Whether you are bouncing around the festival circuit in Europe, trekking in Morocco, exploring South East Asia or just heading to the other side of the pond for some well deserved vacation time, you don’t want to blow all your cash on a big name hotel when you can stay in the lap of luxury for less than $250 a night.
We’ve got 10 spots for you that offer something unique and will have you feeling right at home after a day out exploring. From Marrakesh to Instanbul, Bangkok to Barcelona – get ready for some…
Low Budget Ballin’ – 10 Low Cost Hotels Where Luxury Is In The Details.
The exotic Dar Ayniwen will make your Morrocan adventure feel like a true escape. Close to many of the major sites you will want to hit, including the Marrakesh Museum and Ben Youssef Mosque. After spending time exploring the labyrinth-like bazaars you can retreat back for a massage at their full service spa or take a dip in the pool. Another perk is complimentary breakfast for all guests.
Route des Jardins de la Palmeraie,
Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Rates from $152 a night
The best part about Thailand is the exchange rate. You can pimp out at the Le Meridien Hotel for half the cost of what you’d pay in other major cities. Super close to the Patpong Night Market and the area’s entertainment zone, you’ll be a stones throw from all the action. After roaming the city trying street-side Pad Thai and grilled meats you can chill out on the deck or in the hotel’s outdoor pool.
Le Meridien Bangkok
40 / 5 Surawong Road, Bang Rak,
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Rates from $177 a night
This in-the-know hotel is located right on the buzzing Potsdamer Platz. The Mandala Hotel has an open, airy design, with 156 modern rooms. You’ll also be able to take advantage of their swanky spa and their own Michelin star awarded restaurant. Why not?
The Mandala Hotel
Potsdamer Straße 3,
10785 Berlin, Germany
Rates from $190 a night
Located in a large Victorian terrace, this boutique beauty is located super close to the areas museums, galleries and a bunch of traditional pubs for a pint after all that walking around. If you book a room, make sure you ask for one with a private courtyard. You can kick back in your own little oasis after a long day of roaming the London streets.
16 Sumner Pl, London
SW7 3EG, United Kingdom
Rates from $215 a night
This still feels like an under the radar find, despite being located right near the Piazza della Signoria. The Gallery Hotel Art still delivers beyond it’s modern façade – you’ll find sleek décor and high end design. There’s art lining the walls and you can admire it all while sipping cocktails with good looking Europeans in the bar on the ground floor.
Gallery Art Hotel
Vicolo dell’Oro, 5, 50123
Rates from $205 a night
It looks like a tear sheet from a design mag, but this hotel is also well located and has quite a few perks to inspire a stay. With rich, dark leather interiors and an amazing rooftop terrace and cocktail bar, you’ll feel like spending a little more time here than you probably should.
Carrer Bergara, 8, 08002
Rates from $140 a night
Now, remember you are in Turkey. You could be fooled in thinking your back at the Ace Hotel in New York, with the hip, Brooklyn style vibes here. The hotel boasts quirky, art inspired accents and sits in one of Istabul’s oldest neighborhoods. The hotel matches it’s surroundings and offers guests traditional Turkish food and drink. Sherefe!
SuB Hotel Istanbul
Hacımimi Mh., Necatibey Cd No:91,
34425 İstanbul, Turkey
Rates from $97 a night
In what’s called the Beverly Hills of Athens, you will find the Periscope Hotel on a small side street in Kolonaki. With a modern design, art lining the walls and almost 24 hour room service, the hotel also offers an Electronic Periscope individually controlled for a personal “site tour” of Athens. Despite being on the small side, you will find that it’s perfectly located and with delicious breakfasts for guests, you can’t really beat it.
Χάρητος 22, Athens
106 75, Greece
Rates from $134 a night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hitting all the right notes for a stay in Amsterdam, the Canal House is steeped in lush brown and purple tones and the rooms also have a melodramatic feel to them. Have a cocktail in their courtyard to scope out views of the Canal or spend a little time planning out your cafe hopping in their great room.
Canal House Hotel
Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX
Rates from $195 a night
With a rooftop lounge and evening aperitivos, you’ll want to head back here after a day of exploring and sightseeing. Super close to the Colosseum, you’ll have the perfect jump off to the city. Another cool perk – the hotel offers a variety of jogging/walking itineraries to admire some of the most beautiful spots in Rome.
Via Capo D’Africa, 54,
00184 Rome, Italy
Rates from $175 a night