Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to host Instant Hotel return

House Rules judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will be a prominent 2019 face for Seven, now set to host the return of Instant Hotel.

The series, originally due to resume in 2018, was previously fronted by Luke Jacobz. Designer Juliet Ashworth also returns.

“I live in hotels rather than at home these days, so I have an enormous amount of experience and believe it or not, a few opinions!” said Llewelyn-Bowen.

Teams of two will explore locations in Australia with destinations to be judged on everything from comfort to value.

Instant Hotel gives you the opportunity to look at where people live and judge for yourself whether it is an experience you want to share in,” he continued.

“You could go to an international hotel chain and get the same ‘beige’. And it’s a very relaxing and wonderful experience, but the joy of an Instant Hotel is to feel you are inhabiting someone else’s life for a couple of days.

“You are escaping who you are and what you do and immersing yourself into the experience of how somebody else lives.

“From a design point of view, its great fun to be able to see how people’s personalities are expressed in an Instant Hotel offer.”


  1. The Things I've Seen.

    I love LLB. Don’t care for Instant Hotel, but perhaps it’s what the show needs. Now if we could get an Australian version of The Apartment, with LLB as head judge, I would be super happy.

  2. Years ago I used the enjoy watching this guy on shows from the UK.

    But now I just find his style and personality too forced and fake.

    Maybe it’s the way they produce him downunder?

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