Planning a night away with girlfriends? Or maybe a romantic occasion with your other half? A night away doesn't always mean a trip to Sydney; there's plenty of stunning hotels here on the Coast, guaranteed to make for a fantastic (and child free!) night. Here's a few of our favourites:
1. Crowne Plaza, Terrigal
Situated on the beautiful Terrigal beach and within walking distance to all the many shops, cafes and restaurants of Terrigal, is the Crowne Plaza. This deluxe 4.5 star hotel has panoramic ocean views and has a variety of rooms to suit different budgets, ranging from standard studios to ocean view suites. If you're in need of some real pampering, check out the amazing onsite day spa, Endota Spa for wonderful beauty treatments. Have a swim in the outdoor heated pool, head down to the bar for cocktails and drinks and indulge the next morning in an All You Can eat buffet at the ocean view Seasalt restaurant.
2. Pullman Magenta Shores, Magenta
Located between the ocean and Tuggerah Lake is the luxurious 5 star Pullman Magenta Shores, perfect for a night away. Choose from studio rooms to 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas to stay in and several restaurant and bar options to eat and drink at. The hotel also boasts a variety of facilities and activities, such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis court and day spa. Golfers will love the 18 hole private golf course.
3. Mantra, Ettalong Beach, Ettalong
For a relaxing and fun night away, head to the Mantra Ettalong Beach situated right in the beachside suburb of Ettalong. Accommodation choices range from studio rooms to two bedroom suites with either ocean or hinterland views. Make the most of the wonderful day spa for some relaxation, have a swim at the hotel's large pool or a workout in the fitness centre. The hotel joins the Ettalong Diggers club, where you'll find plenty of different dining and bar options.
4. Bells at Killcare, Killcare Heights
For an extra special night away, check out the idyllic boutique Bells at Killcare. With stunning surrounding scenery, an elegance of the Hamptons and luxurious suites and cottages to stay in, your night away will be one to remember. Book in for some pampering at the signature day spa for a massage or a facial. Head to the beautiful resort pool for a swim or venture out to the surrounding Bouddi peninsular for spectacular bush walks and trails. Enjoy a five course meal at the renowned hotel restaurant and bar, where you'll find authentic Italian Cuisine and world class hospitality.
5. Mercure Kooindah Waters, Wyong
The award winning Mercure Kooindah Waters Golf and Spa resort is a fabulous spot for a night away. Set within peaceful surroundings, the resort has many facilities on offer for guests. Head to the golf club for a game of golf or relax in the exquisite day spa where, not only is there a range of luxurious beauty treatments available, you can also enjoy a High Tea. The contemporary accommodation ranges from king size studios to three bedroom apartments, perfect for different group sizes. If you head to the resort's Restaurant and Wine bar, be sure to check out the Flavours From The Cellar wine list, for a choice of some of the best and authentic wines of Australia.