8 best Quest Apartment Hotels in NSW
Last updated. 31 January 2023
Want to see the best of NSW and uncover hidden gems along the way? The trail of Quest Apartment Hotels across the state makes this entirely possible – and even quite easy.
With a wide range of contemporary and spacious apartment-style hotels to choose from – individually owned by locals who are happy to share their personal knowledge and insider tips – choosing the best Quest Apartment Hotels in NSW is a tough task. .
Would you prefer spectacular scenery, delicacies, historic towns or world-class wineries? To make it easier, we’ve narrowed down eight Quest Apartment Hotels to add to your must-stay list.
1. Quest Albury on Townsend
From summer water fun to nearby winter snowfields and year-round food and winery offerings, Albury offers a wealth of delights – and you can access them all from Quest Albury on Townsend. With an on-site restaurant and a tapas bar and spa next door, you don’t have to travel far for great vacation options.
Business owner and keen fisherman Noel Wood likes to share his knowledge of fishing hotspots with visitors – “not the exact location, but close enough to get a bite” – while his wife Madeleine is enamored of the town’s abundant arts and culture offerings .
Her favorite is the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, which winds between bird-filled lagoons and river bends and features contemporary sculptures by local Aboriginal artists.
2. Quest Chatswood
The gateway to Sydney’s North Shore, Chatswood is a vibrant urban hub buzzing with multicultural sights, sounds and tastes. It is also a shopaholic’s paradise. Quest Chatswood franchisee and architectural aficionado Carlos Del Rosario also loves the important buildings and landmarks in the area, especially Rose Seidler House, a prime example of modernist design and now a living museum. “It’s like stepping back into the 1950s,” says Carlos.
Nature seekers can take the Railway to River Walk through tall trees and Lane Cove National Park back to the time when Chatswood was known as Chattie’s Wood. Look out for the brush turkeys along the way.
3. Quest Newcastle
Combining industrial cool with beach vibes, the city of Newcastle is home to Quest Newcastle, a top CBD accommodation directly above one of the city’s best bars.
Favorite local recommendations include riding the Glenrock mountain bike trails through the national park with bonus ocean views, walking the spectacular Anzac Memorial Walk along the coast, swimming at the sea baths, or taking a dip at the less famous Bogey Hole, a unique rock pool swimming spot. .
4. Quest Maitland
Surrounded by lush countryside and just a stone’s throw from Hunter Valley wine country, Maitland is a historic town full of charm, and you can easily explore the town’s heritage trail of colonial buildings from Quest Maitland.
Visitors can also step back in time at nearby Morpeth. “This quaint town full of cafes and boutiques offers an insight into local history and the importance of the Hunter River and shipping to the region,” says business owner Kazi Sarwar. For hikers, the nearby Barrington Tops offer a rainforest escape and mountain trails.
5. Quest Penrith
Close to sporting and rowing clubs galore – including the home of the mighty Penrith Panthers – Quest Penrith is perfectly situated for sports lovers.
And while Penrith’s thriving urban center is a cultural hotpot, with some of Sydney’s best Greek food, the nearby Nepean River offers endless scenic picnic spots and fun on the water.
Local knowledge can be key to accommodation, and even life-changing for some. Quest Penrith franchisee Phil Willey tells the story of a team member who recommended iFly’s All Abilities indoor skydiving to an eight-year-old in a wheelchair.
“When he came back and said: ‘Thank you for giving me wings, it took me from the chair to the sky’, it was an obvious moment,” he says.
6. Quest Nowra
In the beautiful Shoalhaven on the south coast, and only a short walk to the town centre, Quest Nowra is a great base from which to explore a place where time moves slowly.
Tasty treats abound: perhaps visit a winery, try a goat curry from the local Indian restaurant, sample craft brews from The Old Salt Distillery, or indulge in a Cherubs 3 cookies and cream megashake that Quest Nowra franchisee Edith Del Rosario say “will change your life”.
There’s plenty to keep kids entertained too, from splashing at Falls Creek, beach visits or exploring the historic Merribee Garden Estate. You can also stretch your legs on Bens Walk, a 5.5 kilometer run along the river, to lighten your mental load and get some exercise.
7. Quest Wagga Wagga
Quest Wagga Wagga is centrally located in town and offers a relaxing stay in the heart of the Riverina.
You can relax around the pool and braai area or explore further afield, perhaps strolling among native vegetation around Wollundry Lagoon, an important spiritual site for local indigenous people. You can also visit the 22-acre Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens, browse local boutiques along tree-lined streets, or visit nearby wineries.
Art lovers are well catered for at the innovative Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, also home to the Margaret Carnegie Print Collection and the National Art Glass Collection. Also look out for the striking murals in Cadell Place.
8. Quest Tamworth
Just a minute’s walk to the center of the country music capital of Australia, Quest Tamworth offers a comfortable place to lay your head (and possibly your Akubra). To match its fantastic location, this aparthotel also has a fresh new look with newly renovated bathrooms.
While set in the countryside and known for its equestrian culture, country hospitality and some impressive silo artwork in the area, Tamworth also has a cosmopolitan side: think regional and commercial art galleries, fine dining and happening bars . And there’s all that country music and local history too.