Cities for 100 € or less
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Luxury deals plentiful for Finnish travellers
In 2016, Finnish travellers experienced falling average prices in a wide range of both European and Asian destinations due to an eclectic mix of economic and geo-political reasons. This meant that top-end luxury accommodation options offered across these regions could be found at much more reasonable prices compared to the previous year, particularly at the 4-star level. While there weren’t too many destinations offering 5-star choices under 100 Euro, plenty more hovered just above this figure, at 100-120 Euro per night.
For inexpensive trips to the U.S. and other popular international tourism centres outside of Europe and Asia, Finnish travellers had to drop down to the 3-star, 2-star and 1-star levels, or alternatively resign themselves to paying more on average for a top-end hotel choice.
Star rating category for 100 € or less per night:
- In the 5-star category, there were four destinations available for 100 Euro or less per night on average in 2016: Alanya, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Riga.
- There was a much wider choice at the 4-star level, with 25 destinations in Europe and Asia offering average prices below this threshold, including eight from Thailand such as Bankgkok and Phuket.
- Choices in Europe ranged from city break favourites such as Budapest, Prague and Tallinn, to sun-fuelled holiday hotspots like Alicante and Fuengirola.
- The largest and most varied group was at the 3-star level. Europe had the widest selection, including seven Finnish destinations such as Helsinki and Tampere.
- There were six from Spain, including Gran Canaria and Madrid, and three from Greece including Athens and Rhodes.
- Some of Asia’s major international tourism centres also qualified, including Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, while the USA made its entrance with Las Vegas and Orlando.
- Melbourne and Sydney represented Australia and Cancun and Dubai completed this section.
- Lappeenranta was in the smaller 2-star collection, alongside some perennial European favourites like London, Paris and Rome.
- The U.S. featured Los Angeles and Miami while Tokyo was the only Asian destination in this category.
- The sum of 100 Euro or less per night only covered hotels at the 1-star level in Europe; including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Venice, as well as the USA with another four cities including New York and San Francisco.
Hotel star ratings explained
There is no universal star rating system. Each country has its own and, in some cases such as the UK, more than one. This means that travellers should be aware of a possible disparity of standards and facilities when booking rooms with the same star ratings in different countries.
Checking out guests reviews is another way of judging the standard of a hotel. Hotels.com has more than 25 million verified guest reviews from people who have actually stayed in the hotels and their opinions can really help you make up your mind as to whether you have found the best fit to have the most rewarding travel experience possible.