Not every hotel room is the same. You may think it's just a place to rest your head after exploring a new city and culture, but there are some incredible hotels that we consider to be destinations in themselves.
There are some fascinating stays right here in Australia and around the world that will make you rethink what a hotel stay could be like. Below you will find some of our absolute favourites.
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- Close to Home -
Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS
The Henry Jones Art Hotel is a treasure trove of Hobart's history, brought to life after Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses were reimagined into Australia's first dedicated art hotel. No two rooms are the same at this property, but they all do share the same decor flare where old industrial design meets new modernity elements. The artwork within is from emerging and established Tasmania artists and can be found throughout the public spaces and within every room and suite. With up to 500 pieces of art to view and ponder, you're sure to learn something new about the beauty of contemporary art | 3 nights from $659pp* »
The Fantauzzo Brisbane - Art Series, QLD
The Fantauzzo Brisbane - Art Series hotel offers a cultural stay like no other in Brisbane's newest precinct. Built against soaring cliffs with sweeping views of the Brisbane River, the hotel is located on the heritage-listed Howard Smith Wharves. The wharf itself remains intact with trendy bars and dining venues sprawled from end to end - and The Fantauzzo sits right in the middle of the hustle-and-bustle of it all. The Art Series hotel collection pays homage to famed Australian contemporary artists, with its Brisbane property showcasing the remarkable artwork by Vincent Fantauzzo. The hotel almost doubles as an art gallery, with original artworks displayed throughout the hotel and in your room | 3 nights from $349pp* »
Mount Lofty House - MGallery, Adelaide Hills, SA
Mount Lofty House is a boutique luxury escape in the Adelaide Hills offering breathtaking scenery surrounded by vineyards and flourishing gardens. The hotel features 5-star accommodation, a three hat fine dining restaurant and an indulgent day spa. The modern heritage design of the house is a living memory of the history within the walls, dating as far back as 1852. Take a swim with views over the valley, sit back with a red reading a book in the library, or enjoy a classy candlelight dinner while watching the sunset. The breathtaking moments are endless | 3 nights from $619pp* »
Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra, ACT
Imagine walking out onto the balcony of your holiday suite and being greeted by Hummer, a friendly giraffe. Jamala Wildlife Lodge is an all-inclusive 5-star hotel located inside the National Zoo & Aquarium of Canberra. The African-themed suites within the Zoo allow guests the opportunity to have remarkable up-close wildlife encounters, without endangering their habitat. The combination of luxury surroundings, incredible animal encounters and gourmet cuisine, ensures that all guests share in a once in a lifetime experience | 1 night from $785pp* »
Mt Mulligan Lodge, QLD
Mt Mulligan Lodge is designed to complement the landscape and offer a luxurious and charming take on pastoral living. Gum timber, earthy tones, fine linen and an iconic Aussie verandah make these lodges an ideal outback lodge getaway. Explore local old gold mines, try your hand at cattle mustering, or order a drink at the sunset bar and simply watch the sunset over Mount Mulligan. And in the evening, enjoy an intimate dinner for 2 with the lodge's signature experience 'dining under the stars' - a seven course degustation served under a canopy of twinkling stars | 4 nights from $3099pp* »
Berkeley River Lodge, The Kimberley, WA
There's no place quite like Berkeley River Lodge where nature and luxury are one. The private retreat lies on the Kimberley Coastline and is only accessible by plane, meaning that you can expect complete privacy surrounded by preserved wilderness. Each free-standing villa features dramatic glass frontage to gaze out into the wild; and an open-air en suite - perfect for bathing in the Kimberley moonlight. Leave your worries behind and explore the Kimberley coastline undisturbed, and in barefoot luxury | 3 nights from $4045pp* »
- For the Bucket List -
Petra Bubble Luxotel, Jordan
Imagine watching the sunset over uninterrupted panoramic view of the Petra Mountains fom the privacy of your own hot tub. Situated high on a mountainside lies Bubble Luxotel Petra featuring 20 bubble suites each with their own private hot tub and sun deck. The uniquely designed deluxe bubbles are designed for perfect star-gazing from the comfort within, making for a nights sleep you will never forget | 2 nights from $459pp* »
Mahu Whenau, Wanaka, NZ
Mahu Whenau is a luxurious high-country homestead located in New Zealand's South Island, boasting captivating views of Lake Wanaka. Guests can expect total privacy, unforgettable experiences and exquisite food and wine. Horse riding, wine tours, mountain biking and photography workshops are just some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy on this impressive 55,000 hectares of land on which the lodge sits on. In addition to introducing sustainable farming practices, the lodge owners have started an extensive plant regeneration and native bird breeding programme - all to aid the regeneration of the land to create an eco-sanctuary | 2 nights from $2419pp* »