski holiday with family and friends. Not to mention that guests pay no extra charges for incidentals in a holiday rental.
Many holiday chalets and apartments come equipped with better ski equipment storage and wet areas than hotels, relaxing areas with sofas, internet access, sauna and full kitchen facilities.
That's not to say that holiday rental chalets and apartments above the snowline are all inexpensive. The more well-heeled guests will find plenty of reasons to stay inside by renting one of the chalets on SunnyRentals.com list of top 7 Luxury Ski Chalets and Apartments.
SunnyRentals.com is a fast-growing holiday home rental company, with more than 53.000 properties available for rental in 50 countries. The website is available in 8 languages and allows powerful searching and booking of more than 53.000 holiday homes in 50 countries with instant confirmation. Holiday home owners and rental agents can create advertisements for their holiday rental properties choosing from a range of advert types including a free Basic advert. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Cyprus with its commercial office in Copenhagen and technical development team in Kiev, Ukraine.