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Glam chic stay on the Sunshine Coast

The Loea Boutique Hotel has undergone a major pampering and come out new again as the former Sunshine Coast motel is reborn as a chic, boutique hotel with a touch of glam.

Located opposite the Maroochy River on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the renovation of epic proportions took this once conventional motel-style accommodation and transformed it into an on-trend chic boutique hotel.

The double, twin and family rooms boast décor inspired by ‘warm breezy beach days’ – from soft whites and locally sourced rattan furniture to brass fixtures and luxury bed linen.

Balancing the fresh and modern new look, the classic roots are not forgotten and guests are greeted with a vintage food truck van-come-reception serving up locally sourced food supplied by Gather by Bonnie and a range of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks as well as a friendly welcome.

Guests can cruise the local area and scenic Maroochy River precinct on classic white cruiser bikes or chill the warm days away by the luxe outdoor magnesium pool surrounded by a communal alfresco lounge area and garden.

Rooms are decked out with local organic skincare products, a private outdoor deck for each suite and little luxuries you come to expect at places like Loea, such as free WIFI throughout, free onsite parking, tea and coffee making facilities and air conditioning.

Visit Sunshine Coast Interim CEO Craig Davidson said renovations such as the one at Loea gave travellers fresh new reason to visit the Sunshine Coast.

“New products and experiences are an important part of keeping up with consumer demand,” he said.

“They provide fresh incentive for visitors to stay longer and spend more, entice new visitors to the region and encourage return travellers to try something new.”

Prices start from $170 per night for a double room, book direct at

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