Melbourne best places to stay

Top hotels reviewed by the experts Treasury on Collins Treasury on Collins. Photo: Darren Henderson   The 95-room Treasury on Collins is quite, well, an underrated treasure. It’s located inside a historic 19th-century building with a near perfect location right on bustling Collins Street, Melbourne’s premier Central Business District avenue. A pleasant and affordable surprise, it…

Sorrento Beach House

While it’s no a longer a hostel (which it was purpose built for), it still offers an affordable option in a pricey town. It has a quiet but central location with a relaxed atmosphere, and a lovely back deck and garden. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Sorrento Beach House is located just 200 metres from Sorrento Village and…

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Plenty grand enough to warrant the name, this famous Collins St five-star has over 500 rooms, with marble bathrooms, designated workspaces and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the city centre, Yarra River or MCG. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Located on Collins Street, perfectly positioned in the heart of Melbourne’s shopping, dining and theatre centre, Grand Hyatt Melbourne…

QT Melbourne

Rough concrete surfaces, brass trim, lifts with tapestry light boxes that play house music and say random stuff in a Russian accent: this is one of Melbourne’s newest, quirkiest and best boutique hotels. The rooms are beautifully kitted out and there’s a great plant-draped rooftop bar too. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Located in the heart of Melbourne,…

Coppersmith Hotel

Low key, contemporary and elegantly restrained, the 15-room Coppersmith has every right to call itself a boutique property. Designer furniture, heavenly beds and fine woollen rugs set a seductive tone in the muted rooms, each with Nespresso machine, work desk, free wi-fi and recordable cable TV. On-site assets include a smart, locavore bistro-bar and a…

Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy

These spacious, self-contained modern apartments have a certain Fitzroy-celeb vibe. Big couches, flat-screen TVs, European laundries and balconies add to the appeal, and plenty of restaurants and bars are right at your door. It’s rounded off with free wi-fi and parking. Rooms facing Johnston St can get noisy. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Located in Fitzroy, Tyrian Serviced…

Treasury on Collins

This imposing stone neoclassical building (1876) once housed a branch of the Bank of Australia. An impressive bar now fills the downstairs space, its impossibly high ceiling supported by gilt-edged columns. The apartments, on the other hand, are modern and restrained, not to mention chic and spacious. Winning extras include coffee machines, laundries and free…