The best boutique hotels in Australia for your next stay

Up the ante for your next hotel stay.

The best boutique hotels in Australia for your next stay

Up the ante for your next hotel stay.
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Half the fun of planning a holiday is the research for choosing your accommodation, well, say goodbye to your normal run-of-the-mill hotels that you usually book yourself into and say hello to the best boutique hotels in Australia.

Almost as beautiful as the destinations in which they are located, these stylish retreats are a holiday within themselves and will make a lasting impression on your travels.

1. Calile Hotel Brisbane  

The Calile Hotel is a tropical oasis hidden in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.

The warm earthy tones that encompass the entire hotel trick you into feeling like you’re on a tropical island far, far away. This illusion of island paradise has gained the Calile Hotel immense popularity with staycays, allowing people to relax whilst also being situated in the middle of Brisbane.

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2. The Old Clare

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Wanting your next stay to match your quirky?

The Old Clare has been thoughtfully restored to create a quirky, industrial-style warehouse with reclaimed furnishings to provide a retro-modern vibe.

While the room is a treat within itself you can take it up a level and enjoy the rooftop pool and bar while you sip on a cocktail overlooking the city before heading out into the bustling hub of Chippendale.

What makes The Old Clare even better – it also has pet-friendly accommodation options.

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3. Medusa Hotel

The Medusa Hotel is one of Sydney’s first-ever boutique hotels. Housed within a charming vintage terraced building on one of Darlinghurst’s oldest tree-lined streets, you could quite easily mistake yourself for being in New York City.

The area boasts some of Sydney’s best restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, cafes, and bars, so you’ll have the heart of Sydney at your doorstep. A short stroll away is the CBD, Sydney Harbour, and Opera House if you’re in the mood to indulge in the local atmosphere.

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4. Villa Howden Hobart

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Villa Howden is located on the tranquil shores of the North West Bay just a 15-minute drive outside of Hobart.

Whisk your partner away for a romantic weekend at this French-inspired paradise villa. There are ten elegant suites to choose from, each with every final touch and detail included. Some of the luxury inclusions you can choose to indulge range from an in-room massage, high tea at the onsite restaurant, or a plunge in the lap pool.

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5. Como The Treasury Perth

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Como The Treasury was awarded Australia’s best hotel two years in a row by Conde Nast with a score of 99.11 in 2016 and 2017, and was also the only Australian hotel to make the top 50 list. It’s not hard to see why.

This boutique hotel resides within the 19th-century State Buildings that used to be home to the city’s first post office, treasury, and land title offices. The building underwent an almost decade-long renovation led by Kerry Hill architects. 

Now the beautiful hotel is the perfect place to book for the special moments in life or simply to just get away for the weekend. We recommend taking advantage of the Como Shambhala Spa where you can indulge in facials, yoga, or a massage.

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6. Henry Jones Art Hotel

Rewind to the days of sailors and whalers when Hunter street on Hobarts wharf was a hustling and bustling area.

Through the rise and fall of industries, including Sir Henry Jones’ IXL jam empire, the harbourside location has been central to Hobart and its people. However, today it now stands as a cultural hub boasting cafes, galleries, and award-winning restaurants. 

Henry Jones Art Hotel is located right there in the Henry Jones old IXL jam factory building and claims the title of the first art hotel in all of Australia. The peacock terrace is the most luxurious suite that you can book running at $840 a night for an all-inclusive experience.

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7. Mount Lofty House

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The Mount Lofty House was awarded the number one boutique hotel stay by Tripadvisor in 2022.

Tucked away in the Adelaide Hills, this hotel boasts over thirty acres of luxury botanical gardens and breathtaking views overlooking the Piccadilly Valley. 

When visiting the Mount Lofty House, you can expect five-star boutique suites, all indulgent day spa experiences, and three-course fine dining. Located at the foot of the Adelaide Hills wine region, it’s the perfect place to explore all of the internationally recognised vineyards.

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8. Ovolo

This groovy boutique hotel located in South Yarra is a must-stay if you’re visiting Melbourne anytime soon.

South Yarra has always had a reputation for being the trend-setting suburb of the city, and this beautiful boutique hotel is definitely no exception. The combination of retro art with 90s-inspired wallpapers and decor gives it a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere.

We’re confident that any of its rooms will accommodate your needs; however, if you’re in the mood to splurge then book one of their four ‘Rockstar’ suites dedicated to the era’s most iconic musical genre which is inclusive of all the goodies.

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9. Moss Hotel

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The Moss Hotel is hidden within the very heart of Hobart. This prime location allows guests to experience all that the beautiful city has to offer without straying far from their hotel.

If you’re a design lover, then the Moss Hotel has to be on your hit list. The mix of 19th-century history with beautiful modern touches gives the hotel so much character yet luxury simultaneously. There are 41 boutique hotel rooms, each with individual touches giving you a unique experience of what this beautiful hotel has to offer.

There couldn’t be a better place to stay if you’re wanting to relax and explore the beautiful state of Tasmania.

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10. Warders Hotel

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The Warders’ Cottages Block 1 was built in 1851 and utilised as accommodation for the Warders of the nearby Fremantle Prison.

Fast forward to the present day and the Warders block has been restored into a restful sanctuary behind a buffer of thick limestone walls. With thoughtful touches to the colonial heritage, the cottage rooms are brought back to the original timbers and stonework and then overlayed with modern refinements and a hand-made essence.

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