About Us

We all know hard work isn’t everything. Sometimes you just want a break – a chance to escape. The team at Beautiful Accommodation understands how important that is, and we want to help you get away. Whether you're looking for a romantic cottage, luxury accommodation, a stunning holiday rental or a beautiful boutique hotel, then look no further.

We’ve handpicked almost 1000 of the best Australian boutique stays across a wide range of regions and styles – from resorts, hotels and apartments, to holiday houses, homesteads and more. We’ve found unique eco retreats and hideaways, and hunted out the best hidden cottages and B&Bs. We have ensured they’re among the best in their region, with distinctive style and quality service. And every review you read on our site isn’t just a marketing blurb – it’s based on extensive research conducted by our team of travel experts.

In a nutshell? We do the hard work so you don’t have to.

What makes a Beautiful Accommodation property?

• It’s a certain standard of luxury without being intimidating – a place where you can walk in, kick off your shoes and pour a glass of wine
• It’s a place where the setting and location is just as enticing as the property itself
• It’s a stay you haven’t seen before – a retreat where individual style is everything
• It’s accommodation that’s one step ahead, with thoughtful touches and all the facilities you need for a weekend away
• It’s not a same-same hotel room – this is one place you aren’t going to forget in a hurry    

Our selection process

We are confident that no other accommodation guide goes to the lengths we do to ensure we are recommending the best. We conduct an extensive review of all properties submitted to Beautiful Accommodation, and they must be approved by our team of travel experts before being featured on the site.

Whatever the occasion, we have selected properties that will provide the perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. Choose between everything from traditional B&Bs, rustic country cottages and jaw-dropping beach houses to slick apartments, boutique hotels and more.

Our heritage

Beautiful Accommodation has been helping discerning travellers enjoy indulgent getaways for more than 18 years. Started by travel writer Jenny Lamattina and since acquired by specialist publisher Hardie Grant, the vision has remained constant – to find beautiful, boutique and inspiring accommodation across Australia.

Now, Beautiful Accommodation is a key brand in Hardie Grant’s impressive portfolio of travel, food and wine products. It’s joined by the Halliday Wine Companion book, magazine and website; premium recipe website Cooked; and leading camping and outdoor website Explore Australia. Our unparalleled knowledge and experience within these three important pillars means we’re well placed to help you enjoy the very best of Australian travel, food and wine.

Submit your property

If you’re a property owner/manager and would like your property to be considered for inclusion in Beautiful Accommodation, please see our ‘List property’ page for more details.

Already listed on Beautiful Accommodation? You can log in to your property console here.