Photo: Saffire Freycinet

TripAdvisor announce Travellers’ Choice Awards

TripAdvisor has recently revealed the travel industry’s best and brightest in their annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Covering the full gamut of travel, from boutique hotels and luxury resorts to restaurants and even destinations themselves, it’s like a travel bible for 2016.

Here down under the awards lists tend to feature a host of familiar faces, but there are a few surprising additions that few people would have seen coming.

Queensland dominated the bargain hotel category, with seven of the top ten from the Sunshine State, but the other states whipped them in the luxury category.

Here are the top 10 bargain and luxury hotels in Australia:

Bargain Hotels

1. The Port Douglas Queenslander – Port Douglas, QLD

2. La Costa Motel – Bilinga, QLD

3. Noosa Sun Motel & Apartments – Noosa, QLD

4. Best Western Lazy Lizard – Port Douglas, QLD

5. Hervey Bay Colonial Lodge – Hervey Bay, QLD

6. Palm Cove Tropic Apartments – Palm Cove, QLD

7. Hawks Nest Motel – Hawks Nest, NSW

8. Connells Motel – Traralgon, VIC

9. Cardwell Beachfront Motel – Cardwell, QLD

10. Tuckerbox Motor Inn – Gundagai, NSW

Photo: The Queenslander
Photo: The Queenslander

Luxury Hotels

1. Saffire Freycinet – Coles Bay, TAS

2. Spicers Vineyard Estate – Hunter Valley, NSW

3. Longitude 131 – Yulara, NT

4. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – Wolgan Valley, NSW

5. Southern Ocean Lodge – Kangaroo Island, SA

6. Qualia Resort – Hamilton Island, QLD

7. Islington Hotel – Hobart, TA

8. Park Hyatt Sydney – Sydney, NSW

9. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort – Cairns, QLD

10. Emporium Hotel – Brisbane, QLD

Visit to see the full list of winners

Written by
Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Written by Chris Ashton