Check Into Australia’s Best Hotel Stays, According To You

By Jessica Ellis
20th Jul 2022

Are you long overdue for a dreamy hotel stay? We feel you. From plush linen bedspreads to five-star amenities and drool-worthy dining, a hotel can make or break your holiday. 

Lucky for you travel nerds, we've got news. Thanks to Qantas Holidays, your next boujee getaway could come at a bargain price. Not only can you earn big Qantas Points on booking but you can also use up to 45 per cent fewer points when using Points Plus Pay. Yes, please. 

To celebrate living the good life in five-star style, we asked you to dish on Australia's best hotels. From poolside destinations to eclectic city living, here's where you'll be escaping to next. 

QT Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The QT always has you covered if you're after a sure bet for an unforgettable stay. Their Gold Coast digs are so blissful that you might never want to leave. Opt for a King Suite Ocean View room with all the trimmings including a next-level mini bar and a balcony overlooking the view. The good times don't end there, you'll also have access to the 'The Spring,' a luxury swimming pool setting inspired by Palm Springs style. Soak up the rays from a cabana while you indulge in a bottle of champers and seafood bites. This is heaven. 

W Melbourne


Dive right into Melbourne vibes with a stay at W Melbourne. You won't miss a beat at this Flinders Lane abode with the best of the city is on your doorstep. A far cry from boring hotel rooms, your set-up sports bold colours pulled together with tasteful design features. Get your sweat on at their cutting-edge FIT gym, or revive your senses with a calming session at the indoor pool. From espresso time to aperitivo o-clock, their bars and restaurants deliver on all fronts. Slink into a seat at Curious for snacks and cocktails, or dazzle your tastebuds with an unforgettable trip to Lollo.  

Ace Hotel Sydney


The Ace Hotel just oozes the cool factor. This boutique brand is known for its curated digs in some of the world's most incredible cities like New York, Kyoto and Palm Springs. Their first venture down under is no exception. The chef's kiss interior takes influence from the Australian desert, decked out in earthy tones, comfortable furnishings and natural finishes. Score yourself a cosy booth and a cocktail at The Lobby, or opt for a decadent feast from their restaurant LOAM. 

Fitzroy Island Resort


Escape the bustle of Cairns with a stay at Fitzroy Island Resort. While you could stop by for a day trip, we advise staying a little longer. The top-notch amenities list will hint as to why: a pool with a swim-up bar, plenty of outdoor activities and, of course, the on-site food scene. Score epic coastal views in the Welcome Bay Suite, or go all-in with a Beach Cabin. Whether you're keen to scuba dive, explore the national parks or drop by Australia's best beach, you can make it happen here. 

The Anchorage

Port Stephens

Indulge in a spot of Hamptons-inspired luxury with a trip to The Anchorage Port Stephens. You'll feel instantly refreshed upon checking in, the rooms are decked out in calming whites, neutrals and a touch of nautical style. The picture-perfect sea view doesn't hurt either. Spa Lucca is where you'll head for the ultimate relaxation experience, where facials, mineral bath soaks, and massages await. Don't forget to treat your tastebuds, too. The Wild Herring restaurant holds two awards for the best seafood dining around regional NSW. 

Doubletree Hilton


Take your vacation to the next level (literally) with a stay at Doubletree Hilton Perth. Be prepared to soak up all the good things that come with resting your head in a sky-high hotel, we're talking incredible views, a pool overlooking the bay and a rooftop bar. With Swan River and the Quayside paths outside your front door, the city is ready and waiting; reach downtown Perth in just 10 minutes. We recommend booking a King room with a river view to make the most of these stunning surroundings. 

Crystalbrook Riley


Get into the slower pace of tropical Queensland life with a night (or several) at the Crystalbrook Riley hotel. These rooms mimic the oasis of the hotel's environment with calming neutrals and floor-to-ceiling windows make way for the picturesque seaside views. Opt for much-needed pool time with a cabana package—comfy seats, prosecco and food platters included. Or, soak in the scenery with a trip to the rooftop bar where cocktails and Mediterranean eats await. 

What's better than a blissful hotel stay? One that's earning you rewards while you sleep.  Qantas Holidays are the way to go for savvy travellers. Not only can you earn big on booking, but you can also use up to 45 per cent fewer points when you use Points Plus Pay. How good! 

Editor's note: this article was produced in partnership with Qantas. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

Image credit: QT Gold Coast via Instagram, W Melbourne via Instagram, Ace Hotel Sydney via Instagram, Fitzroy Island Resort via Instagram, The Anchorage via Instagram, DoubleTree Waterfront Perth via Instagram, Cyrstal Riley via Instagram


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