It’s coming up to Easter and everyone I know is trying to make the most of the break by booking a holiday. Choosing the right hotel plays a major role and, if you’re like me, you’re probably canvasing the net for sale rates and discounts to help keep your break budget friendly. Well, stuff it! Rather than pouring over $60 a night motels, let’s indulge ourselves a little and take a look at some of the amazing hotels you could spend your Australian-based holiday.
1. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
If you are looking for an amazing Sydney experience, you should definitely check out the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay. Location is everything, and the Sydney Harbour Marriot is in the perfect place. Enjoy the view of Sydney Harbour and the renowned Sydney Opera House when looking through the window of your spacious room. If walking around the city and sightseeing isn’t what you had in mind, you can enjoy your entire vacation without even leaving the hotel by ordering gourmet meals to the room and spending your time being pampered at the day spa. Sounds awful, right?
2. The Westin Sydney
Love the big city? If so, check into a room at The Westin Sydney. The hotel, built as part of the redevelopment of Sydney’s Historical General Post Office, is perfectly located for those who wish to shop until they drop (me!). Located in the city’s fashion and finance district, you will find no shortage of designer shops and amazing restaurants. If you get tired of the vibrant nightlife and cultural activities, the hotel offers in-room spa treatments of your choice or you can just hop over to the outstanding gym and training facilities to burn off a few of those latte’s.
3. Park Hyatt Melbourne
This five-star hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district and facilitates a vast array of rooms and suits. Park Hyatt Melbourne boasts classic elegance and luxury as far as the eye can see. Taste the good life in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant – “radii”, and float around at the indoor magnificent pool. Those who like a bit of culture added to their vacation would be happy to hear the Melbourne Museum is just a short walk away.
4. Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa
Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa has the advantage of being the only five-star beachfront hotel of the Gold Coast. This hotel gives you the full beach experience with a vast sandy coast, renowned seafood buffet and refreshing beverages at the hotel’s bars. Choose one of many spacious and pampering rooms, all decked out with the best appliances and designer furnishes. Guests can visit Sea World, right around the corner, or spend their days lazing by the beautiful pool.
5. Cradle Mountain Lodge
If you are looking for a truly unique vacation experience, try out Cradle Mountain Lodge, located as close as you can get to the entrance of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park on Tasmania. Enjoy the warmest hospitality and delicious local food and wine while taking in beautiful scenery from your cosy cabin or suit. The Cradle Mountain Lodge is surrounded with walking trails suited for those who are looking for an adventure and those who just wish to enjoy some fresh air and stretch their legs.
Phoebe Lee is a writer, award-winning blogger and travel lover sharing helpful travel tips, insight and reviews for regular people. Follow her adventures at home and around the world, right here on Little Grey Box and on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.