Dreamy hotels, without dropping bank…

Some hotels around the world look so extraordinary, we just assume they’re well out of our budget. Stop it. Experiencing the world’s best hotels is far more realistic than you might think, and it’s all about where you look. And when it comes to looking, there’s just no better place than Asia. These truly amazing Asian hotels from North, South, East and West go for under $200 a night – so now all you need is flights!

a swimming pool in front of a buildingVilla Song Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This charming boutique hotel with just 23 exceptional rooms sits directly on the riverside and provides free daily shuttle boat services to the buzzing centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the pool, gym, multiple restaurants and idyllic views in addition to your perfectly appointed room. Each of which are are styled differently, to make each stay completely unique.

Price: From $170

Link: Villa Song Saigon

a pool with umbrellas and trees in the backgroundMandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

To find a hotel like this anywhere in the world for under $200 is an absolute steal. In a gorgeous setting, in a perfect part of town with uninhibited views of the Petronas Twin Towers, this luxurious hotel will offer everything you need to have a relaxing and happy stay.

Price: From $190

Link: Mandarin Oriental

a pool with palm trees and umbrellasLayana Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta, Thailand

This adults only hotel is the perfect place for pure relaxation and to “escape the world”. Laze by the immaculate pool, walk on the soft sand, sample delicious Thai food and watch the heavenly, cinematic sunsets. It’s hard to imagine a holiday that looks better than this.

Price: From $175

Link: Layana Resort & Spa

a pool with lounge chairs and a building with trees and blue skyViroth’s Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia

When it comes to finding unbelievable quality and friendly service for an affordable price, it’s hard to beat hotels in the popular destination of Siem Reap. The delicate touches toward every detail combined with personalized service make this stunning property a must for anyone visiting Cambodia.

Price: From $120

Link: Viroth’s Hotel

a beach with palm trees and chairsLa Veranda Resort, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

After hitting the bustling cities of Vietnam, it’s tough to pass up the peace and indulgence of life on a blissful, sun soaked island. Set in tropical gardens on a spotless strip of beach, La Veranda offers absolutely zero reasons to ever leave the property, with an endless array of fantastic restaurants and spa services. Sold!

Price: From $145

Link: La Veranda Resort

a bed with white curtains in a room with a television and a poolThe Kayon Resort, Ubud, Bali

Bali is the land of endless infinity pools, and you certainly won’t be disappointed here. Sip mojitos with local sugar and mint whilst soaking up the sun in the lush jungle surroundings all around you. Tell us that doesn’t sound perfect, just try! If you need a bit of activity, The Kayon is just a short hop into Ubud where you can explore shops, temples, restaurants and the monkey forest.

Price: From $175

Link: The Kayon Resort

a group of dim sum containersJW Marriott Hotel at Tomorrow Square, Shanghai

Well located in Shanghai’s commercial and shopping district, this modern, stylish hotel is the ideal place to come back to after enjoying a day exploring the fun and bustling city. You’ll need to stay a few days to find your choice of delicious restaurants and top notch amenities, including fabulous indoor and outdoor pools. Oh and the dumplings, duh.

Price: From $185

Link: JW Marriott Shanghai

a pool with umbrellas and chairsOne Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

After the joy of a day exploring, there’s nothing better than coming back to a trendy, luxurious hotel that makes you think you’ve left the buzz of the city completely behind. If you’re looking for the combination of liveliness and relaxing resort, this hotel absolutely nails it. The olympic sized pool, fully equipped spa and gym, comfy rooms and worldly dining options are amongst the best.

Price: From $155

Link: One Farrer Hotel & Spa

a building with a view of the cityBangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, Bangkok, Thailand

Who doesn’t love an infinity rooftop pool towering over the craziness of the city below. And at half the price of the Marina Bay Sands (even though that one is worth it too). Whatever your reason for traveling to Bangkok, this friendly, chic hotel will cater to your every need, no matter how needy you may be! Hey, no judgement – you’re traveling.

Price: From $145

Link: The Surawongse Marriott Bangkok

a garden with pink flowersThe Oberoi Bengaluru, India

If you’ve ever stayed at an Oberoi property before, you’ll know to expect nothing less than pure luxury and unimaginably good service. The beautiful scenery and exquisite gardens are reason enough, but the world class fine dining restaurants, pool, spa and gym facilities certainly don’t hurt either. This an ideal place to sit back and relax for however many days you possibly can.

Price: From $172

Link: The Oberoi Bengaluru

If you could only pick one hotel, which one would it?

Featured image courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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