Western Australia is a traveler’s dream come true. This region of Australia is abundant in sites to see, beaches to relax on, outback to explore and jaw-dropping national parks. Perth, which is the capital of this area of the country, has plenty to boast as well. From its city parks to the multitude of wining and dining options, visitors will not be disappointed.
The biggest question many have when they are planning a vacation to an unfamiliar area is where do we stay? Western Australia is home to a variety of accommodations. There is lodging a little ways from the hustle and bustle of the big city, such as Forest Rise Chalets & Lodge, luxury hotels in the heart of the city and laid-back beachfront options.
The following are some of the best places to stay while vacationing in Western Australia. Of course, there are more choices but these rank among the best for travelers:
The Pearle of Cable Beach
This luxury resort is located in Broome and considered to be the finest self-contained accommodations in the area. Rooms at the hotel include everything from a standard guest room to a three bedroom pool villa. In just a matter of minutes, guests can walk to Cable Beach to enjoy the white sand between their toes and serene turquoise waters. Aside from the beach, guests can get an excellent taste of what the Australian outback is all about too.
For those guests that are not wanting to explore and just want to enjoy life at its leisure, the day spa is open and ready to provide the ultimate treatment. The 25-meter infinity pool with sun villas is another way to kick back and soak up the sun. The on-site cafe and resort shop make it easy to never have to leave the grounds.
Forest Rise Chalets & Lodge
From their website, “Forest Rise is a self-contained accommodation eco resort in Margaret River. If your aim is to leave the busy, digital world of daily life at home, to relax in seclusion, to take in the beauty of natural, awe inspiring scenery, and to star gaze quietly in the evening while sitting on your private patio, you’ve come to the right place.” Guests can choose from two different types of accommodations which include ten private chalets and one lodge. The grounds are wooded and include views of the river and a lake.
Chalet: The luxury spa chalets are secluded and surrounded by the forest. There are eight one bedroom chalets and two chalets with two bedroom accommodations. The two bedrooms are located near the lake. All of the chalets are eco-friendly and come equipped with a kitchen, dining area and fireplace.
Lodge: The four bedroom, five bathroom lodge at Forest Rise Chalets & Lodge provides a rustic feel, but has all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Each of the bedrooms is equipped with an ensuite bathroom. The grand living room opens to an outdoor deck, and the grounds include an outdoor spa and private pool.
Guests have the option of using an in-house private chef, or if you prefer to prepare your own food, the Gourmet Hampers service can deliver fresh, local produce to your chalet. To add to the luxury of relaxation, private spa treatments, and yoga classes are available.
No matter what season it is, the Margaret River area has plenty for visitors to see in do year-round. There is an abundance of hiking and walking trails and beaches to visit, including Meelup and Gnarabup. There are museums and more than 40 art galleries in the surrounding area. If that isn’t intriguing for the kids, they might enjoy exploring caves around the Margaret River area.
Empire Retreat and Spa
This resort is located in the northwestern area of the state in Yallingup. It is an adult-only destination in a unique setting with luxury suites and villas surrounding a farmhouse. The Empire grounds include 12 acres dedicated to its vineyard, and the award-winning winery is available to guests.
This boutique hotel includes the following different types of accommodations:
Luxury Suites: There are ten of these types of suites available. They are architecturally designed with natural timbers and stone. The subdued lighting and fine furnishings provide an ambience of sheer relaxation and enjoyment.
Loft Suite: There are two of these unique suites located in the upper area of the original farmhouse. The views from the window overlook the peaceful gardens.
Courtyard Suite: This secluded suite is located on the bottom level of the farmhouse. This suite is equipped with an oversized bath to relax in while taking in the views of a private wall garden.
Deluxe Balcony Suite: A short jaunt down the timber boardwalk will lead to these villas. They are equipped with an outdoor shower with views of the sprawling bushlands.
Studio: This split level villa boasts two bedrooms and can sleep up to four guests. It has its own kitchenette and overlooks the olive grove from the private balcony.
Luxury Villa: This sophisticated villa includes a fireplace, sunken living space, a kitchenette and a dining space. The highlight of this suite is the deluxe spa which gives soakers a view of a private garden. There is an outdoor shower and a balcony that provides views for miles from the daybed.
The Empire Retreat and Spa offers a full-service spa daily. This facility has a steam room, stone baths and rainforest shower suites which can all be enjoyed while taking in the serene views of the bushland.
Smiths Beach Resort
For travelers looking for a variety of activities to suit all needs, Smiths Beach Resort is the place to be. Not only is this resort located on the beach, but it is also in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. For those that like to walk, this well-manicured hotel is located near the Cape to Cape walking track too.
The variety of guest accommodations are suitable for a couple enjoying a romantic getaway or for a group on a family vacation:
Beach Shacks: These self-contained units are available in one and two bedrooms. A full kitchen and living room makes it feel like home. Enjoy outdoor meals with the grill on the outside patio.
Apartments: The one bedroom apartments are a split-level design. The bedroom is downstairs with an ensuite bath and a kitchen, dining, and living area upstairs. A balcony provides beautiful views any time of day or night.
Villas: One to three bedroom villas are available with either an ocean view or a garden and poolside view. They are outfitted with a balcony, fireplace and plenty of living space.
Beach Houses: These homes are a convenient way to have all access to the beach. The houses are available from one to four bedrooms. Guests have all of the amenities of being at home, but with ocean views.
The Sage Hotel West Perth
For a taste of the bustling city life, this hotel which is located on Hay Street in West Perth puts you right in the thick of it all. This trendy area allows guests to have a plethora of shopping and dining choices, not to mention, a taste of the Perth nightlife. This is also a great location for visitors that are interested in parks, with the hotel being located just five minutes from notorious Kings Park.
The Sage Hotel provides guests with the most modern amenities, but the building still holds its early 1900s charm. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary bike use to take a ride around the city and bike trails. Both standard and deluxe rooms are available with some sleeping up to four people. The Sage Hotel has always received great reviews and is highly responsive to guests wants and needs.
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