Inside coronavirus quarantine: Australians lift lid on hotel isolation ...

Australians who have been forced into a mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine after returning from overseas have lifted the lid on what life is really like inside their lavish hotel suites.  

The government is using some of the country's most luxurious hotels to isolate new arrivals, with about two-thirds of the nation's COVID-19 cases traced to people who had travelled overseas.

Thousands of people who arrived into the country from Sunday have already been transported to makeshift quarantine facilities under the escort of police and military personnel. 

The first wave of Australians to be forced into quarantine took to social media on Sunday to complain about everything from the quality of their free three meals a day to the size of their rooms and being locked indoors. 

One woman even claimed she was being treated 'worse than refugees or prisoners', while another said her five-star hotel was a 'miserable hell hole'.

A more complete image of the living conditions emerged on Monday as quarantined travellers took to Instagram to update their followers about what it's really like being holed up in five-star accommodation.   

With lots of free time on their hands, the return travellers have taken to Instagram to update their followers about what it's like being holed up in the luxurious accommodation

With lots of free time on their hands, the return travellers have taken to Instagram to update their followers about what it's like being holed up in the luxurious accommodation

The guests receive three free meals a day, which are left in a bag in front of their room's door

The guests receive three free meals a day, which are left in a bag in front of their room's door 

In Melbourne people are being accommodated in the Crown Promenade, where guests typically pay a minimum price of $233 per night

Pictured: Guests Instagram story the view from their rooms in Melbourne

In Melbourne people are being accommodated in the Crown Promenade, where guests typically pay a minimum price of $233 per night

Returning overseas travellers are ushered into Sydney's InterContinental Hotel for the beginning of their 14-day imposed quarantine on Sunday

Returning overseas travellers are ushered into Sydney's InterContinental Hotel for the beginning of their 14-day imposed quarantine on Sunday 

The travellers are checked into their hotel rooms one-by-one and must take the elevator to their floor on their own, where police take them to their room.

'Entering the life one-by-one only. Police at the desk, at the lifts, on the hotel floor,' one quarantined said.

'When we reach our floor, there are multiple officers there to escort you to your room. 

The guests receive three free meals a day, which are left in a bag in front of their room's door. Some hotels are reportedly offering guests $95 credit every day to spend on room service.

One traveller, who returned from Singapore, reviewed a meatball pasta dish served at Sydney's Hilton on Sunday evening while wearing a fresh robe. 

'Taste test of this meatball pasta dish because why not,' she wrote. '2/10. What were you expecting.' 

She then took her rubbish to the hallway and saw another guest.

A man staying at Hilton Sydney shared a picture in a white gown with the caption: 'Did someone say ''quarantine''?'

A man staying at Hilton Sydney shared a picture in a white gown with the caption: 'Did someone say ''quarantine''?'

One traveller, who returned from Singapore, reviewed a meatball pasta dish served at Sydney's Hilton on Sunday evening

'Taste test of this meatball pasta dish because why not,' she wrote. '2/10. What were you expecting.'

One traveller, who returned from Singapore, reviewed a meatball pasta dish served at Sydney's Hilton on Sunday evening

Pictured: One return traveller documents her check-in process on Instagram

The guests also filmed the views from their Sydney (above) and Melbourne hotel rooms

The travellers are checked into their hotel rooms one-by-one and must take the elevator to their floor on their own, where police take them to their room

'My neighbour from across my room put out rubbish the same time as me. So nice to meet another human! Seems we are all feeling the same uncertainty.'  

The traveller said she is 'really grateful' to be put in the room but is worried about the lack of 'access'.

'My quarantine group are very lucky and not complaining! This is happening all over the world, not just Australia,' she said.

'This issue is about fresh air and food quality. We are not prisoners. 

'At least at home we can make our own meals or order takeaway. Here, we are not allowed hotel food, UberEats or any deliveries (yet?).  

'It's not about the room but about the access. For me, it's access to fresh air and to choose what I can eat. My basic needs.' 

Pictured: The breakfast meal which was given to guests at Hilton Sydney on Sunday

Pictured: The breakfast meal which was given to guests at Hilton Sydney on Sunday

One woman told her Instagram followers about seeing another guest while taking rubbish out

One woman told her Instagram followers about seeing another guest while taking rubbish out

Another traveller, who flew into Sydney from London, said they would use their two-week quarantine as a 'challenge'.

'See what I can do. We've got to figure out ways of exercising, of keeping our spirits up or not getting bored and try to have some good humour,' she said.

She also received the ham and pineapple sandwich on Sunday.

'They are trying their best. Catering by Gate Gourmet not Hilton,' she wrote.

'The hotel did ask about dietary restrictions and I said no major gluten for me but this is the first day so I am not unhappy at all. Will see what happens

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