Melbourne is a very modern and vibrant cosmopolitan city, with a laid-back atmosphere. It's known as one of the most liveable cities in the world, and as one of the most populated cities in Australia and Oceania, it enjoys a rich modern culture underpinned by the mystical heritage of it's aboriginal inhabitants.Melbourne enjoys a swanky night life and a fast growing economy fuelled by a combination of tourism, real estate and financial investment. Top class infrastructure continues to be a major draw card in the city for some of the world's major events including the Summer Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, international cultural events and film festivals.Complimenting the city's sprawling urban city scape is an impressive array of national parks, while other attractions include historic buildings such as the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Town Hall; as well as Queen Victoria Market, Crown Casino, Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Cultural attractions include the State Library of Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria, the East End Theatre District and over 460 premium music venues. Melbourne is also a major player in Australia's economic sector, housing the headquarters for most of it's major GDP contributors. So whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, there's an idyllic five star hotel just waiting to welcome you. Here's our top 15 favourites.
Melbourne enjoys a swanky night life and a fast growing economy fuelled by a combination of tourism, real estate and financial investment. Top class infrastructure continues to be a major draw card in the city for some of the world's major events including the Summer Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, international cultural events and film festivals.
Complimenting the city's sprawling urban city scape is an impressive array of national parks, while other attractions include historic buildings such as the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Town Hall; as well as Queen Victoria Market, Crown Casino, Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Cultural attractions include the State Library of Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria, the East End Theatre District and over 460 premium music venues. Melbourne is also a major player in Australia's economic sector, housing the headquarters for most of it's major GDP contributors. So whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, there's an idyllic five star hotel just waiting to welcome you. Here's our top 15 favourites.
The sun-drenched Sweetwater Café enjoys beautiful garden views and wooden furniture, while other dining options include fine dining at Eleonore's restaurant which serves home grown fair accompanied by spectacular Yarra valley wines; as well as a modern cocktail bar. Amenities include free WiFi, parking, laundry service, complementary breakfast, meeting rooms, outdoor pool, tennis court and sprawling gardens.
Guests of this historic but innovative guesthouse can expect to enjoy elegant quietude with the city centre just an hours' drive away.
The hotel boasts one of Australia's largest deluxe swimming pools, where guests can enjoy a refreshing swim under the mild Indian ocean climate. Although situated at the heart of Melbourne's city centre, this hotel is an urban retreat that offers complete comfort, calm and exclusivity.
Amenities at this amazing hotel include tennis courts, a rooftop garden, a fully equipped gym, an exquisite day spa complete with a Swiss shower and steam room, as well as free WiFi and laundry service.
The sought-after location is minutes away from the Sugarloaf resevoir and the Yarra Valley.
Guests will enjoy the complementary continental breakfast with great variety, served in the airy dining room, with other amenities including an outdoor pool, a double spa, free parking, an elegant lounge and heated floors and towel rails.
All 262 rooms are elegantly decorated in modern style, with expertly appointed amenities designed to achieve maximum comfort and luxury. Each spacious room comes with Heavenly beds and surreal shower experiences and extensive in-room amenities that include whirlpool tubs, living spaces and even balconies from which to enjoy the amazing views.
If you want to stay fit while on vacation, then you'll love the hotel 24 hour WestinWORKOUT Gym and Wellness Centre. Dining options include a vibey restaurant and a stylish lounge from which to enjoy Afternoon Tea and snacks. Other amenities include free WiFi, meeting rooms, a private wine room, outdoor terraces and event spaces.
The 8 well appointed and breezy rooms include fully equipped kitchens, entertainment and internet facilities, home office facilities and air conditioning. Other amenities at the hotels include free luxury toiletries, private parking and business amenities.
Just minutes from the Dandendong Ranges and the Dandendong Ranges National Park, guests can enjoy massage sessions in the trees, while taking in the breathtaking scenery, and there's also plush bathrobes, slippers and luxury vanities on offer as well.
Other amenities include well-lit parking, made-to-order breakfast, room service and delicious choc-chip muffins made fresh from the retreat's very own kitchen.
The retreat is located just an hour from Melbourne's city centre and 600 metres from the quiet Olinda villages, which have over 10 restaurants, Yarra Valley wineries and entertainment activities to enjoy.
Other amenities include, Jacuzzi and private gardens, spa baths, full breakfast and treats, spa treatments at the Arcadia Spa, WiFi and a DVD library.
The extensive number of facilities include the sumptuous radii restaurant, spa, a 25 metre indoor aquamarine pool, state of the art gym, sauna and steam room, a 24 hour business centre, free WiFi, breakfast buffet, babysitting service, outdoor tennis courts, 24 hour car park, and wheelchair accessibility for physically challenged guests. Of special mention is the Lounge which overlooks the Trilogy gardens, where guests can enjoy Afternoon Tea and canapés while enjoying the vibrant energy of the surrounding atmosphere.
The establishment is just 45 minutes from Melbourne City and airport, while nearby attractions include Mount Dandenong, Yarra Valley wineries, and the Sassafras village where nature lovers will enjoy endless sight-seeing.
Other amenities include free WiFi, laundry service, on-site parking, books and magazines for the adults and a great selection of games for the kids, breakfast provisions, luxury bath essentials, laundry services and bicycles and tennis rackets.
Guests can enjoy an unmatched pampering experience at the Chuan Spa, which features a 15-metre long indoor pool. A fully equipped fitness centre is also available to help you stay in shape while on vacation, while dining options include the innovative Melba restaurant and the chic Aria Bar and Lounge. Other amenities include in-room dining, meeting rooms, complementary WiFi and laundry services.
It's also the ideal location from which to relish Melbourne's cosmopolitan city lifestyle and culture. Within walking distance is the Victorian Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, as well as AAMI Park and the Rod Laver Arena. The Jarrah Restaurant and Bar offers fresh and unique dining experience in a vibrant setting, and a bar with an outdoor terrace completes your dining options at this trendy hotel.
Additional amenities include 24 hour reception, fitness gym, lap pool, sauna, spa, meeting rooms, laundry service and a child-friendly atmosphere.
The hotel presents multiple dining and entertainment options, including the classy Conservatory for Afternoon Tea, authentic Japanese at Koko's and the exclusive 28 Skybar Lounge, an institution in Melbourne's night-life scene. A fitness centre is also available complete with personal trainers, a sleek heated infinity pool with daybeds and great views, as well as cleansing Aroma Steam Rooms and a rejuvenating Vitality Pool.
Other amenities at the hotel include 24 hour room service, laundry, bathrobes, slippers, tea and coffee makers, WiFi, minibar and movies.
The impeccable service is characterised by minute attention to detail, with personal touches of aromatic candles and chocolates perfectly complimenting the beautiful surrounds and relaxing atmosphere.
All cottages enjoy laundry facilities, a local wine cellar, an outdoor pool, free WiFi and well-lit undercover parking. In-room amenities include quality linen, soft robes, bubble bath hydro-jet spas, organic toiletries, haircare appliances, fully equipped kitchens and an abundance of breakfast provisions.
The executive room will specifically grant you exclusive access to an outdoor terrace where you can bask in uninterrupted views of the clear river water. In-room spa services are also available through eforea, as well as a neat 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel offers an invigorating atmosphere as it sits at the centre of the city's cultural hotspots, foodie gems and an extensive entertainment scene. Also within walking distance from the hotel is the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium as well as the National Gallery of Victoria.
The hotel also has sits own dining options including the sleek but relaxed Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen, and the iridescent Caffe Cino. Meeting spaces and bespoke event venues are available to discerning guests to commemorate special occasions while enjoying calming views of the Yarra River and the South Wharf Promenade.
Other amenities at the hotel include complimentary WiFi, laundry service, a spa, parking and even free breakfast and snacks for some suite options.
Within walking distance from the hotel is endless shopping at the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, alongside the Queen Victoria Market. Also close-by is the renowned Etihad sport stadium which provides premium sports entertainment, especially during football season. The hotel presents it's own unique dining options including Clarendon St Grill and the Lobby Bar, perfect for breakfast and dinner.
Other amenities include a fitness centre and outdoor pool, WiFi, laundry, business centre, a fitness area and seven meeting rooms, while parking and babysitting services are available at an extra fee.
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