HOT NEWS
Titanic II Cruise Ship not designed to make money ! Project is about love, not money, and "for the benefit of the world" says owner
Luxury Travel Spending Up 9.2% Despite Gloomy Economy throughout 2013 reports American Express Travel!
The global population will reached 7.6 billion by the end of 2013, just 13 years after hitting 6 billion.
Luxury Report 2013 says High Earners Not Rich Yet (HENRYs) earn $100,000-$249,999 still feel the Global Financial Crisis.
Shanghai leads the worlds most populous cities in the world with 18,336,133 (July 2013) people. Karachi in Pakistan at 2nd place with 13 million citizens.

10 Hotels Under $200 for your Ultimate Australian Adventure

There’s nothing like a dreary January day to inspire wanderlust. These restless days awaken our wandering spirits and those journeys that hold a special place in our hearts take over our imaginations.

If winter is bringing you down, I say get down… Down Under, that is.

So…you missed the jet with Oprah, Capt. John Travolta, and company. Fret not, we’re in the same boat. You can still enjoy your own whirlwind tour of Australia and get the star treatment without the star budget as you follow in Oprah’s footsteps. Isn’t affordable luxury the most luxurious kind?

From Bondi Beach to the Great Barrier Reef, we’ve got you covered every step of the way with some of the world’s top hotels. After all, every aspect of your ultimate adventure should be memorable.

We’ve combed our collection and hand picked 10 of our favorite hotels from Oprah’s favorite locations across Australia. You’ll never believe they’re each under $200. Consider these some of our Ultimate Favorite Things.

1. SEA TEMPLE RESORT & SPA, PORT DOUGLAS. RATES FROM AUD 179

Set between rainforest and reef, Sea Temple Resort & Spa elevates the notoriously casual Australian approach to something more refined, but just as charming.

2. THE SEBEL REEF HOUSE & SPA, CAIRNS. RATES FROM AUD 139

The Sebel Reef House & Spa is situated in Palms Cove, a beachside village in Queensland where the rainforest meets the sea and Australia’s tropical gardens give way to white sand beaches.

3. THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, CAIRNS. RATES FROM AUD 120

For adventurous travelers like you, Shangri-la offers its signature luxury accommodation right on the ocean’s edge.

4. EMPORIUM HOTEL, BRISBANE. RATES FROM AUD 179

With its eye-catching plush interiors, swank cocktail bar, and entertainment-district address, Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel is as much a destination as it is a place to rest your head.

5. BLUE SYDNEY, SYDNEY. RATES FROM AUD 198

BLUE Sydney is more than a simple boutique hotel. Housed withing a historic wharf building, it provides a shining example of urban renewal– and stylish accommodation.

6. HILTON SYDNEY, SYDNEY. RATES FROM AUD 189

Located on Pitt Street in the heart of the city, the sleek Hilton Sydney hotel is as hyper-connected as you are. Everything you need is at your fingertips, or right out the front door.

7. THE OLSEN, MELBOURNE. RATES FROM AUD 169

In the outdoor shopping hotbed that is Chapel Street, The Olsen pays tribute to one of Australia’s most prolific artists with a hotel the like of which Melbourne has never seen.

8. THE CULLEN, MELBOURNE. RATES FROM AUD 188


In Melbourne’s fashion and arts district of Prahran, The Cullen shows that the Aussies can get artsy with the best of them.

9. THE PRINCE, MELBOURNE. RATES FROM AUD 195


The Prince is a decidedly hip hotel in Melbourne’s trendy St. Kilda neighborbood, just steps from the beach and vibrant nightlife.

10. THE HENRY JONES ART HOTEL, HOBART. RATES FROM AUD 188


Former jam factory becomes culturally renowned hotel. The Henry Jones Art Hotel, located on Hobart’s waterfront, showcases Tasmanian art in an historic location.

Automobiles
The most beautiful Aston Martin
The most beautiful Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s most powerful four-door sedan, the Rapide S, is on its way to customers soon.The Rapide S features a heavily revised front-end look...

Barcelona by Sidecar
Barcelona by Sidecar

In Barcelona, one of the most romantic and stylish cities in Europe, the last thing you want to do is ride an embarrassing tour bus full of camera-t...

 The flying car Terraugia's Transition
The flying car Terraugia's Transition

  It sounds like something from the wildest fringes of fantasy. But an American aeronautical company, with funding from the US Department of Defen...

Fashion & Lifestyle
Most Expensive Cities in the World
Most Expensive Cities in the World

If you don't plan to read the full list, the answer is Singapore, but the land of swanky skyscrapers, expensive luxury malls, and transport that tri...

New Spa at Four Seasons Vancouver
New Spa at Four Seasons Vancouver

Visitors to the well, loved Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver can now enjoy the recently opened RedCedar boutique massage suite. Following the Hotel...

Sha Wellness Clinic Spain
Sha Wellness Clinic Spain

Spain’s Sha Wellness Clinic in Albir Beach is an amazing place to detox and enjoy the comforts of a medically conscious spa. They have more than 4...

Recommends
Flying Hotels - First Class
Flying Hotels - First Class

Improvements to the First Class experience on International Airlines are being seen at a very fast pace. Passengers have always enjoyed extra servi...

Catholic abbey now a Hotel
Catholic abbey now a Hotel

What's the one thing a nearly 900 year old hotel in Spain needs to attract guests in 2014 ? Google Glasses at least according to Abadía Retuerta Le...

La Posta Vecchia Hotel, Italy
La Posta Vecchia Hotel, Italy

When we arrived at La Posta Vecchia, we knew we were in a magical place where a relaxing holiday awaited us. The hotel is situated only 25 minutes f...

Design
LA Home For Sale after 40 Years !
LA Home For Sale after 40 Years !

John Lautner's Genius Silvertop designed home goes to market for first time since 1974. There has never been a home by Organic Modernist John Lautne...

Most Expensive Penthouse Monaco
Most Expensive Penthouse Monaco

There’s word going around that the world’s most expensive penthouse has just been snapped up by an unnamed Arab Sheik for a whooping $305 millio...

Abu Dhabi takes on the art world
Abu Dhabi takes on the art world

Soon, art lovers may decide to skip Paris, Rome and New York in favour of Abu Dhabi. The oil-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates is embarking ...

Travel
Singapore wins 2015 top spot !
Singapore wins 2015 top spot !

Singapore has clinched the number one spot on Lonely Planet’s list of the top countries to visit in 2015. Praised for its multicultural diversity ...

Pacifics Five Best Islands
Pacifics Five Best Islands

The vast pacific has lots to offer and thousands of islands from Tahiti to the Whitsundays. Luxury hotels wait for the discerning travelers. Here is...

F & B
Hotels for Wine Lovers
Hotels for Wine Lovers

Today’s wine lovers want more than a well stocked minibar when they travel and more than a few are catering to this discerning market segment. W...

One Dish to Eat in Venice
One Dish to Eat in Venice

You can't leave Venice without eating … Sardèle in saòr. A small dish of fried sardines marinated in white onions, vinegar, raisins, and pine nu...

Cruises
Beginners guide to Luxury Cruises
Beginners guide to Luxury Cruises

There is something about taking a luxury cruise that is not present on a holiday taken on good old terra firma. Perhaps it’s the lure of an opulen...

Venetian's protest ship visits !
Venetian's protest ship visits !

At one moment the scene is everything you expect of Venice; medieval churches, domes and bell towers, and water sparkling in the canal in front of y...

Banner
Luxury Travel Report Presents
LTR Travel
See All
City Hotels
See All
Resorts
See All
Airlines
See All
Destinations
See All
Cruises
See All