Where could I go for £100 or less per night?
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Travellers in the UK looking for a 5-star accommodation for under £100 would have found 5 destinations among their Top 100 to choose from. They could have stayed home in Bournemouth, stayed in Europe and gone to Istanbul or headed to Asia where the other 3 were located, including holiday favourite Pattaya in Thailand.
There was much more choice for 4-star accommodation for under £100; 34 destinations, in fact. In the UK, travellers could have visited Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle, while internationally speaking, destinations were mainly in Europe and Asia. Notable places included Athens, Berlin, Marrakech, Shanghai, Berlin and Abu Dhabi.
With 42 destinations around the world, this was the most popular category. British destinations included Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Manchester, while Bruges, Paris, Disneyland Paris and Rome represented European places to visit. For those wishing to travel further afield would have found Sydney and Cape Town as options to stay in moderate accommodation for under £100 too. Some Asian destinations offered 3-star nights for under £30 – Siem Reap (£18) and Pattaya £23) were amazing values.
Popular North American bucket-list destinations such as Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Vancouver and Washington presented 2-star accommodation for under £100. There were also 7 European destinations, including Barcelona, Dublin, Copenhagen and Zurich where a budget of £100/night could snag 2-star budget accommodation.
UK looking to stay in Amsterdam, Boston, Geneva and San Francisco for £100 or less per night could only afford 1-star accommodation on average.
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.
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