Jump into an art-filled adventure on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast at Hola Eumundi. This is stylish boutique accommodation just a stone’s throw from the famous Eumundi Markets and the cool new brewpub, Matso’s. HOLA stands for House of Local Art, and it’s just like sleeping in an art gallery minus the stuffy silence! What’s it like to stay there? Read this HOLA Eumundi Hotel review.

Where is HOLA Eumundi ?

Eumundi is located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland region of Queensland, Australia. It is approximately 21 kilometres southwest of Noosa Heads and about 118 kilometres north of Brisbane.

The town is best known for the bustling Eumundi Markets, held every Wednesday and Saturday. Here they sell everything you’ve ever wanted and some stuff you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it.

Beyond the markets, you could be strolling down its main street, lined with boutique shops (maybe you’ll snag that perfect dress!) and cute cafes or exploring art galleries showcasing the work of talented local artists.

HOLA Eumundi

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HOLA Eumundi is a stone’s throw away from the brand-spanking new Matso’s Brewery, bar, and beer garden.

HOLA Eumundi Hotel Review

HOLA Eumundi extends over two, two-level buildings set back from the street with car parking underneath. The accommodation floors can be accessed via a lift or stairs. Verdant tropical landscaping is a strong feature, with hanging gardens adding a curtain of leaves over the windows of each room.

Check-in can be automated via a guest portal with your key in a lock box, or you can get your key from rel=”nofollow”The Imperial Hotel next door before 8 pm.

From the moment I stepped into this retro-chic oasis, I was transported to a world of natural vibes, textured bliss and random art.

Room 11

I stayed in Room 11 where the unique collection included painted, crystals, essences, paintings and textiles. Little touches, like the polished brass rail made on the Sunshine Coast to hang your clothes, and the HOLA diffuser made by Suzie Mansley to share the fragrance of bush flower essential oils into the room, add a special ambience to the room.

The furnishings were a mix of lightwood and exposed concrete, jazzed up with cosy rugs and brass accents. But the king-size bed, well it’s like being cradled in a cloud! Beside the bed is a blue celestite crystal which encourages serenity and gentle, uplifting energy. Just what I’m looking for on this short stay.  Above the bed and in the hallway hangs artwork by Saren Dobkins, who lives in Tewantin.

And the bonus is beautiful bespoke coffee mugs by local potters Elke Lucas and Jedda Clay. These beautifully formed, functional pieces are just the thing to kickstart your morning with a side of artistic flair.

In the bathroom, the fragrant LEIF product range made with native ingredients was a feast for the senses. You can purchase these at CLO Studios in Lanyana Way, Noosa Junction.

I particularly liked opening the bathroom drawer and finding a GHD hairdryer! Plus, there are complimentary koala-shaped treats in the fridge, along with several non-alcoholic drinks.

Now, onto the tech side of things – the Internet was spot on for all my Netflix binges, and the connected smart television was a lifesaver for lazy evenings. Just log into your favourite apps, and don’t forget to log out.

With Wi-Fi slots and charging spots conveniently located by the bed, staying connected was a breeze.

Want to stay offline? There are plenty of interesting books scattered around the room to grab your attention. These come from Berkelouw Bookshop on the main street.

But here’s the kicker – having to shimmy out of bed to turn off the bedside lamp was a bit of a buzzkill. Still, it’s a small price to pay for an otherwise stellar stay!

More top marks for the quirkiest Do Not Disturb sign I’ve seen, although I wonder if “Grooming my chihuahua” is code for something else? It was created by Rene McGovern, who lives just down the street from the hotel.

There are two’ lounge’ areas if you are travelling with a group or want to relax outside your room. The space between the two buildings includes a covered area with chairs for outdoor contemplation. The other lounge, also with an indoor-outdoor feel, offers more comfy chairs.

HOLA Eumundi entrance
HOLA Eumundi king-size bed.

He Says

The secure undercover parking was a big plus for me – it felt like my car was in a safe hideout. I also liked being away from the main road as meant the room was super quiet and peaceful, with no traffic or crowd noise disturbing our sleep. I appreciated the lush greenery and well-kept gardens surrounding the place.

Bedside at HOLA Eumundi
HOLA Eumundi Artwork by Saren Dobkins, who lives in Tewantin.

The Verdict

HOLA Eumundi Hotel Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A stay at Hola Eumundi offers a memorable mix of relaxation and local flavours. It’s a getaway that stays with you long after you’ve left.

I rate this as a four-star regional stay and would happily return.

Ready for an adventure? HOLA Eumundi is a stone’s throw away from the brand-spanking new Matso’s Brewery, bar, and beer garden – talk about convenience! It’s the perfect excuse to hang around this town a little longer.  Hop on to this Noosa Food Trail for more hinterland discoveries.

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Written by Kerry Heaney

Meet Kerry Heaney, an intrepid gastronomic explorer, travelling the globe one delectable bite at a time. Drawing on two decades of experience, she unveils hidden culinary gems and palate-pleasing dishes for your indulgence. A seasoned writer and editor, Kerry's travel stories feature in print and online travel publications, and her food odyssey continues at Eat drink and be Kerry. Follow her escapades on Facebook or join on her latest adventures via Instagram. Kerry's passions include savouring oysters, indulging in art, embracing aquatic experiences, and delighting in new culinary discoveries every time.
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