Our top hotels for your summer staycation
From basking in Bali to dreamy European escapes, for many of us this year, our usual summer holiday spots are unfortunately out of reach. Luckily for us though, our 7 million km2 island is home to an endless amount of holiday destinations to suit beach lovers, city-breakers and adventurers alike. As the warmer days and lighter evenings roll in, we’re anticipating our much-needed summer breaks and have wrapped up a few of our top picks to add to your bucket list. From iconic Melbourne landmarks to designer home-away-from-homes, here are our top hotels for your summer staycation.
Located on Brisbane’s James Street, renowned local architects Richards and Spence designed The Calile Hotel with hot weather cities in mind. With open air nooks, naturals pastels and the most stunning selection of Danish furniture from Fritz Hansen and HAY, this resort style getaway strikes the perfect balance between urban city break and relaxing tropical escape.
The iconic Prince Hotel is steeped in history and has been a proud mainstay of St Kilda’s landscape since the mid-1800s and remains a go-to destination for locals and tourists alike. This art deco hotel offers characterful rooms and a truly unbeatable dining experience in The Prince Dining Room. Previously Circa - the exclusive fine dining restaurant on the first floor, The Prince Dining Room was reimagined by IF architecture who created an elegant yet casual dining space for the landmark hotel.
Positioned exclusively in the heartbeat of Sydney’s Potts Point, III Rooms Sydney is a series of three self-contained luxury apartments managed by Contemporary Hotels. Combining the perfectly imperfect European style apartment into discreet urban living spaces, each of the three spaces in this iconic heritage building have been designed, furnished and curated by a unique brand, and one of which is ours. Designed to accommodate even the most discerning guest, the Cult apartment is set within an abundance of natural light and exudes personality. The three bed space has two bathrooms, a kitchen, a balcony and a good sized living and dining space, making this the ultimate home away from home for a Sydney staycation.
Set in an expanded 19th-century pub, this refined hotel in Sydney’s Chippendale features vintage fixtures mixed with contemporary decor, loft-style rooms a heated rooftop pool. Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, The Old Clare is a boutique hotel with three restaurants and two bars that combines heritage, character and a unique inner-city buzz.