‘Up-star in Asia and live like an emperor

On October 13, 2011 at 09:00 AM

Staying in five-star digs on holiday isn’t just for the rich and famous. For budget-conscious travellers, up-starring is one way to have that champagne experience on a beer budget.

Asia is the perfect place for savvy travellers to put their hard-earned dollars to work. With so many accommodation options, a five-star hotel stay is sometimes less than $100 a night.

Online travel company Expedia.com.au has handpicked some awesome destinations in Asia where travellers can ‘up-star’ from three to five star accommodation for less than $50 per night:

Bangkok, Thailand

Renowned for its shopping, markets, palaces and nightlife, it’s worth considering chipping in a little extra so you can relax and refresh in first class comfort. ‘Up-star’ from just $33 or the cost of a couple of movie tickets.

How to do it: The 3* Silom City Hotel is priced from $43 per room per night OR the 5* VIE Hotel Bangkok – Mgallery Collection is priced from $76 per room per night.

Bali, Indonesia

Shopping, culture, beaches and great food epitomises Bali. Luxury accommodation is at every turn so, with some research, treating yourself doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. ‘Up-star’ from just $33 or the cost of your weekly coffee fix.

How to do it: The 3* Hotel Villa Lumbung from $102 per room per night OR the 5* Dreamland Luxury Villa and Spa priced from $135 per room per night.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As a well-known business hub, Hong Kong can often be a pricey city for all levels of accommodation. However, keeping an eye out for bargain deals means the luxury city escape is not impossible. ‘Up-star’ from just $28 or less than a tank of petrol.

How to do it: 3* The Minden priced from $141 per room per night OR the 5* InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong priced from $169 per room per night.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The hustle and bustle of vibrant Kuala Lumpur can take its toll so you won’t regret spending that little bit more for somewhere regal to relax and recharge. ‘Up-star’ from just $20 or the cost of a weekly bus ticket.

How to do it: The 3* Cititel Mid Valley priced from $62 per room per night OR the 5* Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur priced from $82 per room per night.

Singapore, Singapore

Perfect for a mini-break or the ideal long-haul stopover, Singapore is a ‘must-see’ destination. And, five-star hotels are within reach for those who keep their eyes out for special deals. ‘Up-star’ from just $26 or the cost of a couple of takeaway pizzas.

How to do it: The 3* Hotel 1929 priced from $127 per room per night OR the 5* Conrad Centennial Singapore priced from $153 per room per night.

Phuket, Thailand

Take in the sun, surf and sand at this tropical getaway favourite where luxury is at its most affordable. ‘Up-star’ from just $20 or the cost of a few magazines.

How to do it: The 3* Patong Grand Ville priced from $45 per room per night OR the 5* Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket priced from $65 per room per night.

#Prices listed are correct as at 15:00 (AEST) on 10th October 2011. For more information, visit www.expedia.com.au

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