A Guide To Boutique Hotels In Australia

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Boutique Hotels are a great way to experience unique accommodation, while still enjoying the comforts of hotel living. Boutique Hotels in Australia range anywhere from old breweries that have been converted to beautiful heritage homes that have been made into a hotel with a classic theme. These hotels offer some of the best boutique accommodation in the country and often make for a once in a lifetime experience. Let us look at some of the best boutique hotel properties in the country:

  • Ovalo Nishi, Canberra 

Look up this hotel on Instagram and you are likely to see many photos of the famous cantilever style staircase featured in the lobby of this boutique hotel.  However, there is more than just the staircase to discover here. Driven by exquisite design, this hotel is also popular for its salvaged oak bed heads and felt-covered walls. The Monster Kitchen, which is the in-house restaurant of the hotel, is also one of the most exciting in the city. The hotel is also nearby some great places to dine and drink.

  • The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney 

If you want to discover an unseen side of Sydney, then this is the hotel you must stay in. The two buildings, which make up this hotel, had once been breweries. Located near some of the greatest tourist spots in the city, including the White Rabbit Gallery and the Glebe Markets, this hotel is as convenient as it is beautiful. If you are a foodie, you will be spoilt for choice in the inhouse restaurants or the many street stalls located just nearby the hotel. 

  • Ovolo, Sydney 

If you have dreamt of staying in one of the most prominent areas of Sydney, then it is time to book a room here. Its location is hard to beat; situated right next to the Sydney Botanical Garden and a stone’s throw away from the Opera House. This boutique hotel inspires your inner playfulness with its rich use of colours and retro video game designs. One of Sydney’s favourite places is also situated in the hotel. 

  • The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart

An accommodation option on Hobart’s waterfront, this Hotel is a place where history and art collide. Blending modern design with the areas industrial past, the rooms are both luxurious and beautiful. While located in the centre of the city, you might find it hard to leave the hotel grounds with on-site offerings such as decadent spas, delicious food and wine and art tours. It’s one of the most stunning boutique hotels in Hobart. If you do make it out of the hotel, the surrounding neighbourhood has plenty of bars and restaurants on offer to make sure you never go hungry. 

  • QT Melbourne

Melbourne is known for inducing that European feel in Australia and you can expect the same feeling from this hotel. The hotel group is known for using a cheeky sense of humour, so do not be taken aback when the elevator says, ‘Where are you going?’. Some of the other eye-catching features include the art installations and the dining options on offer. 

  • The Olsen, Melbourne 

Located on the popular and lively Chapel Street, this hotel houses some of the most famous works of the acclaimed Australian artist, John Olsen. An original mural is installed in the main lobby and museum-quality prints are installed in every room. The artist himself resides in the hotel during his visits to the city, so do not be surprised if you see him there. 

  • Spices Balfour 

Brisbane is one of the most laid-back cities in Australia and this hotel amplifies that relaxed feel to another level. If you are looking to unwind, you won’t be disappointed with the options provided here, from the all-day dining to the fringed verandas and the rooftop bar, this hotel has all the relaxation you need. The best offerings of the city are also walking distance from the hotel, in case you want to venture out and explore. 

These were just some of the best boutique hotels in Australia. If you are looking for a luxury stay, make sure to book your rooms early and enjoy what they have to offer! Happy Holidays!

Amazing Facts For Travellers

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Amazing facts that will tantalize your inner-traveler…

  1. Every 60 seconds, 146 cubic yards of sand castles are being built worldwide.
  2. The “smoke-line” left by an aeroplane is the  water vapour. A short lasting line indicates low-humidity atmosphere and good weather.
  3. Regardless of the movies, it’s impossible to open the plane’s door mid-flight. The cabin is so pressurised which would take at least five people to push it open as it has to be transferred in and turned down slightly before opening.
  4. During an average lift off, a commercial jet takes off at 550-580 mph.
  5. The tallest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea, is located in Hawaii. It is about twice the base to peak height of Mount Everest and if measured from the seafloor is over 32,000 ft high.
  6. Tourists misspelled Pennsylvania as “Pensylvania” on the Liberty Bell, which they can now see in Philadelphia.
  7. The city of Chicago is where the first ever the Ferris wheel was invented in the 1893 World’s Fair.
  8. Battle Creek, Michigan makes more cereal than any other city in the world.
  9. Montana has three times as many cows than it does people.
  10. For our Walking Dead fans out there, which has scenes filmed in Atlanta, the old name of this city in Georgia was Terminus. Sound familiar?
  11. According to statistics in 2014, the U.S. has over 19,000 landing facilities and 378 airports.
  12. In the United States, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park. They had more than 11 million recreational visitors in 2017.
  13. The largest outdoor water park in the United States is Noah’s Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin. It has over 70 acres of water slides! The Dells is also home to the nation’s biggest indoor water park resort, Kalahari Resort (125,000 square feet).
  14. Studies showed taking a vacation helps in overcoming depression.
  15. The Finger Lakes region in New York is the largest wine producing region in the United States, besides California.
  16. The most visited country in the world is France.
  17. Maine is the only state in America with a name that is only one syllable.
  18. Izmailovo Hotel in Russia is the largest hotel in the world. It could accommodate over 7,500 guests.
  19. There’s a house in Rockport that’s made entirely out of newspapers.
  20. Both basketball and volleyball were invented in Massachusetts. It is also where the first sewing machine and the computer were designed.