Stay at These Ordinary Hotels for Extraordinary Views
The Hotel Tagoo, one of the older hotels in Mykonos, offers amazing views of the area. (All photos courtesy Oyster.com)
By Jane Reynolds
Considering the climbing prices of airfare, travelers these days are all the more focused on finding inexpensive hotels when they plan their summer getaways. Often, this can mean staying in a desolate, removed location or – perhaps worse – along a congested, crowded highway. But we’ve been lucky enough to find some hidden gems among our budget stays that boast not only low rates, but also absolutely jaw-dropping views. Sure, the rooms may lack high-tech amenities or feature some dated decor, but these 10 budget hotels prove that the best hotel amenity can be just out your window.
Hotel Tagoo, Mykonos
Run by a Canadian expat, the Hotel Tagoo is located within walking distance to the center of town, but far enough away to give guests spectacular views and a quiet atmosphere. It’s one of the older hotels in the area, and rooms are spacious and clean, but basic with minimal decor. Nonetheless, many feature balconies with sweeping vistas of the hilltops and sea.
Villaggio Resort Nettuno, Amalfi Coast
Villaggio Resort Nettuno is a lower-middle-range property with a variety of options for those who wish to stay here. Campers can pitch a tent or set up their mobile home on the premises; there are also independent bungalows set in the terraced landscape, and slightly rustic apartments situated in a centuries-old tower up the hill from the main encampment. Some campers have noted that though the bathroom facilities are relatively clean, they look a bit old and dingy. But all this is nearly forgotten when guests take in the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast.
Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Hawaii