From the most luxurious suites complete with spa and city views, to century-old historic hotels, to comfortable serviced apartments, Melbourne has no shortage of lodgings to suit all styles and budgets. Lounge in luxury’s lap, be immersed in a world of art; or breathe in St. Kilda’s fresh seaside air.
Part of the Art Series Hotel Group, which includes The Olsen and The Cullen, this stylish St. Kilda Road gem is a tribute to celebrated Australian artist Charles Blackman, whose work adorns the rooms, halls, and even the elevator. A perfect Alice and Wonderland fantasy.
Also part of the Art Series Group, The Larwill is located in the leafy end of town in the suburb of Parkville, and draws its inspiration from Australian artist David Larwill. It’s a hop away from the CBD, Melbourne Zoo and the Queen Victoria Market.
Within walking distance from Flinders Street’s best cocktail bars and major attractions such as the MCG and Federation Square, this romantic hotel has a long and colourful history. The billiard room features an original table from its days as Lindrum’s Billiard Centre in the 1980s.
This uber-chick hotel is inspired by the laneways and street art Melbourne is famous for. Go for the Penthouse Suite, a full-sized apartment with a roomy lounge area, two king-sized bedrooms and its own private terrace with Jacuzzi spa to soak up the city views.
In the heart of cosmopolitan St Kilda, The Prince exudes style, from its art deco façade to its minimalist bohemian interior design. It’s home to the award-winning Circa restaurant, and a five-minute leisurely walk from Albert Park, where the annual F1 Grand Prix is held.
Branded Luxury Hotels
The Langham Melbourne
Resting beside the banks of the Yarra River, on the famous Southbank Promenade, the five-star Langham is close to the city’s thriving arts and leisure district. Chill out on the pool deck overlooking the city skyline; or with traditional Chinese therapies in the Chuan Spa.
InterContinental The Rialto
Hidden behind an historic 19th Century Victorian Gothic façade, this five-star hotel has defined the ‘New York end’ of Collins Street since 1890. Many of the guest rooms have distinctive period features, and no two are the same, creating a different experience at every stay.
Part of the Crown Entertainment Complex, Crown Towers was once glorified as Australia's first six-star hotel. All enormous guest rooms have spectacular views. With cinemas, nightclubs, bars, shopping, and 24-hour casino, one could spend a whole weekend without having to walk out the front door.
Also part of the Crown Entertainment Complex, the super-sleek Crown Metropol is a sister property to Crown Towers, but is much hipper and more subdued and sophisticated. The jewel in the crown is The Apartment, a luxury New York style apartment on the 25th floor.
The Grand Hyatt
Located at the ‘Paris’ end of Collins Street, thanks to many high-end French fashion labels that call this part of town home, the Grand Hyatt is a Melbourne landmark. Highlights include floor to ceiling windows and deep soaking bathtubs in each of its elegant rooms.