With Australia Day just a week and a few days away from now, some of you might be considering packing up your bags to spend the long weekend with your family, friends and loved ones. In so doing, you may want to consider some local hotels which TripAdvisor named as the best in all over Australia.
Emirates Wolgan Valley at Blue Mountains in the New South Wales state emerged as the top, described as "luxurious but not over-the-top," among the 25 listed best hotels in Australia.
However, eight slots out of the top 10 were cornered by hotels located in Queensland, such as Qualia Resort at the Hamilton Island, Ashmore Palms Holiday Village at the Gold Coast, and Freestyle Resort at Port Douglas, among others.
Top 10 Australian hotels
1. Emirates Wolgan Valley at Blue Mountains, New South Wales
2. Peppers Broadbeach, Queensland
3. Ashmore Palms Holiday Village at the Gold Coast, Queensland
4. Gemini Resort in Caloundra, Queensland
5. Lizard Island Resort, Queensland
6. Qualia Resort, Hamilton Island, Queensland
7. Coconut Grove Apartments, Port Douglas, Queensland
8. Freestyle Resort Port Douglas, Queensland
9. The Langham, Melbourne
10. Peninsula Boutique Hotel, Port Douglas, Queensland
TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards 2013 is based on the millions of reviews and opinions generated on the more than 650,000 hotels around the world, under categories of Top Hotel, Luxury, Bargain, Service, Small Hotels, and B&Bs and Inns.
If you feel you have already exhumed the best of the hotels that Australia has to offer, perhaps then you can consider flying off from Australia and check the world's top 10 hotels, still by TripAdvisor, listed as below:
Top 10 hotels around the world
1. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Hawaii
2. Cape Grace at Cape Town, South Africa
3. Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso at Cascais, Portugal
4. Rudding Park Hotel at Harrogate, UK
5. The Upper House in Hong Kong, China
6. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita Beau Champ
7. The Samaya Bali at Saminyak, Indonesia
8. Baros Maldives
9. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Turkey
10. Aria Hotel at Prague