Calling all lovers of free snacks! Of course the words “free” and “snacks” are great on their own, but together they make the perfect pair. Amiright?! Well, travellers, this article is for you! Here are seven Australian hotels gracing us with free snacks, a complimentary minibar and other tempting inclusions. You’re welcome!
Silky Oaks Lodge Daintree Rainforest
A 90-minute drive north of Cairns, Silky Oaks Lodge awaits those seeking a rainforest escape. Stay in a treehouse and make yourself a cuppa and nibble away at a biscuit while hanging out in your own hammock, listening to the sounds of the rainforest. If you splurge and check-in to a Billabong Suite, you’ll feel like royalty with a fully stocked free minibar. Work off those complimentary snacks with one of many free activities. Use a kayak for a paddle up the Mossman River or find Zen during a yoga class.
Next Hotel Brisbane
Smack-bang in the middle of the Brisbane CBD, Next Hotel is the ideal choice for corporate travellers wanting to be among the action and holidaymakers after easy access to Queen Street Mall aka shopping, literally on their doorstep. After a busy day in the river city, enjoy four free minibar items (per day) while you control the Smart TV from your in-room Samsung Smart Device. If you’re on a later flight, visit the hotel’s In Transit lounge where showers and sleep pods have been installed for your convenience (and napping pleasure).
Ovolo Nishi Canberra
This boutique hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from the airport in the middle of Canberra’s newest cultural precinct, NewActon. Aside from being in a top-notch location, the hotel offers plenty of free stuff including (but not limited to) breakfast, Wi-Fi, minibar, in-room snacks, self-service laundry and 24-hour gym. The hardest choice will be deciding between the seven moody room types, each offering unique design elements, original artworks, large windows or views of the internal atrium complete with Tasmanian tree ferns.
The Langham Melbourne
Known for its impeccable service, it’s no surprise The Langham Melbourne is well known among travellers who appreciate the finer things in life. Located on the Southbank Promenade (or in other words: prime position), the hotel offers views of the city skyline or the Yarra River. If you’re staying in an Executive room or suite, you’re guaranteed to never go hungry, thanks to exclusive Langham Club access on the 24th level. Read: Deluxe continental breakfast, all-day tea, coffee and pastries, traditional afternoon tea as well as pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Ooh-la-la!
Islington Hotel Hobart
Five minutes’ drive south of Hobart city centre, Islington Hotel welcomes guests to the early 19th-century establishment by offering an exclusive stay with elegant touches and good ol’ country service. All 11 rooms feature a king bed, handmade by Australia's oldest bedding manufacturer; as well as breakfast, barista-made coffee and loose-leaf tea; Wi-Fi and an in-room iPad, movie streaming services and daily baked goods and fresh fruit. Where else can you pick up a snack from the treats table then wander from artwork to artwork before taking in the view of Mt Wellington?
Mayfair Hotel Adelaide
Standing tall across from Rundle Mall, the heritage-listed Mayfair Hotel demands the attention of any passer-by. The iconic 5-star hotel, just 15 minutes’ taxi ride from Adelaide Airport, boasts 170 sophisticated rooms, each featuring a complimentary minibar. For a change of scenery, head up to level 13 to rooftop bar Hennessy for a cocktail, or down the spiral staircase to the Mayflower restaurant and bar for live music while you sip. Before bed, a complimentary set of L’Occitane products is available for pampering.
COMO The Treasury Perth
Fly into Perth and within 20 minutes’ drive you’ll arrive in the centre of the city at COMO The Treasury, where it’s possible to live the luxe life. Lovers of design and heritage buildings will be in awe with the hotel’s fresh and spacious rooms housed within the 140-year-old State Buildings. To top it off, all rooms feature a complimentary in-room private bar that is replenished daily. Tech nerds will also be in paradise with built-in USB ports, free Wi-Fi, electric blinds and a Samsung LED television.