Cities for £100 a night or less
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4-star deals abound for UK travellers
UK travellers enjoyed no shortage of reasonably-priced hotel accommodation options at either end of the star rating scale in 2016. At the high-end, 4-and 5-star, there was a generous range of top destinations in Europe and Asia with average nightly prices below £100. The top-end U.S. options might not have made any entries on this list but still made it in the 2-and 3-star categories, providing UK travellers with great accommodation choices in some of their favourite cities. Domestically, UK staycationers and business travellers also enjoyed a much larger range of reasonably priced top-end hotels in 2016.
Star rating category for £100 or less per night:
- In the 5-star category, there were nine destinations available for £100 per night or less on average, including Bristol and Newcastle-upon-Tyne for domestic stays.
- Four were in Asia, including Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, while Europe took the remaining three positions with Prague, Istanbul and Riga.
- There was a much wider choice at the 4-star level with 38 destinations, including Birmingham, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Leeds in the UK. After that, there were 23 European choices, including Athens, Madrid and Vienna, with another 11 in Asia ranging from Bali and Krabi to New Delhi and Seoul, just Las Vegas in the USA, and Abu Dhabi, Marrakech and Melbourne completing this group.
- With only Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Manchester representing the UK, the 3-star level was filled almost entirely by European cities, including reliable favourites such as Florence, Paris and Rome. North America held a small toehold in this category with Orlando and Toronto. Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong and Sydney also make appearances.
- The heavy hitters from the USA appeared in the 2-star category, including Boston, New York and Washington DC. , while Vancouver was Canada’s only viable destination. There were also seven European cities including Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Zurich.
- The sum of £100 or less per night would only cover the 1-star average in Geneva, San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
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.