Hotels & Resorts

The 10 Cheapest Five-star Hotels in the World Are All in Asia and Cost Less Than US$40 a Night

Five-star service doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag.

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Courtesy of Novotel Ahmedabad Hotel

By Evie Carrick

Oct 19, 2021

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE spending the night at a five-star hotel — the sheets are a little softer, the decor a bit more grand, and the service more refined. But high-end accommodations don’t usually come cheap, and most five-star hotels charge hundreds or thousands of dollars for a single night. However, there are rare gems that offer high-end experiences alongside surprisingly low rates. Turns out the top 10 cheapest five-star hotels in the world are all in Asia. We wonder if you’ve been to any of them?

To find out exactly where these affordable yet refined properties are located, the team at Top Dollar used to search for one-night stays at five-star hotels in July 2021, discovering the cheapest five-star accommodations in the world.

Angkor Aurora
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cost Per Night: US$39/night

The third five-star property in Siem Reap that costs less than US$40 a night is Angkor Aurora, a boutique hotel with just 15 carefully situated guest rooms, an outdoor pool, and easy access to many of the city’s cultural markets. It feels less like one of the world’s cheapest five-star hotels than a nice condo with good croissants at brekkie.

Grand Elysee La Residence
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cost Per Night: US$39/night

On the other side of Siem Reap lies the Grand Elysee La Residence. This property is a bit further from Angkor Wat, but it’s situated near the city’s bustling downtown and market area. Rooms at this five-star hotel offer balconies or terraces, an outdoor pool with sundeck, and added perks like bike rentals.

Grand Venus La Residence
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cost Per Night: US$39/night

While you’re likely in town to see the ruins of Angkor Wat (something you won’t want to miss), you may have a hard time leaving Grand Venus La Residence. The five-star hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool — great for cooling off between temple trips — stellar service, and spacious rooms.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach
Legian, Indonesia

Cost Per Night: US$36/night

If you love the beach, look no further. This Bali hotel is a six-minute walk from Kuta Beach — home to endless surfing and stunning sunsets. The Pullman itself offers guests private balconies or terraces, two chic restaurants, and a rooftop infinity pool with sea views.

Sürmeli Adana Hotel
Adana, Turkey

Cost Per Night: US$36/night

This stunning property in the southern Turkish city of Adana has a welcoming, down-to-earth feel, even as it boasts a five-star level of service and amenities like complimentary breakfast, an outdoor pool with a bar, an authentic Turkish bath, and easy access to Ulu Cami, a 16th-century mosque.

The Raweekanlaya
Bangkok, Thailand

Cost Per Night: US$32/night

You can have it all during your next stay in Bangkok — a refined five-star experience and a central location without the hefty price tag. This airy, crisp hotel is situated in a 19th-century building that’s within walking distance of The Grand Palace and the National Museum Bangkok.

Hotel İçkale Ankara
Ankara, Turkey

Cost Per Night: US$32/night

Don’t let its affordability fool you, the Hotel İçkale Ankara offers a refined experience that showcases traditional Turkish furnishings, a beautiful spa and indoor pool, and a restaurant that will make it all too easy to hide out in your wonderful (and affordable) five-star world.

Grand Mercure Maha Cipta Medan Angkasa
Medan, Indonesia

Cost Per Night: US$32/night

If you want to go big, forget the US$32 per night room and splurge on what is heralded as the biggest presidential suite in Medan, with more than 320 square meters of space. Either way, you’ll be treated to 24/7 room service, a next-level buffet breakfast, and a beautiful spa area with a sauna and steam room.

The Royal Surakarta Heritage — MGallery Collection
Surakarta, Indonesia

Cost Per Night: US$30/night

Located on the island of Java (just west of Bali), this five-star boutique hotel is perfectly situated near the Mangkunegaran Palace and 19th-century Radya Pustaka Museum. This luxurious property boasts a semi-outdoor swimming pool, beautiful spa, and luxurious Javanese decor, so how it snuck on this list of cheapest five-star hotels has us happily baffled.

Novotel Ahmedabad Hotel
Ahmedabad, India

Novotel Ahmedabad Hotel the #1 cheapest 5 star hotel in the world

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Cost Per Night: US$28/night

A five-star hotel for under US$30 a night? Believe it. The super-luxe, five-star Novotel Ahmedabad Hotel makes staying an extra night easier than ever, thanks to its great rate, open-air pool, and on-site restaurant serving Japanese and Korean cuisine.

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