The Best Hotels to Book in Kiama, New South Wales

Terragong 1858 Country House Bed and Breakfast is a stylish National Trust-listed landmark
Terragong 1858 Country House Bed and Breakfast is a stylish National Trust-listed landmark | © Terragong 1858 Country House Bed and Breakfast /
Nannette Holliday

What’s not to love about Kiama? Sunny beaches, superb surf, rock pools, a picture-perfect foreshore and splendid national parks await, just 90 minutes from Sydney on the New South Wales South Coast. Here, you get country hospitality with a laid-back coastal lifestyle. This is a charming harbour town that doesn’t stint on the action. Go whale watching, boating, fishing, surfing and hiking the many trails. Relax in funky cafes and restaurants championing fresh local produce. It’s an alluring holiday escape with many quality accommodation choices. Check into one of the best hotels in Kiama – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Sebel Harbourside Kiama, for fine ocean views

Hotel, Apartment

Room at Sebel Harbourside Kiama hotel in Kiama, Australia with red and white decor, a TV and additional seating
© Sebel Harbourside Kiama / Expedia

Overlooking scenic Kiama Harbour and the Pacific Ocean, this historic 1871 bluestone schoolhouse oozes old-world charm within its modern boutique resort-style walls. Here, you’ll find understated one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments and contemporary, open-plan hotel rooms within landscaped gardens. The balconies and terraces have fine sea views, and the restaurants are top-notch: sample crafted cocktails at Yves, a chic, colourful bar and bistro with a very picturesque outlook. It’s all a leisurely stroll from the famous blowhole, magnificent beaches and historic Terrace shops.

2. Nova Kiama, for a homely vibe

Boutique Hotel

Pool at Nova Kiama boutique hotel in Kiama, Australia has a wooden decking, white loungers and surrounding tiled wall with leaves
© Nova Kiama / Expedia

This boutique hotel retreat have a warm, homely vibe that melds perfectly with the beachside culture of Kiama. There are 32 sun-filled rooms and executive kitchenette suites here, with subtle decor that relaxes and cocoons. Follow the attractive atrium and you’ll find yourself at the heated pool with a deck for reclining on; alternatively, hide away in one of the many nooks and crannies designed to provide privacy. Don’t miss out on grabbing coffee and a sweet treat fix at the Nova Kombi Coffee Van.

3. Terragong 1858 Country House Bed and Breakfast, for an antique atmosphere

Luxury, Bed and Breakfast

Exterior of Terragong 1858 Country House Bed and Breakfast in Kiama, Australia, with a large garden, trees and a water fountain
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This National Trust-listed landmark was built as a gentleman’s residence in 1858. Lovingly restored, the Georgian home now offers a singular bed and breakfast experience in Kiama. Check in and absorb the tasteful period decor in one of the three stylish, beautifully appointed rooms – they’re the business, with antique queen four-poster beds and luxury amenities. There’s nothing quite like gazing out over Jamberoo Valley while lazing by the pool – unless you count relaxing in the library room each evening with complimentary wine and canapés, or the two-course farm cooked breakfast each morning and served with views of verdant pastures.

4. Oceanview Kiama, for beachy bliss


Room at Oceanview Kiama apartments in Kiama, Australia
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Welcome to this self-contained luxury beachfront one-bed apartment in Kiama, directly opposite the Kiama Surf Beach, the Pavilion and Lighthouse. It has a light, bright, breezy appeal, with rest and relaxation written all over it, something you’ll realise as you drift off to the lulling sounds of pounding surf. The next day starts with picture-perfect, panoramic sunrises over the Pacific Ocean. The place can sleep four if you don’t mind sharing. Outside it’s just a short stroll to the lively village – head out for funky cafes, local markets and inspiring coastal walks.

5. Shutters by the Sea Kiama, for an injection of nature


Room at Shutters by the Sea Kiama bed and breakfast in Kiama, Australia with a large balcony, leather sofa and a TV
© Shutters by the Sea Kiama /

If you’re after a very peaceful, retreat-style abode, try this romantic studio bed and breakfast with ocean views conducive to complete relaxation. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows frame serene, sunny ocean views – and superb balcony sunrises go very well with breakfast. Don’t rock up expecting to do much, other than perhaps raising a glass of champagne to the cicadas vibrating in tune with the crashing waves at night, or looking out for whales on a coastal walk to Easts Beach.

6. Kiama Shores, for foodie indulgence


Pool at Kiama Shores accommodation in Kiama, Australia has surrounding palm trees and outdoor furniture
© Kiama Shores / Expedia

Location, location, location – it’s what this place is about, plum in the middle of town, adjacent to Hindmarsh Park and just a short stroll to the blowhole and soft sandy beaches. The refreshingly decorated queen, king and family rooms here are perfect for families and friends. And it’s all about unwinding: soak away work woes in the spa or switch off on the balcony over morning coffee or evening sundowners. One of the best reasons to stay here is the fabulous breakfast and lunch haunt Shores Cafe. For dinner, choose any surrounding establishment. They’re locally owned and turn out fabulous fresh food, with friendly service to boot.

7. Motel 617 Kiama, for a value-for-money motel


Room at Motel 617 Kiama motel in Kiama, Australia has modern design, patterned pillows and grey tones
© Motel 617 Kiama / Expedia

This classic value-for-money Kiama motel packs a lot into two storeys – expect fresh, comfortable pillow-top beds and ensuite rooms, with luxury toiletries and lashings of friendly service. A scenic retreat in itself, it’s mere metres from the local surf beach, and you’re just a short stroll from quaint shops, as well as cafes and restaurants. Try the famous wraps and Deep Cleanse juice at the funky Brooding Italian, or grab a takeaway of fish and hand-cut chips from Jemfish Takeaway.

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