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Where to stay in Asia: from budget to ultra luxury

12 Jan, 2024

Imagine entering a world where every turn reveals a new tale, where busy metropolises give way to tranquil scenery, and where ancient traditions and modernization coexist together. That is the allure of Asia, a continent that attracts travellers from various backgrounds.

Discovering where to stay during your trip to Asia is an exciting part of planning your adventure. Whether you’re a budget-conscious backpacker seeking adventure or a luxury traveller in search of paradise, Asia has an experience tailored just for you. Scroll down and discover some of our recommendations for where to stay on your trip to Asia!

Exploring Budget Options

Mei Ho House Hostel, Hong Kong

Contrary to the stereotype, a visit to Hong Kong needn’t break the bank, with the city offering a plethora of budget friendly stays for every type of traveller. Located just 30 minutes from some of Hong Kong’s popular hiking spots, Mei Ho House Hostel is in prime position for travellers looking to venture to the top of Kowloon Peak for sweeping views of the city below. The hostel encompasses 129 newly renovated rooms designed with a nostalgic theme, a vintage-styled café and a heritage museum to introduce guests to the district’s distinct culture. After a day of exploring, guests can unwind in The Hub, a recreational function room, or relax on the terrace on comfortable bean bags, before strolling through the Sham Shui Po district for a delicious evening meal – the perfect end to a jam packed day of adventure.

Dorm rooms start from £35 a night and private rooms start from £110 per night.

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Accommodations for Your Next Bargain Journey

Avani+ Riverside Bangkok, Thailand

Bustling Bangkok is one of the world’s busiest cities, with food markets, historic temples and late-night bars just some of the attractions on offer. Perched high above the city skyline, overlooking Bangkok’s magnificent Chao Phraya River, Avani + Riverside Bangkok is a stylish retreat in the heart of the city. Guests can take advantage of the luxury amenities and exceptional spa facilities the hotel has to offer whilst still getting a taste of Thailand’s authenticity. The infinity pool has some of the most stunning views in the region; guests can enjoy a swim before discovering the fresh flavours of the SEEN restaurant and bar located adjacent. From exploring the historic palaces and temples to taking a canal tour on an authentic longtail boat, there are plenty of things to do around Bangkok.

Prices start from £99 per night based on two adults sharing an Avani River View Room.

Avani+ Riverside Bangkok, Thailand

Indulge in Extravagance

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Malaysian Borneo

Located in Sabah, Borneo, where the sea meets the rainforest is Shangri-La Rasa Ria. The five-star resort boasts expertly designed rooms, a private beach, soothing spa, championship golf course, and a 64-acre nature reserve. The resort has over 10 dining options so guests have the luxury of spending one night dining at The Eighth, a premium restaurant which boasts an authentic Chinese menu and the next at Kozan Teppan-yaki where they can enjoy a memorable, live culinary experience. The resort is surrounded by lush rainforests, providing a picturesque backdrop for the many exciting activities on offer. From paddle-boarding on the South China Sea to discovering the resort’s own nature reserve, the Rasa Ria Reserve, which is home to local wildlife including long-tailed macaques, stork-billed kingfishers and water monitor lizards.

Prices start from £139 per night based on two adults sharing a Garden Wing Superior Rainforest Room.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Malaysian BorneoAs you plan your next adventure in Asia, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the diverse accommodations that await in each vibrant city. From luxurious high-rise hotels to charming boutique guesthouses, there’s a perfect stay for every traveller’s taste and budget.


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