Australia

Hotels in Australia

Hotels in Australia vary from luxury accommodations in the bigger cities to secluded bungalows tucked away in the rainforest. For a cozy home away from home, stay at Debbie’s Place. The potted plants and rooms with private entrances and deck areas make Debbie’s a refreshing respite near the scenic turquoise waters of Rainbow Beach in Queensland. Rocky Hills Retreat is one of the best hotels in Australia, located north of Hobart, Tasmania. It offers gorgeous panoramic views of Oyster Bay while being nestled in the hills amongst the treetops. There’s an art room, a bathtub on the deck, and a stocked fridge so you’ll want for nothing.

For some campy fun, try the Pink Flamingo Resort in Queensland. Flamboyant shades of fuchsia, purple, and orange-painted rooms are certainly unique to the hotel. Ten private villas provide a secluded experience, which is pet-friendly and adults only. If you seek to mingle with wildlife during your stay at hotels in Australia, stay at Samurai Beach Bungalows. Four wooden-floored bungalows are neatly arranged around a swimming pool in 3 acres of rainforest (full of koalas) just north of Newcastle in New South Wales.

Deep in the South Australian outback, just over four hours from Adelaide, Arkaba Station—a 19th-century sheep ranch turned luxury lodge—feels remote enough for most.

An alpine wilderness retreat, Voyages Cradle Mountain Lodge has 86 timber cabins surrounded by ancient pines and crystalline lakes at the edge of one of the few remaining rain forests in the world. The spa specializes in holistic natural treatments, such as fennel-and–birch bark peels.

A 22-room retreat on a secluded vineyard surrounded by forest.

Bordering the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island has long been a popular vacation spot. And now Qualia, a 60-bungalow retreat on the secluded northern shore, is helping redefine Aussie luxury.

Located on Hyams Beach, home to the whitest sand in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, this colorful collection of seven former fishing cottages now hosts guests in 1920’s style with pastel walls, brass beds, electric fireplace, and double French doors leading to a verandah that

Well-rounded 20-story hotel with Art Deco-style interiors and a top-notch spa, next to the Fitzroy Gardens downtown.

The 89 suites and studios are accented in earthy, sunburned tones and many have private balconies or patios overlooking the property's two golf courses.

The 160-year-old Georgian mansion has five simple, light-filled guest rooms.

The first thing that strikes you about Prairie Hotel is its isolation. Located in the remote former railway town of Parachilna, this outback lodge is a favorite of Aussies in the know.

The hotel restaurant serves accomplished country food, such as venison with a chocolate sauce or pepper-seared kingfish with sourdough panzanella.