OK, I’ll admit it. My name is Sharon and I’ve never stayed at a 5-star hotel.
We’ve stayed at our share of 4-star hotels. The Palace in San Francisco. The Waldorf=Astoria in NYC. The Great Northern and St. Pancras Renaissance in London. I’m pretty sure at least one of the places we stayed in during our honeymoon in Hawaii was 4 stars. But I can’t remember ever staying at any 5-star hotels.
That’s fine because as I’ve said before, I’m not a fancy hotel girl and when it comes down to it, I really don’t care where we stay. Holiday Inn Express, Four Seasons…whatever; it’s all good. But besides just not being “hoity toity” like that, 5-star places are usually just too expensive.
Apparently, the latter is not an excuse anymore.
Top Dollar Financial Insights Hub, which is brought to the world by AccreditedDebtRelief.com, recently listed the cheapest 5-star hotels in the world. And are you sitting down? They start at under $30 per night.
Of course, every place that considers how many stars a hotel has different criteria. For Top Dollar Financial Insight Hub’s list, they searched for, five-star hotels in every country on Hotels.com for a one-night stay for two in July 2021 and found the 10 cheapest accommodations for each country. Sale prices were ignored, and any countries that had fewer than five five-star hotels available were removed. They also separated equally priced hotels in the top 10 by favoring the bigger room in terms of square footage.
Here are the cheapest of the cheap of 5-star places. None of them are over $40 per night.
Located in Siem Reap, just a 15 minute or less walk from the important landmarks, the Angkor Aurora offers nightly rates beginning at $39. With just 15 rooms, this hotel has suites with large balconies, a pool, spa, kids’ club, restaurant and bar/lounge.
Also located in Siem Reap, this 5-story hotel has 32 guest rooms. A restaurant is on site, as is a full-service spa, outdoor pool and free kids club. Not bad for $39/night, huh?
Another hotel in Siem Reap, also for just $39 per night, is the Grand Venus La Residence. Their 25 smoke-free rooms are just a 3-minute walk from Angkor Wat. The hotel also boasts a restaurant and bar/lounge, full-service spa, outdoor pool and a free airport shuttle.
Located between two of the most popular beaches in Bali (Kuta and Legian), the 365-room Pullman Balo Legian Beach hotel, an Accor property, starts at just $37/night. The hotel offers a rooftop pool, modern rooms and suites, buffet and restaurant-style dining options, a spa, beach access. They also have a ballroom and meeting rooms available for conferences up to 350 guests.
Starting at only $36 per night, the Surmeli Adana, in Adana Turkey, is part of the 3-hotel Turkish Surmeli chain (the other two are in Istanbul and Ankara). Located in the city center, the hotel offers a spa, restaurant, gym and pool, along with modern rooms and suites. The hotel is also popular for weddings and has several meeting rooms on site.