21 Wellness Resorts Around the World at Any Budget

by Lauren Dana

21 Wellness Resorts Around the World at Any Budget

by Lauren Dana

Does your New Year’s resolution revolve around wellness? Do you love to travel? If so, now is the perfect time to plan an epic wellness-themed retreat, so you can focus on exploring a new destination and practicing self-care – all while indulging in pure relaxation. To inspire your travels, we put together a list of the 20 best wellness resorts around the world that won’t (totally) blow your budget.

Does your New Year’s resolution revolve around wellness? Do you love to travel? If so, now is the perfect time to plan an epic wellness-themed retreat, so you can focus on exploring a new destination and practicing self-care – all while indulging in pure relaxation. To inspire your travels, we put together a list of the 20 best wellness resorts around the world that won’t (totally) blow your budget.

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Jaya House River Park Cambodia / Photo courtesy of the property
Les Ilets de la Plague, St. Bart's
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Les Ilets de la Plage, St. Barths

This quaint beachside resort is comprised of just 12 villas and serves as the perfect backdrop for those looking for some much-needed R&R. Activities here consist of taking a dip in the pool, enjoying a laid-back lunch prepared with fresh ingredients, and lounging on the beach. Added bonus: Guests can send a shopping list of anything they want/need throughout their stay, and the resort will ensure everything is ready upon arrival. Rates from $244 per night, depending on the season.

This quaint beachside resort is comprised of just 12 villas and serves as the perfect backdrop for those looking for some much-needed R&R. Activities here consist of taking a dip in the pool, enjoying a laid-back lunch prepared with fresh ingredients, and lounging on the beach. Added bonus: Guests can send a shopping list of anything they want/need throughout their stay, and the resort will ensure everything is ready upon arrival. Rates from $244 per night, depending on the season.

Guest room at Hotel Valley Ho, Arizona
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Hotel Valley Ho, Arizona

This boutique hotel has been around since 1956 (but has since been renovated), and is located in downtown Scottsdale, making it the perfect spot for an easy escape that’s not too isolated from the “real world.” What’s more, the property offers a special Stay.Zen Package, which makes practicing yoga in the hotel room easy and fuss-free. The hotel also offers their own fitness and wellness classes, a state-of-the-art spa, and two pools (one for those looking for relaxation, and one that provides a more social atmosphere). Rates from $153 per night, depending on the season.

This boutique hotel has been around since 1956 (but has since been renovated), and is located in downtown Scottsdale, making it the perfect spot for an easy escape that’s not too isolated from the “real world.” What’s more, the property offers a special Stay.Zen Package, which makes practicing yoga in the hotel room easy and fuss-free. The hotel also offers their own fitness and wellness classes, a state-of-the-art spa, and two pools (one for those looking for relaxation, and one that provides a more social atmosphere). Rates from $153 per night, depending on the season.

The American Club Spa
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The American Club, Wisconsin

This 241-room property boasts a fantastic spa, a variety of yoga and fitness classes, and four state-of-the-art golf courses. What’s more, all guests have access Sport Core Health and Racquet Club, and receive complimentary morning coffee, afternoon tea, and bathrobes. There's also the option to purchase a land pass for River Wildlife, a 500-acre private wilderness preserve perfect for dining, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. Rates from $174 per night, depending on season; two-night packages from $299 per person.

This 241-room property boasts a fantastic spa, a variety of yoga and fitness classes, and four state-of-the-art golf courses. What’s more, all guests have access Sport Core Health and Racquet Club, and receive complimentary morning coffee, afternoon tea, and bathrobes. There's also the option to purchase a land pass for River Wildlife, a 500-acre private wilderness preserve perfect for dining, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. Rates from $174 per night, depending on season; two-night packages from $299 per person.

Ananda Spa, India
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Ananda Spa, India

Tucked away in the peaceful Himalayan foothills, Ananda offers a variety of all-inclusive wellness programs and packages in order to help guests achieve their goals. Activities offered range from nature walks, safaris, and white-water rafting. Rates from $620 per night, per person (includes daily breakfast, scheduled yoga, mediation, lectures, and morning tea), depending on the season, while all-inclusive packages start at $920 per night, per person, year-round.

Tucked away in the peaceful Himalayan foothills, Ananda offers a variety of all-inclusive wellness programs and packages in order to help guests achieve their goals. Activities offered range from nature walks, safaris, and white-water rafting. Rates from $620 per night, per person (includes daily breakfast, scheduled yoga, mediation, lectures, and morning tea), depending on the season, while all-inclusive packages start at $920 per night, per person, year-round.

Sansara Resort cabana
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Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort, Panama

Sansara Resort hosts group retreats and customized individual experience packages (check their calendar for information) that make for the ultimate wellness getaway. Some of our favorite amenities in the experience package include a luxury cabana and complimentary bikes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle-boards; however, guests also have the option to add-on daily meal packages, yoga classes, surf lessons, and more. Rates from $249 per night.

Sansara Resort hosts group retreats and customized individual experience packages (check their calendar for information) that make for the ultimate wellness getaway. Some of our favorite amenities in the experience package include a luxury cabana and complimentary bikes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle-boards; however, guests also have the option to add-on daily meal packages, yoga classes, surf lessons, and more. Rates from $249 per night.

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Pura Vida Retreat and Spa, Costa Rica

The sprawling property spans more than eight acres, and, at 4,900 feet above sea level, the panoramic views of Costa Rica's Central Valley are breathtaking. Check out the celebrated wellness center, which offers a variety of services from Ayurvedic healing to facials. There’s also twice-daily yoga classes with breathtaking views (additional price). And, for guests looking to get more in-tune with nature, the resort boasts adventure tours and activities such as whitewater rafting and hot springs tours. Rates from $195 per night, depending on the season; for rates on special packages, contact the resort directly.

 

The sprawling property spans more than eight acres, and, at 4,900 feet above sea level, the panoramic views of Costa Rica's Central Valley are breathtaking. Check out the celebrated wellness center, which offers a variety of services from Ayurvedic healing to facials. There’s also twice-daily yoga classes with breathtaking views (additional price). And, for guests looking to get more in-tune with nature, the resort boasts adventure tours and activities such as whitewater rafting and hot springs tours. Rates from $195 per night, depending on the season; for rates on special packages, contact the resort directly.

 

Lake Austin Resort and Spa
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Lake Austin Spa Resort, Texas

This all-inclusive lakeside hideaway offers unlimited outdoor fitness programs and activities, upscale accommodations, and a guilt-free, delicious menu. For an extra cost, indulge at the LakeHouse Spa, relax in a hot tub in the private outdoor garden suite, or take a swim in one of the three pools. Plus, each day is jam-packed with an array of rotating activities – from yoga to dance to sunset wine cruises – so there's no room for boredom. Rates from $575 per night, depending on the season.

This all-inclusive lakeside hideaway offers unlimited outdoor fitness programs and activities, upscale accommodations, and a guilt-free, delicious menu. For an extra cost, indulge at the LakeHouse Spa, relax in a hot tub in the private outdoor garden suite, or take a swim in one of the three pools. Plus, each day is jam-packed with an array of rotating activities – from yoga to dance to sunset wine cruises – so there's no room for boredom. Rates from $575 per night, depending on the season.

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Le Monastère des Augustines, Quebec

There's no better place to get away than Le Monastère des Augustines. Here, guests are encouraged to completely unplug; the hotel asks guests to turn off any electronic devices. Activities include various types of yoga and fitness classes, workshops, lectures, and classical music concerts. Rates from $80 per night, per person (double occupancy), and includes breakfasts, museum and heritage site access, as well as access to private rooms. For $161 per night, per person (double occupancy), a stay includes three meals per day, access to all daily programming, and access to the museum and heritage site.

 

There's no better place to get away than Le Monastère des Augustines. Here, guests are encouraged to completely unplug, literally; the hotel asks guests to turn off any electronic devices. Activities include various types of yoga and fitness classes, workshops, lectures, and classical music concerts. Rates from $80 per night, per person (double occupancy), and includes breakfasts, museum and heritage site access, as well as access to private rooms. For $161 per night, per person (double occupancy), a stay includes three meals per day, access to all daily programming, and access to the museum and heritage site.

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
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The Art of Living Retreat Center, North Carolina

This secluded retreat center is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by 380 acres of forest. The property specializes in Ayurvedic treatments, one of the world’s oldest forms of holistic medicines (it originated in India). In addition, some of the many retreats offered include happiness retreats, silent retreats, and yoga retreats – so there’s bound to be a retreat designed for anyone. Activities include yoga, pottery, nature walks, and nightly Kirtan (concerts focusing on ancient song and modern melodies). The center offers three types of rooms: hotel (rates from $178 per night), retreat (rates from $178 per night), and apartment rooms (a standard $1,750 for seven nights – the minimum stay).

This secluded retreat center is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by 380 acres of forest. The property specializes in Ayurvedic treatments, one of the world’s oldest forms of holistic medicines (it originated in India). In addition, some of the many retreats offered include happiness retreats, silent retreats, and yoga retreats – so there’s bound to be a retreat designed for anyone. Activities include yoga, pottery, nature walks, and nightly Kirtan (concerts focusing on ancient song and modern melodies). The center offers three types of rooms: hotel (rates from $178 per night), retreat (rates from $178 per night), and apartment rooms (a standard $1,750 for seven nights – the minimum stay).

The Peaks Resort & Spa, Colorado
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The Peaks Resort and Spa, Colorado

The warm and welcoming resort, situated in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, offers guests a wide selection of amenities in a comfortable setting. From the state-of-the-art  fitness center to the full-service salon and spa, there's almost anything one could ever want or need to achieve his or her wellness goals.  What’s more, the resort offers a variety of specific wellness services, ranging from tarot card readings to acupuncture, and, there’s even the option to create customized wellness plans, too. Rates from $259 per night, depending on the season.

The warm and welcoming resort, situated in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, offers guests a wide selection of amenities in a comfortable setting. From the state-of-the-art  fitness center to the full-service salon and spa, theres's almost anything one could ever want or need to achieve his or her wellness goals.  What’s more, the resort offers a variety of specific wellness services, ranging from tarot card readings to acupuncture, and, there’s even the option to create customized wellness plans, too.  Rates from $259 per night, depending on the season.

Canyon Ranch Lenox Hill
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Canyon Ranch Lenox, Massachusetts

Guests at this Berkshires all-inclusive wellness resort are encouraged to take a break from reality and focus on themselves through a variety of fitness, wellness, and spa activities. Whether it be snowshoeing in the morning, ending the day with sunset yoga, or indulging in a refreshing mid-day spa treatment, the options and activities seem to be limitless. The property offers a variety of wellness packages for those who want a more targeted and customizable wellness retreat. Rates from $918 per night, depending on the season.

Guests at this Berkshires all-inclusive wellness resort are encouraged to take a break from reality and focus on themselves through a variety of fitness, wellness, and spa activities. Whether it be snowshoeing in the morning, ending the day with sunset yoga, or indulging in a refreshing mid-day spa treatment, the options and activities seem to be limitless. The property offers a variety of wellness packages for those who want a more targeted and customizable wellness retreat. Rates from $918 per night, depending on the season.

Cheecha Lodge and Spa
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Cheecha Lodge and Spa, Florida

Located in the tropical Florida Keys, Cheecha Lodge & Spa is complete with luxe accommodations and both upscale and casual dining options – but its main draw is fishing. The property is located on Islamorada, known as “the sportfishing capital of the world,” which makes for the perfect opportunity to get away from it all while out on the open ocean. Take in the Caribbean-like amenities and features, including a 1,100-foot private beach, a Tiki bar, water sports, and private cabanas. Rates from $280 per night, depending on season (includes select water sports, golf, and fitness facility).

Located in the tropical Florida Keys, Cheecha Lodge & Spa is complete with luxe accommodations and both upscale and casual dining options – but its main draw is fishing. The property is located on Islamorada, known as “the sportfishing capital of the world,” which makes for the perfect opportunity to get away from it all while out on the open ocean. Take in the Caribbean-like amenities and features, including a 1,100-foot private beach, a Tiki bar, water sports, and private cabanas. Rates from $280 per night, depending on season (includes select water sports, golf, and fitness facility).

Red Mountain Resort
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Red Mountain Resort, Utah

Thanks to its proximity to three national parks (Zion, Bryce, and Snow Canyon), Red Mountain Resort affords guests the opportunity to renew and recharge with outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. Post-hike, take a break from exploring to hit the spa, which features services and treatments inspired by ancient health and beauty rituals, complete with custom-blended products made with local, natural ingredients. In addition, the resort offers a variety of health and wellness packages. Rates from $335 per night, depending on the season (includes three meals per day, guided hikes, fitness classes, wellness activities, fitness amenities, and more).

Thanks to its proximity to three national parks (Zion, Bryce, and Snow Canyon), Red Mountain Resort affords guests the opportunity to renew and recharge with outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. Post-hike, take a break from exploring to hit the spa, which features services and treatments inspired by ancient health and beauty rituals, complete with custom-blended products made with local, natural ingredients. In addition, the resort offers a variety of health and wellness packages. Rates from $650 per night, depending on the season (includes three meals per day, guided hikes, fitness classes, wellness activities, fitness amenities, and more).

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Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah

Sundance Mountain Resort is the perfect place to hide from winter. From scenic winter zip-lining to night skiing and fly fishing, there’s no better resort to explore the outdoors. Added bonus: A stay includes two free ski passes per bedroom, in addition to wellness classes, yoga, nature walks, and more. Après ski, be sure to check out the serene spa (which even offers beard facials), or, take a class or two at the art studio. Rates from $278 per night depending on season; wellness packages from $650 per night depending on season (includes breakfast, art classes, a spa treatment, and daily meditation and yoga). 

 

Sundance Mountain Resort is the perfect place to hide from winter. From scenic winter zip-lining to night skiing and fly fishing, there’s no better resort to explore the outdoors. Added bonus: A stay includes two free ski passes per bedroom, in addition to wellness classes, yoga, nature walks, and more. Après ski, be sure to check out the serene spa (which even offers beard facials), or, take a class or two at the art studio. Rates from $278 per night depending on season; wellness packages from $650 per night depending on season (includes breakfast, art classes, a spa treatment, and daily meditation and yoga). 

Taman Ujung Water Palace, Bali
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Villa Flow Bali, Indonesia

It’s no secret that Bali is a bucket-list destination, and, it’s one of the most renown spots for all things health and wellness. Even better? It might more affordable than you think. Villa Flow Bali offers quality service, comfortable and dream-worthy accommodations, and healthy food made with fresh, local ingredients. The property offers a variety of activities, including outdoor cycling, cooking classes, boat cruises, diving, rafting, and a several excursions to help guests better connect with the local community and learn more about Indonesian culture. Rates from $220 per night, depending on the season (includes breakfast, afternoon tea, a snack, unlimited bottled water, use of mountain bikes, and free wifi).

It’s no secret that Bali is a bucket-list destination, and, it’s one of the most renown spots for all things health and wellness. Even better? It might more affordable than you think. Villa Flow Bali offers quality service, comfortable and dream-worthy accommodations, and healthy food made with fresh, local ingredients. The property offers a variety of activities, including outdoor cycling, cooking classes, boat cruises, diving, rafting, and a several excursions to help guests better connect with the local community and learn more about Indonesian culture. Rates from $220 per night, depending on the season (includes breakfast, afternoon tea, a snack, unlimited bottled water, use of mountain bikes, and free wifi).

Jaya House River Park
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Jaya House River Park, Cambodia

The 36-room hotel is surrounded by lush trees and features two swimming pools, a spa, an all-day dine-in restaurant, and serene gardens. Plus, the property is just a six-minute tuk-tuk ride to the ancient Angkor Wat temples and the bustling Siem Reap city center. Each of the 36 rooms has either a balcony or direct garden and pool access. The property also offers various tours and excursions around the area, as well as a spa that’s perfect for unwinding. Rates from $239 per night, depending on the season (includes breakfast for two, daily fruit platter, free laundry, and a complimentary 60-minute spa treatment – but the latter is only available if you book by March 31).

The 36-room hotel is surrounded by lush trees and features two swimming pools, a spa, an all-day dine-in restaurant, and serene gardens. Plus, the property is just a six-minute tuk-tuk ride to the ancient Angkor Wat temples and the bustling Siem Reap city center. Each of the 36 rooms has either a balcony or direct garden and pool access. The property also offers various tours and excursions around the area, as well as a spa that’s perfect for unwinding. Rates from $239 per night, depending on the season (includes breakfast for two, daily fruit platter, free laundry, and a complimentary 60-minute spa treatment – but the latter is only available if you book by March 31).

Le Blanc Resort and Spa, Cancun
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Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, Mexico

This all-inclusive, adults-only oasis makes for an uninterrupted and relaxing vacation. With pristine infinity pools, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, luxe guest rooms, and spa (with its own fish spa pedicure), it’s hard not to fall in love with the property upon arrival. Plus, the resort’s wellness program includes an in-room aromatherapy menu, a two-hour spa package, sleep aid kit, healthy cooking workshop, and a yoga and meditation kit, among plenty of other added amenities. The property is currently offering all guests a resort credit up to $1500 to use during their stay. Rates from $370 per night (double occupancy) depending on the season, and rates from $715 per night for the wellness program, depending on the season.

This all-inclusive, adults-only oasis makes for an uninterrupted and relaxing vacation. With pristine infinity pools, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, luxe guest rooms, and a spa (with its own fish spa pedicure), it’s hard not to fall in love with the property upon arrival. Plus, the resort’s wellness program includes an in-room aromatherapy menu, a two-hour spa package, sleep aid kit, healthy cooking workshop, and a yoga and meditation kit, among plenty of other added amenities. The property is currently offering all guests a resort credit up to $1500 to use during their stay.  Rates from $370 per night (double occupancy) depending on the season, and rates from $715 per night for the wellness program, depending on the season.

Maya Tulum Resort
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Maya Tulum Resort, Mexico

Aside from the sprawling beaches, Maya Tulum Resort is also famous for its premiere wellness center, therapeutic treatments, spa services (including special Mayan spa services you can’t receive anywhere else in the world), twice-daily yoga classes, and an oceanfront meditation labyrinth (which is similar to a maze, but has only one path). In lieu of typical hotel rooms, the resort offers elegant yet secluded cabanas. If guests are looking to explore more of Tulum, the property also offers tours and excursions around the area. Rates from $260 per night depending on the season (includes breakfast); packages from $373 per night depending on season (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner; two yoga sessions per day; and $120 spa treatment credit).

Aside from the sprawling beaches, Maya Tulum Resort is also famous for its premiere wellness center, therapeutic treatments, spa services (including special Mayan spa services you can’t receive anywhere else in the world), twice-daily yoga classes, and an oceanfront meditation labyrinth (which is similar to a maze, but has only one path). In lieu of typical hotel rooms, the resort offers elegant yet secluded cabanas. If guests are looking to explore more of Tulum, the property also offers tours and excursions around the area. Rates from $260 per night depending on the season (includes breakfast); packages from $373 per night depending on season (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner; two yoga sessions per day; and $120 spa treatment credit).

Calistoga Hot Springs Resort
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Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, California

Located in beautiful Napa Valley, California, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is a peaceful destination for anyone -- from couples to families to BFFs. Here, take advantage of the four mineral pools: a multi-lap pool, a whirlpool, a soaking pool, and a kid-friendly wading pool. Other amenities include a fitness center, mud baths with volcanic ash (a spa treatment unique to Calistoga), and a variety of fitness classes. At night, head to the fire pit to reflect and relax. Note: The spa facilities in the main building will be unavailable until mid-February due to renovations, so we recommend exploring downtown Calistoga, where visitors can schedule a hot air balloon ride, go wine tasting, and hike or mountain bike. Rates from $207 per night, depending on the season.

Located in beautiful Napa Valley, California, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is a peaceful destination for anyone -- from couples to families to BFFs. Here, take advantage of the four mineral pools: a multi-lap pool, a whirlpool, a soaking pool, and a kid-friendly wading pool. Other amenities include a fitness center, mud baths with volcanic ash (a spa treatment unique to Calistoga), and a variety of fitness classes. At night, head to the fire pit to reflect and relax. Note: The spa facilities in the main building will be unavailable until mid-February due to renovations, so we recommend exploring downtown Calistoga, where visitors can schedule a hot air balloon ride, go wine tasting, and hike or mountain bike. Rates from $207 per night, depending on the season.

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Garden of the Gods Club, Colorado

This Colorado Springs resort offers guests an array of amenities such as yoga classes, a 27-hole golf course, a luxe infinity pool, and a healing-focused spa. Wellness services offered include a salt inhalation room (halotherapy), IV nutritional therapy, mindfulness workshopsenergy therapy, and naturopathic medicine. Spa packages start at $329 per night and comes with a $150 spa credit as well as breakfast for two, while nightly rates start at $179, depending on the season. 

This Colorado Springs resort offers guests an array of amenities such as yoga classes, a 27-hole golf course, a luxe infinity pool, and a healing-focused spa. Wellness services offered include a salt inhalation room (halotherapy), IV nutritional therapy, mindfulness workshopsenergy therapy, and naturopathic medicine. Spa packages start at $329 per night and comes with a $150 spa credit as well as breakfast for two, while nightly rates start at $179, depending on the season. 

Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel & Spa, Italy
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Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel & Spa, Italy

Located right outside of Venice, Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel & Spa is most famous for its unique therapeutic thermal water and mud treatments, both of which date back to ancient Rome. These wellness-centric, one-of-a-kind services are said to reduce inflammation and help with anti-aging. The property also features several pools, aromatherapy showers, a sauna, and a Turkish bath, as well as two restaurants and a bar. Rates from 140 euro ($155) per night, depending on the season and the room category. 

Located right outside of Venice, Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel & Spa is most famous for its unique therapeutic thermal water and mud treatments, both of which date back to ancient Rome. These wellness-centric, one-of-a-kind services are said to reduce inflammation and help with anti-aging. The property also features several pools, aromatherapy showers, a sauna, and a Turkish bath, as well as two restaurants and a bar. Rates from 140 euro ($155) per night, depending on the season and the room category. 

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