Discover Five of Melbourne’s Most Unique Hotels

It’s undeniable that the quality of your hotel stay, be it luxe or basic, has the power to either make or break your trip. Here are 5 of the most unique, under the radar hotels in Melbourne, to add to your bucket list.

We spoke to travel insider Stefan Cordiner, Regional Director for Asia Pacific of leading mobile-only booking app HotelTonight, who has a few Melbourne names up his sleeve that you're sure to remember.

1. The Prince


This boutique hotel nestled in St Kilda is just a few steps from the harbour and gardens, and even fewer from the local nightlife hotspots. Featuring an award-winning restaurant Circa, headed by visionary chefs and The Deck, an elegant terrace overlooking the infamous Fitzoy Street and the waters of Port Phillip Bay.

With glorious views and its hip location, guests are sure to have stories to tell the morning after.

2. The Lyall Hotel and Spa


Located in the heart of South Yarra, the Lyall reflects the affluent and cultured lifestyle of its elegant neighbourhood as Melbourne’s only privately owned and operated five-star hotel. With an exquisite spa, suites decorated with modern Oriental flair and a mini art gallery on each floor, it’s no wonder this quiet gem was named Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel in the 2012 World Travel Awards. 

The Lyall Spa also provides an extensive menu for holistic treatments. Staying in is almost better than going out! 

3. Cosmopolitan Hotel Melbourne


Sleek, minimalist rooms still provide all the comforts of home and an onsite cafe serves up a varied breakfast.

Sprawled on the doorstep of St Kilda beach, this hotel is the perfect snatch for anyone looking for a convenient spot in one of Melbourne’s trendiest suburbs.

With sleek, minimalist rooms that still provide all the comforts of home, Cosmopolitan’s staff are known for going out of their way to leave an impression among their customers.

Pro tip: If you think the inside looks good, it's even better alfresco on the patio.

4. The Blackman


Effortlessly capturing the city’s passion for the creative, The Blackman transforms ordinary hotel suites into serviced apartments styled with the poetic, dreamlike artworks of Charles Blackman.

A casual stroll down its St Kilda Road residence and you’ll be hard pressed to chow down on at the infamous antipasti bar in Blackman’s Italian restaurant Classico, or savour the delicious array of affordable treats at its bread depot Fleur Depot de Pain.

5. Mansions Hotel and Spa on Werribee Park


Located half an hour from Melbourne’s chaotic CBD among the lush, manicured gardens of Werribee Park, the Mansions Hotel offers its guests a journey into its illustrious, restored past. 

From the Victoria State Rose Garden on its doorstep to the exclusive high tea series of the Mansion Hotel’s High SocieTEA, there is no better way to take a break from busy city life and enjoy the historic, English vibe of this posh living space.

Do you have any Melbourne hotel recommendations? We'd love to hear your suggestions by commenting below!

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