Affordable 5* hotels: Top ways to get a 5* room for £50

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Who doesn’t like the idea of affordable luxury 5* hotels? Let us show you the very best discounts out there for deluxe accommodation that would normally cost an arm and a leg.

We’ve rounded up where to find luxury 4* and 5* hotels without having to pay anywhere near full price. You’ll find a range of different hotels to suit every taste, but one thing’s for sure – you won’t need to fork out a fortune to live like a king or queen for the night.

Secret Escapes

5 star hotels secret escapesPossibly our all-time favourite website for cheap luxury breaks, Secret Escapes has discounts of up to 70% OFF luxury hotels.

How do they manage to get such cheap prices? Simple – even the most luxurious hotels don’t like having empty rooms. Secret Escapes can offer such low rates because they work with luxury hotels that have empty rooms they’re desperate to fill.

They negotiate exclusive offers which you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

But to get these deals, you need to become a member of Secret Escapes (it’s absolutely free to become a member – just enter your email address to join). As soon as you join, you get access to all their exclusive discounts.

You can only see the offers when you join – as hotels aren’t too keen about advertising the fact that they offer big discounts if you look in the right place.

  • Secret Escapes only feature 4* and 5* hotels, so you won’t find anything less than perfect.
  • The handpicked offers include stunning country mansion hotels, five-star spa breaks for two, luxury beach escapes and more – and great new offers are always cropping up.
  • Sometimes you even get bonuses such as complimentary room upgrades, a bottle of bubbly or a massage thrown in for free!

Top pick: They’re currently running a flash sale on a grand, Grade I listed country mansion with a 100% TripAdvisor rating that’s up to 64% OFF! Your stay at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire includes a full English breakfast, a three course evening meal, a welcome bottle of house wine and accommodation in a Manor House room. Join Secret Escapes here.


5 star expediaFor an easy-to-search hub of 4* and 5* hotels at highly discounted prices, Expedia are a winner.

They’re the world’s largest online travel agency, so there’s loads of choice – and they don’t mess about when it comes to finding a luxury hotel for less. They’ve got listings that can be sorted by their star rating and price.

  • Check out their flight and hotel packages for the biggest savings. Last year customers saved over £200 on average. (Plus there are no change or cancellation fees)
  • You can book everything together and have no extra costs to worry about. Get your accommodation, flight, train, car hire and activities all sorted for less
  • We love their Top Trending Boutique Hotels in London section for a city break with style – without the hefty price tag
  • Collect 200 Nectar points when you book a hotel, or 1,000 points when you tailor make your own package.

Top pick: Five-star rated Blue Rainbow Aparthotel – Manchester Central now just £84! That’s only £42 each, and fantastic reviews too.

5 star is another favourite with savvy travellers, with plenty to offer when it comes to luxury hotels and short breaks. Sort your searches by price and go mid-week to bag the biggest discounts.

Their Top Secret Hotels feature is well worth your time. This is where 4*and 5* hotels are discounted by as much as 35%, exclusive to – BUT you don’t know the name of the hotel until after you book.

Don’t worry, you know all the important stuff before you book: you’re told the hotel’s location; its star rating; what facilities it has; and its Tripadviser score.

Like Secret Escapes, these ‘Top Secret Hotels’ are secret because the hotels don’t want it known that they are offering discounts.

It’s a very good system – we’ve managed to snap up a 5* resort for under £60 a night using it.

  • Upscale 5* resorts that would ordinarily be a huge drain on the wallet can now be had for the price of a guesthouse.
  • Lastminute have plenty of offers from city breaks to theatre deals, flights, spa, restaurants, experiences and car hire so build your perfect package and get your dream break on a budget.

Top pick: have a fantastic deal on this iconic 5* hotel in Barcelona with excellent views across the city from just £53 per room, per night. The unique hotel, with oversized comfortable beds is just minutes away from some of the most beautiful landmarks in the city and there are even spa facilities on-site!

5 star oakbank-house-hotel-bowness-on-windermereWith more UK hotels listed on their website than anybody else, Laterooms has a hotel for everyone.

Looking for a romantic weekend away to the country? A top rated comfortable stay for the whole family? Or maybe a luxury city escape? Search Laterooms for 5* hotel deals and offers – you’re sure to find just what you need. Whether you need a hotel tonight or up to a year in advance, there are plenty of bargains to bag.

Here’s why we love for 5* retreats:

  • Book now, pay when you stay
  • No booking or cancellation fees
  • Free hotel nights offers

Top pick: Oakbank House, Bownesss on Windermere in the Lake District – a 5* B&B that boasts stunning views over Lake Windermere. It has won multiple awards for best countryside and best romantic B&B, but you can enjoy your stay in this little retreat from just £45 per person (including breakfast). Enjoy free wifi, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym or just drink in the incredible views from your individually designed room.

Monarch 5* hotels and luxury holidays

5 star monarchA low cost airline is the last place you would expect to find 5* hotels on a budget, but with Monarch’s luxury holidays you could find yourself in an exotic corner of the world for an astonishingly low price.

Monarch holidays are all-inclusive – so you not only save on your hotel stay but also on flights and food. Have a look at their Luxury Holidays section for a full list of offers.

MacDonald Hotels

MacDonald Hotels are perfect for luxurious breaks that won’t break the bank. From a traditional honeysuckle covered coaching inn to contemporary hotels in bustling city centres, they have a variety of excellent resorts across the country. Their special offers include 4* hotel breaks for under £50 per person.

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days – a site for experience days and gifts – may not be the first place you think of for bargain luxury breaks, but they have some decent offers. Their UK wide ‘escape’ for two across more than a hundred hotels starts at just £99 for two, and includes luxury country properties and coastal getaways. A lovely present for your partner, or to treat friends or family.

Have you found your dream getaway? Been inspired by a money saving deal for a luxury stay for under £50? Leave a comment below to tell us what you think!