Melbourne

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Melbourne
Australia’s capital of style artfully blends the elegance and grace of yesteryear with the bold new world of modern design and culture.

Melbourne is a city with one eye fixed on the past and another on the future. It’s the capital city of the state of Victoria and the country’s capital of style, where good food, coffee, fashion and art are revered.

Exploring the city center will immediately bring Melbourne’s fusion of new and old to light. Stroll down Collins Street to see Victorian-era churches, art deco hotels and daring post-modern structures. Close by is Bourke Street Mall, where trams trundle through a boulevard of heritage-listed buildings tastefully converted into modern shops.

At nearby Federation Square, this delightful collision of the past and present continues. Angular modern buildings stand in futuristic contrast to neighboring Flinders Street Station, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the timeless elegance of the Yarra River. While at “Fed Square,” visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to learn about the country’s history of film and television, and experiment with the latest digital technology.

Cross the river and explore Southbank’s restaurants and bars, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Then take the elevator to Skydeck 88 in the Eureka Tower for breathtaking views of the park-filled city.

Once you’ve explored the city center, jump aboard one of Melbourne’s iconic trams and explore the suburbs. Not far from downtown is Carlton, where you’ll find the Melbourne Museum, and the espresso bars and restaurants of “Little Italy” on Lygon Street.  

Pack your towel and swimming costume and head to the seaside suburb of St. Kilda. After a dip in Port Phillip Bay, browse the suburb’s famous cake shops and vintage stores before heading to the bright lights and thrill rides of Luna Park. Stay overnight in one of St. Kilda’s boutique hotels then rise early for a sunrise walk along the coastline to the brightly colored “bathing boxes” of Brighton Beach. Have your photo taken by these heritage-listed structures, a perfect memento of this effortlessly stylish and most liveable of cities.

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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 CA $121 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
CA $121
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,803 reviews)
"The location was fantastic for us"

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2022

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
5 out of 5
111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is CA $174 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
CA $174
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,008 reviews)
"Walking distance to most things, close to trams & trains. Lovely staff , clean, tidy rooms"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Stamford Plaza Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
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The price is CA $122 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
CA $122
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,361 reviews)
"Great location!!"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
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Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,358 reviews)
"New clean helpful staff car parking"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2022

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,486 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,817 reviews)
"I liked the 24hr reception, dinning option of in house or room service and staff friendliness"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2022

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
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