3 Inexpensive Yet Charming Australian Hotels


Australia is a country – and continent – of dizzying variety. From its world-class cities with their rich cultural and ethnic diversity to its miles of trackless desert, Oz may be the world’s smallest continent, but it offers a lifetime’s worth of spectacular natural and man-made sights.Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the land Down Under or have made multiple trips, there are certain iconic sights that you ought not to miss. We have selected unique but affordable hotels in three of Australia’s most diverse destinations. Each lies within easy traveling distance of one or more of Australia’s must-see sights.

ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

Relax by the pool after a long day of sightseeing in and around Alice Springs.

Near the geographic center of Australia, the picturesque town of Alice Springs sits close to the southern boundary of the Northern Territory. With a population of just under 30,000, it is hardly a bustling metropolitan center, but it does offer visitors a look at how the influences of Aboriginal Australians and later European settlers together have shaped a culture unique to Australia.

With rates as low as $80 a night, the lovely ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is an affordably priced hotel from which to explore the local area. And guests here will find just about every amenity today’s travelers have come to expect. Nearby attractions include the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Galley, and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

Each of the single-story hotel’s 102 air-conditioned guest rooms has its own patio or balcony, as well as a flat-screen LCD TV, room service, and an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. WiFi Internet access is available for a small additional charge. Other hotel facilities and services include two outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, lobby computer station, bar/lounge, and a meeting room. The on-site restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily.


City Sheridan, Cairns

City Sheridan, Cairns

City Sheridan, Cairns

Guest rooms at the City Sheridan in Cairns are sleekly contemporary in decor.

Although it is best-known as a jumping-off spot for visits to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, the city of Cairns enjoys a tropical climate that makes it a popular destination for visitors who just want to soak up the sun. The city lies along the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland.

City Sheridan, the hotel we’ve chosen for our stay in Cairns, is small but well-equipped. Each of the three-story hotel’s 31 air-conditioned guest rooms features a flat-screen, wall-mounted satellite TV, DVD player, mini-refrigerator, patio or balcony, complimentary WiFi, and en-suite bathroom with shower. Rates start as low as $70.

Other amenities and services at the City Sheridan include an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant overlooking the pool, poolside bar/lounge, a business center, and lobby computer station. Among the city’s attractions convenient to the hotel are Cairns Civic Theatre and the Centre of Contemporary Arts.


Cambridge Hotel Sydney

Cambridge Hotel Sydney

Cambridge Hotel Sydney

 The 14-story Cambridge Hotel Sydney lies in the heart of the Surry Hills neighborhood.

With a population of more than 4.7 million, Sydney is Australia’s largest city by far. It is also the country’s most multicultural city with roughly a third of its population born outside Australia. The capital of New South Wales, Sydney, lies within easy driving distance of many of Australia’s biggest attractions. The iconic Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s architectural marvels, overlooks the city’s sprawling harbor.

An excellent base for exploring Sydney and its environs is the Cambridge Hotel Sydney, which sits in the heart of Surry Hills, one of the city’s most bustling neighborhoods. Rates begin as low as $90. Each of the hotel’s 173 air-conditioned rooms has 24-hour room service, cable TV, mini-refrigerator, down comforters, and en-suite bathrooms. Wireless Internet access is available for a small surcharge.

Other hotel facilities and services include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, bar/lounge, business center, 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms, and gift shop/newsstand. Baccomatto Osteria, the hotel restaurant, specializes in Italian cuisine served in a rustic yet elegant setting. Nearby is the campus of the University of Sydney.


Limited-Time Offer

If you’d like to pay a visit to one of these Australian gems or perhaps travel elsewhere in the world, you can take advantage of a little extra savings with a limited offer we’re sharing with our readers.

Book hotel reservations between now and January 31, 2015, and you will get an added 10 percent off the already-rock bottom hotel rates available through HotelsCheap.org. To get started, visit HotelsCheap’s loyalty coupon gateway. To qualify for your 10 percent added savings, enter ¨SOFIANAAUSTRALIA10¨ in the Active Discount Code field. Then you can go ahead and book hotel reservations anywhere in the world – including Australia – and get your added discount.

1 comment

  1. Comment by Limitless Reader

    Limitless Reader Reply 16/03/2015 at 6:23 AM

    Be sure that the meeting room you select have all the facilities you might need for a productive get-together. There's a wide variety of different hotel meeting rooms to choose from – so select the one that fits your occasion.

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