Hotels from some of Expedia’s top trending destinations for September, 2014

Avalon Coastal Retreat, Tasmania

Located 10 minutes drive south of Swansea on Tasmania’s eastern coast, this stunning private retreat looks straight out onto Great Oyster Bay. The three queensize bedrooms, sprawling kitchen, lounge room and fireplace are designed for a few days retreat away from the world. The Freycinet National Park is on your doorstep – fishing, walking, visits to Oyster farms – but with a Huon pine bath tub and the best views around, it’s tempting to stay inside and soak up the atmosphere. There’s DVDs, a BBQ, big decks, breakfast provisions, wetsuits, boogie boards, even backpacks. What more do you need?

Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest

Budapest is home to some of the world’s most beautiful architecture and when you’re staying at this former palace, you get to experience it up close. Dating back to 1906, the building underwent more than five years of renovations, returning to its former glory when it reopened under the Four Seasons name in 2004. Expect chandeliers, stained glass windows and delicate wrought-iron balustrades. The hotel sits right at the end of the Chain Bridge and is a sumptuous base for a few days in this historical city.

Oaks Oasis, Sunshine Coast QLD

Just under 100km north of Brisbane, Caloundra is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Located on the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra has become popular with holiday makers who don’t want to deal with the theme parks of the Gold Coast. The Oaks Oasis is fresh from a renovation and is a great base for a stay on the Sunshine Coast. The rooms are beach chic, with soft pastels and plenty of space. The hotel is on the doorstep of Golden Beach, popular with families, who will also enjoy the playground and tropical pool inside the resort. There’s also beach volleyball, a miniature golf putting green, tennis court and restaurant and bar – plenty for the whole family.

Hôtel Beaurivage, Noumea New Caledonia

If you’re not a fan of bures, this is the boutique hotel for you. Located right next to the Baie des Citrons, one of Noumea’s most popular beaches, this is a great base for a few days exploring. The new, modern interiors are popular with travellers.