The most expensive (and cheapest) hotel destinations in the world revealed

most expensive destination to book a hotel room is monte carlo

Monte Carlo is the most expensive place in the world to book a hotel, new research has revealed.

A night's accommodation in the quartier in Monaco costs on average £198.

Muscat in Oman is the second priciest destination to stay, setting British holidaymakers back £194, followed by New York (£185), Key West in Florida (£171) and Rio de Janeiro (£167).

The survey by looked at hotel prices in 2013 and found that they rose in 69 out of 116 hotels from 2012 to 2013.

The study also showed the cheapest places to check in, with Phnom Penh in Cambodia offering rooms at £33 per night.

Hanoi, Vietnam was another destination where bargain hunters can find cheap accommodation at an average of £39 per night.

The best value European destination in 2013 was the Polish city of Krakow where the average hotel price was £62.

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The most expensive (and cheapest) hotel destinations in the world revealed

The Grand Hotel Kroenenhof in Pontresina comes top of the list for reviewers. Its crowning glory is the Kronenhof Spa, which stretches over 2000 square metre, with views of the glaciers and the magnificent pine forests. "Lovely traditional hotel, great facilities, good location, great views, good quality and choice of food and amazing service which just made us feel special." says one reviewer. Double rooms from £545.

Sleek, metropolitan and distinctly modern, The Upper House is everything you would expect form a Hong Kong hotel. Check and guest services are all via the touch of your own iPad, making is the perfect destination for gadget lovers. "This is, without a doubt, the gold standard. Large, well appointed rooms with fabulous views of HK harbour, amazing beds, the nicest hotel bathrooms in the world, excellent dining and a convenient location," says one reviewer. Double rooms from $4,500 (HK$) (£349.88).

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, is an intimate coral island in a turquoise lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villas. "The Gili Lankanfushi was truly the perfect place to spend our honeymoon. Our expectations were very high, given the cost... We were looking for the trip of a lifetime and the Gili Lankanfushi not only met our expectations, it exceeded them in every possible way," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £628.

Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardenssurrounded by rainforest, is a tropical oasis which gets rave reviews. "We had high expectations given the reviews and our stay exceeded them. The grounds were beautiful...the pools & jacuzzis were lovely, the room was gorgeous ... the view of Arenal from the room was stunning, and the breakfast buffet was large and delicious," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £192.40

The Oberoi Udaivilas in the heart of Rajasthan boasts rambling courtyards, gentle rippling fountains, reflection pools and verdant gardens."This hotel is one of those once-in-a-lifetime hotels that you will never forget. From the arrival boat ride across the lake to the hotel jetty to the gorgeous rooms with butler service, stand alone baths and private pool access, to the wonderful grounds and gardens ... this hotel is truly luxurious," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £468

Casa Gangotena is a stylish boutique hotel overlooking Plaza San Francisco. "Service was impeccable, the staff accommodating, bilingual, and very friendly. The rooms were airy, well-maintained and more than comfortable with fresh linens daily and all amenities. The restaurant featured local and international cuisine, both excellent. The location on one of QuIto's main square allows one to walk everywhere, negating the necessity of taxis and avoiding the traffic jams," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £238

Perched regally on a hillside, Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites is an adults-only hotel on the island of Rhodes, singled out for  romantic breaks with stunning views and impeccable service. "One of the finest hotels we have stayed in. The hotel is beautiful and the setting fantastic. We enjoyed a superb buffet breakfast each morning by the pool with a view over the bay," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £180.

The luxurious St. Regis Punta Mita Resort has its own spa and golf course, with enchanting views of the ocean and gardens."Everything has been designed to optimise the guest experience but the one thing that stands out is the fantastic location with stunning views, beautiful beaches for swimming, paddle boarding and snorkeling...rooms are spacious and luxurious in proportion to price. All round great resort," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £392.

Luxurious suites, unparalleled views, limousine airport transfers are just some of the things reviewers love about The Oberoi"Quite simply the best hotel in India... Staff are warm, approachable, friendly. The service is superb and the hotel cannot be commended too highly," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £122.

Style, luxury and impeccable service mean the Trump International Hotel and Tower has it all, according to its fans. Moments from the city's finest attractions including the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Stock Exchange - there's apparently no hotel in downtown Toronto with a better location. "Choose this hotel and you will not be disappointed. From the moment you step out of the taxi to the time you check out, staff are friendly and provide over the top service that you will definitely enjoy," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £232.

Palacio Nazarenas is an intimate urban retreat which has been recently restored and is now considered one of Cuzco's most exclusive hotels. "Felt fantastic to step into Las Nazarenas, the flowers given by the butler was a very nice touch, the room was awesome, the view fantastic. The pool was a dream come true. The spa was also great. Thanks," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £299.

Al Maha Desert Resort is a luxury holiday destination nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai's magical dune and desert landscape. The five-star resort offers unparalleled comfort and organic international and indigenous delicacies in the Al Diwaan fine dining restaurant. "Definitely the best of all the best in Dubai... Outstanding in all areas. I cannot think of anything negative to say all very good from service and the food was world class! I stayed two nights it was worth it and more!!! Beyond my expectations," raves one reviewer. Double rooms from £475.60.

The Four Seasons Hotel is a luxury retreat in Istanbul's oldest district, a refurbished century-old neoclassical Turkish prison.  "Each Four Seasons Hotel is unique, yet each has the hallmarks of perfectionism and elegance that is expected of the name. From the moment one steps inside, to see the extravagant floral displays, one feels cocooned in immediate luxury," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £263.

The Grand Del Maris one of the world's six elite Triple Five-Star resorts and has one of only 38 Five-Star spas in the U.S, serenely nestled amid Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. Guests are offered a number of complimentary resort amenities including fitness classes and overnight shoeshine. "This place is amazing. The staff and the attention to detail from the minute you walk into the lobby has been fantastic. The room is beautifully done and the bathroom is fantastic. The grounds are beautiful and scenic," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £298.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia has played host to a long list of Hollywood stars over the past few decades. After undergoing a full renovation, it reopened and reopening in 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia. "I will never stay anywhere else in Vancouver! The service was the best I have every received! Everyone from the concierge to the house car driver always went out of their way for us. I have never had  hotel staff be so helpful and courteous. They anticipated our needs before we even had to ask for things," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £165.

The Taj Lake Palace, set against the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains and city palaces, has an impending sense of enchantment. Every room is delightfully unique and guests feel "like royalty". "It's a fantastic hotel with superb ambiance, luxury, service, food, hospitality.. Everything was mind blowing," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £219.

The French Quarter Inn provides timeless elegance in the heart of historic Charleston, S.C., overlooking the newly renovated City Market and St. Philip’s steeple. "Five stars don't do this place justice. They think of every minor detail and cater to your every need. From the champagne at check in, wine reception every night, turn down service, etc., etc. Great location. This is the place to stay in Charleston. Not cheap, but worth it," says on reviewer. Double rooms from £217.

The Hotel Schwarzensten's spa and heated indoor and outdoor pools make it a "pleasure" for guests. For the more active guests, participate on different guided snowshoe tours, winter walking or tobogganing adventures. Also at your free disposal are yoga and pilates courses as well as a gym assistant in the Cardio-fitness Center. "A very cosy spot in a quaint town. Hidden gem away from the more popular Alpine locations... the sauna is just brilliant," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £99.

Baros Maldives is a small exclusive coral island in the Indian Ocean ringed by a white sandy beach and a vibrant house-reef, just 20 minutes by speedboat from Maldives International Airport.  "The reviews here do not do it justice. It is a beautiful location with impressive facilities and customer service. They went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and we really did not want to leave," says one reviewer. Double rooms from £360


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