If it’s 5 star service you’re after, there are plenty of hotels in this cosmopolitan city that will satisfy your every need. Here are the Grand Dames of Melbourne’s luxury set from

Australia: Melbourne Cityscape and river boatMelbourne Photo by Mugley

The Langham

The level of service is incomparable in this grand, multi-award-winning hotel. In the tradition of the finest British hotels – the first Langham opened in London in 1865 – you are treated like royalty as soon as you are greeted by the porters. Just walking into the impossibly elegant lobby underneath the vast Waterford Wedgwood chandelier feels wonderfully decadent! Located right on the Yarra River, in the prestigious Southbank area, many of the classically elegant rooms have stunning views of the river and the city skyline. The city and all its attractions are on your doorstep but, with an award-winning spa and fitness centre (including a stunning pool-with-a-view) and fabulous dining options, you’ll find it hard to leave the hotel!

Citadines on Bourke

An apartment hotel can be a great alternative to a traditional hotel, especially for families or for stays of a few days or more. Offering bags more space and full kitchen and laundry facilities, apartment hotels can feel like a home from home. Citadines on Bourke, which was awarded ‘Best Suite/Apartment Style Hotel’ at the 2011 Australian Hotel’s Association State Awards for Excellence, offers all this but in incredibly stylish surroundings, with bright splashes of colour juxtaposed against minimalist fittings. Its floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing panoramic city views are the cherry on the cake.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

With its fantastic location on Collins Street, the Grand Hyatt is in the heart of the bustling city, just steps away Melbourne’s top attractions. However, with a large gym, a swimming pool, spa, steam room, sauna, and even tennis courts, golf driving ranges and a basketball court, the Grand Hyatt does all it can to keep you there! Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the fantastic city views, as well as contemporary furnishings and large bathrooms with marble baths. Book a club room or one of the suites to gain access to one of the best club lounges in the city.

Crown Metropol

Edgy and glamorous, the Crown Metropol made a welcome addition to the city’s chic riverside Southbank precinct in 2010. Ultra-modern, with an subtle earthy colour palette, smoky glass, elegant wallpaper, soft lighting and sumptuous fabrics, the entire hotel is refined and dignified and there is a feeling of luxury from the moment you step into the double-height lobby. The 25-metre swimming pool is also double-height, with floor-to-ceiling windows all the way around offering incredible views of the city and the river. Original works by top local artists adorn the walls throughout, including in each of the 658 luxe guest rooms. Be sure to visit Gordon Ramsay’s Maze restaurant for a gastronomic treat!

Sofitel Melbourne

At the prestigious ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, so called due to the high number of grand European buildings and designer boutiques and cafes that line it, the Sofitel enjoys one of the best addresses in the city. With guest rooms only starting on the 36th floor, every guest is guaranteed a fabulous view, but ask for a corner suite and you’ll enjoy a true panorama. Other than its undeniable style, its point of difference has to be its temporary art exhibitions, which change throughout the year.

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2 Comments on “5 Luxury Hotels in Melbourne”

    Azeem Ahmed @ Travel Tamed said:

    Nice list of hotels. Yes, i have heard a few names out of these such as the Langham and Grand Hyatt. I have also heard the fact that being at Langham Melbourne is a sheer unforgettable experience. situated on the riverside, the panoramic views make you go crazy. It’s just that you take a room on one of the top floors and you get to see and captured stunning views of the city skyline and the busy life. Melbourne is a great city to be with so many activities happening there. But being in those hotels means you need to be rich enough!


    Thank you for your mention of our hotel. We’re very fortunate to have such an amazing location and as you said, close to multicultural landmarks, fine dining restaurants and natural attractions. Our Waterford Wedgewood chandelier is one of the most beautiful pieces we have in our hotel and truly makes our lobby entrance, as you said, decadent.

    Thank you again and your can always count on a perfect weekend at The Langham, Melbourne hotel.

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