Getaways in Asia, where luxury costs less


Travel search engine,, new research reveals the cheapest and most expensive countries in Asia for 5 star hotel stays in different countries across Asia; finding that 5 star digs come on a shoestring in Sri Lanka, while luxury in Hong Kong will break the bank. 5 star hotels in Sri Lanka start at just S$241 per night, compared to Hong Kong, where indulgence seekers will need to splash out an average of S$461 per night.

To help savvy, budget conscious travellers make better decisions, has ranked countries in Asia offering luxury hotel stays, from the cheapest to the most expensive:

Sri Lanka’s 5 star hotels offer the best value for money with average rates starting from just S$241 per night. This is closely followed by India (S$243), Malaysia (S$244), China (S$266) and Thailand (S$300) – leaving leftover cash to enjoy spa treatments and retail therapy.’s top suggestions for those looking for a luxurious 5 star retreat across the region include:

Earl’s Regency, Sri Lanka
Average prices at this stunning, hilltop retreat in beautiful Kandy start from just S$208 per night.

Escape to Kerala and explore the tropical Malabar Coast, using this plush hotel as your base. Average prices start from just S$75 per night.

This grand hotel is an ideal, relaxing retreat to escape the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur. Centrally located near the Petronas Towers, average prices start from S$117.

This art deco dream has fantastic spa and sauna facilities. Average prices start from
S$207 per night.

When it comes to booking hotel accommodation, we know cost is a big factor for our customers in Singapore, however, as our research has revealed, travelling on a budget doesn’t mean shying away from booking high-end hotels. To find a less expensive, but still amazing, 5 star resort, look for destinations that are outside mega-popular tourist areas. Hotels in less-frequented destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Cochin provide the same amount of luxury for less. What’s more, by using or our mobile app, travellers are given full control of their trip and can easily find the best deals. Debby Soo, KAYAK Vice President APAC

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