Now, personally, I’m not the type of girl to spend $250 on a hotel room when I go on vacation. No siree—not when I could be spending that sort of money on food or souvenirs or (in the case of my recent three-month jaunt around Southeast Asia) two months worth of local beer. (And we’re talking several a day. Every day. Honestly, in Beijing, it was only a quarter!)
But if you are looking to drop the mad cash when you travel abroad, you might like to know that the Peninsula Bangkok has been voted the world’s best hotel for USD$250 or less in a reader survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine.
I can’t, of course, vouch for its excellence, as I stayed in an $8-a-night flophouse with a shared bathroom in the backpacker mecca of Khao San Road the last time I was in Bangkok. But since the Peninsula beat out the prestigious Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge in Gold Beach, Oregon and the Post Hotel & Spa in Lake Louise, Alberta–which came in at second and third place respectively–we’ll just have to go ahead and assume that it’s pretty darn fancy.
After all, I’m fairly sure you get your own toilet there. Which is more than I can say for where I stayed.