Low-cost, five-star luxury? It's possible, according to travel website
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Travel comparison and booking site Trivago has published a list of the most popular European five-star hotels with rates under £50 (€57).
According to Trivago, the average rate at a five-star hotel in the top 50 European cities is £165 (€189). However, the site has compiled ten destinations where guests can enjoy the trappings of five-star luxury for half that price.
Three of the ten hotels are in Spain, located in Barcelona, Alicante and Marbella. Another three are in Eastern Europe - Warsaw, Poland, Tallinn, Estonia and Dubrovnik, Croatia all make an appearance; hotels in Germany, Finland and the Greek and Portuguese islands make up the remainder of the list.
Chain hotels make up a surprisingly high 50 percent of the offers, with Radisson, Hilton, Swissotel, Kempinski and Vincci all appearing.
The Top 10 Five Star Hotels for under 50 pounds
Compiled by trivago.co.uk
Hesperia Fira Suites, Barcelona, Spain
Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
Royal Mare, Crete, Greece
Meliá Mare Madeira Resort & Spa, Funchal, Portugal
Bristol Kempinski, Berlin, Germany
Swissôtel Tallinn, Estonia
Hospes Amérigo, Alicante, Spain
Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar, Marbella, Spain
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hilton Helsinki Strand, Helsinki, Finland
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