Top hotels in Australia named as TripAdvisor reveal 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island has been crowned the number one hotel in Australia at TripAdvisor’s recent 2018 Traveller’s Choice Awards. The six generation family-run property, with an average annual pricing from AU$986 per night, picks up top honours on the list for a second consecutive year while properties all across Australia round out the top 10.

The reputable annual awards also announced winners in various categories concerning accommodation, from “Top Budget Hotels” and “Top Family-Friendly Hotels” to “Top B&Bs” and “Top Hotels for Romance”. It appears that Perth’s highly acclaimed COMO the Treasury is still wow’ing travellers as it appears across numerous categories, cementing it as one of the most sought after stays in the South Pacific region.

“From island resorts, heritage hotels to secluded country boltholes, the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards highlights the best accommodation Australia has to offer”, said TripAdvisor spokesperson Grant Colquhoun. “These winners are recognised for remarkable service, value and quality and offer great hotel inspiration to travellers looking to plan their 2018 getaways”.

All winners of the awards are determined based on the ridiculous amount of reviews and opinions posted on TripAdvisor, collected in a single year from travellers worldwide. You can check out the full list of winners below, separated by category.

Top Ten Hotels Across Australia
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)

Travellers’ Choice Top B&Bs (not ranked)

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

Travellers’ Choice Top Budget Hotels (not ranked)
Port Douglas Motel, Port Douglas (QLD)
Coal Valley Motor Inn, Morwell (VIC)
Shearing Shed Motor Inn, Dubbo (NSW)
Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, Hervey Bay (QLD)
Cadell on the Murray, Moama (NSW)

Travellers’ Choice South Pacific Top Family-Friendly Hotels (not ranked)
Meriton Suites World Tower, Sydney (NSW, AU)
Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast (QLD, AU)
Peppers Soul, Gold Coast (QLD, AU)
Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau Island (Fiji)
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast (QLD, AU)

Travellers’ Choice Top Hotels for Romance (not ranked)
The Falls, Montville (QLD)
Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin (NSW)
COMO The Treasury, Perth (WA)
Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay (TAS)
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville (QLD)

Travellers’ Choice Top Luxury Hotels
Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay (TAS)
COMO The Treasury, Perth (WA)
Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin (NSW)
Bedarra Island Resort, Bedarra Island (QLD)
Emirates One&Only, Wolgan Valley (NSW)

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels in the World
1. Viroth’s Hotel – Siem Reap, Cambodia
2. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
3. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur – Jodhpur, India
4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
5. Gili Lankanfushi – Lankanfushi, Maldives
6. Hotel Belvedere – Riccione, Italy
7. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort – Nantucket, Massachusetts
8. La Reserve Paris – Hotel and Spa – Paris, France
9. Nayara Springs – La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy – Hanoi, Vietnam

Feature image: The Falls, Montville


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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