agoda.com, a leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a selection of super hotel specials for the Australian summertime.
Giving travelers in the northern hemisphere a break from their coldest months, the Australian summer is something all sun-seekers should experience. Not only is the weather perfect for swimming or sightseeing, outdoor events of all types take place across the country.
Sydney really shines in the summertime. The harbor becomes a dazzling focal point, sailboats and commuter ferries cross-crossing the water between two iconic landmarks: the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. Bondi beach swells with people on weekends and the small sheltered bays that line the waterways set the scene for 'backyard' cricket, barbecues and picnics.
Though not usually thought of as an 'outdoor' city, Melbourne has equally warm summer days, with music festivals, sports events, fairs and open-air cinemas staged outdoors in the warmer months. As always, Melbourne is a top destination for culture lovers, with a thriving arts scene, countless bars and cafés, and a vast array of restaurants. St Kilda beach gets top billing as a Melbourne summertime spot, with strolls along the pier, al fresco dining, and people-watching amongst the most popular activities.
For something more tropical, Cairns in Australia's far north provides quick access to remote paradise islands, the Great Barrier Reef and the expansive Daintree Rainforest. Cairns is an excellent base for travelers who want to experience the variety and scope of Australian terrain, with bushwalks, beach trips, outback tours, diving and sailing readily available from here. Skydiving, white water rafting and hang gliding are also offered for adventure-seekers, while shopping, dining and swimming in the city's artificial lagoon set a more relaxed holiday pace.
For a limited time only, agoda.com is offering special summertime hotel deals in these amazing Australian cities. To see Sydney, Melbourne or Cairns for less, travelers can book one of the following deals from now until January 7, 2012.
agoda.com hotel deals
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney 5*
Rates from USD 210 per night. Book at least 21 days in advance and save 25% Valid for stays until March 31, 2012.
Swissotel Sydney 5*
Rates from USD 215 per night. Book at least 30 days in advance and save 20%. Valid for stays until June 30, 2012.
Aarons Hotel 3*
Rates from USD 120 per night. Book at least 30 days in advance and save 25%. Valid for stays until April 30, 2012.
Manly Oceanside Accommodation 2.5*
Rates from USD 139 per night. Stay at least 2 nights and save USD 10. Valid for stays until November 30, 2012.
Metro Apartments on Bank Place 4*
Rates from USD 116 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Save 20%. Valid for stays until April 20, 2012.
Medina Executive St Kilda Apartments 4.5*
Rates from USD 120 per night. Minimum stay 5 nights. Save 20% Valid for stays until June 21, 2012.
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne 4.5*
Rates from USD 133 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. Save 30%. Valid for stays until December 30, 2011.
Stamford Plaza Melbourne 5*
Rates from USD 187 per night. Must book at least 10 days in advance. Valid for stays until January 15, 2012.
Sebel Cairns Hotel 5*
25% discount! Rates from USD 155 per night. Minimum stay 4 nights. Valid for stays until March 31, 2013.
Bay Village Tropical Retreat 4*
30% discount! Rates from USD 102 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. Valid for stays until May 31, 2012.
Rydges Esplanade Resort Apartments 4*
33% discount! Rates from USD 96 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. Valid for stays until June 30, 2012.
Coral Tree Inn4*
20% discount! Rates from USD 71 per night. Must book at least 8 days in advance. Valid for stays until June 30, 2012.