Would you consider spending an extra couple hundred dollars a night to avoid staying at a dingy hotel full of circus pimps and other sleazy variations of the dark side trading company? Perhaps. But even that extra cash wouldn't come close to getting you a room at the most expensive hotels in the world. A night at of those would cost you much, much more.

How much more?

Well, let’s just say that things could get a little pricey if you happen to be looking for a place to stay in Sardinia, Italy: Five of the top seven highest-priced hotels on Earth are located there, with a room at Le Dune, Forte Village Resort averaging more per night than any other hotel in the world at $2,539.

If the rates at Le Dune are a little out of your price range, then you might want to consider taking up residence in other nearby solitudes like the Hotel Pitrizza or Villa del Parco, where average nightly rates go a few hundred less.

If money is no object but Morocco is more your speed, you won't mind dropping more than $2,000 a night to stay amid the mountainous Mediterranean climate at the number-two-ranking Royal Mansour.

For the rest of the top 10, plus precise average nightly rates, check out our gallery below:

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1. Le Dune, Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy: $2,539 average nightly rate

2. Royal Mansour in Marrakech, Morocco: $2,060

3. Hotel Pitrizza in Sardinia, Italy: $2,041

4. Villa del Parco in Sardinia, Italy: $2,031

5. Amankora & Spa in Paro, Bhutan: $1,910

6. Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy: $1,904

7. Hotel Romazzino in Sardinia, Italy: $1,850

8. Maia Luxury Resort and Spa in Anse Louis, Seychelles: $1,692

9. Southern Ocean Lodge in Kangaroo Island, Australia: $1,665

10. Lizard Island in Great Barrier Reef, Australia: $1,651

[Luxury Hotels]