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Stay In Style At Melbourne’s Best Boutique Hotels

Arts, culture, good food and even better accommodation? What more could you ask for?

Are you planning a trip to the vibrant streets of Melbourne and looking for the perfect accommodation that delivers that signature eclectic charm that makes the city so magnetic? Well, you have certainly come to the right place. 

In a city where days are brimming with gallery visits, indulgent coffee breaks, artistic explorations, and captivating theatre performances, finding the perfect spot to recharge is paramount.

That’s where boutique hotels come into play, offering a niche experience that seamlessly blends with the pulsating energy of Melbourne.

So, as you plan your itinerary, be sure to pencil in a stay at one of these unique establishments. Trust us – it’s the ultimate way to elevate your Melbourne experience to new heights. Below are some of our very favourites to make your trip planning just that much smoother. 

The best boutique hotels to stay at in Melbourne in 2024 

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QT Melbourne

133 Russell Street, Melbourne

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne lies QT, a boutique hotel boasting nearly 200 impeccably designed rooms tailored for an urban escape. These chic and sophisticated spaces offer sanctuary after a day of immersing yourself in Melbourne’s vibrant streets. More than just a place to lay your head, QT is a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation before embarking on your next adventure.

Discover the perfect room to suit your needs during your stay, complete with all the amenities you could desire, whether it’s access to a fully-equipped gym, versatile event and conference facilities, or an inviting rooftop bar. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in the delicious delights of Pascale Bar & Grill, offering a tantalising taste of New Orleans. However, with its prime location, you’re spoiled for choice with an array of bars and restaurants right at your doorstep.

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United Places Botanic Gardens

157 Domain Rd, South Yarra

For those seeking the epitome of luxury, a stay at United Places, nestled on the doorstep of Melbourne’s breathtaking Botanic Gardens, promises an unforgettable experience. This hidden gem eschews the touristy vibe, offering 12 exquisite apartment-style suites that exude a sense of unparalleled comfort and sophistication.

The adorable neighbourhood is home to countless cafes and bars to treat your tastebuds at. Additionally, priority service awaits at Matilda 159, overseen by the renowned Scott Pickett, conveniently located just downstairs.

Embrace the tranquillity of South Yarra’s serene streets while remaining within a short 15-minute train ride from the vibrant CBD, the perfect blend of relaxation and urban adventure during your stay.

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Hotel No

Harper Lane Melbourne, Melbourne

Ready to elevate your urban escapade to new heights? Look no further than Hotel No, where the mundane is left behind and excitement awaits. With six distinctive Airstream rooms perched atop the cityscape, this rooftop oasis curated by the visionary James Fry promises an unparalleled experience that will leave you exhilarated.

Right smack dab in the heart of the action, Hotel No is your go-to for embracing the urban buzz. It’s not your run-of-the-mill hotel – say goodbye to traditional amenities like concierge and room service. Instead, prepare to embark on a quest to uncover the secret entrance to this hidden gem. But let me tell you, the hunt is half the fun!

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The Interlude

1 Pentridge Blvd, Coburg

Indulge in a dreamy getaway at The Interlude, a luxurious boutique hotel nestled in the tranquil Northern suburb of Coburg. Immerse yourself in a haven of art and exquisite dining, then unwind in your cozy abode, where relaxation takes center stage.

Treat your taste buds to a culinary journey at the hotel’s North&COMMON restaurant, and sip on expertly curated drinks at Olivine Wine Bar, where the sommelier’s selections are guaranteed to impress. With such delights at your fingertips, you may find it hard to tear yourself away from this idyllic retreat.

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Ovolo South Yarra

234 Toorak Road, South Yarra

In the heart of South Yarra lies the oh-so-groovy Ovolo, where only 123 rooms await lucky guests. With its rock, disco, and funk-inspired rooms, this place oozes glamour and style.

South Yarra’s vibrant scene is perfect for foodies and tipplers alike, and it’s just a hop, skip, and jump away from the bustling CBD. Ovolo offers the ideal blend of comfort and excitement for those who want to unwind without sacrificing fun.

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The Cullen – Art Series

164 Commercial Rd, Prahran

If you’re venturing to Melbourne to immerse yourself in its vibrant art scene, why not bring a piece of it back to your hotel room? The Cullen, inspired by the bold and daring work of Australian artist Adam Cullen, offers a unique experience where awe-inspiring artwork adorns every corner of your stay, making it a quintessential ‘Melbourne’ experience.

After a day of art exploration, indulge in delicious dining at one of the hotel’s restaurants or venture out to sample the endless delights the city has to offer. With The Cullen as your base, your Melbourne getaway promises to be nothing short of memorable.

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