LOCATION: Australia

It Pays To Behave: A Hotel That Will Review YOU!
Nicole Lyons
REPORT
No. 26716
VENUE:
This Hotel Reviews YOU! The Art Series Hotel
LOCATION:
Australia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Australian Luxury
Modern Hotels
REPORTER: Nicole Lyons

'Oh Beeeehaaaave!' You know the infamous line belted out with a glorious accent by Mike Meyers in Austin Powers. Well now's your chance. An Australian hotel group has turned reviewing on its head. Its staff has been given the power to praise or shame a customer's lodging behavior. The Art Series Hotel Group  has launched a campaign to gain better guests. 

Websites like TripAdvisor and Yelp have made it easy for patrons to grade accommodations, amenities, customer service and food, but there was no forum for members of the hospitality industry to speak back out about YOU - until now.

 

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Gather at this Seaside Surfers Sanctuary in Byron Bay
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 8794
VENUE:
Atlantic Byron Bay
LOCATION:
Byron Bay, Australia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Coastal Caribbean Cottages
Byron Bay Beaches + Rainforest
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
Gather at this Seaside Surfers Sanctuary in Byron Bay
Gather at this Seaside Surfers Sanctuary in Byron Bay
Gather at this Seaside Surfers Sanctuary in Byron Bay

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Aloha Gypsetters and hello sunkissed salt gypsies! Grab your sunscreen, a colorful silly straw, a big striped beach towel, and your surfboard. Oh yea, don’t forget your favorite friends and family. This unique coastal estate of three beach cottages has been transformed into Caribbean style plantation houses for your rest and relaxation. Each one of them is joined together by the cutest meandering sun bleached paths, so you will not be too far from your surf buddies. Use those hard earned vacation days for a beachy-keen adventure with the soundtrack of nature in the background as you drift off to sleep. Set in a nature reserve, you will hear the night time melodic sing-song sounds of birdies and frogs. So round up your crew and play hooky already!

You often hear that Australia is what the world was like before it got too crowded and Byron Bay seems to encapsulate that very mantra. It's just one of those rare magical places that you usually only stumble upon from the comfort of your couch, while watching a romantic comedy. So get up you couch potato, and experience the charming warm and fuzzies of a movie set in real life at Atlantic Byron Bay. Straight from the set of a 50's surf flick, this boho beach estate envelopes the Byron Bay surf culture known for it's carefree lifestyle and charming beauty. Salty hair and ocean air, here we come!

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: If your are doing a coastal surf roadtrip just drive. It's It takes about 9 hours to drive  from Sydney to Byron Bay along the Pacific Highway. It's also only a one hour drive from the Gold Coast, and just over two hours' drive from Brisbane. In a hurry? Just hop on a flight from Sydney or Melbourne into Ballina/Byron Airport and grab a shuttle.

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Orchard Keepers : South Victoria, Australia
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 1846
VENUE:
Orchard Keepers
LOCATION:
South Victoria, Australia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Field / Forest / Orchard
Farm Fresh Industrial
Orchard & Vineyard
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
Orchard Keepers : South Victoria, Australia
Orchard Keepers : South Victoria, Australia
Orchard Keepers : South Victoria, Australia

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NEW VENUE ALERT!: This beauty opened in September 2013 - We fell in love the minute we came across Orchard Keepers, "nestled between the vines and orchards" and even more in love after chatting with Poss, the owner. She emailed us back straight away and couldn't have been more excited to share the scoop on this property that she herself has lovingly restored. When our team of reporters chats with venue owners who are both pleasant and passionate, we automatically know that throwing an event here will be a breeze. With over 40 years of event planning under our belts, we know how important the venue is, but even more importantly are the people behind the venue.

HISTORY LESSON: Under the shade of a giant Sequoia tree (an extremely rare tree in Australia that was brought over on a boat from the US as a seedling) and amongst beautiful gardens you will find Orchard Keepers. This family establishment is surrounded by neighboring vineyards and orchards. Poss will happily greet you and open her cottage doors where you will be invited to enjoy three historic cottages and 10 acres in the heart of Red Hill. The cottages date back to the late 1890’s and providing the perfect “rustic – luxury” accommodations.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Orchard Keepers can be found at 17 Paringa Road Red Hill South on the Mornington Peninsula: 50 minutes away from Melbourne CBD 90 minutes from Melbourne Domestic & International Airport. The property is easily reached along either the Eastern Freeway & Peninsula Link or the scenic coastal road hugging Port Phillip Bay

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Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 2066
VENUE:
Ellerman House
LOCATION:
South Africa
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Edwardian Mansion
Ocean & Garden
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House : Cape Town, South Africa

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Our Venue Reporters love a good Hotel-as-Home venue. When we spoke with Anna about The Ellerman House and she sent us the information about the venue, we may have immediately looked up flights to South Africa. We at The Venue Report love nothing more than a sprawling pedicured lawn overlooking the ocean. The combo of grassy green meets sparkling sea is pretty darn ideal for celebrations. On top of this magic, the fine folks at Ellerman House just HAD to throw in the black and white striped lounge chairs.. Again, a fave combo. We are officially razzled and dazzled.

Located in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. The philosophy of Ellerman House is to share the best of South African culture with its guests through art, wine, dining, and gracious hospitality. The hotel has South African works of art dating from the 1800s to works from today’s rising artists housed in a separate Contemporary Gallery. Ellerman House also has launched their Wine Gallery to showcase their ,500-bottle collection of South African Wines.  HISTORY LESSON: Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished shipping magnates and investors, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head. The elegant Cape Edwardian mansion is known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa. Just ten minutes from the heart of Cape Town, the one-and-a-half acre property features a panorama of Atlantic coastline that includes the infamous Robben Island.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Easiest way is to fly into Cape Town International Airport; from there it is an easy 25-minute drive to Ellerman House.

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qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 1986
VENUE:
qualia
LOCATION:
Hamilton Island, Australia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Tropical Luxury
Great Barrier Reef
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia
qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia
qualia : Hamilton Island, Australia

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qualia {kwah-lee-ah} is nestled intimately on the edge of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.  qualia occupies Hamilton Island's beautiful and sun-drenched northern-most tip. Oozing with quintessential Australian charm, this award-winning resort immerses its guests in its tranquil atmosphere. qualia’s Hamilton Island home is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; the perfect place to host marvelous celebrations.

Ahoy Eco-Explorers! You and your party guests will be able to explore the myriad of picturesque islands and coral cays that form the Earth's largest coral reef ecosystem, and the only natural structure visible from the moon. With 70 per cent of the island’s bushland protected by national park, Hamilton Island’s lush interior has numerous trails leading to panoramic viewpoints. Measuring 6 square kilometres, Hamilton Island is surrounded by coral reef, and beaches. The resort is set amongst gardens and tropical bushland on the island’s northern tip.

PILLOW TALK: Set amongst native Eucalypts, and with breathtaking views of the luminous Coral Sea and neighbouring islands, the 60 luxurious pavilions are an indulgent space to unwind in, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge poo

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Both Jetstar and Virgin airlines have flights to Hamilton Island where guests are picked up by the team at qualia resort.

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