Travel search engine KAYAK.com.au has revealed the best hotels for every imaginable Australian cityscape. Whether travellers want to hit the shops, explore the local foodie scene, sightsee or make the most of the nightlife – KAYAK has located the best spots to stay, based on data retrieved and compared using their hotels heat map view.
|The Best Hotels for 4 Types of Travellers in the Most Popular Cities in Australia|
|City||For Sightseers||For Foodies||For Party People||For Shoppers|
|Sydney||Hilton Sydney, 5*||Hilton Sydney, 5*||Hilton Sydney, 5*||Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 4*|
|AUD per night||$269||$269||$269||$169|
|Melbourne||Novotel Melbourne St Kilda, 4*||Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel, 3*||Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel, 3*||Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel, 3*|
|AUD per night||$144||$104||$104||$104|
|Brisbane||Royal Albert Hotel, 4*||Royal Albert Hotel, 4*||Royal Albert Hotel, 4*||Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square, 4*|
|AUD per night||$156||$156||$156||$140|
|Perth||Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, 4*||Mantra on Murray, 4*||Comfort Inn Wentworth Plaza, 3*||Comfort Inn Wentworth Plaza, 3*|
|AUD per night||$187||$199||$99||$99|
|Adelaide||Mayfair Hotel, 5*||Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, 4*||Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Currie, 4*||Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, 4*|
|AUD per night||$151||$156||$108||$156|
Sightseeing: where to stay in Perth
Although a young city by Old World standards, Perth has a rich history and a lot to see and experience. Holidaymakers with a passion for sightseeing can stay at the centrally located 4-star hotel Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Here, visitors will be close to some of the city’s most popular attractions including the Museum of Performing Arts, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum – Perth. With August prices starting at $187 per night, there’s never been a better time to discover Perth.
Dining out: where to stay in Adelaide
Adelaide is a foodie heaven, where visitors flock year-round to sample the epicurean delights of Australia’s gourmet state, South Australia. Foodies searching for the best culinary experiences in Adelaide should consider staying at the 4-starMantra on Murray. Located in the heart of the city, it is a great choice for travellers looking for somewhere central. With rooms starting at just $199 per night in August, it’s the perfect hotel for dining out, closely located to some of the city’s top restaurants. To kick-off the local culinary experience, travellers should book a table at Georges on Waymouth.
Hitting the town: where to stay in Melbourne
Arguably Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne is the go-to city to experience a vibrant and electric nightlife. Visitors looking to revel in Melbourne’s small bar scene should look into the Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel, a 3-star hotel in the heart of the city. Located on Little Collins Street, the Ibis Styles offers travellers rooms starting from $104 per night in August, making it a great choice for travellers who want to be at the heart of the action. Melbourne is well known for its bars and venues, with everything from corner pubs with history soaked wooden panelling to curious rooftop bars with panoramic views of the city. However, serious cocktail enthusiasts, are recommended to head below ground toGin Palace, where they can imbibe a plethora of gin styles from around the globe.
Shopping: where to stay in Sydney
Undoubtedly the retail capital of Australia, Sydney is the city for those on the hunt for serious shopping and high fashion. Visitors who want to be right in the middle of the action should look no further than the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, a 4-star hotel on the doorstep of a wide selection of local and international stores. Shoppers who are unsure where to begin their spree should start at the Queen Victoria Building and make their way down to Westfield on Pitt Street. The Queen Victoria Building is commonly referred to as the QVB by Sydney-siders and the building has been serving shoppers since 1898.
Simple and easy to use
Travellers can use the heat map to match their hotel with the hottest activities in the local area, like sightseeing, dining, nightlife and shopping. Users simply search for their desired location on KAYAK.com.au, switch to KAYAK maps view and then apply the heat map filters to see hotels in relation to their preferences.
Debby Soo, KAYAK Vice President, APAC, comments: “The team of travel experts at KAYAK, are dedicated to helping travellers plan and manage their trip in the most efficient way possible. By integrating our heat map into our hotel map view, we’re able to reveal the best hotels travellers can book, according to their activity interests and preferred location, to ensure the best experience imaginable.”