Melbourne

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Melbourne
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

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is HK$559 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,313 reviews)
"No windows that could open."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Oakwood Premier Melbourne
Oakwood Premier Melbourne
4 out of 5
202 Normanby Rd, Southbank, VIC, 3006
The price is HK$710 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex ...
4/5 Very Good! (157 reviews)
"There was an issue with our rooms allocation but the staff has resolved the issue and refund us some money. They succeeded in putting a smile on our face when we were a bit upset with our rooms being on 2 different levels. They’d sorted the issue in a timely manner and offered free breakfast. I will ..."

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

Oakwood Premier Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-5 Spencer Street, Docklands, VIC, 3008
Fully refundable
The price is HK$1,159 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"The only thing I didn’t like was the construction site next door/out front, but being in a big city you can expect that sometimes"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel
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.
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is HK$761 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,246 reviews)
1st family hoilday
"Very happy with accommodation. We will return. The kids loved the pool and they loved the city view."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is HK$1,080 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,752 reviews)
Great convenient location
"Shower head in room was blocked. Was attended to and improved but I wouldn't say was completely fixed."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is HK$971 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,416 reviews)
"Good studio apt and convenient location"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
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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