The Top 10 Hotels in Australia, Revealed

Lauren Powell

When it comes to travel, there’s generally no better recommendation than a first-hand one—especially when we're talking about hotels. Hotel stays are a luxury (and unfortunately, few and far between) for most of us, so when we do get the opportunity to spend a night (or five) away from home we want to make it memorable.

But rather than you having to ask your friends, TripAdvisor has done the asking around for you and has released the winners of its Travellers’ Choice for Hotels Awards—read: the places that real travellers love to stay. Whether you’re all about a cloud-like bed, an Instagram-worthy view, a dreamy interior, or location, location, location, there will be a home away from home in the list you’ll want to bookmark for your next local escape. For more hotel inspo, take a tour of this vibrant Perth hotel and check out this new Sydney guest house filled with Australian art, then scroll down for the top-rated hotels in Australia.

1. Pinetrees Lodge


Pinetrees Lodge

Reasons to book: Family-friendly lodge, first-class efficient staff, and its impressive water activity offering.

2. Ovolo Woolloomooloo


Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Reasons to book: Central and waterfront location, free mini-bar, and one very Instagram-worthy interior.

3. Park Hyatt Sydney


Park Hyatt Sydney

Reasons to book: Harbour views, proximity to the Sydney CBD and the finest restaurants in town, and 24-hour butler service.

4. Qualia Resort


Qualia Resort

Reasons to book: Its world-class spa, fine dining, and a view that has to be seen to be believed. 

5. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour


Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reasons to book: Retro-meets-contemporary design, free happy-hour, and a gallery-worthy art collection.

6. East Hotel


East Hotel

Reasons to book: Cruiser bikes available upon request, complimentary sweets bar and fruit, and the ideal location to explore the Australian capital.   

7. Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments


Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments

Reasons to book: Free Foxtel (pass us the remote and room service menu!), complimentary airport transfers, and private tropical outdoor shower—dreamy.

8. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort



Reasons to book: It’s one of the most family-friendly hotels in the country, tours leave from the report’s doorstep, and it’s complete with an outdoor cinema.

9. Primus Hotel Sydney


Primus Hotel Sydney

Reasons to book: If the rooftop pool isn’t enough, then the heart of the city location, and its 1930 Art Deco building will be.

10. Big4 Beacon Resort


Big4 Beacon Resort

Reasons to book: Its campground environment without the actual camping, scenic neighbouring trails for hiking and mountain biking, and an in-house day spa.

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