Asia's best luxury stays with an affordable price tag
Luxury and affordability rarely go hand in hand, but here we speak with travel search engine, KAYAK.com.au, to reveal the cheapest countries in Asia for a five-star hotel break.
Jungle Beach Resort, Trincomalee
Sandwiched between a lagoon and the ocean, decadent cabins are hidden among the mangroves, providing an idyllic setting for both privacy and enviable views.
Here you can also enjoy private dining on the beach with delicious, locally-sourced, five-course dinners.
Rooms from approximately $213 per night.
Radisson Blu Resort and Spa Alibaug, Alibaug
Situated in a coastal town just south of Mumbai, the nearby cultural and heritage sites are well worth a visit alone.
However you may not want to leave the hotel at all given its spa, fitness suite, library, entertainment centre and two impressive restaurants, all for a steal.
Rooms from approximately $151 per night.
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
This especially beautiful property is the embodiment of Indian luxury, where you can expect to be treated like royalty.
Aside from the faultless service, think stunning views across the Arabian Sea, along with spas, luxurious lounges and fitness areas.
Rooms from approximately $279 per night.
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
With one of the best views of Kuala Lumpur’s impressive skyline available, the hotel features a rooftop infinity pool and its own florist (yes, florist), among countless other amenities.
Cocktails at the stunning rooftop Skybar are a definite highlight.
Rooms from approximately $187 per night.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Travellers looking for quiet respite whilst being conveniently located in the city centre will enjoy the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.
With a standard room you can expect a marble bath, king-sized bed and walk-in shower, or treat yourself to a suite and lap up your own spa bath overlooking the city skyline.
If you can tear yourself away from the view there’s also a luxurious outdoor swimming pool and the popular Essa spa.
Rooms from approximately $271 per night.
Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai
Located on the Huang Pu River, Hyatt on the Bund is an oasis within the city, a short walk from the bustle of central Shanghai.
Those in Bund Club rooms can enjoy complimentary cocktails overlooking the city every evening, before indulging in the incredible Yuan Spa downstairs.
Rooms from approximately $218 per night.
The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
Just 300 metres from Shanghai’s iconic Bund, The Westin Bund Center is a popular base for a city escape.
The hotel’s impressive lobby, with sculptures throughout, leads to rooms with unparalleled views of the city.
And for an especially luxurious experience, visit the Bayan Tree Spa and indulge in the Ying Yang package, promising to rejuvenate any weary traveller.
Rooms from approximately $244 per night.
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, Bangkok
Eastin Grand is undoubtedly excellent value for money.
For lovers of luxury the rooftop swimming pool has panoramic views of the city, and if you’re travelling as a family you can reserve a whole floor with connecting rooms and a play area.
Rooms from approximately $101 per night.
Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok
The Lebua is extravagant living with a budget price tag. From standard to high-end, all rooms at the Lebua are more than comfortable.
But it’s the Lebua’s extra facilities that the hotel is renowned for, most notably the rooftop bars including Sky Bar, and the world’s highest open-air restaurant, serving award-winning contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, Sirocco.
Rooms from approximately $137 per night.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila
Luxury of this level doesn’t come much cheaper. This elegant hotel is infused with Filipino culture, from the decadent hotel suites to the spa and lagoon-shaped pool.
Rooms from approximately $166 per night.
Fairmont Makati, Manila
Each room at the Fairmont Makati has floor-to-ceiling glass windows, access to the rooftop pool and all the amenities you’d expect of a five-star luxury property, but for a fraction of the cost.
Rooms from approximately $205 per night.