Some may be looking for a fun weekend away from their hometown, others may be coming from far away, looking for a place to call home that puts entertainment front and center. Fortunately, the best hotels in Melbourne can do this, and then some.
Take a look at the robes and slippers on offer, check out the detailed pillow menu, and book your stay at the best hotels Melbourne has to offer in 2023.
The QT brand has become synonymous with the concept of a luxury hotel, and for a number of reasons, it is considered one of the best luxury hotels Melbourne has to offer. It can be the way they create the look of any hotel in the city, maybe the big green beds, designer bathrooms, or the look of the QT Loft King Room; and that’s how it is here, either through the basement or upstairs in a hidden building – very Melbourne.
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When one thinks of luxury hotels in Melbourne, one place that cannot be overlooked is the W Melbourne. Since opening in 2021, it has become a destination for those with a budget above all others. The gold-lined rooftop pool is a sight to behold, as are dining options including Lollo (helmed by chef Adam D’Sylva) and the hidden, cocoon-like Curious.
Each room takes the experience to the next level: bathtubs, heated toilets and luxurious extra-long beds. Anyone looking for a luxury hotel in Melbourne should choose the Extreme Wow Penthouse, which is the ultimate in luxury luxury.
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If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Melbourne, The Ritz-Carlton is probably for you. Along with the brand’s signature personal style, luxurious views, spacious suites, and their ever-popular infinity pool stand out. Those who want to really lean into the ritual can and should book a spa treatment – at the Ritz-Carlton’s in-house day spa, of course.
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Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands
Worth staying at the pool itself, the Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands claims to be the city’s best pool. This five-star hotel and its rooms offer some of Melbourne’s most unique views, beautifully designed and ready to capture the city in all its glory. Don’t miss the M Club Room With Bathtub, which, as you can imagine, comes with a bathtub. A bathroom that overlooks the lights and beautiful Melbourne skyline, no less.
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United Places Botanic Gardens
This luxury hotel in Melbourne combines all the comfort and modernity one could ask for. You can’t go wrong with any of the rooms here, but the Two-Bedroom Garden Suite is a must-book. There’s a private terrace, a large bathroom overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens, a king-size bed (of course) and Le Labo Santal 33 to complete the suite. Interesting.
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Crown Towers has been around for a minute now, and their experience means they know how to build a luxury hotel in Melbourne to an unbeatable standard. Floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Port Phillip Bay are one of the drawcards, as are spa treatments that you can order via tablet in your room. At this luxury hotel in Melbourne, you’re also on the doorstep of shopping, dining and entertainment.
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No story of a luxury hotel in Melbourne would be complete without it The Langham. You know it’s classy from the moment you leave your car with the valet, wearing his top hat and tails.
If Melbourne hotels go, The Langham is perhaps the Grand Dame of the city. It is 5-star, naturally, and each of its 387 guest rooms and suites are carefully selected. If you can afford the extra cash to stay in one of Melbourne’s top hotels, we recommend splurging on the Executive Terrace Rooms. You get water views and your own private balcony (but it’s not cheap). Dinner? It has to be the all-you-can-eat buffet at The Langham’s famous restaurant, Melba.
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Movenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer is a five-star luxury hotel that blends art and design. Its convenient location not only puts you in the heart of the CBD, but also a convenient tram stop. The interior pays homage to some of Melbourne’s top artists with paintings scattered around the hotel by Steve Scanlon and Sean McDonald.
Rooms and suites are designed in a natural and informal interior, minimal with pops of vibrant colors from the artwork and furnishings. It has been promoted to the list of Melbourne’s best hotels through the addition of world-class food at the modern Asian restaurant and bar Miss Mi. It would be remiss not to mention Movenpick’s chocolate hour which invites you down to the lobby to enjoy chocolate confections from the hotels every day from 4.30pm.
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If you are after the old world charm in your luxury hotel, nothing beats it Hotel Windsor. It’s Australia’s only remaining grand hotel, where the Constitution Of Australia was written in 1898, a remnant of the 19th century – though the remnants may not help when you see the fun interior.
The Windsor underwent a major renovation in 2015 to become one of Melbourne’s most luxurious hotels. Today, its 180 rooms are the best: stylish, spacious, a little OTT (light sleepers get a pillow menu). Standard rooms start at around $325 per night, midweek. It’s tough, but it’s something everyone should do at least once in their lives if they’re just going to be a part of Australian history.
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