Whether you’re looking for incredible waterfront views, indulgent bathtub experiences, private pools, a theatre room, or simply wish to kick back and relax in the lap of luxury, these are the most opulent suites and luxurious penthouses in Australia.
Capella Sydney, The Capella Suite, Sydney, New South Wales
Strategically positioned to enjoy the best views of Capella’s sandstone precinct and spanning 235 square metres on the ninth floor, the Capella Suite presents guests with thoughtful and layered interior design. A gas fireplace, separate living and dining areas, master bedroom with walk-in robe, butler’s pantry, powder room and massive bathroom fit into the floorplan. Inside this luxurious suite, guests can expect a Nespresso machine, Dyson hairdryer, Bose speaker, personal bar, wine fridge, Haeckels bathroom amenities and custom Italian Frette linens. It’s understated, chic and elegant, the epitome of quiet luxury.
Meriton Suites Penthouse Collection
Meriton Suites have upgraded their Penthouse Collection this year, with properties across Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast getting a new luxury amenity offering. Guests can now expect a Nespresso coffee machine, professional GHD styling tools, Balmain bathroom amenities, bluetooth speakers, fresh flowers, and a collection of fashion books and magazines in each penthouse suite. Penthouse Collection suite floorplans include three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry, lounge and dining areas, all with fantastic view of their locale. Meriton Suites will be launching a further two penthouse properties in Canberra and Melbourne in 2023, plus a four-bedroom penthouse in Paramatta – the first of its kind.
InterContinental Sydney Royal Opera Suite, Sydney, New South Wales
Perched on the 30th floor of InterContinental Sydney, overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Royal Opera Suite showcases modern interior design and plush furnishings in this luxurious penthouse. Spread across 150 square meters, the space encompasses a galley kitchen, open-plan dining and living area, marble bathroom, and master bedroom. Guests can enjoy elevated amenities, such as La Maison Du Thé artisan tea, a gourmet mini bar, Byredo amenities, Club InterContinental access, Vittoria coffee machine. Pro-Style hair dryer and a dedicated concierge service, just to name a few of the perks.
The Darling Penthouse Suite Deluxe, Sydney, New South Wales
Not only is the Penthouse Suite Deluxe uber-stylish, it features wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of the Harbour Bridge. It’s rare to stay in a room where almost all the walls are curved, but that’s exactly what makes this suite so unique. While it sleeps four, at 140 square metres it’s designed to entertain. Friends, family or co-workers can gather around a large table perfect for meals or meetings – you can even request a private chef for this Sydney penthouse. Then, retreat to the lounge or karaoke room to unwind. Each Penthouse Suite Deluxe has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The master bedroom is luxurious but homely, filled with rotating pieces of art, adhering to the curved theme.
W Melbourne Extreme WOW Suite, Melbourne, Victoria
W Melbourne opened in February 2021, and unlike its bright and bubbly Brisbane sister, the Extreme WOW Suite in Melbourne features a more monotone palette that exudes class and style. Situated on the 15th floor, this Melbourne penthouse suite boasts spectacular views of the city skyline. Guests will particularly enjoy the state-of-the-art technology, oversized marble bathroom and opulent furnishings.
The Ritz-Carlton Suite, Perth, Western Australia
If expansive views are what you look for in a luxury suite then you’ll adore The Ritz-Carlton Suite in Perth which overlooks the city, Swan River and Elizabeth Quay. The 277-square-metre suite sleeps four guests and includes living and dining rooms, a study and a kitchenette. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the living area is flooded with natural light, and the bathroom features a standalone bathtub and separate rain shower.
Aria Penthouse, Broadbeach, Queensland
One of the best Gold Coast penthouses has to be this spectacular apartment, which sits within the Aria building in the heart of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. Contemporary furnishings, elegant bohemian styling, floor-to-ceiling windows, and indoor and outdoor living spaces make this luxurious penthouse a holidaymakers dream. Explore a little further and you’ll find a private heated rooftop pool, sauna, theatre room, private bar and panoramic views both north and south along the beach and across the hinterland.
Spread across two storeys, the Aria Penthouse comes with five bedrooms that can accommodate up to 10 guests. There are also two master suites to choose from. The first is located on the entry-level and features soft pink hues, a walk-in robe and an ensuite that boasts ocean views from the bathtub. The second is on the top level and boast a stunning view of the ocean, which you can view from the bed thanks to electronic blinds.
Crown Towers Melbourne One Bedroom Crystal Villa, Melbourne, Victoria
The villas at Crown Towers Melbourne are renowned for attracting star-studded guests – and it’s not hard to understand why when you see the spacious rooms, breathtaking city views, opulent furnishing and grand entrances. In this one-bedroom Crystal Villa you’ll find the living room bathed in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. It features custom-made furnishings, marble bathrooms, plush carpets and cushions, and modern artwork. There’s a Butler’s kitchen with a resident butler available 24 hours a day, and a spacious dining area ideal for entertaining. If that’s not enough, guests will also love the access to the exclusive Crystal Club Lounge that’s included with this luxurious penthouse.
W Brisbane: Extreme WOW Suite, Brisbane, Queensland
With 200 square metres to play with, the Extreme WOW Suite Brisbane is an entertainer’s dream. It’s fitted with sleek black floors, mirrored ceilings and an eclectic mix of furniture showcasing layered patterns and bright graphics. However, the best part is the panoramic views that extend from the river to the mountains. Guests are welcome to entertain with cocktails and cuisine at the fully equipped bar and dining space in this luxurious suite. For an additional charge, you can arrange for the hotel’s expert culinary team to organise an unforgettable private dining experience.
Pier One Sydney Harbour Admiral Suite, Sydney, New South Wales
Although technically not a penthouse, it’s essential that Pier One Sydney Harbour’s decadent Admiral Suite is on the best penthouses in Australia list. Short of sleeping on a boat, you couldn’t possibly get closer to the bold steel arches of the Harbour Bridge. Cocooned in a space furnished in cream, timber and stone, one can gaze out to Luna Park from the king-size bed. Unwind on the private deck with a tipple from the curated mini-bar. The suite’s greatest luxury is self-pampering in the egg-shaped bathtub.
Park Hyatt Melbourne Presidential Suite, Melbourne, Victoria
Park Hyatt Melbourne’s Presidential Suite is the height of luxury as far as city stays go. The 240 square metre space features a spacious king bedroom, expansive living room and formal dining for eight, which connects to an adjoining study library. This Melbourne penthouse also incorporates an en-suite bathroom with double vanity, butler’s entrance and kitchenette into the floorplan. The master bathroom is fitted with Italian marble and has a walk-in shower and jetted spa tub. A baby grand piano stands in the living room where the floor-to-ceiling windows overlook views of the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Melbourne city’s skyline.
The Darling Penthouse Suite, Gold Coast, Queensland
Set within the Star Gold Coast, The Darling hotel’s incredible Penthouse Suites certainly live up to the slogan ‘playtime in paradise‘. With grand chandeliers and high-end furnishings, this Gold Coast penthouse suite exudes glitz and glamour. The basic Penthouse (without the bells and whistles of its own exercise room, billiard room or spa) is a generous 253-square-metre space. It features two king bedrooms, a large living and dining and wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Plus, a spacious 80-square-metre balcony boasting 180-degree views of the Gold Coast skyline.
Park Hyatt Sydney Suite, Sydney, New South Wales
As far as luxurious penthouses in Australia go, you can’t miss the Park Hyatt Sydney. If you want to make the most of Sydney’s stunning harbour views, book the opulent Sydney Suite. Revel in 350 square metres of space which fits two bedrooms, an outdoor terrace, a separate sitting area, a full kitchen with dining for eight, and a marble bath with sauna and spa tub. The outdoor terrace itself is 93 square metres, offering almost 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. As far as locations go, the Park Hyatt’s Sydney suite is hard to beat. And, of course, there’s 24-hour butler service.
Crown Towers Perth One Bedroom Crystal Villa, Perth, Western Australia
When the bathroom is as spacious and looks as good as this, you can rest assured knowing the remaining property is exceptional, too. The expertly crafted Crystal Villa is designed by award-winning architect Michael Fiebrich. It features high ceilings, handcrafted cream-toned furnishings and lavish interior finishes. A custom-built king-size bed stands in the maser bedroom. The bathroom features an oversized black and white accented aesthetic with double vanities and a large marble bathtub. The living and dining areas open onto a wraparound alfresco balcony that provides the finest views of Perth.
William Clark Sky Villa Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Elevate your five-star experience at Pullman Melbourne on the Park’s William Clarke Sky Villa. Located on the top two floors of the hotel, the luxurious suite pays homage to sporting royalty Sir William Clarke with soaring views across to the MCG. This stylish split-level suite boasts a spacious living and dining area, kitchenette and king bedroom with a generous walk-in robe. The ensuite features a freestanding spa bathtub and windows interspersed with privacy glass, allowing you to enjoy stunning views, even from the bathroom. Guests will enjoy 124 square metres of pure opulence accented by marble, brass and leather, plus complimentary valet parking and access to the 18th floor Executive Lounge.