Traveloka vs Expedia : Which Website Has The Best Deal?


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Want to travel without having to spend a lot of money? Here are travel websites which offer the best deals in town, and tips on how you can get the best travelling deals!

Travelling has been made so much easier now through budget airlines and guesthouse hostels mushrooming across all hot travel destinations. Among the well-known websites that aggregate flights, hotels and even bundled deals, CompareHero.my have decided to investigate and compare the best travel deals from the most significant two, Expedia and Traveloka to help you to make a better choice if you are looking to travel in the near future.

We have chosen three popular destinations for Malaysian tourists including Bangkok, Bali and Phuket. With the trip duration set from 23rd to 27th December, here are some of the attractive deals you can get from both Expedia and Traveloka:

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Bali

Expedia

Whether you’re looking for a deal on premium accommodation or a budget stay, we suggest you sort it through price or package discount. We found deals for 5 days 4 nights stay inclusive of flight tickets for less than RM1,000 per person.

Ballibbu Ubud Villa RM1,527.36 for two persons

  • This guesthouse is located in Ubud where you can have the option of staying in a room with the famous Ubud paddy field views.
  • Has an outdoor pool.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Garden and picnic area.

Flight details: AirAsia Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar 6:30pm (arrival)

                          AirAsia Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur 3:30pm (arrival)

HARRIS Hotel & Residences Riverview Kuta   RM1,597.12 for two person

  • You’ll be situated in the heart of Kuta so you will have both the Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach nearby.
  • This hotel has 4 outdoor pools.
  • Free WiFi at public areas and in all of the rooms.
  • Free area shuttle and free beach shuttle.

Flights details: AirAsia Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar 8:25pm (arrival)

                            AirAsia Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur 5:20pm (arrival)

Le Grande Bali  RM1,736.96 for two person

  • Infinity pool with beach view
  • Free area shuttle and beach shuttle
  • Free WiFi in all rooms and public areas of the hotel
  • 15 minutes-walk to the New Kuta Green Park

Flight details:  AirAsia Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar 8:25pm (arrival)

                           AirAsia  Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur 5:20pm (arrival)

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Traveloka

Traveloka does not offer bundle deals for flight and hotels, so the hotel options are separate. Below are some of the best deals we found:

The best flight deal we found was offered by AirAsia at RM574.03 per person (1,148.06 for two persons). As for hotels, below are the best 3 deals on Traveloka. Since they don’t offer bundle deal, you need to pick the hotel of your own choice separately.

MaxOneHotels at Legian RM461.90 for four nights

  • Legian Beach and Double Six Beach are located nearby
  • Rooftop swimming pool with views of the Kuta Beach
  • It’s located near the airport however this also means it is not located near Kuta
  • WiFi at public areas of the hotel

Berry Hotel by Avilla Hospital RM409.20 for four nights

  • Strategically located near Kuta Beach
  • Many eateries are also located nearby
  • Ideal to stay for families

HARRIS Hotel & Residences Riverview Kuta RM527 for four nights

  • About 10 minutes-walk away from Kuta beach
  • Enjoy lounging around 4 swimming pools located within the hotel
  • Spacious rooms

From the several deals we found, Expedia only costs RM1527.36 while Traveloka offers RM1557.06. Despite the minor differences, it is easier for you to get bundled deal through Expedia rather than having to book both flight and hotel deals charged at higher price from Traveloka.

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Bangkok

Expedia

As for Bangkok, we found 5 days 4 nights flight + hotel deals on Expedia for two person for less than RM1,500! Check out the deals below.

The Orchid House Boutique Resort RM1,321 for two persons

  • A beautiful old mansion which has been turned into a 3 star hotel located at Bangkok Riverside.
  • 5 minutes-walk to the Khao San Road.
  • Free WiFi in public areas of the hotel and in all rooms.
  • Away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Flight details: AirAsia Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok 4:10pm (arrival)

                          AirAsia Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 7:05am (arrival)

Petals Inn RM1,308.48 for two persons

  • Hotel is located near the famous Pratunam Market, Siam Square and MBK Center
  • Has a computer station for hotel guests and free WiFi
  • Many restaurants and bar nearby, perfect for those who enjoy a fun night out
  • May not be suitable to stay with young kids

Flight details:  AirAsia Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok 4:10pm (arrival)

                           AirAsia Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 7:05pm (arrival)

The Green Bells Sukhumvit 79 RM1,256.04 for two travellers

  • 5 star hotel
  • Located in a quitter area of Bangkok with an outdoor pool
  • Strategically located near the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS)
  • K Village, J Avenue Thonglor and Gateway Ekamai Mall is also nearby

Flight details:  (AirAsia) Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok 4:10pm (arrival)

                           (AirAsia) Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur 7:05am (arrival)

Traveloka

With this platform, the best rate for a flight to Bangkok during the chosen date is RM561.08 from Malaysia Airlines. As for hotel options, below are some of the best deals we found:

Euro Luxury Pavillion Hotel   RM550 for four nights

  • Nearby attractions located near the hotel are Pratunam Market, Pantip Plaza and the Platinum Fashion Mall.
  • Ideal for those who are looking for a budget hotel without skimping on comfort.
  • WiFi access across public areas of the hotel, supermarket nearby and various other facilities. However, limited hours for room service.

My Hotel Pratunam    RM653 for four nights

  • Historical and shopping attractions located nearby such as the Suan Pakkard Palace and Pantip Plaza.
  • WiFi access at public areas of the hotel, business center, grocery store and even a hair salon.
  • Ideal model budget hotel for those looking for an affordable accommodation.

Marvin Suites     RM583 for four nights

  • Located near the famous Patpong Night Markt and the Sri Mariammam Temple
  • WiFi in public aread of the hotel, LAN internet only in rooms
  • On site money changer, grocery shop but limited room service

For this destination, we found that you can get a better deal when booking through Traveloka as you can get hotel and flight for less than RM1,200. However, through Expedia the deals we found were mostly more than RM1,300. Therefore, although bundle deals such as through Expedia can offer convenience but it doesn’t always mean cheaper.

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Phuket

Expedia

For the same travel date (from 23rd to 27th December), Expedia offers several attractive deals at decent hotels with great review for less than RM1,000 per person. Here are the deals:

The Sixteenth Naiyang Beach Hotel RM1,457.48 for two persons

  • 3 star hotel
  • Situated in Sa Khu, this hotel is 1.5 km from Sirinat National Park and 3.7 km from Blue Canyon Country Club. Nai Thon Beach and Splash Jungle Water Park are also within 10 km.
  • An outdoor pool, a coffee shop/café, and a rooftop terrace are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking, and free airport drop-off are also provided. Other amenities include free use of bicycles, dry cleaning, and tour/ticket assistance.

Flight details:     (Airasia) Kuala Lumpur to Phuket 8:10pm (arrival)

                                (Airasia) Phuket to Kuala Lumpur 7:35pm (arrival)

The Golddigger’s Resort RM1886.48 for two persons

  • 3 star hotel
  • Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.8 km from Sirinat National Park and within 10 km of Nai Thon Beach and Blue Canyon Country Club.
  • This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Self-parking is provided for free. Other amenities include a business center, concierge services, and dry cleaning.

Flight details:     (Airasia) Kuala Lumpur to Phuket 8:10pm (arrival)

                                (Airasia) Phuket to Kuala Lumpur 7:35pm (arrival)

Chill House @ Nai Yang Beach RM1614.44 for two persons

  • 3 star hotel
  • Situated in Sa Khu, this hotel is 0.6 km from Sirinat National Park and 4.6 km from Blue Canyon Country Club. Nai Thon Beach and Splash Jungle Water Park are also within 15 km.
  • Concierge services, dry cleaning, and a garden is available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking are also provided.

Traveloka

With the same schedule, Traveloka offers RM419.64 (RM839.28 for two persons) for a pair of return flight tickets with Airasia airlines.

Here are some of the attractive hotel deals:

The WIDE Condotel RM462.13 for four nights

  • 3 star hotel with great review
  • Located at Talat Nuea.
  • Fitness center, public pool and Wifi access are provided and considered value for money especially for budget travellers.

Rattana Residence Sakdidet RM380.92 for four nights

  • 4 star hotel
  • Located at the Wichit area.
  • Clean and cheek room design with all basic facility provided. Plus, it is easy to get around to almost anywhere with its strategic location in the city.

Recenta Express Phuket Town RM326.29 for four nights

  • 3 star hotel with good reviews from users.
  • Located at Phuket Town.
  • Clean and cheek room design with all basic facility provided, particularly for young travellers. And also, it is easy to get around to almost anywhere with its strategic location in the city.

For this round, Traveloka scores the best deal as it offers only at RM1165.57 (cheapest deal from the chosen three) while Expedia offers RM1457.48 for the cheapest deal among the three.

*Take note that these deals are selected based on general preference such as budget and average young travellers’ preference, the deals will change from time to time based on airlines and hotel providers. To make sure you get the best deal, research through these two platforms and other tools  available.

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Travel Tips To Save Money

If you’d like to stretch your money further while you travel, make sure you use an optimized credit card such as those which give you extra points when you swipe overseas. By doing so, you can collect more points or cashback while enjoying your holidays!

Aside from that, if you are an avid traveler you can collect airmiles by using the right credit card and then redeem free flight tickets.

Although Expedia offer bundle deals for flight and hotel, as per our observation it was not always cheaper as Traveloka which offers separate flight and hotel booking sometimes provided cheaper deals. So remember to do a bit of homework by comparing to get the best travel deals!

See also: Best Travel Credit Cards 2016

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