Australia’s top 10 luxury hotels according to Tripadvisor

Australia’s top 10 luxury hotels according to Tripadvisor
Edited by Travel Weekly

    With a recent Tripadvisor survey finding that 68% of travellers will spend more on travel in the next few months compared to the same period last year they have decided to list the top 10 luxury hotels in the country!

    1. Mount Lofty House Adelaide Hills, Crafers (SA)


    Only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD, Mount Lofty House is an iconic boutique hotel with panoramic views over Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills. Built in 1852, the property is steeped in history, while still offering the finest contemporary amenities. Relax in the Gatekeepers Day Spa, or indulge at one of the state’s most awarded and decadent fine dining restaurants Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, then explore the 30 acre estate and sip on a glass Mount Lofty House’s own Sequoia sparkling, while looking out over the beautiful Piccadilly Valley.

    2. The Reef House, Palm Cove (Qld)


    For almost 50 years, The Reef House Adults Boutique Tropical Escapes has provided a luxurious home away from home where couples can relax, revive and reconnect. This exclusive adults-only retreat offers a serene oasis amidst lush tropical surroundings, pampering guests with bespoke experiences, impeccable amenities, and warm hospitality. From the daily twilight canapes, Pool Butler service and Luxury Concierge, to the on-site yoga and wellness classes and award-winning day spa, this is a hotel that has every detail covered.

    3. RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay (Vic)


    A picturesque coastal retreat with stunning ocean views, direct beach access, and an expansive 18-hole golf course, the RACV Torquay Resort is the perfect gateway to Victoria’s Surf Coast. With a range of amenities including a restaurant, day spa, indoor pool, and conference facilities, the resort offers the full suite of amenities for an unforgettable stay. The real hero of the resort, however, is the oceanside 18-hole golf course, designed by Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Clayton.

    4. Emporium Hotel South Bank, Brisbane (Qld)

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    Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel South Bank offers a spectacular new standard in exquisite boutique luxury accommodation and award-winning service. 143 luxuriously appointed suites feature all the comforts you could ask for, while an abundance of premium food and beverage options will leave you spoilt for choice. On level 21 you will find a spectacular, 23m infinity edge pool and bar with magnificent views over South Bank Parklands, the Brisbane River, to the city and beyond.

    5. Islington Hotel, Hobart (Tas)

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    Built in 1847, Islington Hotel is a fine example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase its original glory. Boasting the finest amenities, this 5 star boutique hotel features a 100 sq/ft glass conservatory with underfloor heating throughout, a fine dining restaurant and extensive wine cellar, as well as a picturesque courtyard with breathtaking views of Mount Wellington. Surrounded by great service and presentation it has an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquility.

    6. Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney (NSW)

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    Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city’s shopping and business centres, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is vibrant and elegant. The hotel offers all of the best amenities to ensure an unforgettable stay. Relax in the luxurious day spa, head to the outdoor pool or grab a bite in Lounge 32, boasting dramatic harbour-front views.

    7. The Darling, Sydney (NSW)

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    Located at The Star Sydney, The Darling was designed as a stand-alone structure, with its own arrival experience, amenities and alluring personality. Housed in a distinctive inverted glass tower resting on a sandstone podium, the hotel features 171 stylish and spacious rooms, suites and penthouses, a 25-metre outdoor heated swimming pool, world-class cuisine and an indulgent day spa.

    8. QT Sydney, Sydney (NSW)

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    Layers of time make QT Sydney a one of a kind experience. Part art deco masterpiece, part heritage theatre. This luxury hotel in the heart of the Sydney CBD stands out for its chic, vibrant features and uncompromising commitment to comfort. With a luxury day spa and hatted restaurant on-site, there’s plenty to tickle your fancy.

    9. Spicers Guesthouse, Pokolbin (NSW)

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    Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley offers a modern elegance where wine and exploration is the talk around the table. Having undergone an 18 month revitalisation, the retreat has an inviting, homely feel that envelopes guests once inside, offering 49 luxuriously appointed rooms including a four bedroom house, an events gazebo and an outdoor pool with spa. Éremo Restaurant with its modern Italian cuisine is a centrepiece of the retreat.

    10. Longitude 131, Yulara (NT)

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    Longitude 131°, the luxury desert basecamp at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, offers an essential experience of Australia’s spiritual heartland. Central to a stay is discovery of the World Heritage-listed wilderness explored on a series of guided excursions and connection with an ancient culture. Dining celebrates native ingredients and produce sourced from around the nation, offering a real taste of Australia. Unparalleled views of Uluru play out from the end of the bed or on the balcony from the warmth of a custom-made swag unfurled in the cool night air

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