Melbourne

Travel Guide
Melbourne
This stylish city fuses contemporary design with an elegantly preserved past. Soak up the future and the past in this relaxed capital of style.

Melbourne is a wonderful destination for the cultured traveller, with its mix of architecture, its chic coffee culture, and its love for the best in art, fashion and food. It effortlessly combines a respect and reverence for the past with a dynamic aesthetic.The city's famous trams roll serenely down Bourke Street Mall, passing modern shops, gracefully housed in perfectly preserved buildings. Collins Street continues the melding of styles, with cutting-edge modern buildings mixed among the art deco hotels and the Victorian-era churches.Continuing through Federation Square, the charming Yarra River compliments St Paul's Cathedral and nearby Flinders Street Station, which contrast with the polished design of the newer additions to the streetscape. The popular Australian Centre for the Moving Image tells the history of Australia's relationship with television and film, through the use of the best in current technology.Southbank is to be found on the other side of the river, and has a rich selection of bars and restaurants. It’s also home to the Eureka Tower, where a trip up to Skydeck 88 will reward you with panoramic views across the rooftops and many parks of Melbourne. The excellent National Gallery of Victoria is also to be found in Southbank, along with the Royal Botanic Gardens.The suburbs also have a lot to offer, as a trip on a tram to the eateries and espresso bars of 'Little Italy' on Lygon Street in Carlton will prove. The Melbourne Museum also offers a cultural reason to see this part of the city.The glorious sunshine of Australia demands a trip to the beach, and seaside St Kilda is the place to go! When you've had your fill of sea and sand, take a walk through the tasteful vintage boutiques and cake shops, and follow that up with the hair-raising amusements at Luna Park. An overnight stay in the suburb, followed by an early-morning stroll along the coast to the colourful 'bathing boxes' of Brighton Beach, is recommended.The style and grace of Melbourne charms the visitor, and the relaxed atmosphere makes it a very easy place to fall in love with.

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Where to stay in Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is NZ$126 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,311 reviews)
Highly recommend
"We have stayed at the Atlantis many times. The service is always fantastic. Easy access to tram, close to train station."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Oakwood Premier Melbourne
Oakwood Premier Melbourne
4 out of 5
202 Normanby Rd, Southbank, VIC, 3006
The price is NZ$200 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex ...
4/5 Very Good! (157 reviews)
"There was an issue with our rooms allocation but the staff has resolved the issue and refund us some money. They succeeded in putting a smile on our face when we were a bit upset with our rooms being on 2 different levels. They’d sorted the issue in a timely manner and offered free breakfast. I will ..."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

Oakwood Premier Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-5 Spencer Street, Docklands, VIC, 3008
The price is NZ$261 per night from 28 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"All round a very pleasant 2 day business stay. Enjoyed the hotel, the service the staff provided and the amenities."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2022

Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
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Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is NZ$166 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,247 reviews)
1st family hoilday
"Very happy with accommodation. We will return. The kids loved the pool and they loved the city view."

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2022

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is NZ$221 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,754 reviews)
"Great hotel in Melbourne good value for money excellent location"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is NZ$199 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,416 reviews)
"Good studio apt and convenient location"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2022

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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