Melbourne is the exciting capital of Australia and is located on the southeastern coast in the state of Victoria. Lovers of sun and sand will enjoy the many beaches, including St. Kilda Beach, with its promenade and a pier, which offers fabulous skyline views of the city and beautiful sunsets. Brighton Beach is well known for its endless sand, as well as quaint bathing boxes, playgrounds for the kids and barbecue facilities. The beach also gives access to the natural reserves on the foreshore. Water sports abound, including sailing, boating, and windsurfing.
In the city itself, visitors can enjoy the Arts Centre Melbourne, a performing arts venue, as well as the National Gallery of Victoria with its exhibits of local and indigenous art. For evening entertainment, enjoy the many plazas in Melbourne, lined by restaurants and bars, with many to be found along the Yarra River. Speaking of entertainment, the city also has a variety of hotels and resorts with rooftop bars and restaurants, offering great city views and sunsets while enjoying a tasty snack or refreshing drink. Browse some of the best on offer by scrolling below.
The QT Melbourne is located a 200 m (656 ft) walk from the Regent Theatre and 400 m (1,312 ft) from St. Paul’s Cathedral in the city centre. The QT Rooftop Bar offers a relaxing and cool place to enjoy cocktails and sundowners. Gaze at the amazing view over the city of Melbourne, while listening to the best of music on offer. This designer boutique hotel also offers fine dining at the Pascale Bar and Grill, where a range of dishes include fresh ingredients from a kitchen garden on the hotel’s rooftop. Guests can also enjoy good coffee and delicious treats in the Cake Shop on site. For something different, head to Hot Sauce, with its Japanese and Korean-inspired dishes and an elegant bar.
The 188 guest suites have king or twin beds, and offer a minibar and a range of the latest movies, surrounded by quality and quirky designer furnishings. There is a fitness centre available to guests in the hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the hotel.
The Coppersmith Hotel is located in South Melbourne and offers the Coppersmith Bar and Bistro, open to both guests and local residents. Traditional pub food is on offer, made wherever possible with fresh local produce, and the menu offers a selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices. The bar offers a good wine list and 18 beer taps serving up a variety of excellent craft beers from Victoria and around the country. Relax with a drink on the rooftop terrace, while gazing at the surrounding city or enjoying a colourful sunset.
The hotel offers king or queen beds, along with coffee and tea-making facilities and a flat screen TV with recordable Foxtel. Other features include an iron and ironing board, air conditioning, telephone, safe, and a DVD player on request. Free Wi-Fi is available to guests. Private bathrooms feature a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
The luxurious 5 star Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s famous laneway culture. Surrounded by lively bars and excellent restaurants, as well as theatre performances, there is always something to do in the evenings. For shopaholics, great retail therapy is on offer just steps away in Collins Street and Spring Street.
In the hotel itself, guests can enjoy a cocktail or glass of champagne at the Terrace Bar, while taking in the views over the city. Alternatively, partake in a high tea Parisian-style in the Little Collins Street Kitchen. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in the East Restaurant, where Chinese flavours are served in a tapas style, with an excellent wine bar on-site. The hotel also offers a spa experience where guests can take advantage of a relaxing massage, facial treatment, body wrap treatment or manicure. The indoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre also give a chance for exercise.
The various double and family rooms and suites in the hotel are spacious and comfortable, with king beds, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms also feature flat screen TV, a safe, and a mini-bar. Private bathrooms offer a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
The Pensione Hotel Melbourne is a boutique hotel, set in the heart of free tram zone in the city and close to the Southern Cross Train Station, giving easy access to everything Melbourne has to offer. The pet-friendly hotel offers the Rooftop Sundeck, with a garden and views of the city to enjoy, as well as a chance to rent a barbecue for that perfect evening. Olivier’s Café serves breakfast, light snacks, and dinner, as well as cocktails and other drinks in the evenings.
Single, double, and triple guest rooms offer air conditioning, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and a mini fridge, along with a private bathroom with a shower. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
A visit to Melbourne, Australia
Enjoy your visit to Australia’s exciting capital – its food, entertainment, shopping, and sheer fun – or simply relax at the rooftop bar with a view of the sunset.
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