Jackalope: the best hotel in Australia

  • May 26, 2017

The best hotel in the country is right here in Victoria! Meet Jackalope.

The stunning Mornington Peninsula hotel recently took out the top gong at the Australian Hotel Awards, and for good reason!

 Here’s how the folk behind the award – Gourmet Traveller – described the hotel:

“In less confident hands the juxtaposition of rural vineyard setting, ultra contemporary architecture and almost cinematic design could have been an expensive failure.

“Instead, Jackalope creator Louis Li and an enthusiastic team have created a hotel unlike any other in the country. And we mean that in the best possible way.”

The Jackalope beat out Como The Treasury in Perth and Halcyon House on Cabarita Beach in NSW to win the Hotel of the Year award.

About the awards

Gourmet Traveller produces the annual Australian Hotel Guide – an honest and independent guide to the nation’s best accommodation.

“[We] scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich.

“We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way.

“What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience.

“No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country.”


Here’s just a few of the reasons why you’re going to want to put this Mornington Peninsula gem on your list:

The interior

That dining room

That light

This wine feature piece

The massages

The bar

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The view

That pool

This chair

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That sculpture

Jackalope, for reals