Thorngrove Manor Hotel, Stirling, Adelaide
Posted by winnietortue
Thorngrove Manor Hotel is built in the ecclectic Gothic inspired style of the colonists. It celebrates architectural design and creativity. It's only a five minute walk to the local village set atop a hilltop. Food is all bio-dynamic and organic. Rooms are great with antique gilded clocks and come with all the mod cons such as LCDs and ipod docks. The icing on the cake? The closest winery and wildlife sanctuary were five minutes away.www.slh.com/thorngrove61 08 83396748
Adelaide Airport 35-40mins
________________________________________________________________Rydges Hotel, Yeppoon
Posted by emfb
Rydges Hotel is the perfect destination for the family. It has spectacular views, delightful furnishings and great leisure facilities. It made us feel right at home albeit a home with amazing pools for the kids to enjoy themselves in from dawn till dusk. I love this place as it gives you so much to choose from for activities, plus the bar is great! Give it a go, it's quite cheap and you won't be disappointed.www.rydges.comTelephone:(+61 2) 9261 4929 (overseas)
________________________________________________________________Emporium hotel, Brisbane
Posted by ismith
The Emporium hotel (opened Jun07) is to be highly recommended. Super service with fantastic luxurious rooms makes it a great place to stay. The hotel is located in the Emporium Food and fashion precinct in the 'Valley.
Cheap it is not, but it's worth the stay. I also have to mention that the entrance to the hotel is ... amazing!www.emporiumhotel.com.au/1000 Ann st
ph 3253 6999
Somerset Hotel, Sydney
Posted by gabster
The Somerset Hotel on Elizabeth Street is a brilliant place to stay. It has amazing views over Hyde Park and the Anzac Memorial. There is very good room service with people coming to clean your apartment everyday when you are out. It is near the centerpoint tower and not far from a good pool called Boy Charlton. It is salt water and suspended on stilts over the actual harbour so you get really good views. There is also a brilliant open air cinema on Lady Mcquaries Point. The screen apparently folds down (we didn't get to go there but i reccommend it anyway.)
There are two really good places to eat. One is called Sushi King - it is on George Street and it does the best sushi in the world. The other is the Lindt Cafe on Martin Place - it is really good and they do this great hot chocolate (you get this jug with hot milk in and a jug with melted chocolate in and you pour them in the mug at the same time the result is an amazing rich lovely cup of hot chocolate).
Of course I also reccommend the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House (my dad conducts there.)www.somersetdarlingharbour.com
Somerset Hotel, Elizabeth street (museum station)
Boy Charlton pool (Mcquaries Point)www.abcpool.org
Sushi King (George Street)
Lindt Cafe (Martin Place)
________________________________________________________________Chris's at Beacon Point, Apollo Bay
Posted by Juniper7
Breathtaking views, superb food, perfect stopping point for driving the Great Ocean Road. Sleep in your own woodlodge with floor to ceiling windows listening to the sea and watching stars.
email@example.comChris's at Beacon Point
________________________________________________________________Prairie Hotel, Flinders Ranges
Posted by AledG
A gastro-pub worthy of Islington in the middle of nowhere. The Prairie Hotel has good rooms, great outback food (kangaroo is particularly good) and its own beer. The best thing about the place are the owners and staff though. Sit watching the sunset with them and at 10-ish the mile long coal train will rattle through as well.
Probably the best hotel-experience we have had in Australia. Strongly recommended.
Parachilna on the alternative route up to Alice Springs from Adelaide.www.prairiehotel.com.au/home.htm
________________________________________________________________Lilianfells Hotel, Blue Mountains
Posted by Sainty70
This is an amazing place to explore the Blue Mountains from. We went there as part of our honeymoon and had an awesome time. It's a 5 star place in the style of an English country house, great food, excellent spa, the works.www.lilianfels.com.au/web/okat/okat_a2a_home.jsp
Lilianfels Blue Mountains
Tel: +61 (02) 4780 1200
________________________________________________________________The Chelsea, Sydney
Posted by yanna
Boutique B&B in the heart of Sydney. Affordable, in a traditional terraced house in Darlinghurst. Nice walk to the centre. Owed by a Swiss who used to work for the United Nations and emmigrated to Oz 20 years ago.
Wonderful renovation job and great courtyard for breakfast.www.chelsea.citysearch.com.au
________________________________________________________________Periwinkle Guesthouse, Manly Cove
Posted by LucyLondon
I am almost loathed to reveal the Periwinkle, but feel I should in the interests of good travelling and helping their business! This is a real gem. I have stayed here three times and would go back tomorrow given the chance – I’ve also recommended it to friends and they have raved about it.
A small and laid back guesthouse – of the stylish and comfortable kind – it oozes charm. The building is a Victorian villa on the sea-front facing the Manly ferry – which is handy when making a dash for the boat into town. Tea and coffee are free all day, breakfast is included, there is a self catering kitchen and the rooms are beautifully decorated and finished.
The welcome is always warm but beware - they get booked up fast. Prices will depend on the room you take. They also own a sister guesthouse in Sydney – The Chelsea – which is well worth staying in for a more central city location.www.periwinkle.citysearch.com.au18-19 East Esplanade, Manly
Tel: (02) 9977-4668
The Portsea Hotel, Portsea, Victoria
Posted by ismith
The Portsea Hotel (aka the Portsea pub) has one of the best outlooks of any pub in the world. It’s a favourite of those who live in Portsea, as well as those visiting. Drives to the Mornington Peninsula end at the pub, motorcyclists arrange their rides to end at the pub. The views are awesome, and the food and service are very good. Eat in the restaurant or outside in the beer garden. They also offer accommodation.
3749 Point Nepean Rd (Nepean Hwy), Portsea. It’s on the right-hand (beach) side as you enter Portsea.
tel: (03) 59842213www.portseahotel.com.au