9 of the most romantic places to stay in Orange

Of all the charming places to visit in the New South Wales Central Tablelands region, Orange is arguably the best of them.

Replete with quaint tree-lined streets, beguiling houses that date back to the early 1900s and a collection of spectacular public parks, the area is also well known for its fantastic local produce, fabulous cellar doors and wonderful fine dining restaurants.

All of these factors combine to make this an excellent destination for a romantic getaway. Especially during the autumn when the foliage colours are amazing, or during the winter when snow turns the town white.

If you are considering a visit to the city with your special someone, there are also plenty of romantic places to stay in Orange to keep the amatory vibe going.

From enchanting boutique hotels, and picturesque vineyards, to historic converted homesteads, and deluxe glamping under a starry sky, here are some of the best of them.

De Russie Boutique Hotel

Located just one block from the city’s main street, De Russie Boutique Hotel is an upscale European influenced apartment hotel that oozes character and charm.

Offering 25 rooms that are furnished with a comfortable king bed, a kitchenette, and ensuite bathroom, which offers complimentary amenities by L’Occitane, the accommodation stands up to anything you will find in Sydney.

If you up upgrade to a studio you will also get a balcony and spa bath too. While its signature Blue Room boasts a four-poster bed, stylish velvet accents and a stunning outdoor terrace for those who really want to up the romance levels.

Situated within easy walking distance to most of the best restaurants in the city, the property also acts as a convenient base to explore its main tourist attractions.

Address: 72 Hill St, Orange NSW 2800

Byng St Boutique Hotel

Residing within a former historic homestead, the Byng Street Boutique Hotel is a deluxe 4.5-star boutique hotel that is located on the street of the same name.

A property very much focused on design, it offers 22 ornate guest rooms and suites that are sure to fan the flames of passion.

Three of the rooms are tucked away in a delightful heritage wing, which present floral upholstered bedheads, in blue-painted rooms, which feature white vintage furniture.

The other 19 rooms are situated in the hotel’s modern wing and are decorated with fantastic local artworks.

While the hotel is aclose to the city’s main restaurants, if you don’t fancy leaving the property you will love the culinary delights on offer at its onsite dining room.

Address: 62 Byng St, Orange NSW 2800

The White Place

The White Place is an institution in Orange. Best known for being a lifestyle, fashion and interior store on Byng Street, the owners have drawn inspiration from their flair for interior design to create two exceptional accommodation offerings.

The self-contained apartments are located on Byng Street and Casey Street. Slightly different in appearance, the Byng Street property is a double-brick house with an expansive layout that showcases polished timber floors, lead-light windows, elegant ceilings and a number of ornate fireplaces. It also features an outside deck and underground swimming pool.

By contrasted the Casey Street property is a modern, airy and light-filled space that include Scandi-inspired details like a stone clad fireplace, marble bench and ducted gas heating – which is an absolute godsend in winter.

Whichever one you choose; they both make fabulous places to stay during your visit to Orange.

Address: 100 Byng St, Orange NSW 2800

The Shed

A former sheep station might not sound like the most romantic place to stay in Orange but don’t let that prejudice you.

Nestled among the rolling hills of Borenore, which lies just 15 minutes away from Orange, this fabulous, and thoughtfully converted apartment, reeks with ambience and charm.

Replete with timber furniture, polished concrete floors and tin walls, the property also features large glass windows, a luxury bathroom and underfloor heating. It also has a roaring combustion fireplace which is perfect for snuggling up beside it on a chilly winter evening.

Situated on a 70-acre working farm, the accommodation is adjacent to a winery and is also surrounded by a landscape of other vineyards, orchards, rolling hills and caves – which are all interesting places to explore.

Address: Borenore, New South Wales

Borrodell Vineyard

Talking of vineyards, Orange has a number of exceptional wineries, and one of the best of them is the Borrodell Vineyard.

Nestled among Mt Canobolas’ volcanic slopes, some 1000 metres above sea level, the cellar door at this cool-climate winery produces some excellent labels.

Whilst you can visit it by day, the venue also offers two cottages which are perfect for couples who fancya romantic getaway.

Split-level, these modern and sustainable spaces are furnished with king-sized bedrooms, spa baths, heated concrete floors and cosy fireplaces. It also boasts floor-to-ceiling windows which present magnificent views across the valley.

The venue also has a wonderful restaurant onsite, as well as orchards and a truffle farm.

Address: 298 Lake Canobolas Rd, Orange NSW 2800

The Oriana

One of the coolest places to stay in Orange is undoubtedly The Oriana.

Taking the form of a cool 1960s style retro hotel, this boutique establishment on Woodward Street features individual rooms that showcase a unique and vivacious colour scheme.

Furnished with deluxe bedding, statement pillows and modern art, the property also boasts a dining room with velvet upholstery and stylish, vintage chandeliers.

Offering a fine dining menu of gastronomic delights, they also serve up delicious cocktails by the swimming pool in the summer and have an intimate onsite bar for drinks all year round.

Address: 178-184 Woodward St, Orange NSW 2800

Quest

For those wanting the convenience of self-catering The Quest offers chic service apartments within easy reach of the CBD.

Spread across three levels, their 77 rooms range from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Tastefully decorated, they accommodate airy and spacious living areas, and fully equipped kitchens, which enable you to whip up romantic meals.

The building also has a fabulous rooftop terrace where you can enjoy an open-air barbeque. As well as a very convenient pantry shopping service, for those short on time, or who don’t want to head out to the supermarket.

Address: 132 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800

Nashdale Lane

Nashdale Lane is another fantastic winery accommodation offering, albeit with an interesting twist.

Located in the town of Nashdale, it presents a unique, onsite glamping option across two luxury cabins.

Entirely secluded from each other, as well as the rest of the venue, both of them feature four poster, queen size beds, as well as shiny hardwood floors and a bathroom that is fitted out with a luxe monsoon shower.

As well as getting to enjoy all the delights of the award winning, single-vineyard cellar door, you can also make use of the barbeque on the built-in deck and the very welcoming wood fire.

Address: 125 Nashdale Ln, Nashdale NSW 2800

Camping

If you are in to camping and want to do it properly, Orange has a number of excellent campgrounds within the area.

Giving you the chance to spend a few nights under the stars, there are plenty of powered and unpowered camping sites to choose from, with varying levels of facilities on offer.

One of the best of them is Federal Falls in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. A beautiful spot that has a number of lovely walking trails for you and your partner to explore.

Address: Towac Way, Canobolas NSW 2800

Jamie