The most expensive cities in the world are in Asia, with Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai vying for the top spots. But you’ll also find some of the cheapest cities to book a luxurious 5-star hotels in the region. Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) in Cambodia, one of my most recommended destinations, is the most affordable city in Asia to be pampered in 5-star luxury. Find out the other top cities for inexpensive hotel luxury!
The UK’s Independent published the list based on research of online travel agent Globehunter and I’m not surprised to see Siem Reap high on the list. The city has a lot of competition and hotel bargains are easy to find. You can find 5-star rated hotels for as little as $50/night, making luxury very affordable. I stayed with award points at the very good Le Meridien Angkor!
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is also high up on that list and you can find many of the Western chain hotels for under $70/night – less than a roadside motel in the US. I enjoyed an excellent stay on points at the DoubleTree Hotel!
Five-star hotels in Manila, Philippines, also start under $100, although I’d recommend to pay a little more to stay at my all-time favorite, the Sofitel Manila with its outstanding service and excellent Club Lounge!
Bangkok, the City of Angels, in Thailand, rounds out the Top 10 list of cheapest five-star accommodations. The choice of hotels is endless and service, even at hotels with fewer stars is excellent. I recently stayed at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G for only $75/night and enjoyed great views from the 35th floor, a luxurious club lounge and excellent service!
Here is the Top 10 List of cheapest 5-star hotels in Asia, according to the Independent:
- Siem Reap (Angkor), Cambodia
- Delhi, India
- Guilin, China
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Manila, Philippines
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Beijing, China
- Vientiane, Laos
- Hue, Vietnam
- Bangkok, Thailand
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