Australian Adventures – Sheraton Resort & Spa, Noosa, QLD

Last Sunday we took the car and headed two hours North along the coast of Queensland. After passing Brisbane, and a little stop at Australia Zoo (including driving through tourist trails – more on that in another post), we arrived in Noosa feeling refreshed.

The hotel was fairly easy to find, it is just off the main strip, and the building is large and iconic, and has an air of Mediterranean about it.

An incredibly polite concierge told us everything we needed to know on check in, and also seemed delighted at my English accent (always a plus).

The experience

sheraton noosa studio room

Images courtesy of Starwood Hotels

sheraton noosa bathroom

Image courtesy of Starwood Hotels

On arriving into our room, we were more than a little stunned. We practically had a suite. A king size bed, floor to ceiling windows, a balcony, kitchen area and massive bathroom with jacuzzi all added to our joy. The huge flat screen TV and living room area were big bonuses too.

As well as super soft bathrobes, usual luxury amenities were included, a ton of nice teas and fresh coffees with real actual milk in the fridge. The bathroom goodies were all Sheraton own brand which was a really nice touch.

The decor was a lovely neutral grey (my fave) and the bed was incredibly soft. After a little bit of lunch, we armed ourselves with goodies from the hotel deli; Geelong Beer, Queensland Camembert, Prosciutto and crackers all made the list.

little creatures geelong

 

We took advantage of the full sized fridge (a rarity outside of motels) and stashed our goodies there for later in the evening. I cannot give enough to praise a place that champions local produce and this deli made our trip that tiny bit more special.

After lunch, we headed down to the pool area. Spring time is low season in Noosa, although it was a bit deserted but we didn’t complain as we were able to bag one of the bed like loungers dotted around the place.

pool view shearton noosa

 

We were also yards from the beach, shopping and dining districts. It really was the perfect getaway and introduction to a new town. It looked like the ideal getaway for couples or families. I’m not entirely convinced this is a boozy mates weekend destination, but it’s perfect for a yummy bit of down time.

shearton noosa

coffee on balcony sheraton

My complimentary freshly pressed coffee – LOVE!

Opinion

All in all, we had a lovely stay at the Sheraton, it was my first time with them, and I will definitely return again both to Noosa and the Sheraton group.

The deli and the rooms really had the wow factor. I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to come back, though I can only imagine how busy it will get in the Summer months.

We really lucked out here and managed to book our stay through wotif.com (similar to lastminute.com‘s mystery hotels) or if you’re not feeling too lucky, you can find their booking page here.

 

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