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Five Star Hotels in Melbourne


Melbourne is a very modern and vibrant cosmopolitan city, with a laid-back atmosphere. It's known as one of the most liveable cities in the world, and as one of the most populated cities in Australia and Oceania, it enjoys a rich modern culture underpinned by the mystical heritage of it's aboriginal inhabitants.

Melbourne enjoys a swanky night life and a fast growing economy fuelled by a combination of tourism, real estate and financial investment. Top class infrastructure continues to be a major draw card in the city for some of the world's major events including the Summer Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, international cultural events and film festivals.

Complimenting the city's sprawling urban city scape is an impressive array of national parks, while other attractions include historic buildings such as the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Town Hall; as well as Queen Victoria Market, Crown Casino, Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cultural attractions include the State Library of Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria, the East End Theatre District and over 460 premium music venues. Melbourne is also a major player in Australia's economic sector, housing the headquarters for most of it's major GDP contributors. So whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, there's an idyllic five star hotel just waiting to welcome you. Here's our top 15 favourites.


# 1

Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel Melbourne

Chateau Yering is the ideal place to visit when you just want to get away from it all and engross yourself in the beauty and serenity of nature. This Victorian inspired retreat is a reclusive getaway nestled in 250 acres of natural surroundings. Just minutes from the property is the Yarra Glen train station and the nearby Racecourse. The well-appointed suites come with ornate claw-foot baths, antique furniture, air conditioning and romantic balconies. Some suites even come with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces for a truly warm setting, while savouring unparalleled views of the Yarra valley.

The sun-drenched Sweetwater Café enjoys beautiful garden views and wooden furniture, while other dining options include fine dining at Eleonore's restaurant which serves home grown fair accompanied by spectacular Yarra valley wines; as well as a modern cocktail bar. Amenities include free WiFi, parking, laundry service, complementary breakfast, meeting rooms, outdoor pool, tennis court and sprawling gardens.

Guests of this historic but innovative guesthouse can expect to enjoy elegant quietude with the city centre just an hours' drive away.


# 2

Crown Towers

The Crown Towers is an iconic skyscraper with 482 rooms set in 43 levels of pure river-facing luxury. The hotel is ideally situated on the banks of the Yarra River with tastefully decorated rooms that feature dramatic views, deep soaking baths and plush textures.

The hotel boasts one of Australia's largest deluxe swimming pools, where guests can enjoy a refreshing swim under the mild Indian ocean climate. Although situated at the heart of Melbourne's city centre, this hotel is an urban retreat that offers complete comfort, calm and exclusivity.

Amenities at this amazing hotel include tennis courts, a rooftop garden, a fully equipped gym, an exquisite day spa complete with a Swiss shower and steam room, as well as free WiFi and laundry service.


# 3

Araluen Lodge

Cloistered among serene glades of landscaped gardens and bushes, Arulen offers a unique assortment of accommodations from self-contained villas to lodge suites. Each comes with sumptuous beds, complementary WiFi, flat screen TVs, fireplaces and tranquil garden views, while the villas specifically feature fully equipped kitchens with Nespresso machines, breakfast provisions and wine fridges.

The sought-after location is minutes away from the Sugarloaf resevoir and the Yarra Valley.

Guests will enjoy the complementary continental breakfast with great variety, served in the airy dining room, with other amenities including an outdoor pool, a double spa, free parking, an elegant lounge and heated floors and towel rails.


# 4

The Westin Melbourne

The Westin is a modern-day sanctuary set in the heart of Melbourne's bustling central business district. Contemporary artwork by local artists adorn the cool walls of this refined retreat, while enjoying amazing views of the city scape, including historic locations like St. Paul's Cathedral and Melbourne Town Hall just minutes away.

All 262 rooms are elegantly decorated in modern style, with expertly appointed amenities designed to achieve maximum comfort and luxury. Each spacious room comes with Heavenly beds and surreal shower experiences and extensive in-room amenities that include whirlpool tubs, living spaces and even balconies from which to enjoy the amazing views.

If you want to stay fit while on vacation, then you'll love the hotel 24 hour WestinWORKOUT Gym and Wellness Centre. Dining options include a vibey restaurant and a stylish lounge from which to enjoy Afternoon Tea and snacks. Other amenities include free WiFi, meeting rooms, a private wine room, outdoor terraces and event spaces.


# 5

Apartments at Kew Walpole Gardens Melbourne

Enjoy an authentic Aussie holiday with your stay at the Kew Walpole apartments, which are conveniently located close to Fairfield Boathouse, Collingwood Children's Farm, the Abbotsford Convent and even Swinburne University.

The 8 well appointed and breezy rooms include fully equipped kitchens, entertainment and internet facilities, home office facilities and air conditioning. Other amenities at the hotels include free luxury toiletries, private parking and business amenities.


# 6

Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat

The Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat is a sprawling estate set amidst nature. The deluxe suites are refreshing havens with vibrant tropical décor and views of the surrounding greenery that go as far as the eye can see. The relaxing and comfortable atmosphere is enhanced with cozy fireplaces, patios and kitchenettes as well as whirlpool tubs, free WiFi and iPod docks.

Just minutes from the Dandendong Ranges and the Dandendong Ranges National Park, guests can enjoy massage sessions in the trees, while taking in the breathtaking scenery, and there's also plush bathrobes, slippers and luxury vanities on offer as well.

Other amenities include well-lit parking, made-to-order breakfast, room service and delicious choc-chip muffins made fresh from the retreat's very own kitchen.


# 7

Arcadia Cottages

The Arcadia Cottages are a collection of quaint wooden wendy houses that present an ideal retreat to unwind after a long week. Set in the treetops of the Dandenong Ranges, this boutique collection of self-contained units all enjoy a private garden and complete seclusion. Each is uniquely decorated to a specific theme, while still retaining the overarching ambience of peace and calm that engulfs this beautiful setting.

The retreat is located just an hour from Melbourne's city centre and 600 metres from the quiet Olinda villages, which have over 10 restaurants, Yarra Valley wineries and entertainment activities to enjoy.

Other amenities include, Jacuzzi and private gardens, spa baths, full breakfast and treats, spa treatments at the Arcadia Spa, WiFi and a DVD library.


# 8

Park Hyatt Melbourne

The Park Hyatt is an Art Deco inspired masterpiece, sprawling over five levels of utter opulence. Modern facilities are abound with rooms that feature spacious Italian marble bathrooms, glass hand basins and spectacular views of the gardens below. The hotel is set in a wonderful location in the centre of Melbourne and offers incomparable service with concierge and multilingual staff and inspired design throughout.

The extensive number of facilities include the sumptuous radii restaurant, spa, a 25 metre indoor aquamarine pool, state of the art gym, sauna and steam room, a 24 hour business centre, free WiFi, breakfast buffet, babysitting service, outdoor tennis courts, 24 hour car park, and wheelchair accessibility for physically challenged guests. Of special mention is the Lounge which overlooks the Trilogy gardens, where guests can enjoy Afternoon Tea and canapés while enjoying the vibrant energy of the surrounding atmosphere.


# 9

Clarendon Cottages

The Clarendon Cottages is a very unique, one-of-a-kind destination that's just perfect for summer vacationing. The cottages are set in sprawling 2-acre gardens boasting ancient trees and absolute seclusion. The self-contained cottages provide a super private romantic atmosphere with amenities that include spa baths, fully equipped kitchens, a fireplace to snuggle up in front of, dining areas and outdoor patios to take in the beautiful scenery.

The establishment is just 45 minutes from Melbourne City and airport, while nearby attractions include Mount Dandenong, Yarra Valley wineries, and the Sassafras village where nature lovers will enjoy endless sight-seeing.

Other amenities include free WiFi, laundry service, on-site parking, books and magazines for the adults and a great selection of games for the kids, breakfast provisions, luxury bath essentials, laundry services and bicycles and tennis rackets.


# 10

The Langham Melbourne

The Langham Melbourne continues a long tradition of elegant and spectacular hospitality as characterised by the Langham brand over the years. The intimate rooms feature a combination of eclectic elements, from plush carpets to hand-made furniture, rich fabrics, large marble bathrooms, soft customised robes and slippers, as well as magnificent views of the Yarra river.

Guests can enjoy an unmatched pampering experience at the Chuan Spa, which features a 15-metre long indoor pool. A fully equipped fitness centre is also available to help you stay in shape while on vacation, while dining options include the innovative Melba restaurant and the chic Aria Bar and Lounge. Other amenities include in-room dining, meeting rooms, complementary WiFi and laundry services.


# 11

Quay West Suites Melbourne

Set in an idyllic location on Melbourne's Southbank with unbelievable views of the Yarra River and the city centre, the Quay West Suites is a boutique collection of modern suites that range from one to three bedroom options. In-room features range from fully equipped kitchens to in-room dining, flat-screen TVs, undercover parking and free WiFi. It's the perfect place for extended stays in Melbourne, whether for business or for pleasure.

It's also the ideal location from which to relish Melbourne's cosmopolitan city lifestyle and culture. Within walking distance is the Victorian Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, as well as AAMI Park and the Rod Laver Arena. The Jarrah Restaurant and Bar offers fresh and unique dining experience in a vibrant setting, and a bar with an outdoor terrace completes your dining options at this trendy hotel.

Additional amenities include 24 hour reception, fitness gym, lap pool, sauna, spa, meeting rooms, laundry service and a child-friendly atmosphere.


# 12

Crown Metropol

Set on 26 floors and overlooking the Melbourne cityscape, the Crown Metropol is an incredible expression of modern luxury with rooms that feature exclusive artworks, designer furniture and customised finishes. Each enjoys spectacular views and well-appointed amenities such as oversized showers and bathtubs, opulent surfaces and spacious surrounds.

The hotel presents multiple dining and entertainment options, including the classy Conservatory for Afternoon Tea, authentic Japanese at Koko's and the exclusive 28 Skybar Lounge, an institution in Melbourne's night-life scene. A fitness centre is also available complete with personal trainers, a sleek heated infinity pool with daybeds and great views, as well as cleansing Aroma Steam Rooms and a rejuvenating Vitality Pool.

Other amenities at the hotel include 24 hour room service, laundry, bathrobes, slippers, tea and coffee makers, WiFi, minibar and movies.


# 13

Eagle Hammer Cottages

The Eagle Hammer is a stunning estate that's securely nestled in the tranquillity of nature. The Estate's romantic cottages feature well-appointed and bespoke décor and private balconies overlooking natural gardens, with well-trodden paths that lead to an immersive state of natural calm.

The impeccable service is characterised by minute attention to detail, with personal touches of aromatic candles and chocolates perfectly complimenting the beautiful surrounds and relaxing atmosphere.

All cottages enjoy laundry facilities, a local wine cellar, an outdoor pool, free WiFi and well-lit undercover parking. In-room amenities include quality linen, soft robes, bubble bath hydro-jet spas, organic toiletries, haircare appliances, fully equipped kitchens and an abundance of breakfast provisions.


# 14

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

The Hilton Melbourne features 396 elegant rooms and suites with modern décor, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling windows that feature bird's eye views of the the Yarra River and the cityscape, while other suites also enjoy private terraces and dining areas. It's centrally located in the upscale South Wharf precinct, within walking distance from the Etihad stadium, city centre, the Docklands business district, and Port Philip Bay.

The executive room will specifically grant you exclusive access to an outdoor terrace where you can bask in uninterrupted views of the clear river water. In-room spa services are also available through eforea, as well as a neat 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel offers an invigorating atmosphere as it sits at the centre of the city's cultural hotspots, foodie gems and an extensive entertainment scene. Also within walking distance from the hotel is the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium as well as the National Gallery of Victoria.

The hotel also has sits own dining options including the sleek but relaxed Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen, and the iridescent Caffe Cino. Meeting spaces and bespoke event venues are available to discerning guests to commemorate special occasions while enjoying calming views of the Yarra River and the South Wharf Promenade.

Other amenities at the hotel include complimentary WiFi, laundry service, a spa, parking and even free breakfast and snacks for some suite options.


# 15

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

The Crowne Plaza is set on a unique location on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River and is at the heart of Melbourne city. River-facing rooms are decked in plush furnishings with 107-cm flat screen TVs and oodles of space. The hotels features a Quiet Zone with rooms that enjoy absolute tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city; a very thoughtful feature, considering the hotel's proximity to the noisy CBD.

Within walking distance from the hotel is endless shopping at the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, alongside the Queen Victoria Market. Also close-by is the renowned Etihad sport stadium which provides premium sports entertainment, especially during football season. The hotel presents it's own unique dining options including Clarendon St Grill and the Lobby Bar, perfect for breakfast and dinner.

Other amenities include a fitness centre and outdoor pool, WiFi, laundry, business centre, a fitness area and seven meeting rooms, while parking and babysitting services are available at an extra fee.


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