It’s no secret that five star hotels don’t usually come cheap, especially when travelling to an exotic destination or upmarket city.
But research carried out by website The Hotel Guru has found out where in the world travellers can stay at five star hotels for an affordable price.
European countries come out on top
According to the study, European countries generally come out on top, with seven out of the top 10 destinations for affordable five star hotels located in Europe.
The three exceptions were Colombia, Paraguay and Cambodia.
Poland, Lithuania and Latvia all ranked well for both affordability and high ratings when it came to a five star hotel experience.
In order to find out how affordable luxury accommodation is in 2020, The Hotel Guru worked out the average lowest price for a one night stay at a five star hotel across the 99 countries it analysed, while also taking into consideration how hotels were rated by customers.
They also kept a close eye on how the definition of what a five star hotel is varies from one destination to the next.
Poland ranked well for both affordability and high ratings when it came to a five star hotel experience (Photo: Shutterstock)
Top global 5 star hotel destinations for affordability
Armenia - £73.43 per night - Average rating of 9.11Serbia - £91.83 per night - Average rating of 9.14Colombia - £82.89 per night - Average rating of 8.98Poland - £86.07 per night - Average rating of 9.01Lithuania - £97.82 per night - Average rating of 9.14Paraguay - £74.53 per night - Average rating of 8.91Romania - £83.43 per night - Average rating of 8.94Bulgaria - £58.65 per night - Average rating of 8.77Cambodia - £94.44 per night - Average rating of 8.96Latvia - £100.21 per night - Average rating of 9.01
From a city perspective, Dubrovnik was found to be the best in Europe for affordable luxury - and was also the most highly rated too. It costs, on average, £105 per night to stay in a five star hotel in the city.
Berlin and Porto were also included in the list for affordability, with travellers able to stay in a five star hotel in either city for as little as £120 and £130 per night respectively in 2020.
These are the top 20 cities in Europe for affordable five-star hotels, listed in order of price
Dubrovnik (£105.30)Berlin (£119.24)Porto (129.14)Stockholm (£146.88)Prague (£157.35)Athens (£164.38)Edinburgh (£168.33)Budapest (£172.82)Lisbon (£174.00)Madrid (£201.55)Vienna (£214.81)Copenhagen (£223.11)Dublin (£225.09)Barcelona (£239.76)Amsterdam (£288.30)London (£303.33)Milan (£328.32)Rome (£333.73)Geneva (3347.00)Paris (£384.40