Luxury Hotels in Melbourne

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Melbourne Luxury Hotels

Best areas in Melbourne for luxury hotels

Melbourne’s City Center area – a cosmopolitan core of high rises, bars, and upscale restaurants – teems with luxury hotels, spanning from the Docklands precinct to the entertainment and cultural Southbank hub. For a quieter, residential area, check out the luxury hotels in the Stonnington neighborhood – southeast of the center – where leafy streets house stylish boutiques and wine bars. Beach goers can stay a little further south, in the St Kilda area – here, soft-golden sands frame the deep blue Port Phillip Bay waters, and luxury hotels abound.

Top luxury hotels in Melbourne

The Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne boasts airy and spotlessly clean rooms with sweeping park views. This centrally located luxury hotel offers a spa tub, fitness center, and convenient valet parking. The Lanham Melbourne overlooks the shimmering Yarra River on the buzzing Southbank, and celebrates spacious rooms kitted out with regal armchairs and kingsize beds – some rooms come with balconies. The Lanham also offers pampering spa services. The Novotel Melbourne on Collins offers massage treatment facilities and a 24-hour business center – all in a prime central city location.

Where to find the best fine dining in Melbourne

In the City Center, you’ll find several luxury restaurants serving up a range of fine foods – including modern Australian cuisine such as rich kangaroo steak. Some of these upscale central restaurants are based in glitzy high rises, boasting starry city views. Nearby, the Carlton neighborhood sings with ritzy Italian dining rooms offering fresh pasta dishes. For a relaxed dining atmosphere, visit the fine French, Italian, and Australian restaurants in the Victorian brick houses along leafy Chapel Street – a high-end shopping and dining area.

The most unique things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is cut through by the coiling Yarra River, which is bordered by tranquil parks in the city, and by dense, wild forest in the outskirts. Experience the majesty of the Yarra in style by booking a lavish dining river cruise, and enjoy fine Australian cuisine and local vintage wine while drifting along the dazzling water. Experience Melbourne’s cityscape with an adrenaline-infused helicopter ride over the city – jump on board one of these private whirlybirds and enjoy sky-high views of Melbourne’s top architectural landmarks. If the helicopter doesn’t take your fancy, why not book a private hot air balloon tour of Melbourne’s nearby Yarra Valley, where rolling hills house sprawling vineyards. You can even combine the hot air balloon trip with an exclusive tasting tour of the Yarra Valley’s top wineries.

Best ways to get around Melbourne

Melbourne’s network of trams is an easy way to cruise around the central city. Much of the central area can be explored on foot, too — the streets’ orderly grid pattern comfortably accommodates pedestrians. You’ll find plenty of taxicabs across the city – these can be hailed on the street or booked by phoning one of the cab companies. For a truly luxury mode of transport, many upscale Melbourne hotels offer a town car and limo service, allowing you to cruise from sight to sight in total comfort.

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