Melbourne is both an international tourist destination and a centre for business and has a wide choice of hotel and accommodation options. However, not all hotels were created equal and depending on the type of traveller you are and your needs and desires, the following short list of hotels are some of the best hotels in Melbourne.
Luxury Melbourne Hotels
Of the one hundred plus hotels classing themselves as luxury hotels in Melbourne, the Langham Melbourne is hard to go past. The five star Melbourne accommodation has an ideal location on the Southbank Promenade and offers timeless elegance with modern comforts. The service here goes above and beyond and the services and facilities are exceptional. The in house MelbaÃ¢â¬â¢s restaurant serves a selection of cuisines and has an amazing buffet breakfast. The luxurious Chuan Spa Melbourne Day Spa boasts an extensive menu of treatments and is the ultimate luxury treat. The Quay West Suites Melbourne is another exceptional five star Melbourne hotel located in the Southbank area. The Suites all have kitchenette facilities and are spacious and quiet. Hotel staff offer a high level of service and the hotel facilities are well maintained. The stunning pool is a highlight of the hotel and the gym is well equipped with state of the art equipment.
Budget Melbourne Accommodation
If youÃ¢â¬â¢re choices are limited by money, donÃ¢â¬â¢t fret, there are still some great budget hotels in Melbourne. The Hotel Claremont in South Yarra has rooms starting at only $65 per night and offers clean, comfortable, basic accommodation. There are shared facilities and breakfast is included. This is really backpacker style accommodation but the rooms are neat and clean and well maintained. The Best Western Plus Buckingham International is a good half an hour from the CBD but offers great Melbourne accommodation at a value for money price. The rooms are spacious and well appointed and the hotel has a pool for guests. Another bonus is the free Wi-Fi and the guest laundry and the onsite restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices.
Best Romantic Melbourne Hotels
The before mentioned luxury Langham Hotel also rates as one of MelbourneÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬â¢ most romantic hotels, with its day spa offering couples treatments and plush rooms. The Park Hyatt Melbourne, with its marble floors and contemporary Italian styling, is a haven for lovers. Many rooms boast plush king size beds with high quality linen. The bathrooms are open plan with huge bathtubs with plenty of room for two! There is also a pool and spa pool for relaxing in, and the hotel restaurant serves exceptional food in an intimate atmosphere. Breakfast is not to be missed either. The boutique Hotel Lindrum offers a different style of romance with its warm, inviting decor and its quality finishings. The rooms have rich wood finishings, classic polished floors, heavy woven carpets and soft lighting. Although the standard rooms arenÃ¢â¬â¢t huge, the Junior Suites are very spacious and have a huge bathtub and the Back Bar and Billiard room boasts an open fire and comfy lounges.
Best Family Hotels in Melbourne
If itÃ¢â¬â¢s luxury family accommodation [http://www.mirvachotels.com/quay-west-suites-melbourne/] youÃ¢â¬â¢re looking for, the Quay West Suites Melbourne with its self catering facilities and 2 and 3 bedroom suites is hard to go past. The suites have dishwashers and a washer/dryer and the kitchen is well equipped and suitable for preparing all meals. The hotel has a great central location and the pool area is ideal for kids. Another family friendly Melbourne hotel is the Alto Hotel on Bourke. Although the Alto is quite small the apartment style rooms are spacious and well suited to families with children. The kitchens are well stocked and the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The hotel has an eco friendly policy and even has bee hives on the roof so they can harvest their own honey. Expect little extras, like free loans of helmets and a book exchange system. The Alto is also surprisingly reasonable in price for its location and level of services and facilities.
No matter what your budget or style is, Melbourne has the hotel to meet your needs. The above hotels are some of the best but by no means the only good hotels in Melbourne.
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