Top 10 Hotels in Australia

hotels in Australia

Elements of Byron

HotelByron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Australia’s newest beach resort combines impeccable environmental credentials with a lavish dose of bling. The result is enthralling. Guests stay in luxury eco-cabins with access to a surf beach and wetlands. Facilities include a swanky restaurant, lagoon pool and day spa. Why stay anywhere else? Read expert review
£252
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Freycinet Lodge

HotelFreycinet Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Cocoon yourself in this lodge’s architecturally daring but deliciously nurturing pavilions for two, set in native bushland by the sea. The extraordinary natural beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula is all around, and one of Australia’s most beautiful national parks on your doorstep.
£165
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Saffire Freycinet

HotelTasmania, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Yes, there’s that Freycinet view. And those stylishly laid-back, ultra private suites. But it’s the endless flow of fabulous food and wine, astute service, and enchanting outdoor adventures that have guests forever dreaming of return. This is one of Australia’s most coveted travel experiences, for many fine reasons.
£1,106
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Crystalbrook Lodge

HotelAlmaden, Queensland, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
An isolated oasis in the heart of the Queensland outback. This is a private and exclusive lodge that can host a maximum of just 10 guests, set deep within the great Australian wilderness. The isolation of the property is astounding and the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere is tangible throughout. Read expert review
£814
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Darwin Waterfront Luxury Suites

HotelDarwin, Northern Territory, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Saltwater-laced air breezes through the minimally styled, maximally comfortable 17 apartments that comprise Darwin Luxury Waterfront Suites. The suites’ feel is confidently modern — a stay here feels like loaning a unit from a local friend blessed with good taste and fortune.
£98
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Longitude 131

HotelUluru, Northern Territory, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
No contest. This is the best way to experience Uluru – your own glamorous five-star perch in the dunes with an unparalleled view of Uluru from the foot of your bed. All this plus private tours and excellent food. A real bucket list experience.
£2,613

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

HotelNewnes, New South Wales, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
This conservation-based resort set within national park surrounds is considered to be one of Australia’s premier ultra-luxury destinations. And with in-room pools, holistic spa treatments, native animal encounters, stargazing, nature walks, and unparalleled food and wine experiences, one can understand why.
£1,126
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COMO The Treasury

HotelPerth, Western Australia, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Luxury meets history in this five-star hotel. A restoration of Western Australia’s grand 1890s state buildings has reimagined the disused Treasury, Lands and Titles offices and General Post Office as an elegant haven you’ll never want to leave.
£231
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Groote Eylandt Lodge

HotelAlyangula, Northern Territory, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
A stylish, well-run beachfront resort on Australia’s third-biggest – but largely undiscovered – island that makes a great base for a sea fishing holiday and encounters with aboriginal communities.
£175
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Mitchelton Hotel

HotelMitchellstown, Victoria, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
It’s hard to find fault with this minimalist, design-led, boutique hotel in rural Victoria, where wine is king, local produce is queen and there’s even a resident chocolate factory. Wallow here for a while with simple luxuries on tap and soak up the serenity.
£165
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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

HotelSydney, New South Wales, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
All that glitters in Circular Quay is at your fingertips from this uber luxe establishment. The property offers fully equipped apartment-style suites, fine dining and one of Sydney’s hottest new bars, and hosts spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, The Harbour Bridge and The Opera House.
£189
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Captains Rest

HotelTasmania, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
A traditional Tasmanian coastal ‘shack’ has been transformed into a soulful, storied waterfront retreat, perfect for cocooning couples or solo escapees. An extraordinary attention to detail is matched by an exquisite, painterly, and fabulously restorative setting on the wild west coast.
£199
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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

HotelNoosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Peppers offers a quiet retreat in the rainforest, slightly back from the hustle of Hastings Street. The five-star, eco-friendly resort has everything covered with self-catered rooms, an excellent restaurant, magnificent sea views, a decadent spa and three pools. You really can’t go wrong.
£114
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HotelSwansea

HotelSwansea, Tasmania, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Absolute seclusion and beautiful contemporary architecture are the draw at this hilltop hideaway, along with a beautiful bush setting and magnificent coastal views. Everything you might crave to really retreat from the world, from cashmere throws to soup supplies, has been already thought of.
£339
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28 Degrees

HotelByron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Combine Byron Bay’s fun-loving, salty-hair vibe with low-key luxury and a homely feel at eco-conscious, four-room hideaway 28 Degrees. Wholesome breakfasts are followed by in-room massages, soaks in the open-air shower or dips in your own private plunge pool.
£236
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HotelByron Bay

HotelByron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
This Spanish Mission-style hotel is set in bohemian Byron Bay, above one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and amidst gardens that are said to have been designed by Salvador Dalí. The overarching feel is that of a relaxed and sophisticated seaside bolthole with a nonchalant Mediterranean nod.
£354
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Avalon Coastal Retreat

HotelSwansea, Tasmania, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
In need of a remote seaside bolthole but favour modern glamour pads over rustic barefoot chic? Look no further. Wraparound Freycinet and Tasman sea views and your own secluded beach amuse by day, while a huge open fire, gourmet-stocked larder and an indoor-outdoor bath entice come nightfall.
£0
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Pumphouse Point

HotelTasmania, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
Built in the 1930s as a hydroelectricity station, this remarkable hotel conversion is split between the waterside Shorehouse and the Pumphouse, set 900ft out in the lake. It’s tucked into a quiet bay on Lake St Clair at the southern end of the World Heritage Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
£136
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United Places

HotelMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
9/10Telegraph expert rating
With United Places, Melbourne gets the smart, sexy and stylish sanctuary it’s long deserved. It takes the typical apartment hotel up a level with highly considered interiors, enticing dining options and truly personal service. Plus there’s absolute privacy, oodles of space and a brilliant park-side locale.
£368
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Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

HotelNoosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
8/10Telegraph expert rating
This luxury 176-room resort, a landmark on Noosa Heads’ fashionable shopping strip, has long been a favourite with cashed-up holidaymakers for its elegant and stylish comfort, proximity to the beach, and extra touches that take it a notch above others on this stretch of Queensland coastline.
£197
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