If you’re feeling like you could do with a weekend getaway but don’t want to venture too far from home, a city-break could be the perfect solution. Especially in Melbourne, a city that is buzzing with culture, food, hidden laneway gems and chic hotels.
To help you plan this sweet escape, we’ve rounded up the best hotels in Melbourne, ranging between elegant and cool, that are all ideal for this kind of staycation.
Element Melbourne Richmond
Stay in Element Melbourne Richmond and enjoy their glamorous new hot tub and silver screen package in their King Balcony Rooms. The new deal is boasting rooms equipped with private outdoor hot tubs from where you can sit and watch your favourite movie classics or new releases on a portable screen in front of Melbourne’s skyline. The screens will be connected to an Ipad loaded with all of the top streaming services for you to log in and pick a movie of your choice. If you don’t have a streaming service account you can pick from their selection of films already available.
If that’s not enough to entice you, perhaps adding that this hotel is pet-friendly will, meaning you’re little pooch can come along too. Rates for the ‘Hot Tub and Silver Screen’ package start at $280 per night, for two people. And if you want to bring along a pet, there’s an $80 pet cleaning fee per room, per stay.
Chadstone Hotel Melbourne
Treat yourself to a fashion-filled weekend at the glamorous Hotel Chadstone Melbourne which sits alongside the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere: Chadstone – The Fashion Capital. The MGallery by Sofitel hotel is perfect if you’re looking to get out of the CBD yet still stay in Melbourne.
The hotel interiors are rich in elegance, featuring touches of blush pink and teal paired with furniture inspired by luxury European fashion houses and complete with leather detailing, custom lighting and individually crafted bespoke seating. And there are plenty of nods to fashion in the rooms, with everything from key cards to bookmarks printed with inspirational quotes from designers, to make one feel like a certified fashionista. The hotel even has its own dedicated walkway leading directly into the enormous shopping centre.
Zagame’s House in Carlton, Melbourne
A stay at Zagame’s House, located in Melbourne’s Little Italy on Lygon Street, will undoubtedly excite your senses. The quirky hotel has been designed with somewhat eccentric ideas, including bold, geometric detailing, psychedelic artworks and state of the art technology. Yet at the same time it exudes a sense of cool, calm and collected that will have you checking out in complete relax mode. A Feng Shui master was even consulted to help harmonise the rooms to maximise sleep quality and relaxation. On top of this, you can enjoy the delights of a locally-sourced mini-bar and the hotel’s plush bar Lord Lygon. You can even order gourmet-filled toasties for room service overnight.
The Savoy, Melbourne
Escape to the elegance that is The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins. Located in the heart of Melbourne, this hotel is the perfect base if you plan on spending your weekend exploring the city. And it comes with plenty of character, as contemporary design is blended with it’s Art Deco origins. In the rooms, you’ll find plush furnishings in a classic palette of dove grey, blue, white and charcoal and custom-made carpet featuring period motifs. However, you can’t go past the Savoy Restaurant on level two that features an impressive art deco style chandelier that is an Instagram star.
Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank
If you’re after something a little fun and quirky than Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank is your go-to. The hotel positions itself to be the ultra-cool new ‘hangout’ with its prime location in Southbank near the CBD. The interiors are all about playfulness, colour and vibrancy with striking graffiti art a common theme in the lobby areas. But don’t worry, the rooms are a little more zen with pops of colour coming from the artwork, cushions and bedcovers. This hotel is ideal for those young at heart and an appreciation for sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.