With Melbourne’s combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it’s no wonder this creative city is a foolproof place to visit. Australia’s coffee capital has hidden laneways and heaps of beautiful boutique hotels.
From pure luxury to kooky charm, these are the best places to spend a night in the Melbourne..
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1. The Langham
This classy hotel on Melbourne’s famous Southbank Promenade has sweeping views of the city skyline. As well as a peaceful spa and pool, some rooms even have private terraces where you can watch the sunset over the river.
2. The Windsor
Established in 1883 and full of old-world charm, The Windsor is the last remaining grand heritage hotel of its kind in Australia. It’s been the top pick of actors Sir Anthony Hopkins and Gregory Peck, who have occupied Suites at The Hotel Windsor whilst in Melbourne, as has sporting legend Muhammad Ali.
Want to stay somewhere truly unique? Notel – “not a hotel” – has six 1970s chrome airstream trailers, refitted as designer urban accommodation, perched on the roof of a Melbourne car park. There’s also an in-Room HP Sprocket Photo Printer to capture rooftop moments and selfies, and the mini fridge has free beer and bubbles.
4. The Olsen
The Olsen Hotel has 229 elegant five-star suites (yep, every room is a suite) that are decorated with the works of iconic Australian Landscape artist Dr John Olsen. There’s a spectacular glass bottom pool and the hotel’s handy location on Chapel Street is perfect.
This funky, contemporary hotel is inspired by the hidden laneways and street art that Melbourne is known for. The insanely cool Penthouse Suite has an outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi spa and city views. Did we mention it also has an Arcade Pinball Machine and candy buffet?
6. QT Melbourne
What was once an old cinema has been transformed into one of the hottest hotels in the city. Locals love the rooftop bar and rooms are stylish. There’s plenty of cool artwork to get some Insta snaps with too; neon lights, a video screen of moving shapes, and a beautiful wall of 6,000 books.
Adelphi is the world’s first “dessert” hotel and is like a real life Willy Wonka factory for grown ups, with sweet-styled decor all over the hotel. Guests get a free mini bar and release movies to watch, and the hotel also has a glass bottom pool.