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MelbourneAustralia

Australia’s capital of style artfully blends the elegance and grace of yesteryear with the bold new world of modern design and culture.

Melbourne is a city with one eye fixed on the past and another on the future. It’s the capital city of the state of Victoria and the country’s capital of style, where good food, coffee, fashion and art are revered.

Exploring the city center will immediately bring Melbourne’s fusion of new and old to light. Stroll down Collins Street to see Victorian-era churches, art deco hotels and daring post-modern structures. Close by is Bourke Street Mall, where trams trundle through a boulevard of heritage-listed buildings tastefully converted into modern shops.

At nearby Federation Square, this delightful collision of the past and present continues. Angular modern buildings stand in futuristic contrast to neighboring Flinders Street Station, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the timeless elegance of the Yarra River. While at “Fed Square,” visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to learn about the country’s history of film and television, and experiment with the latest digital technology.

Cross the river and explore Southbank’s restaurants and bars, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Then take the elevator to Skydeck 88 in the Eureka Tower for breathtaking views of the park-filled city.

Once you’ve explored the city center, jump aboard one of Melbourne’s iconic trams and explore the suburbs. Not far from downtown is Carlton, where you’ll find the Melbourne Museum, and the espresso bars and restaurants of “Little Italy” on Lygon Street.

Pack your towel and swimming costume and head to the seaside suburb of St. Kilda. After a dip in Port Phillip Bay, browse the suburb’s famous cake shops and vintage stores before heading to the bright lights and thrill rides of Luna Park. Stay overnight in one of St. Kilda’s boutique hotels then rise early for a sunrise walk along the coastline to the brightly colored “bathing boxes” of Brighton Beach. Have your photo taken by these heritage-listed structures, a perfect memento of this effortlessly stylish and most liveable of cities.

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Where to stay in Melbourne

Top Hotels in Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$1,796 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Central, and Queen Victoria Market. Crown ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,530 reviews)

"Nice Hotel value for money. And parking is reasonable and staff is friendly specially beard guy. Thank you.."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/7

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$3,875 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,173 reviews)

"Very good experience, clean & friendly helpful staff. Can’t fault it."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/15

Crowne Plaza Melbourne
QT Melbourne
QT Melbourne
5 out of 5
133 Russell St, Melbourne, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,909 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Regent Theatre, Bourke Street Mall, and Her Majesty's Theatre. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (877 reviews)

"A little quirky, great service, staff very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/3

QT Melbourne
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Melbourne

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$2,333 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Hardware Lane, and Queen Victoria Market. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (3,221 reviews)

"Great location, excellent service by staff and a wonderful room with a view of the park."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/13

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
WRAP on Southbank
WRAP on Southbank
4.5 out of 5
133 -139 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is NT$2,881 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Southbank Promenade and Eureka Skydeck 88. Crown Casino and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,300 reviews)

"The staff were so so lovely and welcoming. It is in a perfect spot and the room was clean. Will stay here again. Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/23

WRAP on Southbank
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$3,229 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

This family-friendly Melbourne aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Her Majesty's Theatre, Parliament House of Victoria, ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,422 reviews)

"clean, decent sized room, we had an issue with the tv and it was fixed promptly"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/6

Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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