A good hotel doesn’t necessarily has to mean a high price, many hotels don’t compromise their high quality just to be cheap and their budget price definitely doesn’t mean a nasty room. I have gathered a few favourites from around the world that prove just that.
citizenM is a hotel driven by one desire: to create affordable luxury for the people, and it stands for hotels that cater for a new generation of travelers: the ‘Citizen Mobile.’ These customers know what they want in a hotel – stylish design, great value, comfort, free entertainment and a good location.
With hotels already in Amsterdam City and Glasgow, their design on a budget gains another meaning with they design from Amsterdam’s award-winning Concrete, and unique in-room technologies alongside a lobby full of iconic Vitra furniture and iMacs.
Rooms from £49
Above: Office interior at citizenM Glasgow Hotel
Above: citizenM Glasgow Hotel by Concrete Architectural Associates
Above: Dining interior at citizenM Glasgow Hotel
Above: Minimalist hanging lamp at citizenM Glasgow Hotel
Just a couple of blocks away from Times Square, YOTEL is a stylish budget hotel made with a Japanese influence. Featuring the city’s largest outdoor terrace, bars, a restaurant and a gym and the rather curious left luggage robot, YOBOT, YOTEL New York has become an instant hit.
The hotel has small but smartly designed rooms. Wifi and drinks are free 24/7 and if thats not enough theres lots of space in which to relax, work and eat including the largest outdoor hotel terrace in New York!
Rooms from £90
Above: Yotel entrance
Above: Inside Yotel
Above: Yobot the luggage robot
Above: Yotel rooftop
Located between the up-and-coming bars and restaurants of the city’s De Pijp area, and the famed nightlife of Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein; the inspiring and positively laid-back Hotel V has a youthful, hip atmosphere with retro, caramel colour palettes and decadent vintage furnishings. The rooms, whilst not so lavishly furnished, are compact but continue the hipster exuberance; and, after all, this is Amsterdam, here’s betting you won’t be spending too long in them…
Rooms from £74
Above: Living Room at Hotel V
Above: Small but stylish bedroom at Hotel V
Above: Bedroom at Hotel V
4. Room Mate Valentina, Mexico City
This avant-garde hotel combines design and comfort. Decorated by the famous interior designer Tomás Alia, has 62 cheerful and colorful rooms.
Rooms from £41
Above: Colorful room at Room Mate Valentina
Above: Bedroom at Room Mate Valentina
Above: Hall at Room Mate Valentina
5. Fresh Hotel, Atens
In the heart of Athens, Fresh Hotel is a stylish, urban resort,with unconventional atmosphere, cool and thoughtful service. With simple lines and vivid colours in a minimalist, sleekly designed sanctuary, the Hotel surrounds guests in absolute calm. Come to play in 133 rooms, suites and executive rooms of subtle luxury. Slip into something comfortable for a late-night cocktail at the Air Lounge roof bar, the smoothest place to chill under the stars of the Athens sky. The joy of life takes on a new meaning at the Fresh Hotel.
Rooms from £75
Above: Inside Fresh Hotel in Athens
Above: Pool at Fresh Hotel
6. Riad Ariha, Marrakech
Looking for a great place to stay in Marrakesh? Try this chic riad, a renovated townhouse in the ancient city of Marrakesh.
Riad has five beautifully decorated rooms each with heating, air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. This hotel has received the Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence three years in a row!
Rooms from £61
Above: Guesthouse in Riad Ariha
Above: Bedroom at Riad Ariha
7. Hotel Acta Mimic, Barcelona
Located in the arty, gritty El Raval district – formerly home to Picasso – the Hotel Acta Mimic is as creative as its location, composed of 92 rooms its located in the Ciutat Vella of Barcelona, in the old Teatro Colon, next to Las Ramblas, the Port of Barcelona and the Avenida Parallel theaters.
Its innovative design and modern facilities spread over 5 floors for bedrooms and houses a restaurant with courtyard garden and sitting area. This hotel of 3 stars a terrace on the top floor where you can relax with spectacular views of the port of Barcelona, monument to Columbus and the mountain of Tibidabo.
Rooms from £75
Above: Bedrooms at Acta Mimic
Above: Lounge at Acta Mimic Hotel
8. 42 The Calls, Leeds
An 18th Century riverside corn mill converted into a boutique hotel, 42 The Calls is a homely delight, located right on the River Aire but steps away from the city’s nightlife. The hotel’s former life is evident throughout the quaint rooms and suites, with oak beams, industrial girders, original mill mechanisms protrude and exposed brick walls accentuated by typically ’boutique’ furnishings. Friendly, stylish and picturesque, 42 The Calls is a city hotel with a luxurious country house vibe..
Rooms from £86
Above: Suite 390 at Hotel 42 The Calls
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