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

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$616 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Melbourne Town Hall, Collins Street and Regent Theatre. Federation Square and Melbourne ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,682 reviews)
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Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
4 out of 5
The price is HK$914 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Collins Street. DFO South Wharf and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (857 reviews)
"Great spot"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
5 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,124 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre and Bourke Street Mall. Melbourne ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
Great place
"enjoyed our stay at this difficult time as the city was in a bit of a lock down because of the virus, but still had a great time staying at the Stamford Plazea"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Stamford Plaza Melbourne
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Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$598 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,060 reviews)
"Really clean & quiet. Perfect location for me. Only improvement is the silly swipe card is hard to use in the lift. Great stay. :)"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2022

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,047 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (3,545 reviews)
"Awesome location to walk everywhere. Dogs to pat in the foyer!😍"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2021

Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Riverside Apartments Melbourne
Riverside Apartments Melbourne
4 out of 5
The price is HK$710 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,340 reviews)
"Had a good time. Good location"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2021

Riverside Apartments Melbourne
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