The finalists of the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Awards

We count down the finalists in our annual Australian Hotel Awards. From minibars to Hotel of the Year, these are the cream of the crop in Australian hospitality.

The finalists of the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Awards
Lobby of Crown Towers Perth, WA

It's that time of the year when we take stock of Australia's lodgings to bring our readers the best of the best in hotel stays, rounded up in our annual Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide. Our reviewers have fanned out across the country, checking in to hotels unannounced and paying their own way to ensure that they experience exactly what you, our readers, would experience.

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced in our 2018 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Monday 28 May with the June issue of Gourmet Traveller.