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Love is in the air! Sunshine Coast boutique hotels win national acclaim in Tripadvisor awards

Romance is alive and well on the Sunshine Coast, at least according to travellers.

Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat has been voted the best ‘Hotel for Romance’ in Australia in the Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

But it’s not the only accommodation provider feeling the love this year, with The Falls Montville taking our fourth place in the same category.

And while their penchant for romance is a clear winner, it’s not the only thing travellers love about The Falls Montville and Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat, with the accommodation providers also claiming first and second place respectively in the best Small Hotels Category in Australia.

To top it off, The Falls Montville was awarded second in Australia in the Best Service category for Australia.

The Falls Montville Owner Alan Dryden said: “The recognition is particularly pleasing in that it reflects on both our product and our delivery.

“We’ve done comprehensive refurbishments and upgrades to the property this last year. And we have invested in magnificent original oil paintings that now grace our cottage and Manor House walls. The Falls Montville has never looked or felt better. And the Sunshine Coast hinterland continues to shine as an iconic, boutique destination.”

Bli Bli House Owner Phil Greenbury said they were honoured to have received the accolades and thanked the guests who took the time to write reviews which led to them receiving the two awards.

“It certainly has been a trying year and to have received two awards has been so encouraging to our team,” he said.

“We always try to move heaven and earth to give every guest an amazing experience to remember and our efforts certainly have paid off. We love what we do and enjoy having people come from so many places to experience the 5-star luxury and charm that we have to offer at Bli Bli House in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.”

Other Sunshine Coast tourism operators recognised in the Awards are Oaks Oasis Sunshine Cost Resort in Caloundra that claimed second place in Australia in the Top Hotels for Families category and Avocado Grove B&B in Flaxton that claimed fifth place for Top B&B’s and Inns.

Visit Sunshine Coast Interim CEO Craig Davidson congratulated the Sunshine Coast accommodation providers that had been recognised in this year’s Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

“This year has been incredibly tough for our region’s tourism industry, so to receive accolades like these is a real morale boost for not just the operators involved, but the entire Sunshine Coast region,” he said.

“These awards are based off feedback from travellers, and with word-of-mouth referrals still one of the most valuable forms of advertising there is, it’s incredibly humbling to know that visitors consider Sunshine Coast tourism operators as some of Australia’s best.

“These awards recognise the diversity of offerings we have here on the Sunshine Coast, and provide a great endorsement to inspire future travellers to start planning their ultimate Sunshine Coast escape.”

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