A holiday once a year is a necessity for anybody – at least we think so! While taking a break is important in day-to-day life, where you spend your time is completely up to you.
Whether you want to splurge or would like to save some coin on a more modest getaway, we’ve compiled the best ‘save or splurge’ hotels for every traveller.
Splurge: Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
This stunning, sail-shaped hotel located in Jumeirah, Dubai, may just be the ultimate splurge. It’s consistently rated the most luxurious hotel in the world, and you can enjoy a stunning room with exquisite furnishings and views over the Arabian Gulf. Once you arrive, revel in the luxury of the Burj hotel’s services, including private butlers and Ferraris for hire if you wish to explore Dubai in style.
To stay in this luxury Dubai accommodation, rates start from a cool $1,800 AUD per night for the least expensive room, and climb as high as $10,900 as a daily rate for the ‘royal two-bedroom suite’.
Save: Athens Lotus Hotel, Greece
Affordable four-star city-centre accommodation doesn’t come much better than this. The Athens Lotus Hotel is located in the heart of Athens, and offers spacious, recently renovated rooms equipped with mini bars, Egyptian cotton sheets and a modern, minimalist feel. It’s just 50 metres away from the Metaxourghio metro station, so you can easily set off to explore this historic city.
Room rates start from around $70 per night – a low price for gorgeous accommodation in a gorgeous city!
Splurge: Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef
If staying on a pristine and secluded private island sounds like your type of holiday, Lizard Island Resort could be a perfect option. Located on the Great Barrier Reef, this stunning location has a variety of room options to relax in. Choose from The Pavilion, with 270 degree views of surrounding beaches, an elevated balcony and glistening plunge pool, or an Anchor Bay Suite, which has homely but elegant furnishings and a private path to the beach.
Rates range from $2,000 to $3,600 to stay on this island paradise, but the gorgeous reef, picturesque surroundings and luxury accommodation will make it well worth it.
Save: White Rose Bali Hotels & Villas, Bali
This four star resort in Denpasar, Bali, is located close to all the entertainment you could wish for. This includes Kuta Beach, great shopping, nightlife and restaurants at the Ground Zero area. Not only does the White Rose Bali Hotel offer location, it also has newly renovated rooms, a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool and is hidden among 1.6 hectares of tropical gardens.
Rates start from around the very affordable price of $100 AUD per night, so you’ll be able to take the whole family on this trip!
Splurge: The Westin Resort and Spa, Canada
This picturesque destination is one to splurge on if you’re a snow-bunny! Nestled in the snowy town of Whistler, Canada, this five-star hotel offers luxury lodgings and fantastic opportunities for winter activities, so it’s best to visit in the chilly months. Lodgings are stunning and extravagant, with elegant furnishings and unrivalled mountain views.
Rates at the Westin Resort and Spa are around $1,069 for a deluxe studio, but you also have the option of a gorgeous penthouse mountain suite. Relax and unwind with a spa treatment at the Avello Spa and Health Club, before heading to the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains to ski the day away.
The hotel surrounds look simply gorgeous hidden under a blanket of white powder snow – splurge at this hotel for the ultimate winter holiday.