Stamford Plaza Hotel Brisbane

Ravishing Resorts of Queensland

01 Apr 2017

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What is your priority when it comes to the perfect hotel? Are you seeking indulgent luxury, stunning views, or a secluded hideaway in the wilderness? There are many resons to visit The Sunshine State, including world-famous beaches, exquisite rainforests and vibrant cityscapes. Here are just a few ways that Queensland can also fulfil your wishlist for the ideal resort or hotel. 

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Stamford Plaza Brisbane
The Stamford Plaza Brisbane building dates back to 1880. Photo: Stamford Plaza

Sensational city break: Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Locals know Stamford Plaza as the place to if you want to treat yourself with Brisbane’s best high tea, but this inner-city gem offers guest rooms that are just as exquisite as their handmade pastries. Relax amidst the stately and sumptuous decor of your Superior River View Room and drink in the sparkling lights over the Brisbane River. 

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Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman
Numerous hiking trails lead from the resort into Daintree National Park. Photo: Silky Oaks Lodge Mossman

Rainforest retreat: Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman

A River Treehouse... the words alone conjure a feeling of romance, and the gently swaying hammock on your balcony completes the sensation. Polished wooden floors, luscious rainforest views and the burbling sound of the Mossman River set the scene for your escape. There’s in-house yoga, cultural activities and billabong snorkelling to be enjoyed if you can tear yourself from your leafy haven.

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Palazzo Versace Hotel
This luxury resort was the world's first fashion branded hotel. Photo: Palazzo Versace

Celebrity stylings: Palazzo Versace

With a past guest list starring names such as Beyonce, Paris Hilton and Rod Stewart, you won’t be surprised when you’re met by the polished Italian marble and glittering chandeliers of Palazzo Versace. The 63 metre swimming pool boasts its own sandy beach and a series of silk-curtained cabanas so you can lounge in total privacy if you need a break from the limelight.

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Lizard Island
Captain Cook himself gave Lizard Island its name. Photo: Lizard Island Resort

Great Barrier Reef luxury: Lizard Island

24 private beaches ensure that every guest will enjoy a feeling of blissful privacy on Lizard Island. The Oceanview Villas offer breathtaking views over the Coral Sea, where you can explore the wonders of the reef by snorkelling, diving or kayaking in a glass bottomed sea kayak. Pick up your gourmet picnic hamper and find a secluded spot to soak up an atmosphere that gives paradise a new definition.


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Sweeping sea views: QT Gold Coast

Just minutes from the vibrant heart of Surfers Paradise lays QT Gold Coast, a hotel that embraces the fresh and funky feel of its beachside location. The aqua and golden stretch of the coast is spread out  before you from your private balcony, just one of the features of a QT King Ocean View Room that will blow your hair back with some serious sea breezes.

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Spicers Clovelly Estate
French provincial decor completes the perfect picture. Photo: Spicers Clovelly Estate

Country cottage escape - Spicers Clovelly Estate

The French Cottage at Spicer’s Clovelly Estate could be taken straight from your daydreams of an idyllic country home. One of the three bedrooms opens onto a veranda with a view over the drowsy countryside, so the smells and sounds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland drift in to enhance your day. Stroll through the terraced rose gardens or venture further to discover Kondalilla Falls National Park – the golden lights of your cottage hideaway will welcome you home at the end of the day.

Rooftop hot tub: Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Who doesn’t love a rooftop spa? The Penthouse Apartments at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple have a private rooftop terrace, complete with BBQ, outdoor seating and an inviting spa bath. It’s the ideal space to entertain, or to simply relax in the company of your loved ones after a day amidst the sun, sand and surf of gorgeous Palm Cove.  


Get in touch with your local Travel Associates Consultant to find out more about the great value packages available at Queensland's most luxurious resorts

Emma Lee

Emma is a travel writer and blogger living in Brisbane, Australia. She followed the snow around the world for many years, and still considers Lake Louise her happy place. Emma's other passion is food; a love that has led her down many sketchy looking alleys in Asia, South America and Europe.