Based on the price of a night in a 5-star hotel, as well the cost of drinking and dining we have compiled a list of the best destinations to enjoy the lap of luxury for less.
Thailand – Bangkok – £67.36
Bangkok is home to a wealth of hotels that cover everything from antique residences to glitzy 5-star urban resorts. With the average price of a room at a top hotel costing just $98 USD, guests can enjoy all the benefits you would expect from properties of this calibre, for less! Think sweeping river and city views from expansive rooms with enhanced amenities and features. After a day exploring the chaotic streets of the Thai capital this is exactly the sort of thing you want to retreat to. Venturing out for dinner and drinks is always reasonable excursion in Bangkok. The city was ranked as the 10th cheapest place in the world to drink beer!
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Hungary – Budapest – £66.67
The Hungarian capital made our list of the top 10 city breaks for 2016 and its cost effectiveness was just one of the reasons why. Straddling the Danube River, this historically fascinating and culturally rich city is home to a host of opulent properties that hark back to a bygone era – think old school grandeur with a modern twist. Beyond the hotel, fine dining and wines are well-priced in comparison to other European capitals, as are private city tours.
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Czech Republic – Prague – £70.8
Bursting with a myriad of architectural styles, some dating back to the 9th century Romanesque era, Prague is a city that has more than earnt its UNESCO World Heritage status. Many of the city’s 5-star properties are based on the banks of the Vltava River with views looking out on to Prague Castle, and in close proximity on to the compact centre. When walking the streets feels like you have stepped onto a movie set it’s hard not to feel the pull of this captivating city.
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Germany – Berlin – £78.36
There is something for everyone in this dynamic capital and that is none better reflected than in the choice of luxury properties on offer. From discerning brands such as the Ritz Carlton to uber-trendy boutique hotels exuding the cutting edge design the city is so famed for, a memorable stay in Berlin is easily achieved for less.
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Portugal – Lisbon – $80.42
This historic hillside city brings together the best of both worlds with culture a plenty and a lush sun-drenched coastline. Whether you decide on a plush beach side hotel or something trendier in the centre of town, a trip to Lisbon is a great chance to explore galleries and museums, while blissing out with some beach time!
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Thailand – Phuket – £90.04
The biggest of Thailand’s islands is home to a wealth of resorts fringed by amazing tropical beaches, with sand so soft it squeaks! It’s hard not feel like you have hit the jackpot when holidaying in Thailand, where beer and mouth-watering food is cheap and readily available and a soul rejuvenating massage always just around the corner. Team these elements with a stay at a world-class resort and still having some money left for shopping, and you can see why Phuket has long been the destination of choice for so many.
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Morocco – Marrakech – £90.73
A city of mountains and minarets, it’s difficult to escape the charm of Moorish culture with its exotic scents, spices and deserted landscapes. From Marrakech you should expect an array of resort-style hotels complete with sprawling Kasbahs and sumptuous cushions, perfect for escaping the midday heat. The properties here exude a definite romantic feel, with flowing fabrics, intricate finishing’s and soaring palm trees. After a day spent discovering the many delights of Marrakech you will seek comfort in retreating to a five-star oasis.
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