Australia’s Top 10 Luxury Hotels
10. Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast
The Sheraton Mirage is the Gold Coast’s only beachfront resort rated with five stars, giving it extra distinction from the rest. Among lagoons and tropical gardens is the newly renovated hotel, known for its spaciousness and comfort.
The Ocean Villa, their premier space, boasts full access to the five star facilities and services the resort offers, as well as a direct ocean view and access to the beach. With room for five adults, or a combination with kids, the spacious setting is perfect for a family vacation.
qualia can be found on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island, a fantastic location for all Great Barrier Reef viewing and activities. The luxury resort offers intuitive service and VIP amenities for its guests. Transport from the airport and a chauffeur service for your stay is included, and the concierge team will cater to any of your whims.
The beach house retreat is qualia’s most luxurious guest option. With dining accommodations for 10, a private swimming pool and panoramic views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands, the beach house retreat provides all its guests could ask for.
8. Woodbridge On The Derwent
For those looking for classic historic elegance, Woodbridge On The Derwent is the resort for you. The building, an 1825 riverfront mansion in Tasmania, has been superbly restored into a personalised boutique accommodation. Woodbridge On The Derwent is Tasmania’s only officially accredited five star hotel.
Only 16 guests are at the mansion at a time, providing the perfect peaceful and private visit. Each room has a view of the river, and its Spa Suites offer king sized beds and open fireplaces. Woodbridge not only sells elegant luxury, but the experience, which has been billed as “receiving the keys to a friend’s country mansion.”
7. Langham Hotel Melbourne
The Langham Hotel in Melbourne features modern amenities in timeless elegance. Located on the famous Southbank Promenade, the hotel offers high-quality business facilities, a restaurant and launch, a rejuvenating spa and several leisure activities. The National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, The Arts Centre and Crown Casino are nearby, providing endless entertainment.
The luxury suite has views of the city skyline and Yarra River, including a study area, multiple inclusions to make business and work easier and even a butler service for premier guests. Health and wellness is a big focus at the Langham: guests are encouraged to use the gymnasium, conservatory-covered pool and Jacuzzi, saunas, signature-scented colour therapy steam rooms and therapeutic rain showers.
6. One&Only Hayman Island Resort
The One&Only Hayman Island Resort reopened this July after a massive million-dollar renovation. The renewed resort hosted the cast and crew of the hit American television show Modern Family, both as the site of filming and an oasis for the actors after filming. It’s located in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and offers fantastic views of the Coral Sea, particularly from its individually designed penthouses.
With a range of culinary experiences abound and incredible activities like diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing and helicopter and seaplane adventures, One&Only Hayman Island truly delivers a one and only experience.
5. The Henry Jones Art Hotel
As one of the most unique offerings on our list, the Henry Jones Art Hotel does not disappoint the savvy art aficionado or the guest looking for a rejuvenating stay. Billed as Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, the Henry Jones features modern design elements and contemporary art against one of Tasmania’s most significant heritage sites.
The quiet elegance of Henry Jones’ luxury one-bedroom suites is supplemented by original art in every room and pieces like the overflowing spa bath. All of the art at the hotel is by emerging and established Tasmanian artists, and can be found throughout the building.
4. Pier One Sydney Harbour
No other hotel can offer you a view like this. The Pier One Sydney Harbour hotel is built on, and over the water, with panoramic views of the world-famous harbour. The boutique, Federation-style hotel includes nautical themed decor sourced from design houses in Australia and France and original timber and ironwork from the historic Pier One Wharf.
The Sydney Harbour view hotel suite is the most luxurious option, with a private deck over the pier, ceiling to floor windows and an incredible open plan bathroom. From the deck, guests can see Luna Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
3. Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Known for its environmental responsibility, Emirates Wolgan Valley is nestled in its own private conservation and nature reserve. It’s the first certified carboNZero certified resort in the world, and the first carbon neutral resort in the world to be certified through an internationall accredited greenhouse gas programme.
With the exclusivity of only 40 free-standing suites, guests are guaranteed a break from the everyday life. Each suite has its own private pool and terrace, while the resort overall offers a space, world-class dining that focuses on local and organic service, and field guides for guests to explore the land around the resort.
2. Saffire Freycinet
A new offering on Tasmania’s East Coast, Saffire Freycinet overlooks the beautiful Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay. Guests of the 20 luxury suites can take advantage of the restaurant, guest lounge and bar, and the exclusive dayspa, which features treatments developed exclusively for Saffire by celebrity facialist Marionne De Candia and Dr Jean Laing
The Private Pavilions feature a separate bedroom and dining area with a kitchen, giving guests the option to choose the dinner-in-suite option with a personal chef. Breakfast in Palate restaurant, Lunch including beverages and dinner including beverages are inclusive, and the French champagne in the mini bar is complimentary. And if that’s not enough, each pavilion includes a private courtyard with a plunge pool.
1. Voyages Longitude 131
If this is what luxury camping is, count me in. Fifteen luxury tents facing the spectacular Uluru give guests an incredible view into the rich Northern Territory. The stunning centre of the camp, Dune House, is the perfect place to lounge and relax after experiencing the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
The site includes a library comprised of books, maps, historical literature and other artefacts about the region, a movie and game library and an oasis of a pool just outside the Dune House. The tents have white-linen draped king sized beds, all facing the beautiful Uluru and landscape, and a full, luxurious bathroom.