Luxury Hotels for the Fiscally Challenged
Even a pauper can feel pampered at these posh getaways
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Oct 8, 2007 10:20 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Even upscale chains like Ritz-Carlton will rent you a room for a reasonable price—if you seek out a favorable exchange rate, an independent hotel, or an off-the-beaten-track domestic destination. Forbes finds 10 luxury lodgings that are affordable even in peak season:

  1. Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. Domaine Des Hauts De Loire, Onzain, France
  3. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

  1. Rialto Hotel on Collins, Melbourne, Australia
  2. Four Seasons Resort, Carmelo, Uruguay
  3. Tu Tu Tun Lodge, Gold Beach, Ore.
  4. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Canada
  5. Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala
  6. Cashel House Hotel, Galway, Ireland
  7. Il Gattopardo Relais, Rome, Italy