Best Western Atlantis Hotel300 Spencer Street, Melbourne 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens and Etihad Stadium. Melbourne Aquarium and Melbourne ...
We chose this particular hotel because in its advertisement, it said continental breakfast and free wi fi. There was no continental breakfast and you had to search a long list before you could find the free wi fi. I was told there was a free sky bus. not free. Hotel was clean and the staff was ...
The Hotel Windsor111 Spring Street, Melbourne 5.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Princess Theatre, Bourke Street Mall, and Melbourne Museum. ...
The Hotel Windsor is one of the few grand old hotels from times gone by. It is elegant and welcoming although in need of some cosmetic improvements such as furniture in the dining room that matches the 1880s time frame. The hotel added on a section that is extremely plain compared to the original ...
Travelodge Southbank MelbourneCnr Southgate Ave / Riverside Quay, Southbank 4.0 out of 5.0
Set within the Southbank shopping/business complex and 200 meters (656 feet) from Yarra River, this modern-style hotel is just across Princes Bridge from the ...
Excellent choice in a hotel. Close in to the Yarra riverfront restaurants and attractions. Convenient to the main train/tram station on Flinders Street. Rooms were comfortable and very reasonably priced. Overall a very good value. Would recommend them and would stay there again.
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 5.0 out of 5.0
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of DFO South Wharf and Etihad Stadium. Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka ...
Great stay in just the right location. Within walking distance to shopping and only a tram ride away from rest of central Melbourne. Area was somewhat quiet in the evening even though hotel was right next to the convention center. A few restaurants/bars close to hotel in case you don't want to go ...
Oaks on William350 William Street, Melbourne 4.5 out of 5.0
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Central ...
The Oaks on William was a great hotel located in the Melbourne CBD. The room itself was modern, spacious, and well lit. We had an oven, dishwasher, stove, microwave, fully stocked kitchen, and a full sized refrigerator. This was a huge perk to this room, as we could purchase snacks and take left ...
Great Southern Hotel Melbourne44 Spencer Street, Melbourne 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Melbourne Aquarium and Etihad Stadium. Eureka Tower and Bourke Street ...
City Tempo353 Queen Street, Melbourne 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and Melbourne Central. ...
Great location, walking distance to free city tram and famous Victoria market. Nice clean comfortable studio appt at affordable price and good amenties serviced daily. Highly recommended and will stay there again on our next trip. Good staff service who arranged for free pick up to shuttle bus to ...
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne328 Flinders Street, Melbourne 4.5 out of 5.0
Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel is walking distance to world class shopping, famous theatres, major sporting venues, vibrant entertainment, ...
Centrally located with easy access (by walk or subway) to all the attractions in the city. The vegetarian choice for hot-breakfast is rather poor. But one could just walk out of the hotel and find nice restaurants just around the corner.
Travelodge Docklands66 Aurora Lane, Docklands 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Etihad Stadium and Melbourne Aquarium. Bourke Street Mall and Eureka ...
We found this Hotel to be very conveniently situated when we caught the Sky Bus from Melbourne Airport. Also just a short walk to dinner at Docklands. We will stay again.
Pegasus Apart’Hotel206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and Melbourne Central. ...
The location is super convenient. Walk-in distance to any major POI. Staff are also very nice. In my first room, I can hear consistent noises (maybe from the air pipe) in my room. After hearing my complain, they quickly arrange me into another room.
Traveling to Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne city guide
The capital of Victoria State in southeastern Australia, Melbourne stretches along the shores of Port Phillip Bay and encompasses more than 3,850 square miles, including the famous Yarra Valley wine region. The picturesque lanes of its central district are packed with both Victorian facades and 21st Century coffee hang-outs, making Melbourne unlike any other Australian hub. Designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2008, it is at once a garden city, a cool coastal town and a slice of colonial history.
Where to stay
Melbourne City Centre
North of the Yarra River, the City Centre or Central Business District is a 25-minute cab drive from the airport and where to head for the 19th century ambience, trendy cafes and fashion stores that the city is known for. Flint Street Railway Station marks the distinction of this area and Federation Square is one of the world's busiest public areas, hosting arts events virtually every day.
Cross the river to bold-as-brass South Bank neighborhood, dominated by The Crown Entertainment Complex. Restaurants showcasing the talents of top chefs, clubs featuring live entertainment and international boutiques are the order of the day, as well the renowned Crown casino.
Fitzroy and Carlton
Go bohemian with the students of Melbourne in these funky northern districts. Bookshops stay open all hours and authentic Spanish tapas bars reign supreme in Fitzroy, while in University suburb Carlton, the Lygon Street Italian bistros are worth a trek for some al fresco lunching.
Queen Victoria Market and the Laneways
The largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere warrants a good few hours of browsing, while many a first-timer to Melbourne enjoys getting lost in the laneways that characterize Hoddle Grid. Just strolling down the famous Collins Street is like a walk down a Parisian boulevard, and you can discover tucked-away cafes, where local art adorns the walls separating an array of stylish ornamental parks.
The atmosphere of Melbourne is often likened to that of Europe, but the raw and rugged landscape beyond the city bounds is millions of years old. Learn how Melbourne came to be at the Melbourne Museum, which also has enough natural history and dinosaur bones to satisfy the young (and the young at heart) in your group.
Australian Center for the Moving ImageFrom workshops to talks, animation exhibits to the history of movies itself, the Australian Center for the Moving Image allows you to peep behind the camera and immerse yourself in all things cinema.
The Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges
Don?t stay in Melbourne without taking a drive out along the Great Ocean Road; a signature attraction in itself, you can also use the route to reach the haunting flats of Wreck Beach or the prime surfing tides of Bells Beach. Outdoor-lovers will feel like they?re walking among giants at the Otway Ranges?head up into the forest canopy itself for a stroll along the world's tallest and longest elevated walkway at Otway Fly.
Climate and when to stay
Melbourne weather can change rapidly, but the city's rainy reputation is undeserved; on average, Sydney and Brisbane both see more annual rainfall than Melbourne. During the summer, temperatures range from lows in the mid-50s to highs in the upper 70s. Foliage changes dramatically in both the fall and spring, but the early months in the year are a particularly good time to see the Victoria countryside vibrant and alive.
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