Fact – uncaged schoolies, adventurous backpackers and Contiki Tour guides aside, most of us spend at least 7 hours a day (night) in our hotel.
And the rest of the time? We’re out getting blisters on our feet, squeezing through crowds, hunting down food and drink while staring blankly at our maps. And then, after all that sightseeing and shopping comes the best part of the day – collapsing on the bed in your hotel room.
We think it’s time everyone got over the ‘get out and see the world’ guilt. Take a hotel holiday – delicious dining, magnificent views, fitness fun, foodie experiences, and rose-petaled frollicking good times all under one roof. So slip on your bathrobe, stash the suitcase, hang out the Do Not Disturb sign and check out our hotels for holiday hobbits.
You’re assured of some grand hotel fun of the snootiest kind at the Old Adelaide Inn. Hide away in one of the 64 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. Need a little stretch? Just tip toe down to the outdoor gym, then relax in the spa and sauna. If you don’t feel like room service, slip on your best dress/suit for a pre-dinner cocktail, before feasting on a decadent dinner under the vines at The Snooty Fox restaurant.
Snug in your Somerset on the Pier suite gazing over Hobart’s Derwent River, what possible reason could you have to go out? The apartment-style accommodation has space galore, with loft-style bedrooms, private kitchen and laundry facilities. When belly rumbles begin, you can whip up some gourmet Tassie ingredients for romantic meal in or, if it all sounds too exhausting, let someone else tantilise your taste buds at the onsite restaurant.
Hole up Swedish ski chalet style at the Miss Maud Swedish Hotel in Perth. The Scandinavian décor is the backdrop to live European entertainment every night. The real treat begins in the morning, as the in-house bakery smells waft to your room, and you work up an appetite for a genuine Swedish smorgasbord breakfast.
The Hilton Sydney’s Provocateur package takes romantic romps to a new level. Even before you arrive, the hotel will contact you to find out your fave background music and an aromatic scent for the room. After an aphrodisiac themed degustation platter by celebrity chef Luke Mangan, arrive at your room, where rose petals set the scene for the five envelopes of seduction tips, written in collaboration with famous stripper, Madame Lash.