Melbourne has an undeniable charm. It is cosmopolitan and artsy and boasts world-class dining, galleries, fun festivals, and a plethora of cafes (oh, the coffee!). It oozes charm, wide boulevards, lush parks, Victorian architecture, and a youthful energy that makes it one of Australia’s most popular cities. It also follows that Melbourne offers some of the best hotels in the country. So, are you planning a trip to this amazing city? Check out our curated list of the best luxury hotels in Melbourne. Enjoy!
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Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands
An inner-city oasis, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands is located in the Melbourne Central Business District. Its beautiful curvaceous façade is a sight to behold and the design-led interiors exude undeniable sophistication. Archer’s, the refined in-hotel restaurant, has a cellar-esque vaulted ceiling reminiscent of Melbourne’s bridges. The rooms are equipped with their own minibars, and the predominantly monochromatic colour scheme is brought to life by pops of rustic oranges and calming teals.
The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne
Currently Australia’s tallest hotel at 80 storeys high, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is a luxurious 5-star hotel with stylish, residential-inspired furnishings and décor. Bespoke features include leather and velvet furniture, light fixtures, and hand-made glass panels that lend all of the rooms and suites an elegant finish. Guest rooms also have grand marble bathrooms and oversized tubs. On-site, the hotel features a restaurant, bar, lounge, heated indoor infinity pool, and spa where you can indulge your senses.
AC Hotel Melbourne Southbank
The brand new AC Hotel aims to provide guests with a “Perfectly PreciseTM” experience that takes care of everything that travellers in Melbourne would need. You can relax in the AC Lounge or the infinity pool, or perhaps stay active at the Modern AC Fitness Centre. At AC Kitchen, you can enjoy culinary delights while taking in panoramic views of the Melbourne Skyline. The sharp, geometric exterior of the hotel beautifully contrasts with the calming, soft and cool neutral tones inside each of the stylish bedrooms, making for a truly relaxing stay in one of our top picks for luxury hotels in Melbourne.
Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street, Melbourne CBD
Grand and historic, yet modern and contemporary. Hilton Melbourne’s picturesque façade is a testament to the hotel’s luxurious history and reputation. One of the centrally-located 5-star hotels in Melbourne, you’ll be just a short stroll away from Queen Victoria Market and Bourke Street Mall when you stay in one of Hilton Melbourne’s contemporary rooms or suites. Fancy an elegant night out? Luci’s art deco interiors will add a certain charm to your Australian-Italian fusion dinner, while The Douglas Club recreates the spirit of a 1930s cocktail lounge. Such a mood!
The Langham, Melbourne
Its grand double-arched staircase never fails to impress. It just makes you feel as if you’re in a movie and that your happy ending is just around the corner! At The Langham Melbourne, you will get impeccable service and experience the fabulous traditional niceties from a 5-star hotel. The rooms and suites have beautiful views of the Yarra River or the city skyline while treating you to plush couches and beds that will make you not want to leave your room. You should venture out though, and try dining at the Melba or treat yourself to holistic wellness inspired by traditional Chinese medicine at Chuan Spa.
Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne On Spencer
Mövenpick hotels are famous for their beautiful execution of understated European elegance in their interiors, and Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer is no exception — rightfully earning a spot on our list of the best luxury hotels in Melbourne. Just take a look at this gorgeous pool, right? Furthermore, the sleek rooms and suites have ultra-plush beds and pillows (with eye-catching colours and textures) and blackout curtains for maximum sleep-in vibes. For families or smaller groups, roll-aways are available upon request when you book a suite! At Miss Mi Restaurant and bar, you can enjoy the flavours of Swiss dishes and ‘Chocolate Hour’. Enough said.
The Westin Melbourne
The Westin Melbourne is an idyllic urban escape in the heart of Melbourne CBD. The spacious rooms will be your private city sanctuary with spectacular views of the surrounding skyline. You can also treat yourself to a high tea experience at The Lobby Lounge and be seated amidst elegant furnishings and art, or opt for the expansive al fresco seating at Allegro Restaurant amongst the treetops of Collins Street. You’ll be swept away by the magic of the mood they set — as if you’re not in the middle of a busy city!
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
If you love river views and enjoy the hum of the city while being calmed by the passing tides, you’ll enjoy a stay in one of the rooms or suites at Crowne Plaza, Melbourne. Kickstart your day at Yugo where they serve nutritional breakfasts that taste sinfully good. In the evening, you can unwind at Dive Bar where the neon lights give just the right amount of playfulness as you explore their imaginative cocktail menu. Back in your room, you can enjoy the peace and quiet as you look out the window and see the lights glistening on the Yarra River. Doesn’t that sound magical?
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
A heritage building that has wonderfully kept up with modern luxuries, InterContinental Melbourne, The Rialto, takes you on a getaway where the old gracefully embraces the new. The Gothic-style façade is stunning; an icon on Collins Street. Inside, the well-appointed rooms have a timeless elegance, and during your stay, you have access to the heated indoor pool, spa, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The luxury doesn’t stop at the relaxing amenities; Alluvial Restaurant is a culinary melting pot offering flavours from diverse cultures, while Ronnie’s — the hotel’s signature restaurant is where you can have a beautiful Italian dinner with great wine.
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is your gateway to the Parisian chic and flare of Collins Street’s Paris End. While it is surrounded by charming restaurants and cafes, you don’t have to go far to enjoy wonderful food. Indulge in modern Australian dishes at Little Collins Street Kitchen, the onsite restaurant, or savour lunch and dinner at Terrace Bar where you can blissfully (and flavourfully) while away your time. All of the rooms feature the bespoke Sheraton Signature Beds that make for heavenly relaxation.
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Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Also on Collins Street, Grand Hyatt Melbourne is another luxe stay that won’t let you down. The hotel has 25 premium suites along with many stylish and spacious rooms to accommodate those who travel for leisure or business. With a soak in the tub in the Diplomatic Suite, you’ll have panoramic views of the Yarra River as you cool off in the Italian marble bathroom. If you’re looking for something grander than in-room dining, Collins Kitchen — the hotel’s award-winning restaurant — will take you for an ambient dining experience. Want to amp it up even more? The talented mixologists at Ru-Co Bar will treat your palette to exciting cocktails and drinks.
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Sofitel Melbourne lives up to the hotel’s traditional joie de vivre approach to hospitality and has infused it with the Melbournian vibe for a truly immersive and pleasurable experience. A solid representation of the Paris End atmosphere, Sofitel prides itself on its très chic rooms with the signature Sofitel MyBed, and promises you nights to remember at the Atrium Bar on 35 where the cocktail menu changes nightly to keep you pleasantly surprised. The rooms at Sofitel Melbourne have recently undergone a $15M refurbishment, giving this iconic hotel a fresh new look and earning a spot in our list of luxury hotels in Melbourne.
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins will make you feel like a movie star with its glamorous art deco style. Less than a minute away from Southern Cross Station, the hotel exudes an undeniable elegance that you will feel as soon as you step into its halls. The grand piano, warm timbers, mirrors, and glass design elements add that old-world sparkle that takes your heart on a journey through time. The elegant guestrooms have plush furnishings and custom carpets while the bathrooms have subway tiles and checker-tiled floors, lending them a more classic appeal.
Shadow Play by Peppers
Just one look at this photo of Shadow Play by Peppers and you’ll feel like lounging on this plush chesterfield couch or these modified director-style cantilever chairs. The calming deep blues make all of it so inviting! Make your selection from 1- to 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, sitting areas, and laundry facilities, and take advantage of the pool, sauna, steam room, or gym. You can also lose yourself in the delightful offerings and decadent atmosphere at Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar.
Pan Pacific Melbourne
Near Melbourne’s South Wharf District, Pan Pacific Melbourne will spoil you with Yarra River views and a great night’s rest. Warm timber hues and soft lighting set the mood for relaxation from the moment you cross the threshold and when you get to your room or suite. Rooms can sleep 2 up to 4 guests, and premium rooms grant you club access. Dock 37 Bar & Kitchen and Café Orr are open for all guests though, and you can dine in style in the lavish restaurant or enjoy freshly-baked pastries in the café.
Park Hyatt Melbourne
A beautiful mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture, Park Hyatt Melbourne doesn’t just treat you to its grandeur but gives you a time you won’t forget. The opulent interiors have an extravagance to them, elevating your holiday and easily earning its spot in our list of the best luxury hotels in Melbourne. From the expansive windows and in the peace and quiet of your own room, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral or the city skyline. Looking for some daytime relaxation? Enjoy traditional high tea and sweet treats at Tea Lounge & Garden. You can also savour a relaxed breakfast at radii’s spacious dining area.
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Image credit: Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands