Top 10 cheapest cities in the world for five-star hotels

Research by has looked at the cost of a one night stay at five-star hotels across the world to reveal the cheapest cities in the world for a night of luxury. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the list is dominated by hotels in Asia, and is devoid of any hotels from Europe.

Here are the 10 cheapest cities in the world if you’re looking for an affordable five-star hotel break.



Price per night in 5* hotel


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

£70, approx. $94


Ho Cho Minh City, Vietnam

£77, approx. $104


Bangkok, Thailand

£80, approx. $108


Antalya, Turkey

£80, approx. $108


Mexico City, Mexico

£87, approx. $118


Sapporo, Japan

£87, approx. $118


Hanoi, Vietnam

£87, approx. $118


Phuket, Thailand

£89, approx. $120


Chiang Mai, Thailand

£91, approx. $123


Mecca, Saudi Arabia

£99, approx. $134

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is the cheapest city in the world for a five-star stay, with an average price per night of £70 (approx. $94). took their list of cities from Euromonitor’s Top 100 City Destinations, omitting seven cities due to lack of data. They then used to find out how many hotels there are in each city, and of those how many are five-star hotels. This site also gave them the average costs per room of a night in a five-star hotel in each city.

Comments (4)

  1. Greg Wells says:

    It’s a useful league table. Cities are always good for a lively cultural break. Good to know which ones aren’t ridiculously expensive.

  2. Charlotte says:

    You don’t have to stay in 5* hotels. You often get luxury in 4* hotels too and it’s often much, much cheaper than 5* prices.

  3. Stephen says:

    It would be interesting to know which 7 of the top 100 were left out. They might have some hotel bargains.

  4. Tim Harris says:

    One possibility could be a follow-up on cities with the cheapest flights, perhaps from London or New York?

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