Melbourne

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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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Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$729 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
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! (3,272 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
W Melbourne
W Melbourne
5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,795 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne, Federation Square and Melbourne Convention ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)
"The hotel was amazing"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

W Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Collins Street, Melbourne Central and Princess Theatre. Forum Theatre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,892 reviews)
"Clean neat and tidy . Staff were pleasant"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
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Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$483 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from SEA LIFE Melbourne, Yarra Riverfront and Flinders Lane. Melbourne Convention ...
4/5Very Good! (1,782 reviews)
"Great location and just what you need for a city stay."

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$729 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
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! (3,272 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Seasons Botanic Gardens
Seasons Botanic Gardens
4.5 out of 5
348 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC
The price is HK$663 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
This family-friendly Melbourne aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Arts Centre. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,829 reviews)
"Loved being acoss the road from a tram, down the road from a small IGA, walking distance to parks, art galleries, and South Bank."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Seasons Botanic Gardens
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