Asia’s Best Luxury Stays with an Affordable Price Tag

The best affordable luxury hotels to visit in Asia

We’ve tracked down 6 of Asia’s best luxury stays affordable for all budgets.

Luxury and affordability rarely go hand in hand, especially when travelling. However, thanks to varying revolutionary metasearch travel engines like Kayak, luxury stays are now attainable for most of us dreaming of a high-end holiday, but without the hefty price tag.

If you’re overdue for a holiday, but don’t have the time or patience to deal with long-hauls flights to Europe, Asia has really stepped up over the last decade, and now boasts beautiful holiday locations nestled on white sandy beaches, or set amongst the skyscrapers of some of the most beautiful Asia cities, or perched on top of roaring green mountains overlooking spectacular rainforests. 

Whatever your holiday type is beach, city or mountain, Asia has it and flaunts it, and certainly deserves its time in the spotlight.

Asia is also fast becoming a chosen holiday destination for hen’s and buck’s weekly or weekends getaways, honeymoons and for other special occasions. 

Asia ia very accessible for Australian travellers, without having to sit on a long-haul flight.

And if you are looking to book your holiday for a special occasion and wanting something a little more personal with your flight time to get to your exotic location, you might like to consider a private jet charter.

More affordable than you may think, hiring a private jet charter for your group is certainly achievable with many packages ranging from $3500 to $5500 for a group of anywhere between 5 to 10 people. 

Here are 6 of our top picks for a luxury, but affordable, Asian holiday:


Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn in Bangkok

Style: City

Price range: approx. starts from $150 a night.

For lovers of luxury the rooftop swimming pool has panoramic views of the city, and if you’re travelling as a family, you can reserve a whole floor with connecting rooms and a play area.

The hotel is also connected to the Surasak BTS Skytrain station via the hotel’s own sky bridge, making it very easy to get around the city from this hotel. 

This is an elegant hotel and ideal for anyone wanting to spend more time exploring the city and love eating out at delicious, modern and trending restaurants Bangkok has to offer.


TS Suites Leisure in Seminyak Bali

Style: City and Beach 

Price range: approx. starts from $150 a night.

Ideally located in central park of Denpasar, the TS Suites are perfect for girl’s getaways, as it boasts a variety of in-room services, such as all-day breakfasts, spa treatments, and some rooms even having their own private access to the swimming pool.

The suites are located close to the main airport, and walking distance to Seminyak beach and Legian Beach.

The suites fuse luxury with fresh modern design, suited for all demographics, whether you’re there to party, or there to relax.

There are many beautiful villas in Bali designed to help you escape reality and enjoy your tranquil holiday.

Sri Lanka:

Uga Jungle Beach Resort in Trincomalee

Style: Rainforest and Beach

Price range: approx. starting at $300 a night.

If you have a little bit extra to spend on your holiday, this is the perfect location for a remote getaway.

Sandwiched between a lagoon and the ocean, decadent cabins are hidden among the mangroves, providing an idyllic setting for both privacy and enviable views.

Here you can also enjoy private dining on the beach with delicious, locally sourced, five-course dinners. 


Shangri-La Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Style: City

Price range: approx. starting at $130 a night.

With one of the best views of Kuala Lumpur’s impressive skyline available, and located across from the famous Petronas Twin Towers, this city hotel features a rooftop infinity pool and its own florist (yes, florist), among countless other amenities.

Cocktails at the stunning rooftop Sky Bar are a definite highlight of the evening.

The hotel is also surrounded by some of the best restaurants and tourist hot spots in the city, such as the KLCC Park, The Aquaria and the Hilton Spa and Wellness centre.


Fairmont Makati in Manila

Style: City

Price range: approx. starting at $250 a night.

Each room at the Fairmont Makati has floor-to-ceiling glass windows, access to the rooftop pool and all the amenities you’d expect of a five-star luxury property, but for a fraction of the cost.

The hotel is centrally located, so easy to access everything you need in the city, including a quick 6km trip to Manila Bay of an evening for the perfect Instagram sunset capture.

Here you will witness the most spectacular shift of colours as the sapphire sky meets the jewelled sunset tones of garnet and amber across the water.


Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai

Style: City

Price range: approx. starts at $200 a night.

Located on the Huang Pu River, Hyatt on the Bund is an oasis within the city, a short walk from the bustle of central Shanghai.

Those in Bund Club rooms can enjoy complimentary cocktails overlooking the city every evening, before indulging in the incredible Yuan Spa downstairs.

The suites and rooms of this hotel feature spectacular views of the Bund and the Pudong, and with convenience access to the airport and major areas of interest in the city.

Rebecca Wilkinson

Beauty Editor

Rebecca is a freelance content creator and beauty editor for Bondi Beauty. She is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel, has a weakness for coffee and is obsessed with cats and yoga. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty trend, like massaging crushed pearls into her skin for the ultimate collagen and vitamin boost to skin cells.

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