The best affordable 5-star hotels in the world

The best affordable 5-star hotels in the world

   Affordable 5-star hotels


The five star phrase can strike fear into any traveler's wallet right away conjuring up images of butler services hushed restaurants and more importantly an extremely pricey bill at the end. It really is possible to stay at a Five star hotel for a Three star price. We have tracked down some of the best value Five star properties around the world from city center hotels in the middle of the action to boutique retreats right on the beach.

De Sol Hotel & Spa, Santorini, Greece


Greece’s most popular spots finding a hotel in Santorini can be tricky unless you are willing to part with big bucks. The De Sol Hotel & Spa is surprisingly reasonable with rates starting from just £105. Located a stone’s throw from the center of Fira Town the capital of Santorini it’s perfectly situated if you want to explore but if lounging by the pool is what you have been dreaming of it’s relaxing too.

De Sol Hotel & Spa, Santorini, Greece


The hotel has spa facilities an amazing swimming pool with views of the east side of the island and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and local wines. It has about 38 luxury rooms and if you can afford to splurge a little more 7 dreamy suites with private heated pools.

Royal Island Resort & Spa, Baa Atoll, Maldives


The Maldives are well known for being extortionate with some resorts costing hundreds of thousands of pounds just for a week’s stay. It is possible to find somewhere sublime for a affordable price with the Baa Atoll’s Royal Island Resort & Spa costing from just £85 a night.

Royal Island Resort & Spa, Baa Atoll, Maldives


The Indian Ocean the tropical resort offers the peaceful sandy beaches and glorious views you would expect from The Maldives and a host of activities including scuba diving sunset cruises water skiing and kite surfing. There’s also a pool, gym and tennis courts beautiful beach villas and several bars and restaurants to choose from.

The Majestic Malacca Hotel, Malacca, Malaysia


The Majestic Malacca Hotel has had a colorful history even hosting Malaysia's 1st prime minister when he announced the former British colony's independence in 1957. Malacca once a small fishing village is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a unbelievable history of trade and commerce.

The Majestic Malacca Hotel, Malacca, Malaysia


Staying in this historic building is a bargain with prices starting at just £98. Rooms are luxurious with wooden floors marble bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows while everywhere in the hotel there’s an outdoor pool a spa and a peaceful quiet library as well.

Grange Holborn Hotel, London, UK


Seriously is it impossible to find a 5 star hotel in London without spending hundreds or even thousands of pounds? Surprisingly not: prices at the Grange Holborn Hotel in London’s Bloomsbury start from only £137 a night. 

Grange Holborn Hotel, London, UK


About 15 minute walk from Kings Cross Station Covent Garden and Leicester Square the hotel is ideally located for exploring London while there is lots to do within its walls as well from enjoying the spa and gym to eating at one of 4 restaurants and bars including a Japanese restaurant. Every room features hand carved furniture huge TVs complimentary newspapers and marble bathrooms.

Lembongan Beach Club & Resort, Bali, Indonesia


Bali as in vogue as ever can surely be a pricey holiday destination but not if you stay at the beautiful Lembongan Beach Club & Resort on the island of Nusa Lembongan where prices start from just £132. The beach hotel set on Jungut Batu beach is made up of 37 private villas designed with natural materials in a modern Balinese style most of which have their own swimming pools.

Lembongan Beach Club & Resort, Bali, Indonesia


There is  an Instagram perfect infinity pool overlooking the white sand beach a restaurant serving seasonal recipes and plenty of activities to choose from including scuba diving snorkeling, fishing, stand-up paddle-boarding and sea scootering.

Akyra Thonglor Bangkok, Thailand


Unlike many capital cities it’s very easy to nab a bargain at a beautiful hotel in Thailand’s capital Bangkok and the Akyra Thonglor Bangkok is no exception with rooms starting from just £84 a night. 

Akyra Thonglor Bangkok, Thailand


A luxury apartment building the hotel offers spacious rooms and suites with contemporary designs a pool bar with sparkling city views and a very equipped 24/7 fitness center. It’s also ideally located to explore all that Bangkok has to offer from enormous shopping centers filled with bargain buys to jaw-dropping Buddhist temples like Wat Arun.

Sofitel Paris La Défense, Paris, France


Like London it can be tricky to find a reasonably priced five star hotel in Paris but it can be done with the Sofitel Paris La Défense taking the crown at a starting price of £181 a night. Located in the heart of Paris’s business district it’s great not only for business travelers but for tourists too with sightseeing highlights like the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées only a short walk away.

Sofitel Paris La Défense, Paris, France


The 135 hotel rooms and 16 suites designed by architect Jean Philippe Nuel are contemporary in style with Bose sound systems, espresso makers and an Apple TV adding modern touches. Spacious bathrooms with rain showers and Hermes products are the icing on the cake.

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Australia


Australia is well known for being expensive but even in the heart of bustling Sydney it’s possible to nab a five star hotel stay for under £200. Prices at the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel Sydney start from £197 a night, and are certainly deserve it especially when you consider its privileged views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Australia


In the hotel there’s a fabulous restaurant with incredible views of the harbor a pampering spa and a luxurious indoor pool. The 565 rooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary style with marble bathrooms and smart furniture but more import all of them have those coveted views of Sydney to wake up to in the morning.

Akyra Beach Club Phuket, Phuket, Thailand


Similar to its Bangkok counterpart the Akyra Beach Club Phuket is affordable when you consider that the  five star resort is moments away from the beautiful beaches of Phuket. Starting from just £89 a night accommodation options range from garden rooms to 2 bedroom beachfront pool villas.

Akyra Beach Club Phuket, Phuket, Thailand


Phuket’s Natai Beach overlooking the Andaman Sea you can choose pure relaxation in the form of  swimming or massages at the spa but there’s a lot of active guests to do too from beach volleyball and surfing to Tai Chi classes and CrossFit sessions.

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, Stellenbosch, South Africa


If you are looking for value for money you couldn’t do much better than the beautiful Asara Wine Estate and Hotel in Stellenbosch, South Africa especially considering the quality of wine beauty of the surroundings and standard of the accommodation. Set in the dramatic, picturesque heart of the Cape Winelands prices start from just £128 a night.

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, Stellenbosch, South Africa


Once you have finished exploring the charming streets and shops of Stellenbosch about an hour’s drive from Cape Town make sure you have enough time to enjoy the hotel's offering. Activities include wine and gin tasting wine tours and golf while it’s also encouraged to take walking cycling or jogging trails through the vineyards. The 41 bedrooms are chic with understated decor a lot of space and lots of natural light.

Me Miami by Melia, Miami, USA


The 129 rooms and suites are very cosy with beds that you will never want to get out of spacious bathrooms and sleek furniture. Elsewhere in the hotel there’s a relaxing spa a state of the art fitness center and a picture-perfect infinity pool.

Grand Hotel Palazzo Livorno-MGallery by Sofitel, Livorno, Italy


Tuscany has long been a desirable holiday destination but with popularity comes expense. Luckily you don't need to pay an arm and a leg to stay in a chic  five star there with Livorno’s beautiful Grand Hotel Palazzo Livorno-MGallery by Sofitel costing just £108 a night.

Grand Hotel Palazzo Livorno, Livorno, Italy


Only minutes away from the city’s charming hub and meeting place Terrazza Mascagni the grand building has welcomed everyone from aristocrats to celebrities over the years. It has a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Livorno an expansive spa and spacious rooms with high ceilings dreamy views and elegant furnishings.

Hôtel Du Golf, Marrakech, Morocco


Marrakech is a very hot destination this year but hotels can definitely be on the pricey side. Not so at the grand sprawling Hôtel Du Golf where prices start from just £95 a night.

Hôtel Du Golf, Marrakech, Morocco


An ideal spot for golf lovers with its 27 hole course there’s also plenty to do for those who have never picked up a club. There’s an extensive fitness center a free kids’ club an enormous spa and both indoor and outdoor pools. The rooms and suites are spacious with balconies and beautiful views of either the garden, the pool or the golf course.

Hotel Villa Real, Madrid, Spain


It’s not that easy to find an amazing hotel in a European capital without paying through the nose but it is possible in Madrid with prices at the luxury five star Hotel Villa Real starting from just £98.

Hotel Villa Real, Madrid, Spain


Perfectly located in the famous Plaza de las Cortes it's a great starting point for discovering the charms of Madrid on foot. Its 115 rooms and suites all have balconies and terraces with great views either of the Botanical Gardens the Retiro Park or the Paseo de la Castellana. They are stylishly decorated with wooden floors and contemporary furniture. The hotel is also a place to a noteworthy ancient art collection which is exhibited in the bedrooms and the public areas.

Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji


An archetypal luxury destination for many travelers might think that Fiji is out of their price range. But thanks to the very reasonable prices at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa starting from £159 a night the awe inspiring South Pacific country might be more accessible than we thought.

Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji


Located on the the private Yanuca Island the resort has all the ingredients for a magical holiday: a beautiful beach a vibrant coral reef and a peaceful spa. The 442 rooms feature Fijian inspired decor private balconies and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

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