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Most popular areas in Melbourne for 5-star hotels

Melbourne’s ritzy City Center area teems with exclusive 5-star hotels – this buzzing urban hub, studded with sky crapers, sings with international cuisine restaurants, trendy bars, and top shopping. The upscale residential Stonnington area, just southeast of the center, offers a relaxed, leafy atmosphere, boutique shopping, and a smattering of stately 5-star hotels. There are also a few high-end hotels sprinkled between the Docklands – a cosmopolitan precinct in the center’s west – and the Southbank, which champions an art and theater complex.

Top 5-star hotels in Melbourne

The Hilton Melbourne South Warf champions top-end accommodation – here, you’ll enjoy lavishly spacious guestrooms with sleek, modern decor and river views, alongside a starry rooftop terrace and a fine dining restaurant. The Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens offers similarly large, light, and airy ensuite guestrooms, and hosts a stress-alleviating spa tub and immaculate fitness center full of futuristic exercise equipment. The Novotel Melbourne on Collins is a central city 5-star haven, with an indoor pool, pampering massage and treatment rooms, and convenient valet parking.

Where to find the best restaurants in Melbourne

Melbourne’s cuisine scene is a melting pot of international foods. Just north of the city center, the leafy, museum-studded suburb of Carlton is rich with authentic Italian eateries, ranging from high quality family restaurants to fine dining establishments. Nearby, in the upscale and trendy Fitzroy neighborhood, you’ll find classy restaurants championing Australian cuisine, which blends international influences with Australian-specific foodstuffs – peppered Kangaroo steak, for example, is a delicacy. The Southbank area, meanwhile, boasts chic European restaurants.

The most popular things to do in Melbourne

Art lovers will feel right at home in Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, a vast art museum spread across 2 buildings – the NGV International on St Kilda Road in the Southbank, and the NGV Australia at nearby Federation Square. Combined, the pristine labyrinth-like corridors and airy white gallery spaces of these buildings host 1000s of inspiring paintings and sculptures – including work by Cezanne, Picasso, and Rothko. After, stroll through Federation Square itself, marveling at its futuristic architecture – silvery buildings covered in geometric pinwheel tiling. For complete contrast, escape to the Royal Botanical Gardens, a riverside stretch of lush green grounds, pockmarked by swaying palm trees and ornamental lakes. Shoppers, meanwhile, will want to explore the Queen Victoria Market, a traditional 2-city-block market selling stylish artisan clothing and farm-fresh produce.

Best ways to get around Melbourne

Melbourne’s public transport network is extensive, efficient, and easy to use. It is comprised of buses, trains, and trams – the smooth above-ground tram network is particularly popular, and a fun way to cruise around the central city. The central areas are also navigable by foot or rental bike, if you fancy some fresh air. Taxicabs are also in abundance in the central areas, and make for a quick and easy way to get around – many 5-star Melbourne hotels also offer a sophisticated town car service.

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