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Australia’s choice of best hotels

If you are looking at where to stay for your next getaway, then you may want to consider one of these hotels.

TripAdvisor has revealed the 2018 Travellers’ Choice awards for the best hotels across Australia, as well as the top hotels across the B&B, budget, romance and luxury categories, and family-friendly hotels across the South Pacific region.

Taking out the number one spot is family-run Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island – their second consecutive year as the top hotel in Australia, while COMO the Treasury in Perth and Sydney’s Ovolo Woolloomooloo came in second and third respectively.

The full top ten list of hotels across Australia is as follows:

  1. Pinetrees Lodge, Lord Howe Island (NSW)
  2. COMO the Treasury, Perth (WA)
  3. Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney (NSW)
  4. Aqua Resort Busselton, Busselton (WA)
  5. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley (NSW)
  6. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney (NSW)
  7. Freestyle Resort Port Douglas, Port Douglas (QLD)
  8. Lizard Island Resport, Lizard Island (QLD)
  9. Beach Club, Hamilton Island (QLD)
  10. Avenue Hotel Canberra, Canberra (ACT)


Also ranking in their select categories are Australia’s best B&Bs, budget stays, romantic getaways and luxury hotels, along with the best family-friendly hotels in the South Pacific.

Travellers’ Choice Top B&B

  1. Baudins of Busselton, Busselton (WA)
  2. The Beach Shack, Byron Bay (NSW)
  3. Diamondvale Cottages, Stanthorpe (QLD)
  4. Lanterns Retreat, Dunsborough (WA)
  5. Bli Bli House Luxury Accommodation, Bli Bli (QLD)


Travellers’ Choice Top Budget Hotels

  1. Port Douglas Motel, Port Douglas (QLD)
  2. Coal Valley Motor Inn, Morwell (VIC)
  3. Shearing Shed Motor Inn, Dubbo (NSW)
  4. Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, Hervey Bay (QLD)
  5. Cadell on the Murray, Moama (NSW)


Travellers’ Choice South Pacific Top Family-Friendly Hotels

  1. Meriton Suites World Tower, Sydney (NSW, AU)
  2. Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast (QLD, AU)
  3. Peppers Soul, Gold Coast (QLD, AU)
  4. Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau Island (Fiji)
  5. Sea World Resort, Gold Coast (QLD, AU)


Travellers’ Choice Top Hotels for Romance

  1. The Falls, Montville (QLD)
  2. Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin (NSW)
  3. COMO The Treasury, Perth (WA) – also appears at #3 on the Top Hotels list
  4. Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay (TAS)
  5. Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville (QLD)


Travellers’ Choice Top Luxury Hotels

  1. Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay (TAS)
  2. COMO The Treasury, Perth (WA) – also appears at #2 on the Top Hotels list
  3. Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin (NSW)
  4. Bedarra Island Resort, Bedarra Island (QLD)
  5. Emirates One&Only, Wolgan Valley (NSW) – also appears at #5 on the Top Hotels list
Kate Webster
Kate Webster
Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits.Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography.When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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