places to stay in australia
There is a wealth of fabulous accommodation in Australia to meet all tastes and requirements. Below are some examples of the fabulous hotels you could stay in on your Australia adventure. In addition check out Sal Salis Ningaloo on our Eco Lodges page.
One of the famous sights in the world greets you as you awake from the soothing comforts of your luxurious bed. The stunning Opera House glows a pearlescent white against the blue of the sky and the sea, while the Harbour Bridge stands majestically for all to see. The city is a palette of exuberant colours, all vying for your attention. Such is the spectacle from your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.
You walk the narrow, winding streets and discover Sydney’s vibrant history, and pick up interesting items at the quaint shops along the way. Eventually, you find yourself at the famous Queen Victoria Building. Delicate stained glass cast incandescent sunrays on the building’s two masterpieces – the Royal Clock and the Great Australian Clock – which amaze you with their intricate craftsmanship.
In need of respite after a long day, you return to the hotel with a spa treatment in mind. A private suite awaits you at CHI, The Spa, where you feel the tensions release and the aches wash away as you enter an undivided paradise.
The luxurious spa treatment ends just in time for dinner. You pick Altitude Restaurant from the plethora of dining choices in the hotel. Aside from an impressive night view, the restaurant delights you with a spectacular parade of thoughtfully crafted dishes, giving you the ultimate sensory satisfaction. Sipping the last bit of red wine, you recline in your seat and admire the city beneath you. Let the moon illuminate the night sky as you experience the endless enchantment of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.
Nestled in 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest, Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, is a celebration of nature, responsible luxury and the local environment. Byron at Byron sources 80% of produce from within a three-hour drive, has no plastic straws or water bottles anywhere at the resort and uses Crystalbrook Immersion large-pump amenity bottles (saving more than 75,000 plastic bottles from going into landfill each year!).
Regularly named in Australia’s top 10 best luxury resorts, Byron features 92 stylish suites with two spacious balconies, an infinity pool complete with cabanas, day beds and poolside service, Eléme Day Spa, tennis court and a contemporary, social, approachable and distinctly Australian restaurant and bar, Forest. Byron at Byron is just a short drive from the iconic town of Byron Bay in New South Wales. The resort offers the perfect blend of intuitive service, impeccable detail and stunning natural surroundings in an idyllic Australian destination.
The Langham Melbourne
Sweeping vistas of the Yarra River and Melbourne skyline. Outstanding location amidst the city’s captivating Arts and Leisure district. A sanctuary nestled on the famous Southbank Promenade.
388 immaculately furnished rooms and suites designed for the discerning. Each window is framed by a magnificent view of the Yarra River or the city skyline. Unforgettable dining experiences with an element of theatre at Melba. Stylish afternoon tea by day, exhilarating cocktails at night at Aria Bar and Lounge. The Langham, Melbourne features a diverse selection to thrill even refined palates. Chuan Spa is a holistic wellness sanctuary that offers body treatments, massages, and facials that are inspired by the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).An inviting 15-metre indoor pool awash with natural light to restore and rejuvenate.A fully equipped Fitness Centre and Health Club to help you stay in shape on your travels.
Great Ocean Road
Oscar’s Waterfront Boutique Hotel
The prestigious property of Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel has become a well-known weekend retreat and idyllic destination for national and international tourists alike. Located in the town of Port Fairy at the end of the Great Ocean Road, close to the 12 Apostles, Grampians and Coonawarra wine region, Oscars continues to thrive under continued ownership spanning 14 years.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia. Deluxe eco accommodation options are sensitively positioned amongst the resort’s 145 acre property.
Complimentary experiences are provided for our guests including nature/wildlife walks, star gazing nights, Coconut Odyssey tour and specialist talks from local experts. Guests and visitors alike are invited to dine in the treetops at our popular Ospreys Restaurant.
Kingfisher Bay Resort
Once here, at Kingfisher Bay Resort, slip into island living and explore the hundreds of tracks which criss-cross the world’s largest sand island. Nature’s art-gallery turns on seasonal exhibitions: wild spring flowers, lazy summer days, the colours of autumn and wintry wilderness. And all this is just a 45-minute flight from Brisbane and a short hop from Hervey Bay on the stunning Fraser Coast.
Great Barrier Reef
As the northernmost resort on the Great Barrier Reef, and a luxury lodge of Australia, Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. This is just one wonderful Lizard Island fact that makes it like nowhere else. The hour flight from Cairns allows you to take in the true majesty and scale of the reef, and the resort is literally on the reef – no long boat rides are needed to enjoy one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
We invite you to immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience of the coastal floodplains of Australia’s Top End. Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge with exclusive access to 300 km of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River, on the edge of Kakadu National Park. A profusion of bird and wildlife are at the doorstep of this unique bush experience that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness.
With views direct to Uluru and across the desert to Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131˚ is Australia’s most celebrated luxury camp. Dotted among the red-rust dunes of the Central Desert are sixteen tented pavilions, each offering connection with the outback landscape and its heritage as well as a glamorous base from which to explore the incredible Red Centre. Discover vibrant Aboriginal artworks alongside relics from the region’s explorers, a bar and restaurant offering contemporary Australian dining and friendly staff ready to share a yarn.
Gathered as if around a campfire, fifteen luxury tents at Longitude 131° each offer views to Uluru – from the end of the bed! The premium Dune Pavilion is the only accommodation with views to both World Heritage-listed wonders Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) led by the lodge’s naturalist guides. Shared stories and a first-hand experience offers a wonderful understanding of the destination.
Dining at Longitude 131° brings together the finest, freshest produce from around the country all served with a view to Uluru: beef from Tasmania’s Cape Grim, barramundi from Humpty Doo in the west and shellfish from the pure waters of South Australia.
Aboriginal massage techniques and local natural healing ingredients like irmnagka-irmangka offer a revitalising and relaxing spa experience in Spa Kinara. Meaning ‘moon’, kinara links the earth to the sky and offers travellers a welcome retreat.
Como The Treasury
COMO The Treasury is a 48 room contemporary luxury hotel in Perth’s newly revitalised historic heart. Occupying state buildings dating from the mid 19th century, COMO The Treasury opens up the city with new experiences by way of two restaurants, a bar and world renowned COMO Shambhala wellness therapies. Designed by Kerry Hill, COMO The Treasury also provides an elegant, restful base from which to explore the wilder lures of Western Australia.
Henry Jones Art Hotel
We look forward to welcoming you to the Henry Jones Art Hotel through spring and beyond. Warm the soul once more in the history, art and exclusive dining experiences. Australian Hotel of the Year, 2017 Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence.
At the Henry Jones Art Hotel history and art collide. Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses have been thoughtfully reimagined as Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Located in the Hunter Street precinct, the hotel blends modernity with an industrial past. Decadent elliptical spas bubble underneath rough-sawn timber trusses. Blackwood-lined boardrooms have been refashioned into stately, indulgent accommodation suites.
Through the rise and fall of industries, including Sir Henry Jones’ IXL jam empire, the harbour side location has been central to Hobart and its people. Today, the precinct hums with galleries, award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes. Hotel views capture the bustling port with kunanyi/Mount Wellington beyond.
Warm and engaging service from our curators of history and art is a hallmark of this sophisticated boutique hotel, from complimentary valet parking through to a warm Tasmanian farewell. Attention to every guest is unique – much like the 500 contemporary Tasmanian artworks lining the hotel walls.
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