Queensland hotel named world's most romantic

Sunshine Coast rainforest retreat wins travel award.

Australian hotels have ranked among the world’s best in the 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards.

Montville’s Narrow Escape Luxury Rainforest Retreat was voted the #1 Most Romantic Hotel in the World.

Nestled in 2.8ha of rainforest, six beautifully designed, self-contained pavilions are surrounded by birdsong and the tranquility of the ancient forest, making it the perfect romantic getaway for couples. 

Another Sunshine Coast region property, Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat, was third on the World’s Most Romantic Hotels list.

The Falls Montville was ranked the best small hotel (less than 30 rooms) in the South Pacific and third best small hotel in the world.

Element on Coolum Beach took out Top Hotel in Australia.

Tripadvisor’s Jane Lim said the award winners were chosen based on thousands of reviews from its global community of travellers. 

“Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best awards celebrate the best hotels around the world – big, small, romantic and more, inviting travellers to get inspired and start planning their epic return to travel once it’s safe again,” Ms Lim said.

“From COVID-19 to bushfires and floods, 2020 was definitely the year of weekend getaways and domestic staycations in Australia. 

“This year, with travel bubbles in place and more on the way, we’re all excited to finally get back to travel.”

Several Queensland hotels made the Top 10 Hotels in Australia list.

Tripadvisor’s Top 10 Hotels in Australia

  1. Element on Coolum Beach, Coolum Beach, Queensland
  2. Kingsford Smith Motel, Brisbane, Queensland
  3. Beach Club, Hamilton Island, Queensland
  4. Korte's Resort, Rockhampton, Queensland
  5. Quest Sale Serviced Apartments, Sale, Victoria
  6. Treasury On Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
  7. MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania
  8. Julie-Anna Inn, Bendigo, Victoria
  9. Quest Ipswich Serviced Apartments, Ipswich, Queensland
  10. Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales