Western Australia’s southern coast is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and beaches in the country. There are countless things to do and places to visit and Albany is one of the best cities to use as a base to explore the region. At the centre of the Great Southern Wine Region, minutes from the wild Torndirrup National Park and a short drive to the incredible Porongorup National Park as well as pristine beaches, Albany is perfect for a weekend away from Perth or a longer stay.
Boutique Hotels in Albany and Denmark
As far as accommodation goes, there is really only one boutique hotel in Albany, the Beach House at Bayside, but there a few other high-end options if you don’t mind staying a bit further away, for example, in the nearby coastal town of Denmark.
Beach House at Bayside
The Albany-Denmark region isn’t known for its luxury accommodation and boutique hotels but The Beach House at Bayside is the best you’ll find and highly recommended. Located a short walk to Middleton Beach, Albany’s famous city beach, it’s also close to Emu Point and Albany’s historical quarter and city sights. The comfy king bed rooms with spa bath are the most luxurious or you can choose a villa room with balcony or the garden suite. The Beach House isn’t a classic boutique hotel but rather a stylish modern choice of accommodation in a great central location.
Nearby Hotels: Denmark
If you don’t need to be in Albany’s town centre, Denmark is a small town 40 minutes drive west of Albany. It’s more rural and rustic than Albany but it’s possibly more beautiful with many wineries, fishing spots and stunning Greens Pool for swimming.
- Aiyana Retreat – Private chalet accommodation with cooking facilities, BBQ and large garden area. The retreat has a wellness building where you can take private yoga classes, have a massage or beauty treatment.
Granted, it is difficult to find minimalist style boutique hotels in Albany but it’s worth the trip to see the rugged coastline, powdery white sandy beaches, enjoy the delicious cuisine and discover the complex history of one of Australia’s oldest cities.