Hotels in Australia

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Surry Hills stay 57 Hotel is just a skip from Central Station, and is handy for sampling the neighborhood's many bars, restaurants, and shops. Launched... Read More

The rooms in this Surry Hills hotel are simple, colorful and centrally located. Plus, bustling Oxford and Crown Streets are nearby if you need a... Read More

Scandinavian-inspired interiors create a sleek vibe at Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach, just a stroll from iconic Bondi Beach on fashionable Hall... Read More

If you want to be slap bang in the middle of the retail action, then this branch of the Adina chain is for you. Occupying prime turf in chic-to-the-max... Read More

Rising 34 stories above the central business district, the Amora Hotel Jamison is just a 10-minute walk from both the Rocks and Circular Quay. The 415... Read More

Deep in the South Australian outback, just over four hours from Adelaide, Arkaba Station—a 19th-century sheep ranch turned luxury lodge&mdash... Read More

The east coast of Tasmania has been a well-kept Aussie secret for some time—and for good reason. Thanks to sheltering hills and warm offshore... Read More

Modern two-story compound with an ambitious restaurant. Read More

The hotel is propped on a Pacific Coast headland, in a town that attracts both surfers and migrating whales. During the past four years the property has... Read More

The Birdsville sits at the edge of Australia’s Simpson Desert, home to fat-tailed marsupial mice, sand dunes, and little else. (Aussies say it... Read More

Situated inside a former cargo-handling facility, this wharf-side hotel is within a 10-minute walk of major attractions, such as the Royal Botanic... Read More

Set on a former shipping wharf in the eastern part of Sydney Harbour, this hip, industrial-chic hotel (the Taj Group’s first Australian property)... Read More

Relaxed guesthouse Bondi Beach House is a home away from home just a stone's throw from Bondi Beach. Each of its nine rooms is simply but individually... Read More

A backpackers’ hostel, you say? Don’t be too quick to judge. Bounce is an award-winning accommodation located just a stone’s throw from Central Station,... Read More

Tent cabins, en-suite baths, and an open air dining room. Closed during the wet season. Read More

This BKH-designed luxury villa on the north coast of New South Wales attracts celebrities, surfers, and “discerning Bohemians” to its four... Read More

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

The maximum number of visitors permitted to this World Heritage–listed island, two hours from Sydney, is 400, ensuring that you’ll always... Read More

The property features 18 neutral suites and private patios over the water. Read More

Suites at this Provençal-style inn have huge wraparound decks. Read More

Sandwiched on a narrow peninsula between Lake Merimbula and the Tasman Sea, this collection of apartments and three-bedroom townhouses is a prime spot... Read More

The property is made up of twin penthouses with huge terraces, iPod docks, gas fireplaces, and kitchens stocked with Calphalon pots, Riedel glasses,... Read More

This small, architect-designed hotel has a distinctly Melbourne vibe. The building's shell once belonged to a pub, and the furniture in each of the 15... Read More

Since 1853, Craig’s Royal Hotel has anchored historic Lydiard Street in the town of Ballarat, about an hour northwest of Melbourne. The property... Read More

More design-focused than its neighbor, Crown Towers, Metropol has a contemporary style reflected in everything from the lobby design to the staff... Read More

Setting the standard for luxury accommodation in Melbourne, this riverside hotel is all about quiet comfort and understated service. Rooms come in a... Read More

This glossy, sleek high-rise created something of a sensation when it opened in late 2007, as it put the surrounding neighborhood (a still-gritty area... Read More

As Australia’s capital, Canberra has plenty of clout, but it has never been known for style. The recently opened Diamant adds much-needed panache... Read More

Set on an achingly beautiful stretch of east-coast beach, this boutique hotel occupies what was once a private mansion aptly named Grandview. Only three... Read More

Set directly across from Flinders Street Station, this property is in the ideal location for exploring the city, particularly Federation Square and the... Read More

Formerly Voyages Dunk Island. Read More

The resort has 25 beachside villas and 30 tents powered with solar panels and furnished with bamboo floors and private verandas. Not far from your bed,... Read More

Refined comfort has arrived in the outback. El Questro Homestead is a soothing six-room refuge in million-acre El Questro Wilderness Park, set amid vast... Read More

The 31 bedrooms in this converted heritage warehouse may be stylish, serene boudoirs, but there's a hedonistic air about this city center boutique bolt... Read More

34 floors of polished, updated rooms and public spaces, plus the city’s largest outdoor pool.  From the sky-high atrium lobby to the clubby hotel... Read More

A recent renovation has spruced up this haven for both business travelers and couples who want to be spoiled during their stay in Sydney. The Romance... Read More

The 41-story, Foster & Partners–designed hotel has 201 understated, light-filled studios and a heated pool. Read More

A Zen-inspired retreat with daily yoga classes near Byron Bay, co-owned by the actress-singer Olivia Newton-John. Read More

Deep jewel tones and luxe marble bathrooms give the rooms and suites at this five-star option a sultry touch. On the higher floors, the 365-square-foot... Read More

At Halcyon House, each room has details like salvaged hardware, handpicked antiques, and walls upholstered in blue-and-white-patterned textiles. They... Read More

Tucked away in Sydney's oldest neighborhood, a ramble from the harbor, the aptly named Harbour Rocks Hotel occupies historic buildings once home to the... Read More

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

The newish business and shopping district where the upmarket Hilton Melbourne is located can feel a little separated from the action of the city, but it... Read More

Rising 43 stories above downtown, this glass-and-concrete hotel is centrally located across from the Town Hall railway station. Inside, the cavernous... Read More

Vacations are expensive, so the Hilton is here to ease the pain on mom and dad’s wallet. Any child aged 18 and under who stays in his or her parents’... Read More

Why It’s Unique: Hinchinbrook, a 96-acre national park with lush rainforests, rugged mountains, and coarse sandy beaches, has just one option for... Read More

Sophie Newland’s Hog Bay Hill, in K.I.’s northeastern corner, has only three rooms, each with a deck and a panoramic view, and is furnished... Read More

Patterned after the original Government House, this Darlinghurst hotel in a Colonial Georgian residence was once a nightclub (the hotel's name comes... Read More

Young, fun, and funky, budget-boutique Hotel Harry invites guests to play. Its central Surry Hills setting, attached to 'nuevo Latino' pub Harpoon Harry... Read More

This chic, 59-room boutique hotel, once a tea store and billiard hall, is named for champion Australian pool player Walter Lindrum. Today, vestiges of... Read More

Stylist Sibella Court is behind this vintage-chic, rough-luxe revamp, which has seen the old Hotel Palisade pub at the top of the Rocks given an... Read More

The hotel is set in the former governor’s mansion overlooking Thomson Bay. Read More

Set high on the cliff above Sorrento’s small harbor on Port Phillip Bay, the hotel has 41 elegant rooms, some with timber finishes and exposed... Read More

Opened in 1883, the Windsor predates many of the world's grand hotels, and it is certainly the last of its kind in Melbourne. Situated at the western... Read More

Hip hotels are slowly trumping the staid in the ski community of Falls Creek, about four and a half hours by car from Melbourne. Consider Huski, a... Read More

Located on Hyams Beach, home to the whitest sand in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, this colorful collection of seven... Read More

Just south of Sydney Harbour, the InterContinental hotel is adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens and only a 10-minute walk from the Opera House. Rising... Read More

Need to let the kids blow off some steam? Send them to the heated indoor pool at the InterContinental Sydney for an hour or two while you catch up on... Read More

As if Double Bay wasn't fancy enough already, the revamped InterContinental Sydney Double Bay livens up this chic shopping enclave. With its villagey... Read More

Two heritage buildings in the business district of Melbourne joined by a stunning glass atrium make up this unique five-star property. Each of the rooms... Read More

On an island full of pastoral inns, the Islington stands out like a bold Rothko painting in a gallery of Norman Rockwells. The 11-room Regency-era... Read More

Recently updated hotel in a gateway town to the East Kimberley outback. Read More

An attractive alternative to the hotels in the Central Business District, the Langham has been impressing guests with its refined take on classic luxury... Read More

Positioned on a bluff in southeast Australia’s Blue Mountains National Park, Lilianfels is a country house built in 1889 that has been converted... Read More

With 24 beaches fringing the Great Barrier Reef, and accomodations for just 40 couples, Lizard Island is in a category all its own. Open-plan suites are... Read More

Favored by frequent travelers to Melbourne, this South Yarra escape is renowned for its understated, yet exquisite service. Designed with luxe fabrics... Read More

Well-situated cottages with vineyard views. Read More

The best choice in downtown Adelaide. Read More

Compact, designy, and set in an up-and-coming area right next to the gritty Kings Cross (read: red-light) district, Medusa attracts a young, arty crowd... Read More

There are masculine overtones to the 25 rooms designed by acclaimed architecture firm Six Degrees in this converted pub. Black-tiled bathrooms,... Read More

This 1901 house once anchored a single 23,000-acre farm; by the 1970’s the pastureland had been subdivided and the house abandoned. But in 2002... Read More

The poshest old-school hotel in town (it’s part of the Orient-Express group) isn’t exactly in town; though it’s in the heart of the... Read More

Bold landscape murals from New South Wales artist John Olsen hang in the public spaces at the 229-suite property. Read More

Hayman is one of the reef’s big, historic resorts, with 209 guest rooms, 350 employees, acres of marble flooring, four dining venues, and three... Read More

Despite its historic wool warehouse location, the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is nothing if not contemporary. The 90 rooms and suites sport exposed brick... Read More

The street art in the city's laneways inspired the design of this hotel, which is tucked away in one of the best parts of Melbourne, right near... Read More

This historic blue-toned Woolloomooloo wharf may be familiar from previous incarnations as a W hotel and Taj, once known as Blue Sydney. It's now one of... Read More

Guests can hire an indigenous guide to take them on a traditional search for pipi, the local mussels, which tend to be found on pristine stretches of... Read More

Short of sleeping inside the Sydney Opera House itself (if only!), the next best thing has got to be snoozing at the Park Hyatt Sydney, which has... Read More

Located just a stone’s throw from the Sydney Harbour Bridge at the north-western end of Circular Quay, the Park Hyatt may just be the city’s best-placed... Read More

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

Formerly Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour Read More

This charming, budget-friendly little hotel is one of the best values in Sydney. Yes, it’s set on one of the busiest streets in the bustling... Read More

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... Read More

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. Read More

Overnight accommodation doesn’t get much more special than these waterfront rooms located in Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct. Each features nautical... Read More

Another harborside haven, 189-room Pier One Sydney Harbour boasts views of the dramatic Sydney Harbour Bridge and historic Luna Park funfair opposite,... Read More

The collection fo six high-design apartments opened in September 2010; rooms have boldly colored silk Italian throws, Missoni bathrobes, and amenities... Read More

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... Read More

Reopened in 2015 after a redesign, Pretty Beach House more than delivers on its name, offering an elegantly exclusive getaway a stroll from sandy coves... Read More

The 1848 Tudor-style lodge in Bothwell, a Tasmanian town known for game hunting, offers a dizzying roster of activities. Guests can fill their days with... Read More

Don’t feel like dragging the kids to the beach? They’ve got you covered at the Pullman. Encourage the youngsters to spend the day on the hotel’s... Read More

Stay in the Midcentury-inspired Pumphouse—dramatically set at the edge of a 787-foot-long pier—or in the Art Deco–style Shorehouse at this 18-room hotel... Read More

You’d never expect that the charming and secluded Q Station, at the entrance to Sydney Harbour, was once a quarantine base for ship passengers in... Read More

Launched in December 2015, the QT Bondi brings uber-hip accommodations to Sydney's most iconic shore. Bondi has long lacked a luxury hotel, but this... Read More

One of the few truly boutique hotels in town, QT Sydney has theatrical flair and fabulously edgy interiors. It's set within the historic State Theatre... Read More

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... Read More

The restored Quamby Estate—a 17 1/2-mile drive from the city of Launceston—was once the centerpiece of an 1820’s ranch. Now set within... Read More

Located on Watego Beach and surrounded by Cape Byron Headland Nature Reserve, this pink Mediterranean-style hotel is more like a luxury guesthouse. The... Read More

Situated directly on Bondi Beach, Ravesi’s Hotel is also just a 15-minute drive from downtown Sydney. Each of the 12 guest rooms is individually... Read More

Just a few hours north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges National Park is known for high peaks, cavernous ravines, and wildlife-dotted plains. Two years... Read More

Formerly the The Sebel Reef House & Spa ... Read More

Originally established as a gentleman’s chambers, Regents Court is now a small boutique hotel catering to the creative and independent set. The... Read More

The retreat's nine wooden tree houses are scattered at the edge of Wooroonooran National Park. Read More

This is about as easy as it gets. The Royal, located just near the campus of Sydney University, is a no-frills, no-fuss Aussie pub with upstairs... Read More

Set in Grampians National Park, famous for its picturesque mountains and Aboriginal relics. The property grows more than 150 fruits and vegetables in... Read More

There's something quite grand about the staircase encircling the lobby at this boutique hotel, especially when paired with the sweeping entrance's... Read More

Tasmania’s commitment to farm-to-table principles has earned it a spot on the world’s culinary map. On the eastern coast, at the 2010-opened... Read More

A holiday in Tasmania may feel like a trip to the end of the earth. A reward for the long journey? The Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania's first world-class... Read More

The Shangri-La is one of Sydney’s most opulent hotels. The 36-story structure affords guests views of the cityscape and the harbor, and the luxurious... Read More

Some of the city’s largest rooms and a new Chi spa that opened in February 2010.  Read More

You’d think that its idyllic location between the entryway to the Great Barrier Reef, the vast Australian outback, and the Daintree Rainforest... Read More

Situated directly across from Hyde Park, this 557-room property is among the chicest business hotels in the city. The guest rooms are decorated in... Read More

Situated beside Sydney Cove, the Sir Stamford hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. Partially housed in... Read More

This grand lady in the heart of Sydney’s business district houses more than 400 rooms and suites, and is the perfect home base for families that want to... Read More

Travelers planning an extended stay should consider renting a family-owned villa. Many of the ones from Sorrento Portsea have striking interiors, pools,... Read More

Contemporary in design and green in attitude, this lodge sits on a sparsely populated island 30 minutes by plane from Adelaide. The 21 spacious suites... Read More

Glass-and-concrete skyscraper featuring a grand 3-floor lobby, along the harbor.  Read More

This spacious stunner on the wharf at Woolloomooloo is a scene at any hour of the day—there are fancy restaurants and a gorgeous hotel bar at the base,... Read More

Best known for its awe-inspiring, 9th-floor glass pool, which cantilevers out over a laneway, the Adelphi was Melbourne's first designer boutique digs... Read More

The attending wombats, king parrots, echidnas, and wallabies provide a constant reminder that this romantic country escape is set in one of the world... Read More

About 75 minutes by air from Sydney, Byron Bay has long been known for its pristine sands and stunning headlands. Set within a 45-acre rain forest,... Read More

Bright pops of fuchsia in the lobby, along with shiny, bold sculptures, introduce the overall vibe of this hip hotel in South Yarra. It's young and... Read More

The bold vision of the late artist Adam Cullen is the inspiration for this hotel in bohemian Prahran, one of the suburbs south of Melbourne's business... Read More

If casino high-rolling and fine dining are your thing, then snuggle up to the Darling, perched at Pyrmont near the touristy Darling Harbour quarter.... Read More

Lovers of antiques stores, smart galleries, fashion, and chic dining adore Woollahra, a skip from Paddington, and intimate stay the Hughenden (built... Read More

Go for the Happily Ever Package at the renowned Langham on Kent Street. You’ll get breakfast for two in their Galileo restaurant, a bottle of sparkling... Read More

Melbourne was recently named the world’s most livable city with one of the most livable lodgings being this popular, 25-story 388-room riverside hotel.... Read More

Formerly called the Observatory—named after the Sydney Observatory nearby—this once faded hotel has had a no-expense-spared makeover. Now part of the... Read More

This 126-room hotel in pretty Potts Point is actually a collection of serviced apartments, meaning you get a handy kitchenette with any room you book.... Read More

Channeling the creative spirit of Chippendale, the design-focused Old Clare Hotel made a splash when it launched in late 2015. Its 62 rooms, carved out... Read More

The flagship of the Art Series Hotels' stable, this chic offering in South Yarra features the work of renowned Australian artist John Olsen. A mural and... Read More

There are changes afoot at the Prince, one of the best loved of Melbourne's hotels. (And it's not just loved by travelers; the historic hotel's... Read More

Former post office building with skyscraper annex in a central downtown location; the city's best hotel for business travelers, with plenty of executive... Read More

This St Kilda hotel features a prime location about five minutes walk from the beach as well as brightly colored rooms and public spaces decorated with... Read More

This small, five-star hotel set among vineyards in Australia’s Hunter Valley has 10 individually decorated lodge rooms emanating from a central,... Read More

The main draw here is the swimming pool: it’s perched on the rooftop, so you get a great view of the cityscape to the west, pretty Rushcutters Bay Park... Read More

Modeled after luxury safari camps in Africa, Longitude 131° aims to bring guests face-to-face with nature. The rooms are individual tents on stilts,... Read More

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

A serious safari experience has finally arrived down under with Emirates airlines’ newest conservation-based resort, a three-hour drive west of... Read More

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