When I travel, I want that peaceful, easy feeling the Eagles sing about. High end hotels allow us to explore with enthusiasm, knowing that when we return, there'll be a comfortable oasis full of wifi, heavenly bedding, overpriced shower products and Friends re runs. Unfortunately, the comforts of an oasis usually come at quite a high price. We all just want as much bang for our buck, pound, euro, yen, whatever we've got, and that's why these cities, which offer some of the lowest rate on five star luxury hotels, full of all the above, are brilliant destinations. In most cases, it's not just the rooms that are cheap...


Thai anyone? Despite nearby Singapore remaining one of the most expensive hotel cities, Bangkok offers an incredible luxury experience at prices milder than their curries. 

Avergage Five Star Cost: $178/£123


A grand Budapest experience doesn't require the old world money found in Wes Anderson's film. The river city is rich in history and cheap in luxury hotels, thanks to stiff Euro competition.

Avergage Five Star Cost: $154/£107


Ride along the mythically healing Ganges river while visiting India's capitol city. You'll find a city where the only thing nicer than the spices, are the prices. The Taj Mahal just a drive away.

Avergage Five Star Cost: $161/£111



Three millennia of history, a forbidden city, Tiananmen Square, modern architecture, fake Rolex's and all the Chinese food, which there, is just food, all at a stunningly low price tag. 

Avergage Five Star Cost: $203/£141

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St Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a unique look into an unmatched world of iconic art and stately design. Experience life as a Czar, taste caviar and better yet, do it at prices that'll take you far. 

Avergage Five Star Cost: $234/£162


Greece is known for dramatic natural beauty, all set along blue hued seas and volcanic cliffs. You'll find plenty of fish, more Ouzo than you may wish and great bargains on amazing views.

Avergage Five Star Cost: $189/£131


Experience old Bombay, stay at the Taj Mahal hotel, without seeing the actual Taj Mahal and enjoy some of the finest cuisine in the world. Elephant caves, temples, lots to do. Cheap too.

Avergage Five Star Cost: $164/£114


Steep hillsides, roman ruin, this capitol city features more than enough culture, food and atmosphere to keep you buzzing for days. Maybe that's the wine. Either way, hotels are cheap.

Avergage Five Star Cost: $210/£145


Ha Long Bay is just a boat ride away and some of the most glamorous hotels in the world can be procured without a boat load of money. Hanoi is a stunning city with true value. 

Avergage Five Star Cost: $125/£87


Warsaw, so worth it. Not only will you find some of the most important historical sites of the 20th century, you'll find a welcoming, unique culture with incredible prices...on everything. 

Avergage Five Star Cost: $114/£79