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Best Luxury Hotels in Queensland

Published: 1 December, 2022
Last modified: 14 July, 2024
Imperial Hotel Gold Coast
Imperial Hotel Gold Coast

A world-class destination with iconic places, Queensland is home to a host of 5-star hotels that offer luxury at its finest. We’ve done the work for you and have selected only the best of the best luxury hotels in Queensland among the plethora of choices. Our hand-picked range of Queensland luxury hotels offers unparalleled hospitality, world-class dining, and ultra-modern suites and facilities with super interior design and style for absolute relaxation.

The Reef House Palm Cove

The Reef House Palm Cove

A boutique tropical adults-only escape overlooking the Coral Sea, Reef House Palm Cove invites you in with its colonial-style accommodation and range of on-site delights. We love the rejuvenating and pampering treatments in the Reef House Day Spa and the al fresco dining under Melaleuca trees and starlight at the on-site restaurant. For a nightcap, have some cocktails at the bar, or simply enjoy some chill time on your private balcony.

The Darling at the Star Gold Coast

The Darling at the Star, Gold Coast

With its royal palette of deep purple, red, blue and gold accentuating the hotel’s signature restaurants and bars, state-of-the-art theatre, gaming and events spaces, The Darling at the Star will make you feel like a king or queen surrounded by bespoke fittings and the best amenities. It perfectly combines boutique-style design and luxury, easily making it one of the best luxury hotels in Queensland.

QT Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

QT Gold Coast is a designer luxury hotel set in the heart of Surfers Paradise. This super stylish hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, restaurants, bars, a cafe, a host of impressive event spaces, and the beautiful SpaQ where you can opt for whole-body treatments or grooming packages for your nails, brows, and lashes. Sounds like a wonderful candidate for a weekend with your girl friends too!

Dorsett Gold Coast Broadbeach

Dorsett Gold Coast, Broadbeach

Dorsett Gold Coast is stylish, fun, modern, and only minutes away from the beach and the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Here, you can njoy hinterland or ocean views from luxurious rooms with supreme linens and relaxing en-suite baths. For extra relaxation, Azure Spa & Fitness offers indulgent treatments and a dedicated space for couples too. Although surrounded by many restaurants and cafes, you can also easily enjoy treats from the on-site Jin Cafe and Bar!

Alamanda Palm Cove

Alamanda Palm Cove

Alamanda Palm Cove is a bright and beautiful destination hotel situated in Palm Cove, your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Offering an unmatched beachfront position, this awe-inspiring accommodation lets you enjoy the best of contemporary beachside living, with luxurious 1- to 4-bedroom suites designed for the ultimate beachside getaway.

Imperial Hotel Gold Coast

Imperial Hotel Gold Coast

The Imperial Hotel Gold Coast redefines 5-star luxury with its fusion of Italian craftsmanship and lavish accommodations. Immerse yourself in an unrivalled guest experience, from the grandeur of award-winning dining at Il Barocco Restaurant to the signature Imperial Hotel High Tea experience in the enchanting Le Jardin. Indulge your senses at The Beauty Room, re-energise at the modern fitness centre, or enjoy access to the private marina. Notably, the hotel introduces Australia’s first Water Salon with cool cabanas designed to accommodate two set along the 63-meter pool that boasts its private white sandy beach.

voco Gold Coast

voco Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

Located in the centre of Surfers Paradise, voco Gold Coast is a sleek hotel that offers modern and stylish accommodations with amazing hinterland and ocean-view rooms. It has 2 pools, a cocktail bar, a luxe spa, and an on-site cafe and restaurant. Situated just across from the Surfers Paradise tram stop, you can easily head out and explore the coast, discovering the beautiful sea-side scenery and local attractions.

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns

Looking for a place to experience both that adrenaline rush and relaxation? Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is your 5-star gateway to enjoy Tropical North Queensland. Enjoy live entertainment, fantastic mixology, several options for refined dining, and luxe accommodation and the best entertainment complex in the area! Bar36 is known for its chill Sunday sessions, making this hotel a wonderful weekend escape too.

The Island Gold Coast

The Island Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

A luxury hotel with warm boutique vibes and interior design that bring the outside in, The Island Gold Coast has an upbeat energy perfect for that stay and play mood. We love the cocktails, relaxed atmosphere, and views from the Island Rooftop, the largest open-air rooftop bar in Surfers Paradise. Apart from being one of the best luxe hotels in Queensland, The Island Gold Coast has also earned a spot in our list of the best rooftop bars!

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Mat Lewis, co-founder of View Retreats, is a seasoned traveller and qualified life coach with extensive knowledge in wellness and nature-based tourism. He is passionate about the transformative effects of travel as a means to achieve perspective, balance, and connection. His coaching integrates these principles, guiding individuals to reconnect with themselves through mindful and restorative travel experiences.
Mat and Stoewie - co-founders of View Retreats

We’re Mat and Stoewie. We’re both seasoned travellers and qualified life coaches. We’re passionate about finding and creating travel experiences that help to connect people to special places and experiences that will help them to rest, relax, reconnect & rediscover. 

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