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Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, Australia. It is considered one of the safest in the world. It is Australia's second-largest and most populous city, with over 5 million people and an 81 percent safety index. It is well-known for its cultural diversity, numerous laneways, great street art and fantastic food choices for all budgets. It's also recognised as being the world's coffee capital and for being selected as the most liveable city worldwide on a regular basis. This dynamic metropolis hosts uniquely characterised neighbourhoods, explorable mountain ranges, lush green parks where you can experience Australian nature at its best and an exhilarating city centre.

Accommodation options in this city vary significantly in pricing, ranging from dirt cheap to mid-range to luxurious, allowing you to identify a facility that will suit any budget. Lodging facilities include but are not limited to hotels, motels, apartments, backpacker hostels and bed and breakfast options. Depending on the location, some rooms overlook beautiful gardens or the outlets swimming pool.

Neighbourhoods of Melbourne

This is a big city with numerous suburbs. These are some of them:

  • South Yarra: A chic neighbourhood brimming with fashionable bistros, boutique hotels and trendy bars.
  • South Melbourne: This neighbourhood provides substantial gardens and hosts Albert Park. It offers an appealing suburban atmosphere.
  • Docklands: An affluent, rejuvenated suburb that faces a delightful marina.
  • Port Melbourne: This neighbourhood has sleek, modern multi-storey buildings with workers cottages and Victorian terraces in the older streets.
  • St Kilda: Known for its palm-studded gardens, live music venues, amusement park and huge beach
  • East Melbourne: Here, you will find many colonial-era architectural buildings and trendy hotels.

What to see and do in Melbourne

Despite the lack of a renowned bridge or huge port, the municipal competes with Sydney as the country's business, artistic and cultural hub. This means you'll find lots of engaging activities and wondrous sights, including:

  • Melbourne Coffee Tours: The city's incredible café culture ensures high-quality coffee no matter where you go. Take a tour and experience the commitment and expertise of this country's baristas
  • Scienceworks: Offers a wide range of interactive science exhibitions, events and workshops. It also has a planetarium that provides educational shows, a lightning chamber offering 30-minute live shows and a Nitty Gritty Super City mini-metropolis demonstrating how a city operates in a miniature version.
  • Street Art Tour: Ranked among the street art capitals worldwide, you'll appreciate the prowess of street artists here. On tour, you'll get to understand the meaning behind this art scene and how graffiti is done.
  • Live Music: Famous for live rock music and other genres, many bands are performing all around the city at any given time, including international bands.
  • The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG): Crazy about sports? Attend a game of rugby, international soccer, cricket and other sporty events. The facility has a 130,000 people capacity.
  • World-Class Shopping Experience: Explore Chapel Street for high-quality clothing that entices even international celebrities to shop here. Or visit Fitzroy, known for its vintage finds, or Chadstone and Highpoint, for their vast local and international brands range in large shopping malls.
  • Penguin Spotting: Enjoy the gorgeous beach at St Kilda and interact with the penguins. There are penguin guides to attend to any queries you may have.
  • The Botanic Gardens: This is a popular spot for joggers and walkers and is situated a short walking distance from the city's centre. Taking a stroll here provides greenery, peace and calmness, ideal for a meditation session. There are over 8,500 plant species in these charming garden.

What to eat in Melbourne

Some of the metropolitan’s must-try foods include:

  • Dim sim: A a Chinese-inspired vegetable and meat (chicken, pork or lamb) dumpling snack.
  • Spag bol: Italian cuisine, this is spaghetti Bolognese consisting of pasta or lasagna dressed with a meat-based sauce.
  • Pigs in a blanket: A sausage-based dish made of bacon-wrapped frankfurter in a pastry.
  • Salt and pepper calamari: Cantonese cuisine with an Australian twist.
  • Chicken Parma: Deep-fried chicken cutlet with parmesan and mozzarella toppings.

Typical events and festivals in Melbourne

This metropolitan is undoubtedly the world's athletic capital, holding major international events year-round. Some of the annual festivals include:

  • Melbourne Cup Carnival: Home to the most vibrant horse racing event worldwide, this 4-day event combines fashion, wine, food, sports, celebrities and business.
  • Tropfest Australia: This film festival is one of the most loved locally. It is the largest short film event worldwide.
  • Moomba Festival: This event is held annually on the Labour Day weekend. The carnivalesque event entails a parade of floats on the Yarra River, food, music and performances. Flying devices are designed and made at home and brought out to be flown above the river.

How to move around in Melbourne

Moving around Melbourne is easy and convenient and sometimes free on the tram. The area's public transport system is among the best countrywide. You'll find trains, buses and streetcars (trams) or you can hail a taxi or rent a car.

The climate in Melbourne

This destination has a temperate climate though quite variable. Summer is the peak travel time, between December and February, with temperatures averaging highs of 27°C (80.6°F) and lows of 14°C (57.2°F). It rains the least during this time, with an average of 5 days of rainfall each month. Winters are cool and occur between June and August, with temperatures averaging highs of 16°C (60.8°F) and lows of 7°C (44.6°F). It rains the most in August and September, with 9 days of precipitation each month and temperature highs of 18°C (64.4°F) and lows of 8°C (46.4°F).

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Melbourne

The most centrally located hotels in Melbourne with the best ratings are: Hotel Lancemore Crossley St. Melbourne, Hotel Melbourne Marriott and Hotel The Langham Melbourne.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Melbourne, the average price per night is 58 , while you will pay an average of 45 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 78 .

Hotel Parkroyal Melbourne Airport is near Melbourne, Hotel Parkdale Motor Inn is near Melbourne-Moorabbin, and Essendon Motel is near Melbourne-Essendon.

You can make reservations at Hotel Melbourne Marriott, The Hotel Windsor and Hotel Pullman Melbourne On Swanston if you"re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Melbourne.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Melbourne, we recommend Hotel Lancemore Crossley St. Melbourne, Hotel Zagame's House and Hotel Melbourne Marriott.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Melbourne are Hotel Melbourne Marriott, Hotel Zagame's House and Hotel Lancemore Crossley St. Melbourne.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Melbourne with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Lancemore Crossley St. Melbourne, Hotel Melbourne Marriott and Hotel The Langham Melbourne.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Melbourne are Hotel Lancemore Crossley St. Melbourne, Hotel Zagame's House and Hotel Melbourne Marriott.

In Melbourne, Hotel Lancemore Crossley St. Melbourne, Hotel Zagame's House and Hotel Melbourne Marriott offer 24-hour front desk service.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Melbourne, like The Hotel Windsor, Hotel Pullman Melbourne On Swanston or Hotel View Melbourne.