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trivago Awards 2018: Australia's best-rated hotels

Want to know where Australia’s best-rated hotels are? Wonder no more.

The trivago Awards 2018 has revealed the country’s favourite hotels. We’ve crunched more than 175 million ratings to bring you the best hotels in each accommodation category: five-star, four-star, three-star, best value-for-money, and alternative accommodation.

The top five-star hotels in Australia

This year, the number one 5-star hotel in Australia is Mayfair Hotel in Adelaide, South Australia.

When it comes to luxury accommodation in Adelaide, Mayfair brings style, elegance and a touch of glamour. Located right in the heart of vibrant city, the hotel offers premium facilities and showcases the very best of South Australia, including locally made products and furnishing.

Martin Radcliffe, General Manager

“A great deal of care and attention goes into the delivery of a guest experience that is of the highest quality, distinctly South Australian, and personalised where possible to ensure a memorable stay.”

Find out who won in 2019

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Best hotels in Australia: trivago Awards 2019

Mayfair Hotel

Top rated
Adelaide, 1.3 km to Adelaide Botanic Garden
9.3 Excellent (2511 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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The top four-star hotels in Australia

This year, the number one 4-star hotel in Australia is The Falls Montville in Montville, Queensland.

These romantic rainforest cottages offer access to unparalleled nature, and are all within close distance of Kondalilla National Park. The Falls Montville offers perfect escape to lush nature and unobtrusive, yet attentive service.

The Falls Montville

Top rated
9.4 Excellent (204 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.7 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Wellness centre / Spa
Air conditioning
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The top three-star hotels in Australia

This year, the number one three-star hotel in Australia is Ballina Manor in Ballina, New South Wales.

Known for its historic charm and exquisite antiques, the boutique hotel prides itself on providing top-notch service to guests. Take a free guided tour of Ballina Manor and discover more about the history of this heritage-listed property.

Hotel Ballina Manor

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (316 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Wellness centre / Spa
Outdoor swimming pool
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The top 10 alternative accommodation in Australia

This year, the number one hotel for alternative accommodation in Australia is Lurline House in Katoomba, New South Wales.

Built in 1910, this Federation-style house offers elegant and comfortable accommodation, featuring four-poster beds with canopies and furniture that takes guests back in time.

Peter Noble, Owner

“We thoroughly enjoy welcoming visitors from all over the world…”

Lurline House

Top rated
Katoomba, 1.2 km to Scenic World
9.5 Excellent (1570 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.7 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
WiFi in lobby
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The top 10 value-for-money accommodation in Australia

Lurline House also picks up the trivago Award for best value-for-money accommodation in Australia.

Lurline House boasts the best bang for your buck. Enjoy evenings in the Guest Lounge with complimentary Port, fresh fruit and chocolate, or tuck into a traditional English breakfast. Need a bit of holiday advice? Just ask the owner, Peter, on what to see and do during your stay.

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Lurline House

Top rated
Katoomba, 1.2 km to Scenic World
9.5 Excellent (1570 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.7 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
WiFi in lobby
Hotel CTA

The top-rated chain hotels in Australia

The hotel chains with the best collective ratings across Australia this year are Mantra Hotels and Rydges Hotels.

The number one hotel within Mantra Hotels in Australia is Mantra Frangipani Broome, and the top-rated hotel of Rydges Hotels & Resorts in Australia is Rydges Sydney Airport.

How does trivago determine the winning hotels?

Just as we aggregate hotel prices from across the web, we also aggregate guest reviews and ratings for a wide variety of amenities and services for all hotels that display prices on trivago.

The reviews are then assigned an overall score by amenity or service category using an internally developed algorithm. The overall score is displayed on trivago, making it easy for travellers to compare amenities and services offered as they search for their ideal hotel.

For the trivago Awards 2018, the hotel with the highest score in each awarded category is deemed the category winner. To ensure accuracy, a minimum of 20 reviews were required for award eligibility.

The result: A comprehensive list of the cream of the crop in hospitality, and prestige and recognition for the hardworking hoteliers behind the winning hotels.

This post is also available on trivago’s Hotel Manager blog. View it here.