Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Hotels and Resorts in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific

If you're heading down to Australia or New Zealand or out into the middle of the South Pacific, these are the bucket-list top hotels for you.

View from Terrace of Terrace Room. Courtesy of The Langham Melbourne

Sep 9, 2021

THE PACIFIC RIM conjures thoughts of fresh air and fantastical vacations. The vast area spanning Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific has its fair share of top hotels–all of which are calling us for a visit when we can fly long-haul again. Spectacular surroundings and relaxed-yet-attentive service are hallmarks of the properties that achieved the highest ratings in these three categories.

T — INDICATES A TRUE TIE
* — ON THE LIST FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS

TOP 5 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND CITY HOTELS

1. The Langham
Melbourne

A dignified aesthetic (marble bathrooms, velvet club chairs) characterizes this property on the south bank of the Yarra River.

Score: 92.00
langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/melbourne

2. Park Hyatt
Melbourne

Score: 91.53
hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/australia/park-hyatt-melbourne/melph

3. Park Hyatt *
Sydney

Score: 91.03
hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/australia/park-hyatt-sydney/sydph

4. Shangri-La Hotel
Sydney

Score: 90.76
shangri-la.com/en/sydney/shangrila

5. Grand Hyatt
Melbourne

Score: 88.40
hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/australia/grand-hyatt-melbourne/melbo

TOP 3  AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND RESORT HOTELS

1. Matakauri Lodge
Queenstown, New Zealand

Guests of this South Island hotel find themselves in the midst of natural wonders, such as Lake Wakatipu. It’s also a jumping-off point for exploring the Otago wine region and Franz Josef Glacier.

Score: 95.47
robertsonlodges.com/the-lodges/matakauri

2. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Queenstown, New Zealand

Score: 83.00
hilton.com/en/hotels/zqnhqhi-hilton-queenstown-resort-and-spa

3. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Port Douglas, Australia

Score: 81.41
marriott.com/hotels/travel/oolgs-sheraton-grand-mirage-resort-gold-coast

TOP 5  SOUTH PACIFIC RESORT HOTELS

1. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
French Polynesia

Eighty-four overwater villas epitomize the type of barefoot luxury that travelers covet. The resort-protected coral nursery also introduces guests to the region’s rich biodiversity.

Score: 97.33
thalasso.intercontinental.com

2. St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
French Polynesia

Score: 96.89
marriott.com/hotels/travel/bobxr-the-st-regis-bora-bora-resort

3. The Brando T
Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Score: 95.29
thebrando.com

3. Conrad Bora Bora Nui T
French Polynesia

Score: 95.29
conradboraboranuiresort.com

5. Four Seasons Resort *
Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

Score: 93.69
fourseasons.com/borabora

For more World’s Best Awards 2021 lists of your favorite hotels, resorts, cities, islands and more, visit: travelandleisureasia.com/trending/worlds-best-awards-2021

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