Want the ultimate accommodation splash-outs in some of the best positioned hotels in Australia? Check out these ultra-luxe suites, although you might want to check out your bank balance first though.
1. Sydney Suite, Park Hyatt Sydney
Where: Harbourfront at the Rocks
Why would you? If you’re a VIP (with $16,000 per night to spend) who appreciates front-row Opera House views. The ‘usual’ add-ons such as a 24-hour butler and a $9000 toilet that plays music.
Something special: You can reserve the entire fourth floor of the hotel for $50,000 per night – for your entourage, of course!
Price: $16,000 per night. See Park Hyatt Sydney
2. Owner’s Penthouse (3-bedroom), One&Only Hayman Island
Where: Top-floor views of the eastern side of the resort overlooking Hayman Beach.
Why would you? Your own butler to help you come to terms with the 195-square-metres of space and the wrap-around terrace.
Something special: Won Elite Traveler magazine’s 101 top suites in the world this year.
Price: From $10,600 per night. See One&Only Hayman Island
3. Heritage Long Suite, The Westin, Sydney
Where: Overlooks Martin Place, downtown Sydney.
Why would you? Heritage and history; a former postmaster’s office, an opulent one-bedroom layout with classically-inspired furnishings.
Something special: Has the postmaster’s original writing desk from 1874.
Price: $5,500 per night. See The Westin Sydney
4. Australia Suite, InterContinental Sydney
Where: 29th floor views over all Sydney’s icons
Why would you? Claims the best bathtub view in Australia and is a massive 250-square-metres. Guests of note? Oprah, Daniel Craig, Frank Sinatra, Bill Clinton.
Something special: Access to a top-secret underground passages in the case of an emergency.
Price: Around $5,000 per night. See InterContinental Sydney
5. The Stamford Suite, Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Where: Top floor overlooking the Brisbane River
Why would you? Who doesn’t need a baby grand piano, cool antiques and four-poster bed when you’re in Bris-Vegas.
Something special: Queen Elizabeth has stayed here and so did President Obama, during the G20.
Price: Approx $4,000 per night. See Stamford Plaza Brisbane
6. Osprey Pavilion, Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
Where: On a cliff-side nook on the south-west of Kangaroo Island
Why would you? Refreshingly secluded and self-contained. Hand sculptured granite bath, heated limestone floors, deluxe rain shower and a private plunge spa.
Something special: A funky fireplace that rises from the middle of the coffee table.
Price: $3,900 per night. See Southern Ocean Lodge
7. The Chamberlain Suite, El Questro Homestead, The Kimberley
Where: Suspended over a river, Chamberlain Gorge in the Kimberley
Why would you? Floor-to-ceiling window views (and guided tours available) out over one of Australia’s most eye-wateringly beautiful regions.
Something special: That bathtub on the balcony!
Price: From $2,832 per night. See El Questro
8. Lake Eyre Penthouse, The Olsen (Art Series), Melbourne
Where: South Yarra, Melbourne
Why you would? A 14th floor penthouse complete with its very own herb garden, and great CBD views from the private 8-seater “silver ionized hydrotherapy” spa.
Something special: Not that this is a great recommendation, but Justin Bieber stayed here when he was in town.
Price: From $2,800 per night. See The Olsen
9. Private Pavilion, Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Where: Coles Bay, two hours from Hobart on Tasmania’s stunning east coast.
Why would you? Not many reviewers can fault this room. The plunge pool is to die for and everyone needs an in-room espresso machine, of course.
Something special: Splash out on the in-room dining with your own personal chef.
Price: From $2,800 per night. See Saffire Freycinet
10. Imperial Suite, Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
Where: Something you might not expect from the Gold Coast.
Why would you? To be seen at the world’s first Versace hotel or to spend time in your private dining area with butler service.
Something special: Has hosted musical and acting royalty: Rolling Stones, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Beyonce and Jay Z.
Price: From $2,192 per night. See Palazzo Versace