Palazzo Versace

94 Seaworld Dr., adjoining Marina Mirage, Southport, Queensland, 4217, Australia

The famous Italian fashion house lent its flair to this expansive, opulent waterfront hotel—the first of its kind in the world. Sink into one of the sofas or armchairs in the soaring, chandeliered foyer and watch the beautiful people walk by, or relax by the 206-foot, palm-fringed lagoon pool, featuring luxury cabanas, day beds, and a bar. Rooms in low-rise wings surround the breezy lagoon area; some have Juliet balconies with views over Broadwater, others overlook the pool. Condos come with full kitchens and laundries, and some have private plunge pools, barbecues, and marina berths. All have recently been refitted with bespoke Versace fabrics, soft furnishings, and artwork direct from Milan. The signature restaurant, Vanitas, serves fine Modern Australian cuisine; Vie's contemporary menu is a relaxed alternative; and Il Barocco does a terrific seafood buffet (A$74–A$84) and buffet breakfast (A$46). There is also an indulgent day spa, Aurora’s; an extensive gym and wellness center; and even an in-house Versace boutique.


  • five-star service and dining
  • free self parking
  • refurbished in 2015
  • all rooms include a spa bath


  • pricey
  • in-room Wi-Fi extra


Phones: 07-5509–8000


146 rooms, 54 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast