Tuesday 10 February 2015 calls on Aussies to put the ‘hot’ back in their hotel rooms this Valentine’s Day

Aussies fizzle not sizzle in the sack

Aussies aren’t as spicy between the hotel bed sheets as their Latin counterparts, but aren’t as boring as the Japanese, according to new research conducted by hotels expert

Apparently you’re more likely to find Aussies watching TV or movies in their hotel bed than making love, with almost three-quarters of us admitting to finding the tele more titillating.

According to the global survey of 25 countries, besides sleeping, 70% of Spanish respondents admit to spending time in their hotel bed making love compared to only 39% of Australians (in 19th position with China). Coming in last place, only 15% of Japanese admitted to heavy petting in their hotel room.

Highlighting the extent of the romantic mediocrity of Australians’ hotel escapades, 26% said the quirkiest thing they’ve done in a hotel lift is pass gas, with only 6% admitting to making love in a hotel lift. Twenty per cent of Indian respondents admit to love making in a hotel lift, the highest group in the survey.

On a slightly more encouraging note, if we did have one guilt-free day to spend in a hotel, spending time in bed with a partner would be top of the list for Australians (34%) followed by ordering the room service menu in its entirety (27%). A whopping sixty-five per cent of Brazilian respondents said they would choose to spend time in bed with a partner when staying in a hotel.

Commenting on Australians’ lacklustre ratings in the hotel romance department, Katherine Cole, Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand & Singapore, said: “This Valentine’s Day, we’re calling on Aussies to put the ‘hot’ back into their hotel rooms and lift the nation’s reputation in the romance stakes. With a wide range of accommodation choices, is offering some red hot Valentine’s Day hotel deals, so there’s no better time to surprise your partner with a romantic hotel getaway.”

For Aussies planning on travelling to one of the nation’s top 10 domestic destinations this Valentine’s Day weekend, has rounded up the best deals to get hot with their other half:

Uluru, Northern Territory

Fall in love all over again under the desert sky with a romantic dinner for two with the Sounds of Silence. You’ll be sure to impress your date as your unique outback experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and immerse yourself in ancient Aboriginal culture as you sample delicious outback inspired cuisine.

Rooms at Sails in the Desert in Yulara start at $A460 per room per night (14.02.2015)*. To book a stay at Sails in the Desert in Yulara, visit: or call 1800 687 236

Sydney, New South Wales

Get wild this Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner under the stars at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour. Enjoy canapés, dinner and beverages alongside some of Sydney’s cutest Koala’s, Wallabies and Kangaroos. If you would prefer something a little more intimate, why not soak up the ambience and style of Woolloomooloo Wharf and indulge in a three course meal at Otto Ristorante or China Doll, some of Sydney’s finest eateries. Or for something a little more casual indulge in a romantic picnic and get back to nature at the magical Sydney Botanical Gardens or Centennial Park.

Rooms at The Westin in Sydney start at $A370 per room per night (14.02.2015)*. To book a stay at The Westin in Sydney, visit or call 1800 687 236

Hobart, Tasmania

For those couples looking for something a little different, Hobart has the answer. Start your date with a relaxing ferry ride down the Derwent River and visit the infamous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). While you’re there enjoy a romantic sunset beneath the recently opened Skyspace by James Turrell, which is sure to take sunsets to a new level. This wonderfully quirky Valentine’s Day experience can be topped off with a hand-in-hand stroll around the harbour or a visit to the Nant Whiskey bar for authentic Tasmanian highland whiskey.

Rooms at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart start at $A299 per room per night (14.02.2015)*. To book a stay at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, visit: or call 1800 687 236

Melbourne, Victoria

This quirky city, filled with endless laneways never ceases to inspire the romantic in all of us. You’ll be sure to woo your Valentine with a romantic dinner for two at Neil Perry’s Rosetta. This lavish Italian ristorante screams luxury and is the perfect place to confess your love this Valentine’s Day. But make sure you make an early reservation so you can head over to the Moonlight cinema’s and catch a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Couples can get cosy under the stars and enjoy this classic romantic flick in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Rooms at The Langham in Melbourne start at $A550 per room per night (14.02.2015)*. To book a stay at The Langham in Melbourne, visit: or call 1800 687 236

Port Douglas, Queensland

A Valentine’s Day in Port Douglas will be one to remember. Kick off your romantic adventure with a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef and discover a whole other universe below the water’s surface or better still, explore it from the sky with a helicopter ride giving you the perfect opportunity to cuddle up to your date. Visit the majestic Daintree Rainforest and get up close to native Australian wildlife or hit the beach with your beau and soak up the relaxing atmosphere in this charmed corner of the world.

Rooms at the QT Port Douglas start at $A159 per room per night (14.02.2015)*. To book a stay at the QT Port Douglas, visit: or call 1800 687 236

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