TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the 10 Best Value Hotels in Australia this spring, based on traveller reviews and TripAdvisor price comparison of 200 booking sites for the lowest seasonal hotel rates.
To qualify as a Best Value Hotel, a property must have at least 3.5 stars and four bubbles on TripAdvisor, offer seasonal nightly average rates that are at least 20 percent below the city average and cost less than AU$384 per night.
The average nightly rate of a Best Value Hotel in Australia this spring on TripAdvisor is AU$184 giving travellers the chance to save an average of 32 percent compared to the city’s seasonal average hotel price.
“We wanted to showcase a quality list of properties across the country that not only feature great amenities but are also attractive in price for the season,” said Janice Lee Fang, Communications Director of TripAdvisor, Asia Pacific. “Travellers who are after a local getaway should look at booking a stay at some of these properties to make their holiday budgets go further this spring.”
Australia’s 10 Best Value Hotels this Spring:
(Excerpts in quotes below from TripAdvisor reviewers)
1.Pensione Hotel Perth – Perth – TripAdvisor pricing from $129 per night this spring (41% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Set within a classic 1960’s modernism designed building, the 98-room boutique hotel is a stone’s throw away from attractions such as Perth’s major shopping centre, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Swan River. Attentive and smiley staff who are “always ready to help with anything” makes the hotel an ideal choice for travellers.
- What to Know Before You Go: Close to public transport, “modern and clean room facilities”
2.Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas – Port Douglas – TripAdvisor pricing from $189 per night this spring (37% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Set in ten acres of tropical gardens and with over 67 self-catering apartments and villas, Paradise Links Resort is a great base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Truly a “home away from home”, the property features family-friendly facilities such as a well-equipped kitchen, spacious units and ample parking.
- What to Know Before You Go: Bikes available for hire, walking distance to Four Mile Beach.
3.Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise – TripAdvisor pricing from $214 per night this spring (35% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
The Watermark Hotel & Spa is “located at the heart of Surfers Paradise”, making it easy to access the beach, shopping sites as well as the numerous dining options. Guests of the hotel can enjoy a day spa, two outdoor swimming pools, and retreat to modern designer rooms with ocean or hinterland views.
- What to Know Before You Go: Tram stop right at the doorstep, “friendly and genuine staff”
4.Adabco Boutique Hotel – Adelaide – TripAdvisor pricing from $168 per night this spring (24% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
The hotel’s heritage-listed Venetian Gothic style façade masks a “contemporary and beautifully furnished” interior, offering guests a beautiful mix of old-world charm and modern décor. The boutique hotel is well-loved by guests for its communal kitchen, “good value continental breakfast” and quiet location.
- What to Know Before You Go: Hotel is located within the Adelaide CBD area, walking distance to central markets and the Botanic Garden, “good size room”
5.Fountainside Hotel – Hobart – TripAdvisor pricing from $195 per night this spring (32% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Fountainside hotel is an “easy walking distance” to the world-famous Salamanca Market, historic Battery Point village and the many restaurants in Hobart’s waterfront precinct. Despite being situated at a busy roundabout, “traffic noise in the room is kept at a minimal” with well-insulated rooms.
- What to Know Before You Go: Free parking, mini bars at shop prices and heated toilet seats
6.Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane – Brisbane – TripAdvisor pricing from $143 per night this spring (28% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Positioned at the highest point of Brisbane’s Central Business District “within walking distance of many tourist attractions, parks and shopping”, Hotel Grand Chancellor is a great accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. Guests can opt for a room with a balcony or head up to the rooftop pool for “a nice view of the city” and the nearby Roma St Parklands.
- What to Know Before You Go: Free shuttle bus into the city, walking distance to Suncorp Stadium and free parking on weekends
7.Palms City Resort – Darwin – TripAdvisor pricing from $150 per night this spring (23% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Palms City Resort is one of the few low-rise hotels in Darwin and is perfect for guests looking for self-contained villas that are equipped with an outdoor spa and electronic barbeque pits. Set among lush greenery within the city centre, the resort is hailed as a “private sanctuary in the heart of the CBD”.
- What to Know Before You Go: Walking distance to local attractions including the Darwin City Heritage Walk, Deckchair Cinema and Darwin Waterfront
8.Brady Hotels Central Melbourne – Melbourne – TripAdvisor pricing from $145 per night this spring (35% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Conveniently located steps away from the Queen Victoria Market and adjacent to the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, this property offers “fantastic value at a fantastic location”. Rooms are stylish with details such as black tiled bathrooms, rose gold fittings and a beautifully-designed vanity kit.
- What to Know Before You Go: Sealy Posturepedic beds, Foxtel and modern meeting facilities
9.Jasper Hotel – Melbourne – TripAdvisor pricing from $193 per night this spring (32% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Nestled at the bustling Elizabeth Street and right next to the Queen Victoria markets, Jasper Hotel is the “perfect venue for an inner city stay”. The rooms are fresh, clean and stylish - with rain shower, a comfortable bed and “blackout curtains perfect for a morning sleep in.”
- What to Know Before You Go: Foxtel, “quality conference facilities”, located within free tram zone
10.Cambridge Hotel Sydney – Sydney – TripAdvisor pricing from $275 per night this spring (30% savings, compared to the average city price in spring)
Between the Central and Museum station is Cambridge Hotel Sydney, a boutique hotel that is a short distance away from designer shops, celebrity restaurants and a thriving café culture. Cambridge Hotel Sydney features 149 guest rooms and suites, many of which boast balcony views of the Sydney cityscape, including the Sydney Opera House.
- What to Know Before You Go: “super friendly” reception staff, well-stocked mini bars and located in Surry Hills
Best Value Hotel lists were also created for the U.S, U.K., Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Japan. Travellers can read the latest reviews and compare prices from more than 200 sites to find the lowest prices on the right hotel for their trip at www.TripAdvisor.com.
Best Value Hotels have at least a rating, at least a rating on TripAdvisor, an average spring price 20% below the seasonal city average, less than AU$384 per night and are categorized on TripAdvisor as a “hotel.”
All prices have been converted from US Dollars to Australian Dollars on 24 October 2017 via xe.com
1Average nightly hotel rates based on TripAdvisor hotel price comparison data from over 200 sites for check-ins from September 1 – November 30, 2017.
2 Percent savings based on TripAdvisor hotel price comparison data from over 200 sites for Best Value Hotels in spring, compared to the hotel’s city average nightly rate for spring.