Your regular trip to the grocery store has suddenly turned red. The fresh flower display has doubled, as has the greeting card display. One thing’s for sure, the increased exposure to shades of red, pink and anything heart-shaped has you thinking of that special someone. So, in the name of love, here are our top picks for a romantic stay in your city for Valentine's Day. Or simply “just because.”
The Fantauzzo, Brisbane
Newly opened Art Series Hotel, The Fantauzzo, is perfect for lovers and lovers of art. The 166 room hotel is located underneath the Story Bridge, undoubtedly the most iconic spot in Brisbane. There’s plenty of dining options along Howard Smith Wharves, just steps away from the hotel entrance. Don’t leave The Fantauzzo without a dip in their rooftop pool and a complimentary art tour to check out the works all by renowned Australian artist Vincent Fantauzzo.
Taronga Zoo, Sydney
If you’re looking for something truly unique, check out The Wildlife Retreat and Roar and Snore options at Taronga Zoo. When making a reservation you’ll have the option to choose between the designer hotel rooms located in the eco-retreat or permanent and fully kitted safari tents. By booking a wildlife experience like no other, you’ll be sure to sweep your love off their feet.
Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
Stay at the 5-star Mayfair Hotel, located in Adelaide CBD and just across from Rundle Mall. The sophisticated rooms feature incredibly plush bedding as well as a complimentary minibar for your inner city getaway. Pop up to level 13 to the rooftop bar, Hennessy, or the Mayflower restaurant and bar for a bite and live music. Oh-la-la!
COMO The Treasury, Perth
Lovers of design and heritage buildings will be in awe of COMO The Treasury, Perth’s answer to inner city luxury. The fresh and spacious rooms are housed within the 140-year-old State Buildings, which bring a distinct charm to your stay. Head up to the rooftop restaurant, Wildflower, for a culinary experience inspired by the six indigenous seasons paired with views of the city and Swan River.
MACq 01, Hobart
Choose to stay at the multi-award winning MACq01 and you won’t be disappointed. The 5-star hotel is in prime position on the harbour, meaning you’re only a romantic stroll away from Hobart’s top sights and activities. Each room tells a tale through design, by reflecting one of five Tasmanian character traits. For added luxury, consider upgrading to a Hosted Luxury Suite which includes exclusive MACq 01 butler service.
For something a little fun in Melbourne, stay at QT. The boutique 5-star hotel is easy on the eye, with its quirky yet carefully styled rooms. Book a QT Corner King Room and you’ll be able to soak in the views of the city from your own free-standing bath. Relax with a cocktail on the Rooftop at QT and for something a little more themed, dine at Pascale Bar & Grill. If it’s sweets your after, The Cake Shop is the answer.