Savvy hotels are offering packages tailored to those who need to self isolate when coming home from overseas or for other reasons such as needing a change of scenery working from home - with no-contact food delivery, elevated hygiene standards, and even immune-boosting snacks.
NSW Health confirms on its website that hotels and other accommodation facilities may host people in quarantine isolation, providing guidance to support such facilities and minimise the risk to staff.
“Facilities should provide education to appropriate staff, and seek assistance if there are concerns. All staff should be made aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and know what to do if they develop any of these symptoms,” the site reads.
We’ve rounded up just a few of the thousands of properties offering long-stay accommodation packages around the country.
Accor Hotels, Australia-wide
Accor warmly welcome guests who need to shutter from the outside world in their many establishments across Australia. They offer luxury urban refuges and have set up a dedicated on-call team to assist travellers and help support them to feel safe, nurtured and ‘at-home’. In Sydney, choose from Novotel Darling Harbour, Swissotel Sydney or The Sebel Quay West. Email: BusinessTravel.Sales@accor.com
Q Station, Manly
‘We've been in Quarantine since 1848’. Sydney’s actual former Quarantine Station, Q Station offers a range of accommodation options across a 33 hectare site, located at North Head, Manly. It has the following per night rate (14 night minimum) options: Former First and Second Class Accommodation $100, Isolation Retreat Suites $150, Two Bedroom Hospital Apartments $175, Three Bedroom Cottages with kitchenette $200. Add-on meal options delivered to your room include a basic grocery pack $20.00 per room or Breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks for $70.00 per person, per day. A warning though there is a no cancellation policy on these deals. Contact Q Station directly on 02 9466 1599 or email H8773@accor.com
57 Hotel, Surry Hills
This beautiful bolthole in Sydney’s cultural heart was one of the first to create a package for the ‘no-contact’ traveller. There’s unlimited Netflix; human-free check in and check out; emergency snacks and a pack in your room containing face mask, hand sanitiser, calming mist and bottled water. If you want to book in the future — click their 3D Hotel Tour. Visit 57hotel.com.au
Park Hyatt, Sydney
The Park Hyatt nestled right on Sydney Harbour is dedicated to its guests’ wellbeing. The Hyatt integrates wellness into every aspect of the stay with nourishing meals, spa remedies and special touches like Hyatt herbal tea. This five-star hotel welcomes every single guest no matter their reason for staying and is following all recommended procedures of The Australian Department of Health and Human Services. Visit hyatt.com
Little Albion, Surry Hills
Everyone needs a little flexibility in these tricky times and Little Albion in Surry Hills are offering free cancellations up to 24 hours before arrival. They also have a 15% discount on offer by using code THECROWD. When you stay with Little Albion, as well as intimate modern luxury you’ll find the highest standards of cleanliness with increased cleaning schedules, along with face masks and hand sanitiser available to all guests. Visit crystalbrookcollection.com/little-albion
Old Clare Hotel, Sydney
The Old Clare Hotel in Sydney’s Broadway has gone a step further with an inventive deal that requires no overnight housekeeping from its staff for day rates of $75 for a half-day, or double that tariff for a full day. The deal also adds a few extras to make your staycation even more easy and comfortable. Including early check-in, 3pm late check-out, free parking, minibar and a half bottle of Tattinger on arrival, it’s a decent step towards feeling better. Plus, the rate is fully cancellable, just in case you need to make a quick change of plans to all stays up until the 30th of May 2020. Visit: theoldclarehotel.com.au
Ovolo Hotels, Australia-wide
Ovolo Hotels, including Woolloomooloo in Sydney, are offering a 14-day Lock-In Package. For the ultimate mandatory sleepover, guests enjoy free breakfast in their room, free mini bar, a daily immune-boosting Turmeric shooter and an even higher level of hygiene. Visit ovolohotels.com
Veriu Hotels & Suites, Sydney
Veriu’s collection designed hotels and suites is offering impressive savings on stays of 14 days or more. With prices starting at $59 per night, this is you invitation to make yourself at home in a space where you can enjoy the very best service, an enviable location, and what are arguably some of Sydney’s comfiest beds. With a flexible 7-day cancellation policy, this offer is available on bookings and stays until 30th June 2020. Book: veriu.com.au or call 1300 964 821
Crowne Plaza, Melbourne
Offering Long Stay Accommodation at 30% off when you stay for 3 consecutive nights or more on their Stay Longer, Pay Less offer. This package includes: Daily room service breakfast for up to 2 guests, 20% off food and beverage purchases, 20% off laundry (Monday through Saturday - no laundry service on Sundays), and complimentary internet for all guests. More info here
Punthill Apartment Hotels, Melbourne and Brisbane
With 14 properties conveniently located in and around Melbourne and Brisbane, Punthill Apartment Hotels offer stylish and spacious accommodation in Studio, One, Two, and Three Bedroom Apartments, that will quickly become your home away from home. Punthill Apartments are fully self-contained with cooking facilities and spacious living areas that make extended stays even more comfortable and economical. You’ll get savings for stays of 14 nights or more, with a flexible 7-day cancellation policy, this offer is available on bookings and stays until 30th June 2020. Prices start at $59 per night. Book: punthill.com.au or call 1300 964 821.
Little Stay, Melbourne
Offers immaculately cleaned high-quality apartments in Melbourne's CBD and surrounding suburbs for all those who need to self-isolate or escape the madness at home. Whether you need it for the days only or you decide to spend the night there - they’ve got you covered with premium apartments and extra services (e.g. food delivery) which can also be provided. Simply book online or call (03) 9326 8194.
Emporium South Bank, Brisbane
The hotel’s Isolation Package, valid to May 31, covers the expected inclusions of secure accommodation, free parking and Wi-Fi. For an additional $50 per person a day, three meals can be delivered directly to guests in their suites. For $75, additional extras cover unlimited movies and daily replenished “entertainment” pack of snacks and drinks. The hotel has also introduced a daily grocery delivery service of fresh produce, pantry dry goods and staples, toiletries and cleaning and laundry products to neighbourhood addresses. Visit: emporiumhotels.com.au
Pacific Hotel, Brisbane
Offering long stay accommodation for self isolation stays Pacific Hotel Brisbane recognises the increasing need for long stay accommodation, catering to those returning from overseas or individuals needing to self isolate. Relax and unwind during your stay with Private balconies, Spacious rooms Free Wi-Fi. More info here
Holiday Holiday, Gold Coast
Holiday Holiday is a locally owned award-winning accommodation on the Gold Coast. Project WECARE is here to assist with providing value for money discounted self quarantine short term accommodation to all travellers, healthcare, emergency service workers, or people looking to self-isolate to protect their family. The property also provides grocery shopping and delivery service, and laundry service partnered with the local laundromat. Use promo code: WECARE or call us at 07 5554 3200.
Oaks Hotels and Resorts, Australia-wide
Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites are offering a ‘home away from home’ for guests required to self-isolate for 14-days. Oaks delivers self-contained, full-sized apartment accommodation at over 50 locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. The properties offer large accommodation with a variety of 1, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments available. Full-service kitchen and laundry facilities, in-room grocery delivery, Deliveroo in-room delivery, and high speed Wi-Fi in-room. Save up to 20% on long stay rates and get free cancellation up to 48 prior to check in. Visit: oakshotels.com/en/self-isolation
Metro Hotels, Australia-wide
Metro Hotels has taken a long-term view with its Australia-wide properties, slashing rates to as low as $75 a night for minimum 14-night packages, valid to April 30. Visit: metrohotels.com.au/hotels
Some Airbnb hosts are also offering “COVID-19 Friendly Packages”.
Airbnb management service Beyond A Room’s blurb says: “Don’t get caught out staying in a boring hotel for your 14-day isolation period. Book with us and get a clean and sanitised home with unlimited Wi-Fi, Netflix, food delivered to your door, a cosy space and if you’re quick, a games console - available to first 20 customers.”
Some hosts are also offering to order and deliver food, or provide extra entertainment to keep guests occupied.
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