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If you’re feeling starved of sky, sea and sunshine, Rottnest Island’s first beachfront boutique accommodation is the place to escape to. Like the native samphire it’s named after, Samphire Rottnest is found close to the water’s edge on Thomson Bay on the island’s east coast. It’s all about understated elegance at the flip-flop-friendly hotel, which has 80 bright and breezy rooms all designed to celebrate the island’s rugged, relaxed environment. Throw in great cocktails, fantastic food, and a beach club with kick-back configurations of seating and you’ll find even more reasons to rate Rotto.
Vibe Hotel Subiaco
Subiaco, or Subi as it is affectionately known, is one of Perth’s most popular precincts for shopping and dining, and the Vibe Hotel Subiaco is a great base from which to explore it. The hip 12-storey hotel has 168 spacious rooms, including 14 suites, as well as a rooftop pool, gym and hatted restaurant in Storehouse Subiaco. There’s also St Marks Road Co. cafe, which keeps guests fuelled for forays into nearby Kings Park and the leafy laneways all around.
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
While the 18-storey, 229-room DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is right in the thick of it, near Perth’s exciting Elizabeth Quay precinct, it also offers softly lit bedrooms with Swan River views that provide a calm oasis away from the action. The hotel has a smart contemporary feel that appeals to both slick business travellers and out-of-towners, with splashes of colour and modern artworks. There’s also a 24-hour fitness centre, a smart-casual restaurant, Reel Kitchen, an infinity pool, and rooftop bar that has 360-degree views of the Swan River. Oh, and the famous DoubleTree cookies are worth the reservation alone.
Wheatbelt Luxury Escapes
Visitors to the Wheatbelt can enjoy an exclusive stay at one of three Wheatbelt Luxury Escapes: Talbot Lodge, located on a sandalwood plantation; The Barn, a renovated Quakers Lodge kit home; and Federation-style Mansfield Cottage. The homesteads are located just under 100 clicks from Perth in the Avon Valley, where the pastoral landscape is mottled in bands of gold and green. While Talbot Lodge is 20 kilometres out of York, WA’s oldest inland town, and sleeps six, Mansfield Cottage and The Barn are on York’s outskirts and both sleep four.
Parmelia Hilton has been completely reimagined after a 10-month refurbishment in conjunction with Cox Architecture. The $45 million update includes the addition of 32 new rooms, including Premier Suites, to elevate the offering, an executive lounge, as well as direct access to buzzy Brookfield Place. The hotel’s transformation includes a pleasing coastal-chic contemporary lobby.
Ampersand Estates has completed an extensive refurbishment program that has brought the region’s oldest winery, cellar door and accommodation thoroughly up to date. Located amid the rumpled folds of the Pemberton region, the winery is named after the ampersand symbol in reference to the many add-ons on offer. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds surrounded by old-growth trees, visit the gin and vodka lounge, and then retire to one of three luxury residences.
RAC Karri Valley Resort
The RAC Karri Valley Resort is one to bookmark for your next family holiday, with the top-to-toe renovation of its Chalets and Lakeside Rooms enhancing the guest experience. The Lakeside Restaurant and lounge room have also had an update, fixing the spotlight onto Lake Beedelup and the Karri Forest surrounds.