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Top 10 Free WiFi Hotels


We all secretly love free WiFi and it’s become one of the most in-demand items for corporate travellers, fed up with paying $20 or more for daily internet access.

Recognising this trend, is dynamic and agile boutique hotel group 8 Hotels, who have been offering free WiFi at most of their hotels for 18 months. CEO Paul Fischmann says “Today’s modern traveller shouldn’t have to pay a ridiculous amount for WiFi, when you’re already paying good money for your room.” Fischmann admits many other hotel groups were locked into 3rd party arrangements or expensive infrastructure preventing them from offering the service free of charge, however that continues to set forward thinking 8 Hotels ahead of the pack.

Little wonder that Tourism Australia is campaigning for free wifi in Australian hotels. But they’re not thinking about your hip pocket, more branding Australia to the rest of the world. Whatever, the reason, it will get the thumbs up from travellers.

Here’s our roundup of our favourite city and regional Top 10 Free Wifi Hotels

Diamant Hotel by 8Hotels, Sydney NSW

Diamant Hotel delivers on value & style with Sydney’s most popular bars, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. The hotel has recently introduced pet friendly suites too, so you can use the free WiFi to update social media on your pooch’s pampered holiday.

East Hotel, Canberra ACT

Need to check emails? The first 100MB is on East...wired or wireless...and it's super fast. If you're in major photo uploading mode, they have various data usage plans available at very reasonable rates. 

Villa Howden, Hobart TAS

Just 10 minutes from Hobart’s CBD your stay at Villa Howden includes a host of inclusions such as complimentary WiFi, full breakfast and soft in-suite mini-bar with every booking.

Beach Suites, Byron Bay NSW

Ok, you’re more likely to be on holidays in Byron than working, but who doesn’t want to access the Free WiFi from your decadent Byron Bay beachfront penthouse and brag to your colleagues slumming it back at work? Instagram everything and make them oh so envious!

Spicers Balfour, Brisbane QLD

Our friends at Spicers have thought of everything, with all rates including a continental style and a la carte breakfast, canapés each evening, parking and 24 hours unlimited free wireless and fixed line internet. With a stunning rooftop bar and new onsite restaurant – The Balfour Kitchen, serving bistro-style wholesome food in a neighbourhood restaurant style setting, you might not get much work done.

Ovolo Hotel, Melbourne VIC

This newcomer doesn’t just have cutting edge design and style, but a host of inclusions you’ll love including Free WiFi, grab’n’go breakfast, mini bar & ‘Loot Bag’, local calls, shall we go on…

The Richardson Hotel & Spa, Perth WA

It’s Perth, you’re probably paying top dollar to stay in this popular city so why not make sure you have some extra inclusions? Guests enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, local phone calls, daily bottled mineral water and newspapers, welcome amenity, turn-down service and use of the Residents Lounge and Spa Club.

The Rise, Noosa QLD

These luxury apartments are a favourite in Noosa and the perfect group getaway with spacious apartments featuring full gourmet kitchen perfect for entertaining. Free WiFi seals the deal.

The Hatton, Melbourne VIC

The Hatton is a warm and welcoming boutique hotel providing unique accommodation you won’t find in larger style hotels. The hub of the hotel is the front lounge, combining reception, Private Bar and Breakfast room. It’s here you’ll enjoy continental breakfast and use of the hotel’s iPad to surf the net or if you have your own laptop, enjoy complimentary WiFi throughout the Hotel. (N.B. The Hatton closed in 2015)

Bells at Killcare, Central Coast NSW

Settle in to Bells at Killcare for a decadent gourmet getaway. Rates include complimentary daily continental breakfast served in Manfredi at Bells Restaurant plus inclusions such as complimentary Wifi and inhouse movies and all the modern conveniences in a tranquil setting.


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