The Hotel: Mystery Hotel
Nestled in the western end of the harbour city of Newcastle, the hotel offers close proximity to numerous dining options and entertainment attractions. Quickly accessible from the airport, the venue welcomes guests with modern amenities, including an on-site bar.
When not exploring the city, guests can relax in a Standard Queen Room which features queen-size bedding with bedside outlets, a plush duvet, and a pick of pillows. Tea- and coffee-making facilities are also available, and alongside flat-screen TVs with cable channels. The rooms all air-conditioned and decorated in bright colour tones.
This is a new hotel, opening in March 2019.
Standard Queen Room
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- The room features: iron and ironing board, in-room safe, separate hanging closet, air conditioning, private bathroom with a separate shower and hairdryer, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, tea maker, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station
The Area: Newcastle, NSW
Rated as one of the top 10 places to travel in the world by Lonely Planet in 2011, Newcastle is often overlooked as a travel destination. But the area boasts a rich cultural history as Australia’s second-oldest town and a sunny beach scene to rival those of typical watery destinations, not to mention the vineyards of the Hunter Valley close by. Visit centuries-old buildings, sip on fine wine, and hit the golden sand, all in one day in this holiday hub, just two hours from Sydney.
Kick stays off with a trip to one of eight beaches, like Merewether, Newcastle, Nobbys, or Bar Beach for surfing or fishing fun, or have a paddle at the iconic Newcastle Ocean Baths. Swing by the Honeysuckle Precinct, where restaurants plating up dishes from around the world compete for attention. This is the place to gaze out at the harbour, listen to some live music, and sample cuisine with a modern twist. Later, move to Darby Street for a coffee or cocktail in trendy surrounds. Culture vultures find their fix amongst the mix of local and international art at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery or instead go hunting for a piece to take home at any number of small galleries dotted around the city. Step back in time with a stroll through the Fort Scratchley Historic Site or Bogey Hole to see relics of Newcastle’s colonial past, while the Christ Church Cathedral is worth a visit for its imposing form and steadfast past.