Lastminute.com, one of the leaders in the online travel industry, have analysed the day rate for thousands of hotels in hundreds of countries to establish which destinations offer the cheapest and most expensive 5-star hotel experiences.
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The average hotel rates range from £68 to £636 per night with Bosnia Herzegovina being the cheapest and Saint Lucia being the priciest.
The Cheapest 5-Star Hotel Destinations
If you’re looking to indulge on your next holiday without eating into your budget, choose one of these destinations:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
With its Medieval villages and beautiful rivers and lakes, Bosnia and Herzegovina is an often-overlooked destination. The average price per night in a 5-star hotel here is only £68, which makes it the cheapest country for luxury stays.
Number two on the list of ‘Cheapest 5-Star Hotel Destinations’ is Tunisia. The North African country is perfectly located between the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert, making it a popular tourist destination A night in a 5-star hotel here will cost you £75 on average.
- Macedonia FYR
The spectacular Lake Ohrid is one of the country’s main draws and is well-worth a visit. The most luxurious hotels in Macedonia are priced at £79.
Not the typical holiday destination, but well worth a trip. Here, a room in a 5-star hotel costs £79 per night.
Travel to the forested region of Transylvania and visit the iconic Bran Castle (commonly known as Dracula’s Castle). A luxurious hotel night in Romania costs as little as £81 on average.
Located in the heart of Europe, the often-overlooked Belarus is a great option for travellers on a tight budget. A stay in a 5-star hotel in here is only £84 per night on average.
Tick off your bucket list by visiting the remarkable salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. Bolivia’s most luxurious hotels only cost you £87 per night on average.
Delicious food, medieval architecture and a wealth of history, Poland should be on every budget traveller’s list. The average price for a 5-star hotel here is only £87.
Renowned for its pyramids and ancient civilisation, Egypt is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The average hotel rate for a 5-star hotel is merely £89.
In this Central American country, the luxury hotels cost on average £94. This Central American pearl is boarded by the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south, making it a perfect destination for beach lovers.
The Most Expensive 5-Star Hotel Destinations
If you’re after ultimate luxury and don’t mind spending a bit extra, these destinations would be ideal for you:
- Saint Lucia
With an average rate of £636, Saint Lucia tops the list of the ‘Most Expensive 5-Star Hotel Destinations’. The Island nation is known for its superb hotels, so if you spend a night in a luxury hotel here, you can expect impeccable service, beautiful rooms and delicious food.
- French Polynesia
French Polynesia, known for its secluded beaches and turquoise waters, is second on the list of the priciest 5-star hotel destinations. The average room rate here is £628.
A night’s stay in a 5-star hotel on this Caribbean island will cost you £448 on average. The island nation boasts rainforests, dramatic mountains, reef-lined beaches and, of course, reggae music.
- Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s stunning beaches have made the country a firm favourite among paradise-seekers. A night in a luxury hotel on this tropical island will take you back £459.
A night’s stay in this mountainous country costs you £430 on average. Whether you stay in an Alpine hotel or next to one of the country’s beautiful lakes, make sure to indulge in chocolate – the Swiss chocolate is among the best in the world.
With vibrant coral reefs, palm-lined beaches and turquoise lagoons, Fiji is the perfect holiday destination for honeymooners and pleasure-seekers alike. A stay in a 5-star hotel will cost you an average of £417 per night.
- United States
Positioned number seven on the list, the US 5-star hotels cost £396 per night on average. Comprising 50 states, all with different characters, the opportunities in this vast country are endless.
The Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is a firm bucket list contender. A night’s stay in a 5-star hotel here will set you back £394 on average.
Known for its diverse wildlife and dramatic landscape, this African nation is known for its superb safari camps. If you’re staying in a 5-star hotel here, you’ll pay an average of £375
Japan’s is more popular than ever with tourists. A night in a luxurious room in this Asian country will cost you on average £352.
Use this guide for when you plan your next holiday. The full infographic is available here.