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2017 Hotel of the Year: Jackalope, VIC

In less confident hands the juxtaposition of rural vineyard setting, ultra-contemporary architecture and almost cinematic design could have been an expensive failure. Instead, Jackalope creator Louis Li and an enthusiastic team have created a hotel unlike any other in the country. And we mean that in the best possible way. jackalopehotels.com

Finalists: Como The Treasury, Perth, WA; Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, NSW


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2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Winners

Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich.
We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country.
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Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.

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