Luxury and sun-kissed getaways go hand in hand… The truth is we all love to experience 5-star service and top-notch facilities at least once in our lifetime. The problem is, if a hotel boasts five stars you can almost always guarantee a hefty price tag is attached to it. But everyone deserves to pamper themselves in a 5-star hotel no matter their budget, so we’ve found some of the most affordable in Europe. The continent’s wide variety of amazing destinations are also home to fantastic accommodation choices. So, whether you choose to jet off to Spain, Cyprus or the Greek Islands, we have a range of cheap holiday favourites… and yep, they happen to have a rating of 5-stars, too!
Location: Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Greek Islands
The Mitsis Grand Hotel is part of Greece’s well-known Mitsis brand, so you can expect fantastic service throughout your stay as well as a range of great facilities. Enjoy two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and facilities exclusively for children. Aside from that, you’ll be in a convenient location near both Rhodes Town and a sandy beach. The views of the Aegean Sea will be unforgettable and the diverse range of dining venues on site will guarantee each day is different for you at the Mitsis Grand Hotel.
Book: April 2019 – prices from £348 per person (flight + hotel) departing from London Stansted. £696 – based on two people (flight + hotel) for 7 nights on an all inclusive basis.
Situated right on the beachfront of Portugal’s beautiful Algarve region, the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort is a perfect choice for families. The little ones can make use of the playground and the Realito Kids’ Club designed for children aged 3-12. They can enjoy creative activities like face painting and cooking as well as more active days playing football or going on treasure hunts. You can add a dose of action into your holiday too, thanks to the hotel’s tennis court and gym. Plus, with a spa and wellness centre, you can well and truly pamper yourself.
Book: March 2019 – prices from £207 per person (flight + hotel) departing from Glasgow Prestwick. £414 – based on two people (flight + hotel) for 7 nights on a self catering basis.
Love the idea of watching the waves roll in? You can do just that at the Constantinos the Great Beach Hotel. You’ll be based right on Cyprus’ golden sands of Fig Tree Bay, where you can soak up the panoramic views and wonderful sunshine. With two swimming pools, have a lazy day (or several!) poolside. Or indulge in a couple of treatments at the hotel’s spa, where you can relax and unwind to the fullest. Finally, with three restaurants available, make the most of local and international cuisines during your stay.
Book: February 2019 – prices from £349 per person (flight + hotel) departing from Liverpool. £698 based on two people (flight + hotel) for 7 nights on a half board basis.
Location: Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
The Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel is suitable for couples looking for a romantic getaway in the sun. If you are planning an escape with your loved one, you’ll be in for a treat as from May 2019, the hotel will be exclusively for adults only. But what can you expect from this 5-star delight? Well, built in a typical Canarian style, the Hesperia Lanzarote hotel also boasts a wellness centre with hydrotherapy pool and aromatherapy. Plus, with squash and tennis also available, more active guests will have a great time too!
Book: May 2019 – prices from £342 per person (flight + hotel) departing from Liverpool. £684 based on two people (flight + hotel) for 7 nights with breakfast included.
Location: Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Canary Islands
If you’re travelling with the whole family, as a couple or with friends, the Mediterranean Palace Hotel is a top choice. Not only will you be in a fantastic location with the beach moments away, but also close to Playa de las Americas’ lively nightclubs. There’s plenty for you to do with your fellow travellers here, too. From getting competitive on the tennis courts to enjoying a laid-back game of mini-golf. The little ones won’t be left out during their holiday either, thanks to the children’s pool and Kids’ Club.
Book: December 2019 – prices from £400 per person (flight + hotel) departing from London Gatwick. £800 based on two people (flight + hotel) for 7 nights with breakfast included.
Location: Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands
The beautiful island of Crete is known for its perfect blend of history and culture, buzzing nightlife and relaxation. With a stay at the Rimondi Grand Resort & Spa Hotel, you’ll not only be enjoying the benefits of booking a 5-star hotel, but also the affordable price it comes at. The swimming pool is where all the action begins as you can lounge around poolside or make a splash. The spa is also another highlight of the Rimondi Grand Resort thanks to its range of massages and other treatments like the Turkish bath. Plus, you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery and lovely natural scenery!
Book: April 2019 – prices from £264 per person (flight + hotel) departing from Birmingham. £527 based on two people (flight + hotel) for 7 nights on an all inclusive basis.
Remember, you can secure many of these holidays with a low deposit from only £25 per person!
*Prices correct at time of writing.