Luxury Hotels and Lodges in New South Wales

Five-star hotels and little hidden gems make up the list of our collection of accommodation in New South Wales. From opulent hotels in all the major cities, to adorable boutiques and B&Bs nestled along the coast, we think we've got your covered for a luxurious stay in Australia. 

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Park Hyatt Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Situated right on the waterfront and close to the Rocks district, the five star Park Hyatt Sydney has an exclusive position nestled directly underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, overlooking the glittering harbour and famed Sydney Opera House. Luxurious and intimate, the hotel has a club-like atmosphere and caters for the most discerning guests.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The first ever Emirates resort in Australia, the luxurious and tranquil Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley sits on 7,000 acres of beautiful Blue Mountains terrain, within a conservation reserve. Surrounded by kangaroos, wallabies and birds, nature and wildlife lovers will be in their element.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Seriously special, Hideaway

Spicers Vineyards Estate

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains, wild bushland and acres of plush vineyards, complete with its own family of kangaroos, Spicers Vineyards Estate ticks all the boxes for a quiet weekend away. The location is superb for exploring the beautiful Hunter Valley and its internationally-renowned wineries.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel, Hideaway

Elements of Byron

Location: New South Wales | Australia

This stylish beachfront resort in Byron Bay is right by popular surfing spot Belongil Beach and is surrounded by wetlands and sand dunes. It is also a popular place for birdwatching, with several species right on the doorstep. With its luxury eco-friendly villas, combined with an excellent restaurant, a lovely lagoon pool and a relaxing spa, it is a slice of paradise in a beautiful natural setting.

Best for: Beach, Water activities, Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature

Intercontinental Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Situated on historic Macquarie Street, the luxurious InterContinental Sydney exudes prestige and historical significance. A National Trust landmark, the hotel is distinguished by the 1851 treasury building's sandstone facade, and overlooks the majestic Sydney Opera House and surrounding harbour.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Halcyon House

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Just a moment’s walk from the salty surf breaks and romantic sunsets of Cabarita Beach in northern New South Wales, Halcyon House prides itself on providing a classically Australian beach getaway. This former surf motel has been transformed into a Hampton-esque boutique destination, in a beautiful part of Australia that’s known for its spectacular white sand beaches. 

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Beach, Setting & Views, Water activities

The Langham, Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Langham is one of the gems of Sydney’s hotel scene. Luxurious, glamorous and sophisticated, this is a tranquil haven, yet sits a stone’s throw away from Sydney’s iconic harbour.

Best for: Chic Design, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Pretty Beach House

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Sitting high on an escarpment above the spectacular Bouddi Peninsula, the Pretty Beach House certainly lives up to its name.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Romantic

Four Seasons Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Four Seasons is impressive from the moment you enter the elegant three-tiered lobby. As well as effortlessly bringing style and luxury to the city, the hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy some of Sydney’s best attractions, including the Opera House and the historic Rocks area.

Best for: City Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Luxury Hotel

Paramount House Hotel

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Paramount House Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel in the Surry Hills area of Sydney, housed in an iconic heritage building which was once the headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios. With an eye-catching design which blends industrial features with luxurious furnishings, including a copper-clad roof, the hotel fits right in with its fashionable surroundings. 

Best for: History & Heritage, Chic Design, Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, the city's leading deluxe hotel, is superbly located in the historic Rocks district, offering stunning views of Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Forget that you’re in the middle of a cosmopolitan bubble with the relaxed vibe at Shangri-La, and enjoy Sydney at its best.

Best for: Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Capella Lodge

Location: New South Wales | Australia

This luxury boutique lodge, with the feel of an exclusive beach house, is situated on the tiny Lord Howe Island, a UNESCO world heritage site surrounded by the world’s southernmost coral reef. With just nine suites overlooking a pristine beach, Lord Howe Island is a very special place to unwind at the start or end of your Australian holiday.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Honeymoon

QT Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

A stay at QT evokes the giddy excitement of the Jazz Age, with its flamboyant design a blend of art deco, Gothic and Italianate architecture.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel

Tanja Lagoon Camp

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Tanja Lagoon Camp is a beautiful safari-tent style camp on the southeast coast of Australia, halfway between Middle (formerly Tanja) Lagoon and Mimosa Rocks National Park.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Family-friendly, Lodge

The Laurels B&B

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Laurels is a boutique B & B in a beautiful countryside setting in Kangaroo Valley. Built in 1919, it has plenty of history and character as well as contemporary style, with cosy wood fires, period furniture and large verandas for some quality relaxation.

Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Secret / In the Know, History & Heritage

The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Set against a verdant backdrop of lush vegetation, even the foyer at the multi award-winning Byron at Byron Resort and Spa will take your breath away. With 45 acres of rainforest canopy surrounding you, there’s plenty of space to unwind and forget about those everyday stresses.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Old Leura Dairy

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Old Leura Dairy offers quirky and stylish accommodation in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, close to the renowned icons of The Three Sisters rock formation at Echo Point, Scenic World's Scenisender and Scenic Railway.

Best for: Honeymoon, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Rustic

The Bower

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Bower is a collection of luxurious suites set across a converted barn, cottage and 100-year-old house in the coastal Australian town of Byron Bay. Based on fashionable New York-style accommodation, the suites combine a contemporary style with the barefoot chic atmosphere for which Byron Bay has become so beloved. The town and its famous beaches lie within a short walk of the hotel. 

Best for: Beach, Barefoot, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Lily Pily

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Lily Pily Country House is a unique, modern Australian retreat, nestled in the midst of an 80-acre country farm. Simple, yet stylish, with only three guest suites, you’re guaranteed an intimate, hospitable bed and breakfast experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Romantic, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Paperbark Camp

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Paperbark Camp is an eco-friendly tent resort, nestled deep within a forest of soaring eucalypts and delicate paperbark trees. Offering privacy and luxury, the safari-style tents provide a charming bush camping experience in the picturesque Jervis Bay.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Unusual, Eco-tourism

Bells At Killcare

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Bells At Killcare is quite simply the quintessential Australian coastal retreat; stay in your own secluded beachside hut, moments away from sunset-strolls around Bouddi National Park and some classic Australian surf.

Best for: Food & Wine, Water activities, Honeymoon, Family-friendly


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