More than an award. A recognition you can trust.
The guests have spoken
We believe in making amazing tools to make people's life easier.
With HotelsCombined, we help millions of travellers make the right accommodation decisions.
Now, we decided it was time to recognise those hotels that go above and beyond for their customers.
With hotel guests posting reviews on a wide range of different travel and booking websites, blogs, forums and on social media, it was almost impossible to really understand the complete customer picture.
We've crunched the data
Our world leading meta-search technology together with a proprietary algorithm helps our team combine, analyse and rank millions of points of customer feedback to form a complete and comprehensive understanding of over 800,000 hotels worldwide. This was a massive undertaking which took months of analysis by our team of data experts.
This is what makes the HotelsCombined 'Stellar Stays' awards unique, unlike any other travel award program.
World's best hotels
This award recognises the world’s best hotels that have achieved outstanding customer satisfaction.
The criteria was strict and included the quality and consistency of guest reviews, the absence of recurring or unresolved issues, and, of course, the overall score.
This year’s winners are placed within the top 3% of hotels worldwide and are representative of the absolute highest standards in the industry.
Top 50 'Stellar Stays' In Australia
|1.||Riveresque Hotel Margaret River||Margaret River (WA)||10|
|2.||Albertines Beechworth||Beechworth (VIC)||9.97|
|3.||Searenity Holiday Accommodation||Emu Bay (SA)||9.96|
|4.||Greens of Leura||Leura (NSW)||9.95|
|5.||Yabbaloumba Retreat||Harper Creek (QLD)||9.94|
|6.||Montville Grove Cottages Australia||Montville (QLD)||9.93|
|7.||Broome Town Bed & Breakfast||Broome (WA)||9.92|
|8.||Down to Erth B &B||Coober Pedy (SA)||9.91|
|9.||Clovelly House Hobart||Hobart (TAS)||9.91|
|10.||Burns Beach Bed & Breakfast||Perth (WA)||9.9|
|11.||Bishops Court Estate Boutique Hotel Bathurst||Bathurst (NSW)||9.89|
|12.||Walton House Bed and Breakfast||Huonville (TAS)||9.89|
|13.||Baudins of Busselton||Busselton (WA)||9.89|
|14.||Boroka Downs||Pomonal (VIC)||9.89|
|15.||Yallambee B&B||Bundanoon (NSW)||9.89|
|16.||Como Bed and Breakfast||Perth (WA)||9.88|
|17.||Quayside Cottages||Hobart (TAS)||9.88|
|18.||Kalbarri Nautilus Retreat B&B||Kalbarri (WA)||9.87|
|19.||Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat||Montville (QLD)||9.87|
|20.||Annes Waterfront Haven Bed & Breakfast Port Stephens||Corlette (NSW)||9.86|
|21.||Seascape Lodge on Emu Bay||Emu Bay (SA)||9.85|
|22.||Jadan Cottages||Broken Hill (NSW)||9.85|
|23.||Bellevue at Trinity Beach||Cairns (QLD)||9.85|
|24.||Gatekeepers Cottage Bed & Breakfast||Bright (VIC)||9.85|
|25.||Barnsley House Bed & Breakfast||Beechworth (VIC)||9.84|
|26.||Hanlon House Bed & Breakfast||Stanley (TAS)||9.84|
|27.||Tropical Escape Bed and Breakfast Mission Beach||Mission Beach (QLD)||9.83|
|28.||Boutique Bungalows||Mission Beach (QLD)||9.83|
|29.||Rosevillehouse Bed & Breakfast||Balmoral Ridge (QLD)||9.83|
|30.||Underground Bed and Breakfast||Coober Pedy (SA)||9.82|
|31.||Newcastle's Bed & Breakfast||Newcastle (NSW)||9.82|
|32.||Saffire Freycinet||Coles Bay (TAS)||9.82|
|33.||Westwood Lodge Bright||Bright (VIC)||9.81|
|34.||The Globe Inn Yass||Yass (NSW)||9.8|
|35.||Lonsdale Views||Point Lonsdale (VIC)||9.8|
|36.||Big Brook Cottages||Channybearup (WA)||9.8|
|37.||Myers Creek Cascades||Melbourne (VIC)||9.8|
|38.||Artisan Spa Views||Reesville (QLD)||9.79|
|39.||Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast||North Tamborine (QLD)||9.79|
|40.||Tuck Inn||Melbourne (VIC)||9.79|
|41.||Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages||Lake Barrine (QLD)||9.79|
|42.||Santa Fe Luxury Bed & Breakfast||Coffs Harbour (NSW)||9.78|
|43.||Apartments on Star Hobart||Hobart (TAS)||9.78|
|44.||Manzanilla Ridge||Rothbury (NSW)||9.77|
|45.||Gaia Retreat & Spa||Brooklet (NSW)||9.77|
|46.||Splinters Guest House||Pokolbin (NSW)||9.77|
|47.||Beach House at Bayside||Albany (WA)||9.77|
|48.||Glen Isla House Phillip Island||Cowes (VIC)||9.77|
|49.||Southern Ocean Lodge||Gosse (SA)||9.76|
|50.||Broomelea Bed & Breakfast||Leura (NSW)||9.76|
Only 3% of hotels have
earned a Stellar Stays award.
Over 260 Million customer data points analysed.
The average number of reviews
across winners is 511.
The average Stellar Stay rating is 9.47 / 10.
The industry average is 7.2.
85% of the winners are independent hotels.
There's one hotel in Australia with a perfect 10 / 10.
The Riveresque Hotel in Margaret River.
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