Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, according to The Economist. In fact, Melbourne has now come out on top for the seventh year in a row. But what makes Australia’s second biggest city so great?
Well, to start with, the city is a vibrant and modern melting pot of different cultures, art and gastronomy. It has some of the best street art in the world, even better coffee, and there’s even a beautiful beach nearby. It’s also quirky and unlike any other city in Australia, with all its laneways, historic arcades and unique architecture – much of which can be seen in the city’s many luxury hotels.
So, If you’re planning a trip to the most liveable city in the world, make sure to stay at one of the following 10 best 5-star hotels in Melbourne. Enjoy!
Formerly known as the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, the Pan Pacific Melbourne offers a modern stay. Its 396 stylish rooms and suites enjoy panoramic views of Melbourne’s city skyline, Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Just 45 minutes from Melbourne, the often overlooked Yarra Valley offers world class food and wine, leading golf courses, and historic sites. It also has some of the finest accommodations around, such as the historic Chateau Yering, which provides a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern luxury.
Located right in the heart of Melbourne, Crown Towers celebrated its 20 year anniversary this year. In those two decades, the 5-star property has gone from strength to strength and is now home to a number exceptional fine dining restaurants including NOBU, some of Melbourne CBD’s most exclusive bars and nightclubs, internationally-acclaimed shopping and one of the city’s best spas.
Melbourne’s Langham, which opened in 2005, is ideally positioned in the middle Melbourne’s vibrant arts and leisure precinct, with The National Gallery of Victoria just a few minutes’ walk away. The Langham is a decadent place; public spaces are grand, rooms are spacious and well-equipped and the award-winning Melba restaurant is exceptional.
A sleek and modern luxury hotel with great facilities and F&B options, Crown Metropol Melbourne ticks just about every box. Stay here and enjoy a creative cocktail with stunning views at Melbourne’s highest address, 28 Skybar Lounge, or take a dip in the exquisite infinity pool.
The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a beautiful place to stay and one of the best-placed hotels in the city (at the Paris end of Collins Street). With many of Melbourne’s top tourist attractions within walking distance, the 550-room Grand Hyatt is a favourite of many. It offers delectable dining, Italian marble bathrooms in every room, and the most exemplary service.
A French art de vivre blended with cosmopolitan Australian style, the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is a uniquely luxurious hotel with a fine attention to detail. Rooms are spacious and elegant in design, while the French-inspired No.35 Restaurant is not to be missed.
The Melbourne Marriott Hotel offers unparalleled elegance and world-class service. Situated in the CBD, moments from the city’s theatre and entertainment district, the hotel has gorgeously appointed rooms and suites, many featuring views of the Melbourne skyline. Superb dining options at the hotel include modern Australian eatery Essence on Exhibition, as well as a vibrant lounge and a coffee house.
Located in the stylish South Yarra fashion district, the vibrant Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel hotel is the epitome of chic style and sumptuous elegance. This boutique hotel features 111 rooms and is renowned for delivering impeccable and discreet service to all. Guests are treated to contemporary styled rooms, wonderful dining at Brasserie restaurant, and delicious cocktails in SOBar.
A unique 59-room boutique hotel that combines modern design with contemporary facilities and personalised service, the Hotel Lindrum is a stylish property in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Rooms are pleasant and spacious but it’s the hotel’s attentive staff that really make this hotel one of the best in the city.