The Best Hotels to Book in Albury, New South Wales

Watch the sunset over the hills in Albury, New South Wales
Watch the sunset over the hills in Albury, New South Wales | © Martin Helgemeir / Alamy Stock Photo
Siobhan Grogan

On the banks of the Murray River, between Sydney and Melbourne, Albury is a magnet for outdoorsy types – with its waterfront trails, historic botanic gardens and vast areas of parklands. Throw in a thriving art scene, a selection of contemporary museums and galleries and fantastic cafes serving up local produce, and you’ll want to stay awhile and take it all in. Explore, and choose one of the best hotels in Albury as your base.

1. Be thoroughly pampered at spa hotel CIRCA 1928

Spa Hotel

Copper bathtub under a stained-glass window with wine and glasses beside at CIRCA 1928, Albury
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Details are everything at this smart hotel located in the former Commonwealth Bank building on Dean Street. Guests are looked after morning to night with a health-focused breakfast, a complimentary mini-bar, evening refreshments in the lounge and even a cheeky nightcap to round off the day. Spoil yourself even more by heading straight for the luxe spa – set in one of the three former bank vaults – that offers traditional Indonesian ratus treatments and hand-beaten copper bathtubs big enough for two.

2. Albury Paddlesteamer Motel, for a family-friendly pit-stop


Dining room at the Albury Paddlesteamer Motel in traditional style with wood tables
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If you’re heading from Sydney to Melbourne or can linger a little longer, this motel – just over the bridge from Wodonga – is one of the best hotels in Albury if you have children in tow. There’s a play space across the road in Noreuil Park, while the Botanical Gardens, which also have a playground, are a stroll away. Back at the hotel, there’s a saltwater pool to cool off in, an onsite restaurant with a children’s menu and large family rooms including decent kitchenettes for making snacks in a flash.

3. Albury Manor House, for a romantic retreat

Spa Hotel

Bedroom at the Albury Manor House, with a dark-wood four-poster bed and a desk
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It’s no surprise this gabled manor house is a popular venue for weddings. A local favourite for over two decades, the hotel is an upmarket bolthole for couples looking to relax together. There’s a fine-dining restaurant for romantic meals, an indoor heated pool, a tranquil spa and spacious guest rooms for relaxing – some of which have four-poster beds. There’s even a striking beamed banquet hall for the big day itself if you feel inspired to pop the question while staying.

4. Quality Resort Siesta has everything, from mini-golf to tennis courts


Sprawling suite at the Quality Resort Siesta, Albury, with a blue carpet and wooden ceiling beams
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No one should be bored at this sprawling resort-style hotel set on 5 landscaped acres (2ha). The family-run property has a heated indoor pool, a spa, tennis courts, mini-golf, squash, a games room and two onsite restaurants – although families flock to its deluxe outdoor lagoon pool for fun days in the sun. With one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, studios and apartments available, there’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out.

5. Mantra Albury is the go-to for business travellers

Business Hotel

Bedroom at the Mantra Albury Hotel, with a double bed and floor-to-ceiling windows
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Anyone in the area for work will find everything they need at this hotel, close to all the restaurants and shops in Riverina. The property has its own executive lounge to make business travel a breeze, a well-equipped gym so you can stay in shape away from home and a grill restaurant serving a mean burger. When duty calls, there are meeting rooms and large conferencing facilities to guarantee the job gets done.

6. Hume Country Motor Inn, for mountain views and spacious rooms


Bedroom at the Hume Country Motor Inn, with three beds, a wooden desk and red-brick walls
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Keen walkers can be out on the mountain in moments at this motel at the foot of the Nail Can Hill Reserve. There’s space to stay awhile – with large rooms available that sleep up to six people. Elsewhere, make yourself at home by the outdoor saltwater pool, and use the children’s playground and shaded BBQ area. There’s off-street parking, guest laundry facilities, and kitchenettes in all the rooms to make life easy, too.

7. Break up a long drive at the Albury Townhouse Motel


Bedroom at the Albury Townhouse Motel, with red-brick walls and a double bed in simple style
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Situated two blocks from the main street but off the noisy highway, the Albury Townhouse Motel is one of the best hotels in Albury for anyone driving between Sydney and Melbourne. Local shopping, restaurants and even the cinema are within walking distance to really relax, while the hotel offers free wifi, parking and a generous hot breakfast. All 21 rooms come with kitchenettes, so you can also save some cash on dinner.

8. Thurgoona Country Club Resort is a golfer’s paradise


Palm-lined outdoor pool at the Thurgoona Country Club Resort at sunset
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There’s not far to travel to tee off at this golf-focused resort in Thurgoona, 10 minutes from Albury. Stay and Play packages are available to make the most of the course designed by Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge. There are 26 suites and a three-bedroom apartment close to the 18th fairway, and all are within easy reach of the renovated clubhouse. There are also tennis courts, a pool and spa, gym and nightly entertainment – including raffles and live music – to enjoy here.

9. Quest Albury on Townsend, for spacious apartments


Bedroom at the Quest Albury on Townsend with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern art
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Anyone looking for a home from home in Albury will love these serviced apartment-style rooms on the corner of Smollett and Townsend Streets, 500m (1,640ft) from the Albury CBD (Central Business District). Apartments have one, two or three bedrooms, making them ideal for families and travelling groups, and all have a kitchen area with a cooktop and microwave – plus daily housekeeping is included. If you’re really pressed for time, Quest will even make sure your fridge is stocked with groceries so you don’t need to worry about a thing on arrival.

10. Atura Albury, for urban cool, coffee and cocktails


Bar at the Atura Albury Courtesy with stylish orange-red tables and a brickwork bar
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The award-winning Atura Albury combines sleek, industrial-inspired decor with everything you need to feel at home. Think free wifi everywhere, Malin and Goetz bath products, free coffee pod machines in every room, bespoke wallpaper and a generously stocked minibar. Don’t miss the onsite Roadhouse Bar & Grill either, for hearty steaks, inventive cocktails and desserts to-die-for – including a decadent s’mores waffle oozing with chocolate fudge.

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