Get a five-star hotel stay in Europe on a budget

Warsaw is home to some of the most affordable luxury hotels in Europe, according to a study from...

Warsaw is home to some of the most affordable luxury hotels in Europe, according to a study from Kayak.com. (Kate Connes/shutterstock.com)

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Want to spend a few nights in a European luxury hotel? Your dreams may be more attainable than you think, as long as you choose the right destination. According to a study from the travel comparison website Kayak.com, a night in a five-star hotel costs a mere 104 euros on average in Warsaw, Poland.

To live like royalty without emptying your bank account, travellers may consider forgoing the well-known capitals and seeking out European destinations that are less overrun by tourists.

Five-star accommodations are available for less than 130 euros per night in Warsaw, Thessaloniki (Greece), Bucharest (Romania) and even Athens.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, unsurprisingly, the most popular European destinations dominate the ranking of cities with the highest average rates at five-star properties.

London emerges as the city with the most expensive luxury hotels, with an average price of 397 pounds, followed closely by Florence and Paris, where travellers pay around 396 euros and 370 euros respectively for a night at one of the most prestigious establishments.

Top 10 European cities with the least expensive five-star hotels

City

Average rate per night

Warsaw

€104

Thessaloniki

€108

Bucharest

€121

Athens

€128

Lisbon

€139

Budapest

€141

Brussels

€151

Prague

€171

Berlin

€180

Madrid

€191

Top 10 European cities with the most expensive five-star hotels

City

Average rate per night

London

€397

Florence

€396

Paris

€379

Milan

€376

Nice

€313

Rome

€305

Munich

€304

Edinburgh

€260

Amsterdam

€257

Copenhagen

€237

The ranking is based on research conducted between 2013 and 2014 on cities with a population of at least 300,000 and with a minimum 10 five-star hotels.

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