Travel can nourish the soul, as long as it does not break the bank. You could choose the backpacking route, but you would likely forgo any pampering if luxury is what you are after. Fortunately, options for lower budget luxury do exist and we have found them. Take a look at the hotels we recommend for a stylish holiday that will take your breath away, but not your paycheck. Try to visit during shoulder or off season to enjoy lower hotel prices and avoid peak tourist crowds.
Top Choices in Lower Cost Luxury
An Art Hotel in a Boutique Filled Barrio
The Casasur Art Hotel is a boutique hotel in La Recoleta, one of Buenos Aires’ most cultured neighborhoods. The hotel has a trendy, chic feel, but will not cost a fortune as Argentina remains a relatively affordable destination.
A Suite Hotel in the Heart of Marrakech
The Riad Zolah in Morocco sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the lively, the medina (old walled city) of Marrakech. From this tranquil base, visitors can shop the souks, savor the cafes, and take in all the best sights of Marrakech on foot. Pop back into this riad as often as you would like for a reviving cup of complimentary English or Moroccan tea or a relaxing visit to the Hammam (Moroccan version of a Turkish bath). Enjoy the sunset on the rooftop terrace or take a dip in the beautiful plunge pool. [hr]
A Trump Hotel on the Vegas Strip
The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is the property of renowned real estate mogul Donald Trump. Along with the Trump name comes first class extravagance. This hotel has the class at a reasonable price. A gambling mecca is always a good place to find a deal as the owners aim to earn your money elsewhere; in their casinos. [hr]
A South Pacific Island Retreat
Located on Vanua Levu, the second largest of the Fiji Islands, Naveria Heights Lodge sits peacefully amid lush tropical gardens and commands breathtaking views of the tropical reef and emerald green mountains of the Fiji. From the lodge, you can indulge in numerous land and sea adventures or simply kick back and enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in hand and be amazed by the low cost of paradise.