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About Victoria

With wineries and top-notch foodie fare in spades, Victoria is a superb Australian destination for couples, families and groups of friends. There is a tremendous array of accommodation available across the region, from low-key guesthouses to luxurious hotels fit for a range of budgets. Many of the best places to stay in Victoria are in trendy Melbourne, the state capital, but there are some real gems tucked amidst the vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula or set in pretty towns along the Great Ocean Road.

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Melbourne, Victoria’s largest city, has a well-deserved reputation for fabulous food, cultural attractions aplenty and a cool, laid-back vibe. Built on the back of the gold rush, the city is home to grand old hotels and galleries, as well as a host of new rooftop bars and alleyway eateries in quirkily converted industrial buildings. Don’t miss a stroll through the Queen Victoria markets — the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere — or catching a match at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Beyond Melbourne are Victoria’s historic gold mining towns, Ballarat included. The region is known for its natural beauty: from the majestic Great Ocean Road, where the Twelve Apostles jut out like knives and towns like lovely Lorne hug the coastline, to the tranquility of the wine-producing Yarra Valley. Venture north to the lush Grampians, or east for the Dandenong Ranges and flower-filled Olinda. Whether you’re dreaming of beautiful art hotels, boutique beach spots, or elegant rural B&Bs, Victoria has it all. The best places to stay in Victoria offer visitors a taste of the region’s great food and wine in beautifully-presented surroundings suffused with classic Aussie character.

The Best Places to Stay in Victoria

For Urban Luxury

  • The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne promises five-star style in central Melbourne, with a superb spa, indoor pool and chic restaurants. Glitzy rooms and suites with brass accents and crisp white linens boast panoramic views of the city skyline and the sea.
  • The Lyall Hotel's elegant rooms & suites are wonderfully soothing and indulgent, with marble bathrooms, white, grey and burnt orange interiors, and big windows inviting lots of light. A Melbourne favourite, the hotel also has a serene spa. One for fans of sophisticated contemporary-classic design.
  • United Places Botanic Gardens is made up of 12 swish, design-led suites overlooking Melbourne's Botanic Gardens. Big breakfasts are served in-suite, and guests get priority seating at Chef Scott Pickett's much-admired Matlida 159 restaurant, just next door. Innovative fare will delight sophisticated foodies.
  • Coppersmith Hotel in up-and-coming South Melbourne has whitewashed rooms and suites with a modern, minimalist feel. The 1860s façade also hides a buzzy neighbourhood bistro, where seasonal dishes are inspired by European cuisine. With 18 crafts beers on tap, this is a very tricky place to leave.


  • Zagame's House is a hip design-led hotel on Lygon Street, on the edge of Melbourne's Little Italy. Think swish, moody guest rooms with a grown-up grey & white palette and blue velvet in the communal areas. Kick off the day with cracking brunches, and cosy up in the wine bar each evening. Very glamorous.
  • Hotel Vera has just seven hip suites in a 19th-century Ballarat mansion. Understated spaces feature modern art by female Australian artists, warm blue, pink, burnt orange or green tones, and indulgent marble bathrooms. Restaurant Babae is a fine dining favourite. Named for the co-founder's beloved grandmother, this is a wonderfully intimate boutique base in a beautiful Victoria city.
  • Alkina Lodge is a collection of three architecturally impressive lodges — rather than a traditional hotel — on the Great Ocean Road. Modern, and mostly monochromatic spaces have four bedrooms, whitewashed walls punctuated by big windows, slick kitchens & generous garden-view decks. Expect statement spaces with a strong focus on eco-conscious design, including handmade bricks, sustainable building materials and filtered rainwater.
  • The Mitchelton Hotel, created by acclaimed architecture and interiors firm Hecker Gutherie, is built around the iconic 1970s tower completed by architect Ted Ashton. In the Goulburn Valley, the hotel adjoins the Mitchelton Gallery of Aboriginal Art, and has its own cellar door, making it a multi-faceted destination in its own right. Interiors are slick and minimalist, with white and steely grey used throughout.
  • The Royce, housed in what was once Melbourne's first luxury automobile showroom, is also seriously cool. Rooms are modern and understated, but shared spaces with sleek marble & chrome accents ooze 1920s style. The cocktail bar has to be one of the top design spots in the city.
  • The Kilnhouses, inspired by old tobacco kilns which stud the landscape of rural Victoria, offer modern exteriors and comfortable, beautifully designed interiors by Russell Grainger. Set on a working cattle farm, these multi-bedoom lodges are ideal for travellers eager to hike, cycle and taste wondeful wine or ski during the winter months. A Grand Designs-esque property.


  • La Maison St Arnaud B&B, a lovely cottage built in 1886, now has two elegant guest suites. Kickstart your day with owner Kellie-Anne's delicious home cooked breakfasts, before setting out to play golf, go fishing or explore pretty Rutherglen's fabulous cellar doors. There's a cosy sitting room and deck for unwinding with a good book or planning your next day out.
  • Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast, with a spacious suite and two-bedroom guest wing in the home of friendly owners Linda and Larry, is a wonderful springboard for discovering Wilsons Promontory National Park. Think big breakfasts, gorgeous gardens filled with Australian birds, and outdoorsy activities aplenty within easy reach. Adults only.
  • Old Chilli B&B has six charming guest rooms just a short walk from the heart of Daylesford. Think bathrooms with big tubs, French doors opening onto a shared terrace, and pretty sage-green paintwork. Kick start your day with homemade breakfasts, and unwind in the gardens. Very lovely for quiet couples.
  • Woolrich Retreat is made up of one inviting suite, and a 1920s-built two-bedroom garden cottage. Tucked on five leafy acres near Olinda, this charming retreat is wonderfully calm. Both spaces have kitchens, private decks, sitting rooms and garden views. For romantics or friends on holiday together.
  • Drom Aluinn B&B has three comfortable guest rooms decorated in soft blue and dove-grey tones. Expect stunning views over the surrounding farmland & Blue & Cathedral Ranges from each rooms, as well as from the shared lounge and deck. Sink into leather armchairs by the fire after big days of hiking, cycling and bird watching. The lovely owners cook up delicious breakfasts each morning, too.

For Foodies

  • Jackalope is a seriously swish modern hotel set in its own 12-acre vineyard on the striking Mornington Peninsula. Pick this place for cutting-edge design, farm-to-fork cuisine, wine tastings and amazing countryside views. A foodie favourite.
  • Lake House boasts waterfront rooms and suites set on six acres around Daylesford Lake. The award-winning restaurant uses produce from the hotel's own Dairy Flat Farm to create innovative dishes. Farm tours come highly recommended, too. Amongst Victoria's top foodie hotspots.
  • Royal Mail Hotel is a food and wine lover's dream, with a fabulous kitchen garden, fine dining restaurant and award-winning, 25,000 bottle wine cellar. With well-appointed rooms, self-catering apartments and houses available, this is a great pick for groups or families keen to explore the Grampians National Park.
  • Brae, headed up Chef Dan Hunter, is amongst Australia's very best restaurants. Much of the produce used in the kitchen is grown on the 30 acre farm, where you'll also find six superb modernist suites — only available for booking if you have a table at the restaurant. A dazzling foodie experience, with ever-changing tasting menus.
  • Chateau Yering promises 32 luxurious suites in a Victorian manor on the Yarra Valley’s first known winery. Stay here for antique opulence, marble bathrooms and grand evenings in Eleonore’s restaurant. Perfect for rural relaxation and to explore the region’s 70+ wineries!

For Seaside Style

  • Drift House in Port Fairy is a contemporary, adults-only boutique beach hotel with six luxurious suites. Expect free-standing baths, artisan breakfasts and striking views over the Moyne River from some of the beautiful rooms. Gourmet dinners can also be arranged, making this a top-notch stop on the Great Ocean Road.
  • Hotel Sorrento is a glamorous clifftop hotel overlooking Port Phillip Bay. A family-owned hotel with a century-long history, this spot has chic, understated rooms and suites clad in cream and white tones, with exposed stone and pale oak. A refreshing pool, lively bars and delectable eateries complete the picture, and the sea is just steps away. Very cool.

For Great Value

  • The Larwill Studio in Melbourne is a fresh and vibrant art-centric hotel with modern artwork and soft textures in contermporary spaces. Bicycles are available to hire, the team can arrange city tours and there are yoga mats in each room. Youthful, sociable and budget-friendly.
  • Hotel Frangos is a lovely boutique offering in the heart of Daylesford. Expect bright, playful interiors in an 1888-built edifice and very reasonable rates. Foodies will adore the focus on seasonal produce from local farms and south Australian wines. Regular events and menu updates bring guests back again and again.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Melbourne International Airport, and continue to your destination by bus, train or taxi. Many hotels will also be happy to arrange an airport pick up in advance.
  • Victoria is brilliant for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Summers (December to February) in Victoria are warm and pleasant, with temperatures hovering at around 26°C. Visit in March or November for fewer crowds and good hotel deals in hubs like Melbourne, or the seaside towns of the Great Ocean Road.



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Best Hotels in Victoria

  • Brady Hotel Jones Lane Melbourne (Victoria) 153 rooms from £79

    Business meetings  -  Dedicated business rooms are great for those looking to work, with an in-room desk, as is the location and reasonable pricing
    Other Activities  -  See a match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and delve into the city's sporting history at the National Sports Museum
    Local markets  -  The Sunday crafts market on the Southbank promenade is brilliant for creative types looking to pick up souvenirs
    Value chic  -  A central, affordable hotel with slick modern rooms in the lively theatre district
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    A 20-floor tower in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, this slick yet affordable hotel has contemporary interiors with crisp white linens, city views & lots of light. Business rooms come with desks; studio apartments have kitchenettes & guests share access to a great gym. Super central, simple & stylish. See More

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  • Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat (Victoria) 41 rooms from £79

    Local exploring  -  A classic heritage hotel with a real sense of place, well-situated for discovering Ballarat & the gold rush
    Weddings  -  Perfect for opulent weddings, the Grand Dining Room seats 110 guests with space for a dance floor
    Local markets  -  Held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, the lively Ballarat Farmers' Market is brilliant for picking up fresh produce
    Restaurant  -  Chef Ian Curley creates European-inspired cuisine using fresh local produce at The Atrium restaurant
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    A classic heritage hotel dating back to the 1850s, this local landmark boasts 41 rooms & suites. Think patterned wallpapers, carved wooden beds — some four-posters — and rich burgundy, gold & white textiles. A popular restaurant & wine bar complete the picture. Great value in the centre of town. See More

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  • Middle Park Hotel Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) 25 rooms from £87

    Local markets  -  The largest open air market in the southern hemisphere, The Queen Victoria Market is a fabulous place to go shopping
    Value chic  -  A great value choice for stays in the city, well-suited to budget-conscious solo travellers, couples and groups
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Gather for happy hour, trivia nights and lively Sunday roasts in the hotel's hip restaurant-pub
    City Style  -  Slick, stylish guest rooms in the heart of Melbourne, this is a top city pick
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    A period building opposite the Albert Park Australian Grand Prix - a must for racing fans! Guests can enjoy meals in the Brasserie restaurant with a side of Ozzie charm. Rooms are decorated in a fuss free 'loft' style in greys and accent reds. Dramatic, dark tiled bathrooms feature roll top baths. See More

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  • Oscar's Hotel and Cafe Bar Ballarat (Victoria) 13 rooms from £90

    Weddings  -  Host your ceremony at the Atrium, sit-down dinner for up to 150 guests in the Garden Room
    Value chic  -  A simple, great value little hotel with just 13 guest rooms and a friendly feel
    Restaurant  -  Rleaxed restaurant serving modern Australian fare — as well as flavoursome pizzas
    Great walks  -  Take a scenic 6km walk around lovely Lake Wendouree
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    A laid-back historic hotel in the centre of town, with 13 simple rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, antique furniture & modern bathrooms. A local landmark dating back to the gold rush-era heritage, with updated events spaces for weddings, parties & seasonal Australian dining. Great value. See More

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  • Art Series — The Chen Melbourne (Victoria) 101 rooms from £90

    Learning  -  Take a guided tour of the hotel's art collection with the in-house curator and expert guides to delve into Zhong Chen's work
    Local exploring  -  Brilliant for exploring Melbourne's eastern suburbs, with many of its university campuses & a great east Asian food scene
    Families  -  Spacious suites with two double beds are ideal for families with older children, who will also love the pool
    Cycling  -  Hire the hotel's Lekker bikes to zip around Box Hill, an up-and-coming part of eastern Melbourne
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    An affordable high-rise hotel centred on the bright paintings of Chinese-born Australian artist Zhong Chen. Smart yet playful, this is a place of sleek rooms with bold pink & blue accents, floor-to-ceiling windows & lots of light. A cool rooftop pool & superb dim sum restaurant complete the picture. See More

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  • The Olsen Melbourne (South Yarra, Australia) 229 rooms from £92

    Designer Shopping  -  Set on Chapel Street in South Yarra, this is a top spot for keen shoppers, you'll find Melbourne's best stores within reach
    Great walks  -  Guided walking tours of South Yarra are a great way to get a sense of this bustling neighbourhood
    Families  -  Two bedroom suites are ideal for families, who will also appreciate the refreshing swimming pool
    Local exploring  -  Well situated for exploring Chapel Street and the thriving community of South Yarra
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    Contemporary hotel with a central location in South Yarra offering good amenities and comfortable rooms. Boasts a glass-bottom swimming pool, spa and gym, and all within easy reach of nearby restaurants. See More

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  • A Loft In The Mill Olinda (Victoria) 4 rooms from £95

    Groups  -  Special group rates encourage friends to stay together, booking out the four suites for a fun-filled rural escape
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the beautiful National Rhododendron Garden or the William Ricketts Sanctuary
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic retreat with opulent suites in charming Olinda, perfect for a couples' escape
    Other Activities  -  Ride the iconic Puffing Billy, a historic steam train with lunch and dinner carriages
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    Four characterful suites sit within a replica 19th-century mill in lovely Olinda. Individually decorated interiors feature carved four-posters, embroidered textiles, crackling fireplaces & soaking tubs. Most have private terraces, plus kitchenettes & sitting rooms. A charming Dandenong Ranges base. See More

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  • Hotel Frangos Daylesford (Australia) 15 rooms from £95

    Museums  -  The Daylesford Museum and Cultural Centre is fantastic for those seeking to delve into the history of the region
    Foodies  -  Showcasing regional produce, the restaurant & wine bar are a destination in themselves
    Great walks  -  Take a scenic stroll through Daylesford, or up to the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens
    Value chic  -  A lovely, characterful little hotel offering plenty of personality at great prices
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    Set in the heart of Daylesford, this hotel has a lot to offer. Fabulously designed bedrooms, a choice of two lively restaurants and the Endota Day Spa. The owners have poured their passions into Frangos to make it truly welcoming and completely unique. Unwind in this stylish hotel. See More

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  • Naughtons Hotel Melbourne (Victoria) 15 rooms from £97

    Foodies  -  A foodie favourite, with hearty pub fare, seasonal ingredients & a strong sustainable cooking ethos
    Weddings  -  Book the whole hotel for a fabulous pub wedding, complete with fantastic food & heaps of character
    Restaurant  -  A fabulous pub championing seasonal produce and local farmers, as well as making their own bread & pasta and more
    Local markets  -  Fill your bags with fresh produce from the bustling Victoria Markets, one of the city's iconic hotspots
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    A warm & welcoming restaurant with rooms set in a 150-year-old building just opposite Melbourne University. Airy, light-filled guest rooms sit above a convivial, green-painted pub which prides itself on its seasonal fare & sustainable approach to modern cooking. A relaxed neighbourhood favourite. See More

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  • The Larwill Studio Melbourne (North Melbourne, Australia) 96 rooms from £98

    Learning  -  Take a guided art tour of the hotel's collection, or borrow art utensils and art books to fuel your creativity
    City Style  -  A stylish city spot inspired by the art of David Larwill, whose bright paintings create a playful atmosphere
    Value chic  -  Offering chic Scandi-style guest rooms right next to Royal Park, all at very reasonable rates
    Cycling  -  Hire one of the hotel's bright orange bicycles to discover the city on two wheels
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    An art centric hotel boasting an excellent central location. Contemporary rooms are clean in design with soft hues and plenty of glass offset by vibrant modern artworks. A health thread runs through the property with designated snacks, meditation and yoga mats offered in room. Modern living defined. See More

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  • Athelstane House Queenscliff, Victoria 9 rooms from £98

    Wine tasting  -  Follow the Bellarine Peninsula's taste trail, visting wineries, breweries & farm shops for tours & tastings
    Local exploring  -  The oldest B&B in town, this is a top spot for exploring the area's highlights on foot or by bicycle
    Value chic  -  A reasonably priced B&B with a long history and a friendly team, perfect for relaxed weekends away
    Historic  -  Built in 1860, this is Queenscliff's oldest operating guesthouse
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    The oldest B&B in town, this Queenscliff landmark dates back to 1860. Nine airy, light-filled rooms are individually decorated, with bold art prints, patterned quilts & balconies or bath tubs. Home-cooked breakfasts are a highlight, and Queenscliff's many attractions are right on your doorstep. See More

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  • The Riversleigh Bairnsdale, Victoria 22 rooms from £101

    Fishing  -  Fish on the Gippsland Lakes, at Lake Tyers or along the Ninety Mile Beach with an expert, or hire a day boat with friends
    Birdwatching  -  Spot sea eagles, swans, pelicans, kingfishers & more in the Lakes National Park and the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
    Families  -  Spacious rooms with additional beds are great for families, who will appreciate the area's myriad outdoor activities
    Value chic  -  A well-priced property with lively bar, contemporary rooms and charming period features
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    Set in the heart of Bairnsdale, this pretty, 1886-built property houses modern rooms & suites with period features. High-ceilings & big windows create light-filled spaces, with cosy beds, fireplaces & garden views. The lively lounge bar has Victorian tiles & a great selection of local beer & wine. See More

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  • The Daylesford Art Motel Daylesford (Victoria) 10 rooms from £102

    Local exploring  -  Central and perfectly placed for exploring bustling Daylesford's boutiques, galleries and eateries
    Groups  -  A great base for a group holiday in Daylesford, close to the lively hub that is the Farmers Arms
    Great walks  -  Scenic hikes through the Lederderg State Park, Mt Franklin’s volcanic crater or Wombat State Forest are excellent
    Local markets  -  Join locals at the buzzy Daylesford Sunday Market, where you can pick up fresh produce and artisanal crafts
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    A hip, contemporary take on a small-town motel in trendy Daylesford. 10 retro-chic rooms with big cosy beds, eclectic artwork, smart bathrooms & compact terraces sit opposite the acclaimed Farmers Arms eatery. Cross the street for craft beers, seasonal fare & a lively buzz in an artsy Victoria hub. See More

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  • The Cullen Melbourne (Australia) 119 rooms from £103

    Local markets  -  Taste gourmet specialities at the Prahran Market, which hosts foodie events and festivals throughout the year
    Artworks  -  Centre around the artwork of the late Australian artist Adam Cullen, whose prints are for sale in the hotel
    Business meetings  -  Three meeting venues, including the 120 square metre rooftop, perfect for business trips to the city
    Theatre  -  Catch a show at the Chapel Off Chapel performance space
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    Located opposite the bustling Prahran Market and Chapel St, this quirky looking hotel doesn't disappoint with lashings of artwork by Adam Cullen. Large suites come with a fully equipped kitchenette. Babysitting services, free pram hire and family suites available. See More

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  • The Prince Melbourne (Australia) 40 rooms from £108

    Foodies  -  A hip wine bar, Mediterranean restaurant & pub, perfect for keen foodies & wine lovers eager to taste the region's produce
    Groups  -  A lively little hotel with a great vibe for groups and a popular live music venue for big nights out
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Prince Band Room hosts international rock acts and DJs - a hip venue for a memorable Melbourne night
    Wildlife Area  -  Stroll down to the St Kilda pier, where you'll see penguins at sunset
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    A hard to beat location in the seaside suburb of St Kilda, offering the best of city living by the ocean. This hip boutique hotel boasts tasteful decor and great amenities, including a sauna and steam room to unwind in after a hard day at the beach. The wine bar and live music space are sensational. See More

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  • Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy Melbourne (Victoria) 36 rooms from £109

    Local exploring  -  Brilliant for exploring lively Fitzroy on foot & living like a local with the flexibility of your own kitchen & sitting room
    Groups  -  Two- to three-bedroom apartments are perfect for groups of friends or families
    Local markets  -  Fitzroy Mills Market & the Rose Street Artists' Market are wonderful for perusing craft pieces at weekends
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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    A collection of fresh, contemporary serviced apartments in the hip Fitzroy neighbourhood. Spaces have a minimalist feel with white and grey interiors, well-equipped kitchens & comfortable sitting rooms. Boasting one, two- or three-bedrooms, these are ideal for longer stays in an artsy part of town. See More

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  • Laneways by Ovolo Melbourne (Australia) 107 rooms from £111

    Business meetings  -  Set in Melbourne's CBD, this is a lively spot for business travellers eager to stay somewhere hip and central
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the Parliament Gardens, Treasury Gardens or Fitzroy Gardens, all just a short walk away
    Theatre  -  Catch a show at the Comedy Theatre or Her Majesty's Theatre, both just around the corner
    Families  -  Families will appreciate the two-bedroom suites and playful feel of the hotel
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    Tucked away on one of Melbourne's famous laneways, this hotel is situated in the heart of the bustling CBD close to the city's best bars, cafes and restaurants. Complimentary breakfast is also included. See More

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  • Drom Aluinn B&B Acheron, Victoria 3 rooms from £114

    Country Escape  -  Overlooking the Blue and Cathedral Ranges, this countryside B&B is surrounded by bucolic farmland & invites outdoor exploring
    Romantic Break  -  A tranquil retreat for romantics, with cosy guest rooms, expansive valley views & hearty breakfasts
    Sights nearby  -  Steavenson Falls, one of Victoria’s highest waterfalls, is just outside the town of Maryland and well worth visiting
    Fishing  -  Try your hand at trout fishing on the Acheron River or boating on Lake Eildon, just 25 minutes away
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    An indulgent B&B with three comfortable guest rooms, each with views over surrounding farmland & the Blue & Cathedral Ranges beyond. Interiors are clad in soft cream & blue-grey tones, with leather sofas & a cosy fireplace in the lounge. There's a spacious deck for soaking up the serenity. Lovely. See More

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  • Oscar’s on the Yarra Warburton, Victoria 22 rooms from £115

    Groups  -  A relaxed spot for groups of friends, with flexible room options, large gardens and fun communal lounges with billiards
    Wine tasting  -  Tour the acclaimed wineries of the Yarra Valley for expert-led tastings of top Victoria wines
    Value chic  -  A simple, great-value base for hiking, cycling and fishing excursions in the Yarra Valley
    Cycling  -  Cycling, hike or horse ride along the scenic 40km Lilydale — Warburton Rail Trail
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    A local landmark, Oscar's has been a laid-back little guesthouse since the 1920s. Refurbished interiors offer simple, comfortable garden-view rooms, a convivial lounge spaces with crackling fires & a popular billiards table. Feast on big breakfasts before exploring 12 acres of riverside grounds. See More

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  • Mollisons Kyneton, Victoria 7 rooms from £118

    Art Classes  -  Home to a thriving community of artisans, the town is brilliant for art classes, including pottery, woode carving and painting
    Romantic Break  -  A gorgeous boutique spot in a characterful little town an hour from Melbourne, perfect for romantic weekends away
    Groups  -  Book the whole place for a group of up to 18 guests, with six bedrooms and two apartments
    Great walks  -  Pick up a Historic Kyneton Town Walks Map, and discover this gold rush town on foot
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    This boutique hotel in country town Kyneton, an hour from Melbourne, is an interior designer's heaven, with elegant rooms and tasteful fittings. Every item in the hotel is for sale in the boutique downstairs. Minutes walk from Piper Street's lively cafes, restaurants and bars. See More

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  • La Maison St Arnaud B&B Rutherglen, Victoria 2 rooms from £122

    Total relaxation  -  A wonderfully relaxed cottage with a friendly owner, perfect for a laid-back and restorative weekend of good food & company
    Wine tasting  -  Perfectly placed for the Rutherglen Wine Experience and visiting 20+ Rutherglen winery cellar doors
    Local exploring  -  Brilliantly based for discovering Rutherglen and its wineries through nearby cellar doors
    Local markets  -  Held on the second Sunday of every month, the Rutherglen Farmers Market brings top together producers from north-east Victoria
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    A charming 1886-built cottage with two characterful suites in pretty Rutherglen. Interiors fuse period features with stylish modern design, reflecting the impeccable taste of owner Kellie-Anne, whose generous breakfasts are legendary. Think cosy sitting room, sunlit deck & access to cellar doors. See More

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  • Braeside Mount Macedon Country Retreat B&B Mt Macedon, Victoria 4 rooms from £125

    Great walks  -  Hike up Mount Macedon, follow scenic walking trails or amble through Forest Glade Gardens as a family with a picnic
    Weddings  -  A gorgeous venue for intimate rural weddings in the gardens, with superb fresh cuisine & Victoria wines
    Families  -  Two-bedroom cottages are perfect for families or groups, who will love the gardens
    Local markets  -  Pick up terrific local produce at Woodend Community Farmers' Market, held on the first Saturday or each month
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    Four charming cottages & suites create a gorgeous rural retreat on 27 acres of parkland. Pretty spaces have beamed ceilings, wood-burning stoves, cosy kitchenettes & terraces tucked under trees in the dappled sunshine. Alpacas & kangaroos hop around the gardens, which also host intimate weddings. See More

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  • Flinders Hotel Flinders, Victoria 40 rooms from £125

    Short break  -  A stylish hotel in the Mornington Peninsula, perfect for foodies & outdoorsy types looking to escape Melbourne for the weekend
    Groups  -  Groups will adore the lively communal spaces, including the Deck Bistro & Zig's Bar, as well as the relaxed, fun feel
    Wine tasting  -  Tours and tastings at the world-class wineries of the Mornington Peninsual are not to be missed
    Golf  -  Play a round on the acclaimed course at the Flinders Golf Club
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    A cool, contemporary hotel in pretty Flinders, on the dazzling Mornington Peninsula. Spacious & airy, the 40 white-walled rooms & suites have crisp white linens, blue & green artwork and sunlit private terraces. Two lively eateries add to the appeal. A modern reimagining of a Flinders landmark. See More

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  • Montfort Manor Traralgon, Victoria 5 rooms from £127

    Cycling  -  Cycle the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail for 63km from Traralgon to Stratford & admiring natural landscapes & historic relics
    Romantic Break  -  Romantic couples will appreciate the large classic suites, the lovely gardens & the sense of independence
    Country Escape  -  An impressive modern manor house on seven scres of grounds, perfect for unwinding in tranquil seclusion
    Tennis  -  Challenge your partner or friends to a game on the B&B's tennis court
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    An opulent five-suite B&B in an imposing manor house set within seven acres of landscaped grounds. Classic suites feature carved antique beds, rich textiles & big soaking tubs. Guests share access to a library, BBQs, two pools, a tennis court & a fishing lake. A tranquil, adult-only country escape. See More

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  • Coppersmith Hotel Melbourne (Victoria) 15 rooms from £127

    Local exploring  -  A hip choice for a South Melbourne stay, offering the chance to get a sense of one of the city's coolest emerging neighbourhoods
    Local markets  -  Savour fresh produce from fabulous stalls showcasing local growers and makers at the famous South Melbourne Market
    Foodies  -  Laid-back foodies will love the 18 beers on tap and the modern European cuisine of the cosy bistro
    Restaurant  -  Welcoming bistro specialising in seasonal dishes — a neighbourhood favourite
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A hip boutique hotel in up-and-coming South Melbourne with chic, minimalist rooms hidden behind an 1860s façade. Airy, understated interiors have big beds, desks & all the mod-cons. The big draws are the buzzy bistro — specialising in seasonal European cuisine — and the relaxed rooftop terrace. See More

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  • Zagame's House Melbourne (Victoria) 88 rooms from £129

    Local markets  -  Pick up delectable fresh produce & souvenirs from the buzzy Queen Victoria Market, just a short walk from the hotel
    Local exploring  -  Discover Melbourne's hip Little Italy, with superb food, coffee & street art straight outside your door
    Romantic Break  -  Well-heeled couples will adore the chic guestrooms — and a tipple or two at the wine bar!
    Restaurant  -  Sip cracking coffee at 1851 Coffee + Kitchen over brunch, or Italian dishes at the glamourous Lord Lygon Wine Shop
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A hip hotel on Lygon Street, this spot packs a punch when it comes to food & design. Slick rooms & suites feature a grown-up grey & white palette with playful touches; shared spaces are clad in moody blues & dark tones. Expect cracking coffee & brunch, plus an atmospheric wine bar. Very glamorous. See More

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  • Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast Foster, Victoria 3 rooms from £129

    Romantic Break  -  Intimate and tranquil, this is a lovely romantic retreat for outdoorsy types eager to recharge amidst Victoria's natural beauty
    Local exploring  -  A brilliant base for exploring the Wilsons Promontory National Park & Gippsland region, particularly with the owner's top tips
    Birdwatching  -  A Land for Wildlife property, the B&B's gardens are home to 68 species of birds, perfect for relaxed birdwatching
    Local markets  -  Savour local produce at the Foster Farmers' Market, or follow the South Gippsland Wine Trail for tours & tastings
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    With beautiful views of Wilsons Promontory National Park, this intimate B&B offers an exceptional rural escape. The friendly owners welcome guests to a spacious suite & comfortable two-bedroom guest wing in their home. Gorgeous gardens, homemade breakfasts & superb hosts make this a special spot. See More

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  • Yarra Valley Lodge Chirnside Park, Victoria 102 rooms from £130

    Golf  -  The lodge is part of the Heritage Golf & Country Club, perfectly placed for a round or two on the Heritage or St John courses
    Wine tasting  -  80 sensational cellar doors, craft breweries and spirits distilleries await in the Yarra Valley
    Weddings  -  A great venue for a stunning country wedding within easy reach of Melbourne
    Active Holiday  -  Keen golfers will adore the lodge's location
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    A smart wine country lodge overlooking the Heritage Golf & Country Club in the Yarra Valley. Rooms & suites face the golf course & gardens, with grown-up grey & merlot-red interiors, and beds topped with crisp white linens. Plus there are two golf courses, a soothing spa & restaurant-bar on site. See More

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  • Lancemore Crossley St Melbourne (Victoria) 113 rooms from £131

    Theatre  -  Catch a performance at the atmospheric Princess Theatre, just around the corner, or at Her Majesty’s Theatre
    City Style  -  A stylish city pad with crisp contemporary interiors and a central location for a city break
    Families  -  Families will appreciate the two-bedroom suites, and the proximity to the theatres and parks
    Designer  -  The interiors were designed by Melbourne-based Carr Design Group
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Bordering Chinatown & the theatre district, this sleek city hotel promises crisp linens in white-on-white rooms with clean lines, all the mod-cons & city views. Two-bedroom suites are ideal for families or groups. The roof terrace is fabulous, as are the theatres & restaurants which await nearby. See More

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  • Crown Metropol Melbourne Melbourne (Victoria) 570 rooms from £132

    Hotel Entertainment  -  The bowling alley, karaoke bar, mini golf at Holey Moley & live music of the Crown Precinct are brilliant for guests of all ages
    City Style  -  The ultimate city hotel experience with smart rooms & suites in a skycraper & an array of bars, eateries & entertainment options
    Groups  -  A great hotel for groups of friends, who will adore the shared spaces and lively restaurants, games & entertainment spaces
    Close to nightlife  -  Head to the Crown Entertainment Complex for buzzing casino & club nights as well as live gigs from international bands
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    A modern high-rise hotel alongside the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne's CBD. White & grey-clad rooms & suites are smart and minimalist, with chic bathrooms & city views. The indoor pool is spectacular, as is the access to the restaurants, bars, casino & games spaces of the Crown site. See More

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  • CocknBull Boutique Hotel Echuca Echuca, Victoria 5 rooms from £139

    Local exploring  -  A relaxed, easygoing based in Echua, perfect for discovering hiking, walking, cycling & riding trails as well as historic spots
    Families  -  Two-bedroom apartments with self-catering facilities are perfect for families or groups — book all 5 for 18 guests
    Wine tasting  -  Tour nearby wineries for superb tours and tastings, gaining a real appreciation for Victoria wines
    Local markets  -  Pick up delicous local produce at the Echuca Farmers' Market, held every second weekend of the month
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    A collection of five relaxed one- and two-bedroom apartments between the Murray & Campaspe Rivers in Echuca. Spaces are airy and contemporary, with comfortable sitting rooms & well-equipped kitchens. Guests share access to a swimming pool & gardens; Echuca's attractions are mere moments away. See More

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  • The Royce Hotel Melbourne (Victoria) 100 rooms from £148

    Designer Shopping  -  Enjoy the city’s finest luxury shopping at the boutiques of Collins Street, just steps from the hotel
    Romantic Break  -  Sumptuous suites invite romantic couples to unwind before sipping cocktails at the hip Showroom Bar
    City Style  -  A hugely glamorous city hotel, inspired by the glamour of the 1920s, with chrome, glass & marble
    Local markets  -  The Queen Victoria Market is the stuff of legend — and perfect for keen foodies
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    The Royce promises all the dazzling glitz & glamour of the 1920s, with sleek marble & chrome interiors in what was once Melbourne's first luxury automobile showroom. This restored city landmark now boasts slick guest rooms, gourmet eateries & a sensational cocktail bar. Gorgeous & great fun. See More

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  • The Como Melbourne (Australia) 107 rooms from £149

    Business meetings  -  A stylish pad in the CBD, perfect for business travellers who can also host meetings at the hotel
    Cycling  -  Hire bicycles to explore South Yarra and Melbourne's central landmarks at your own pace
    Other Activities  -  Catch an arthouse screening at the atmospheric Como Cinema, just alongside the hotel
    Families  -  Families will appreciate the two-bedroom apartments with sitting rooms & kitchens
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    Luxury hotel at the heart of Melbourne's bustling Chapel St. Near to all the attractions, art galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Family friendly suites available, with top-notch facilities including a gym, swimming pool and BBQ area. See More

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  • The Provincial Ballarat (Victoria) 23 rooms from £150

    Local exploring  -  A beautiful heritage hotel with elegant interiors, perfeclty placed for exploring historic Ballarat on foot or bicycle
    Romantic Break  -  Spacious suites are wonderfully romantic, with big beds topped by patterned headboards & a buzzy resto-bar
    Restaurant  -  Dine in style on locally sourced seasonal cuisine at Lola's, with an ever-changing European-influenced menu
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, or follow scenic walking trails around Lake Wendouree
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    An elegant heritage hotel with airy rooms & suites. Patterned statement headboards top cosy beds in light-filled, white-washed rooms with vintage furnishings. Apartments have kitchenettes, but the real highlight is the hip restaurant & bar named for 19th-century dancer Lola. See More

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  • Freeman On Ford Beechworth, Victoria 7 rooms from £151

    Local exploring  -  Brilliant for exploring the gold rush town of Beechworth, whilst based in a former bank from the town's heyday
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in one of six rooms & suites, enjoying home cooked breakfasts, refreshing swims & a real sense of calm
    Great walks  -  Take a guided daily walking tour of Beechworth's Historic Precinct, including the Burke Museum, Courthouse & Telegraph Station
    Swimming Pool  -  12-metre pool with outdoor hot tub
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    A long-time local landmark, Beechworth's gold rush-era Oriental Bank has been transformed into a characterful owner-run B&B. Victorian-style rooms & 1930s inspired suites feature fireplaces, opulent textiles & marble bathrooms. Manicured gardens & a swimming pool frame the Italianate façade. See More

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  • Dalblair Bed & Breakfast Seville, Victoria 3 rooms from £154

    Wine tasting  -  The world-class wineries of the Yarra Valley are mere moments away, perfect for expert-led tours & tastings
    Groups  -  Two-bedroom Dalry Cottage is perfect for a trip to the Yarra Valley wine country with friends
    Total relaxation  -  A quiet B&B escape in an area of rich natural beauty, ideal for recharging in the countryside
    Cycling  -  Follow part of the 40km Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail on foot, bicycle or horseback
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    A rural Yarra Valley B&B with three inviting accommodation options: a suite, two-bedroom cottage & poolside apartment. Expect simple, airy interiors with modern & classic pieces, kitchens for self-catering & decks for soaking up uninterrupted country views. Laid-back & promising plenty of privacy. See More

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  • Treasury on Collins Melbourne (Australia) 95 rooms from £155

    Other Activities  -  Catch a test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, or one of the city's foodie and cultural festivals whilst you're in town
    Groups  -  Small groups of friends will appreciate the sense of independence which comes with the apartments, and the central location
    Families  -  Flexible accommodation options offer space for up to 5 guests, and have plus kitchenettes and laundry facilities
    Museums  -  Just a short walk away, the Immigration Museum offers fascinating insights into Melbourne's history and culture
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    Treasury on Collins is an award winning boutique hotel located in a heritage building and offers chic accommodation with suites and apartments in the heart of the city. All rooms benefit from a kitchenette and washer/dryer - ideal for families! See More

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  • Cambridge Cottages Olinda (Victoria) 2 rooms from £155

    Hideaway  -  Set within leafy gardens on the edge of Olinda, this is a top spot for those seeking to unwind in absolute privacy
    Romantic Break  -  Two one-bedroom cottages with fireplaces and big cosy beds, perfect for a rejuvenating couples' retreat
    Museums  -  Visit the Burrinja Gallery or the impressive TarraWarra Museum of Art to admire striking artwork
    Great walks  -  Follow myriad hiking and cycling trails across the striking Dandenong Ranges
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    Two pretty one-bedroom cottages set in leafy, flower-filled gardens on the edge of Olinda. Kookaburra Cottage has a cosy mezzanine bedroom, while Currawong Cottage boasts a big four-poster. Both have gas fireplaces, sitting rooms, kitchens & garden-view terraces. A relaxed & tranquil rural hideaway. See More

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  • Emerald Ridge Emerald, Victoria 2 rooms from £160

    Fishing  -  Go fishing at the Australia Rainbow Trout Farm in Macclesfield, where there are also BBQ facilities for cooking up your catch
    Sights nearby  -  Take a ride on Puffing Billy, one of the world's best preserved steam railways and a huge local attraction
    Romantic Break  -  Romantic couples will adore the spacious guest suite, with garden views, a seating area & lovely bathtub
    Families  -  The cosy two-bedroom cottage is perfect for families or groups of friends travelling together
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    A family-owned escape on a 10-acre farm, offering a chic two-bedroom cottage and and guest suite. Light-filled contemporary interiors are clad in grey & white tones, with uninterrupted views of leafy gardens. Expect smart bathrooms, well-equipped kitchenettes & a friendly feel. Completely charming. See More

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  • Adelphi Hotel Melbourne Melbourne (Victoria) 34 rooms from £160

    Local exploring  -  Set on trendy Flinders Lane, the hotel is near galleries, bars and street art aplenty, perfect for on-foot exploring
    City Style  -  A hip city hotel with a funky feel and bold, eclectic interiors
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll along Flinders Lane to explore galleries and boutiques, as well as marvelling at the street art of nearby Hosier Lane
    Restaurant  -  Om Nom Restaurant has a wonderful à la carte menu and is famed for its delectable desserts & weekend high teas
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    Recommended by  -  Design Hotels

    A funky boutique hotel on hip Flinders Lane, the art-filled Adelphi has bold guest rooms with monochromatic zigzag carpeting & bright pops of pink. The Om Nom Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is a local favourite, and the dramatic cantilevered rooftop pool reflects the hotel's quirky energy. Fresh & fun. See More

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  • Langham Hotel Melbourne Melbourne (Australia) 387 rooms from £160

    Close to nightlife  -  Kickstart your evening at Arbory Afloat during the summer months, and carry on late into the night at the nearby Crown Casino
    City Style  -  A chic city hotel, voted amongst the best in Australia by Conde Nast, this is a fantastic city break spot
    Weddings  -  Perfect for a sensational city wedding, with delectable cuisine & an elegant setting
    Theatre  -  Catch at show by the Melbourne Theatre Company or at the Melbourne Recital Centre
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    This luxury hotel offers unrivalled views of the city from its location on the Yarra river. The decor inside is impressive, with a marble staircase, waterfall features and chandeliers dripping from the roof. The perfect place to mix business and pleasure. See More

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  • Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld, Victoria 40 rooms from £165

    Foodies  -  A sensational foodie hotspot, with produce from the kitchen garden served at Parker St Project and Wickens
    Wildlife Area  -  The Grampians National Park will delight wildlife enthusiasts and keen birders, as well as hikers
    Wine tasting  -  The afternoon Wine Cellar Tutorial is exceptional, and well worth booking in advance
    Honeymoons  -  An idyllic honeymoon escape, with superb cuisine and a real sense of romance
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    A range of accommodation available 2 km from the picturesque country town of Dunkeld, including rooms, self-catering apartments, an outdoor pool and a house sleeping up to 11 people. Perfect for groups, families and those wishing to explore the stunning Grampian National Park. See More

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  • Hotel Vera Ballarat (Victoria) 7 rooms from £167

    Art Classes  -  Hone your creative skills with workshops in silversmithing, chair-making & more at the Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades
    Local markets  -  Meet makers & producers from around the region at the Ballarat Farmers' Market on every second & fourth Sunday of the month
    City Style  -  A hip collection of seven design-led suites, each named for goldfields regions & featuring striking Australian artwork
    Romantic Break  -  Indulgent luxury suites are superb for romantic couples looking to unwind in style
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    A hip collection of seven indulgent suites in a 19th-century Ballarat mansion. Named for the co-founder's beloved grandmother, this intimate hotel features bold colour schemes & striking work by female Australian artists. Australian fine dining Restaurant Babae completes the picture. Gorgeous. See More

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  • Pan Pacific Melbourne Melbourne (Victoria) 353 rooms from £168

    Business meetings  -  Private meeting rooms and event spaces — as well as connection to the conference centre — make this a great business trip choice
    Families  -  Families will appreciate the two-bedroom suites, which also have kitchenettes, and entry to the Polly Woodside ship
    Restaurant  -  Dock 37 Bar & Kitchen specialises in quality produce, including good cuts of meat & fresh fish; Cafe Orr is great for pastries
    Sights nearby  -  Take a scenic boat ride along the Yarra River, admiring Melbourne's skyline and green spaces from the water
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    Set alongside the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, this swish hotel promises marvellous Yarra River views from contemporary rooms & suites. Think crisp white linens, floor-to-ceiling windows & earthy tones. There's a lively restaurant-bar, gym and meeting spaces aplenty. Smart & stylish. See More

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  • QT Melbourne Melbourne (Australia) 188 rooms from £175

    Museums  -  Visit the National Gallery of Victoria - Australia's oldest art museum - also home to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
    City Style  -  Immaculately designed, this hotel is in the high-end fashion district of Australia’s most creatively charged city
    Groups  -  Great for groups, the hotel has a lively buzz and plenty of communal areas for sociable travellers
    Learning  -  Guided city tours are a wonderful way to get a sense of Melbourne's history and modern spirit
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A fashionable industrial-chic style downtown hotel with a buzzing rooftop bar, with in-house gourmet restaurant. Featuring great views of the city and centrally located within easy distance of sights such as the Regent's Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral and Federation Square. See More

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  • The Hotel Windsor Melbourne (Victoria) 135 rooms from £176

    Foodies  -  Foodies will adore the sensational cuisine at Aru, Sunda and One Eleven — as well as fresh pastries and beautiful afternoon teas
    Romantic Break  -  A grand city hotel with a long history and a real sense of place, perfect for classic romantics
    Restaurant  -  Dine at the elegant One Eleven, feast on pub favourites at the Cricketers Bar, or head to award-winning restaurants Aru & Sunda
    Landmark  -  A Melbourne icon, the hotel pre-dates Raffles in Singapore and the Savoy in London
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    A grand dame of a hotel, this five star icon has been welcoming guests to elegant rooms & suites with carved wooden beds, rich textiles & 12ft ceilings since 1883. Famous afternoon teas & gourmet fare are a highlight — as is the superb central location. A classic stay for business or leisure. See More

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  • The Buckland Studios Buckland, Victoria 5 rooms from £180

    Honeymoons  -  Popular with honeymooners, the studios promise plenty of privacy, gorgeous views & indulgent tubs
    Hideaway  -  Escape to a 40 acre farm, savouring Victoria wines & mouth-watering hampers on your deck
    Great walks  -  Explore some of the 23 short and longer walking & hiking tracks in Buffalo National Park
    Views  -  Admire beautiful views of Mt Buffalo and the Buckland Valley from your private terrace
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    A collection of five contemporary studios on a tranquil 40-acre farm, boasting spectacular views. Airy, light-filled spaces feature big double beds, sitting rooms with wood-burning stoves and — in some cases — free-standing tubs. Private decks place rural panoramas centre-stage. Chic & adults only. See More

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  • Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Melbourne (Victoria) 363 rooms from £180

    City Style  -  A chic city hotel, with French-inspired interiors, a fabulous programme of art exhibitions, and slick bar & restaurant spaces
    Designer Shopping  -  The Collins Street Precinct is fabulous for designer shopping, with international brands and Australian boutiques aplenty
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Take a guided tour of the hotel's regular art exhibitions for an insight into Melbourne's thriving arts scene
    Business meetings  -  A brilliant business hotel, with multiple event spaces for meetings, conferences & parties
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    A chic, French-inspired hotel with 363 striking rooms & suites on lively Collins Street. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame city views & interiors feature cream tones, big beds with crisp white linens, blue velvet armchairs & smart marble bathrooms. Expect a stylish bar, restaurant & event spaces, too. See More

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  • be&be Castlemaine Castlemaine, Victoria 2 rooms from £180

    Other Activities  -  The fantastic Castlemaine State Festival is held every other year, with a terrific programme of performances — not to be missed!
    Local markets  -  Browse 70+ stalls at Wesley Hill Market on Saturdays, or pick up crafts & produce at The Mill, a fabulous arts & foodie space
    Hideaway  -  Two romantic hideaways, promising plenty of privacy in well-tended gardens, and lovely, thoughtfully designed interiors
    Local exploring  -  Brilliant for exploring artsy Castlemaine, complete with the recommendations of artist & owner Nicola
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    Two striking, thoughtfully designed studios in the gardens of a 19th-century house. Studio One has airy, loft-style interiors & space for four guests; smaller Studio Two feels minimalist & atmospheric. Both have lovely kitchens & expansive views of historic Castlemaine & the landscape beyond. Ideal. See More

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  • Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park Melbourne (Werribee Park, Australia) from £180

    Families  -  The two-bedroom family suite is great for those travelling with little ones, who will love the pool and 10 acres of gardens
    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous country escape, perfect for honeymoons or big events - including stunning weddings
    Sights nearby  -  Explore nearby Werribee Mansion, close to Victoria State Rose Garden
    Wildlife Area  -  Take the kids to see the animals at the Werribee Open Range Zoo
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    Escape to the country with a stay in this luxurious hotel and spa surrounded by ten acres of extensive parkland only thirty minutes from Melbourne's CBD. Tasteful decor matches the stunning 1870s Italianate Werribee Mansion setting. See More

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  • Grand Hyatt Melbourne Melbourne (Victoria) 546 rooms from £181

    City Style  -  A slick high-rise hotel with smart rooms & suites, panoramic views of the city skyline, and chic bars & restaurants
    Business meetings  -  A fabulous business hotel with extensive meeting rooms, conference facilities & a central city location
    Restaurant  -  Savour reimagined Australian barbecue at Collins Kitchen, where delicious fresh produce is cooked over smoke and flame
    Local markets  -  Operating since 1878, the Queen Victoria Market is a city icon — and the largest market in the southern hemisphere
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    A sleek city hotel with contemporary rooms and great skyline views. Expect smart interiors featuring grown-up grey & cream tones topped with warm reds & purples. Italian marble bathrooms are very indulgent — as is the spa. A hip cocktail bar & great Australian BBQ restaurant complete the picture. See More

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  • Crown Towers Melbourne (Australia) 482 rooms from £182

    City Style  -  An indulgent city pad for those dreaming of great nightlife, a casino, swish guestrooms & all the facilities
    Designer Shopping  -  The hotel complex play host to designer brands including Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and Graff Diamonds
    Honeymoons  -  A luxurious choice for a glamorous honeymoon in the city, with multiple restaurants and chic suites
    Other Activities  -  Take a scenic helicopter flight over Melbourne and the Yarra River, organised through the hotel
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    Sleek and smart contemporary hotel situated on the banks of the Yarra. Fantastic facilities, including luxurious large rooms and two tennis courts on the rooftop garden, combine glamour and wellbeing. See More

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  • The Kilnhouses Porepunkah, Victoria 3 rooms from £191

    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous rural escape on a working farm, where bicycle trails, vineyards, walks, winter skiing & river swims await
    Groups  -  Three-bedroom hideaways will delight groups of friends or families, who can explore, cycle & taste wine
    Cycling  -  Hope aboard the complimentary bicycles to follow the bike path to Porepunkah (5km) or Bright (11km)
    Wine tasting  -  Follow the High Country Brewery Trail for craft beers, and taste wine at the area's many vineyards
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    Inspired by the old tobacco kilns which characterise this part of Victoria, these three stunning minimalist houses ooze understated indulgence. Set on a working cattle farm & vineyard, multi-bedroom spaces have huge windows, modern kitchens & private decks. Cycling & wine tasting adventures await. See More

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  • The Dudley Daylesford (Australia) 7 rooms from £196

    Other Activities  -  Bathe in the region’s restorative mineral springs and treat yourself to wellness therapies and spa treatments
    Country Escape  -  Hide away in beautiful Daylesford to rest and recharge in an intimate B&B in striking natural surroundings
    Ballooning  -  Head out early in the morning for a spectacular hot air balloon flight over the Daylesford Spa Country
    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil, adults only base set near to Hepburn Bathhouse and Mineral Springs Reserve
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    A relaxing boutique retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Daylesford, the land of mineral springs and wellness. Elegant rooms mix contemporary and classical styles to great effect. Delicious breakfasts comprise of fresh, local ingredients. A rejuvenating stay. See More

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  • Old Chilli B&B Daylesford (Victoria) 6 rooms from £197

    Romantic Break  -  Couples will appreciate the laid-back feel and the romantic rooms, as well as the sense of privacy and no kids policy
    Hideaway  -  A tranquil hideaway within easy reach of Daylesford's main sights, this is one for relaxed travellers
    Local markets  -  The Daylesford Sunday Market is a weekly highlight, with producers & crafters from across the area gathering to sell their wares
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve to soak up the area's history, dip in the baths & enjoy the calm forest
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    A beautiful sage green-painted B&B with six charming, individually decorated rooms just minutes from Daylesford's main street. Bright, airy rooms have bathrooms with tubs, big beds & french doors opening onto a shared terrace. Generous breakfasts & friendly neighbouring alpacas complete the picture. See More

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  • Woolrich Retreat Olinda (Victoria) 2 rooms from £198

    Great walks  -  Follow scenic hiking trails through the Dandenong Ranges National Park, great for bird watching and wildlife spotting
    Back to Nature  -  Olinda and the Dandenong Ranges are famous for gorgeous flora — this is a wonderful place to reconnect with nature
    Other Activities  -  All guests receive complimentary entry to nearby Cloudehill Gardens, which are beautiful for a stroll
    Hideaway  -  A tranquil hideaway close to Olinda and perfect for couples, friends or families looking to unwind
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    A suite & 1920s-built two-bedroom cottage are tucked within five acres of leafy gardens. Ideal for exploring the Dandenong Ranges, this tranquil haven features antique furnishings, crackling fireplaces, pretty terraces, hot tubs & lovely views. Private kitchens promise further independence. A gem. See More

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  • Hotel Sorrento Sorrento, Victoria from £198

    Hotel Entertainment  -  Expect great live music & DJ nights at Salt Bar during the summer months, and at the popular Front Bar on Fridays & Saturdays
    Great walks  -  Walk the Sorrento-Portsea Artists Trail, admiring dazzling views which have inspired artists, then visit Sorrento's galleries
    Foodies  -  Foodies will adore award-winning chef George Calombaris' gourmet Australian cuisine, and chef Junlin Yi's Cantonese delights
    Honeymoons  -  A hip seaside hotel with a real sense of timeless glamour, perfect for a Mornington Peninsula honeymoon
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    A glamorous clifftop hotel overlooking Port Phillip Bay for over a century, this family-owned spot oozes understated chic. Think pared-back rooms clad in cream & white tones, with exposed stone & pale oak, big soaking tubs & balconies framing magical views. A refreshing pool, bars & eateries await. See More

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  • Park Hyatt, Melbourne Melbourne (Australia) 245 rooms from £203

    Spa breaks  -  The superb Park Club Health & Day Spa is wonderful for a rejuventing Melbourne break, with sauna, steam room and more
    Business meetings  -  A fantastic business hotel, with event spaces and meeting rooms aplenty, plus a central location for busy travellers
    Museums  -  Visit the Arts Centre Melbourne or the National Gallery of Victoria, both of which house impressive collections
    Local markets  -  Stroll to the Victoria Market, just a ten minute walk away, for fabulous food and souvenirs
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This grand five star hotel offers contemporary luxury in the heart of Melbourne. Spacious rooms complete with Italian marble bathrooms and views to the historic St Patrick's Cathedral ensure a lavish stay. See More

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  • Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill Red Hill, Victoria 40 rooms from £206

    Wine tasting  -  Taste terrific Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the hotel's cellar door on weekends, chatting to winemaker Barney Flanders
    Romantic Break  -  A restful, romantic retreat channelling contemporary vineyard elegance, perfect for a food-focused couples' escape
    Great walks  -  Stroll through Seawinds Gardens, along Canadian Bay Beach or follow the Bushrangers Bay Track along the coast
    Foodies  -  Foodies will adore the award-winning Dining Room's superb seasonal set menus, created by chef Tony Brazendale
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    With an acclaimed vineyard & gorgeous manicured gardens, this Mornington Peninsula retreat offers a collection of elegant, white-and-grey clad rooms & suites. Crisp white linens, garden views & a sense of calm characterise grown-up spaces. The Dining Room is award-winning & the Cellar Door superb. See More

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  • Chateau Yering Yarra Valley, Victoria 32 rooms from £211

    Wine tasting  -  The first winery in the Yarra Valley, this is the perfect starting point for a trip focused on wine tours & tastings
    Weddings  -  A beautiful venue for a magical wedding, with gourmet fare, a gorgeous house & 250 acres of grounds
    Other Activities  -  Take a scenic helicopter flight over the Yarra Valley for a real sense of its natural beauty
    Country Escape  -  A rejuvenating country escape just an hour from Melbourne, in the splendid Yarra Valley
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Five star luxury in heritage listed Victorian manor in the heart of wine region the Yarra Valley only one hour from Melbourne. Original features and antiques in rooms, extensive gardens and 24 hour room service. See More

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  • The Mitchelton Hotel Nagambie, Victoria 54 rooms from £212

    Wine tasting  -  Explore the wineries of the Goulburn Valley, including the hotel's own fantastic cellar door, with a 50-year winemaking history
    Country Escape  -  A sleek, minimalist country escape, with a decades-old winery, landscaped gardens & an infinity pool near the river
    Weddings  -  A gorgeous venue for a winery wedding with lashings of hip, understated style
    Restaurant  -  Savour delicious breakfasts & lunches at The Provedore, and dinners at The Muse, using seasonal Nagambie Lakes district produce
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    A minimalist design hotel on an iconic vineyard in the up-and-coming Goulburn Valley. Sleek interiors are clad in white & grey tones, with leather sofas, polished wood & sink-into tubs. The acclaimed art gallery is a highlight, as are the cellar door, the 20-metre infinity pool and the spa. Superb. See More

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  • Lake House Daylesford (Australia) 35 rooms from £230

    Foodies  -  The Lake House Restaurant - with produce sourced from the farm - is one of the best in Victoria, and perfect for keen foodies
    Learning  -  Take a guided tour of Dairy Flat Farm to see the hotel's productive gardens, orchard, olive grove & vineyard
    Birdwatching  -  Spot rosella, parrots, kingfishers and kookaburras in the property's gorgeous gardens
    Honeymoons  -  A sensational honeymoon hideaway, complete with romantic dining and a superb spa
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    Waterfront rooms and suites set on six acres around Daylesford Lake. Great walks and birdwatching on property, and close proximity to world famous mineral springs. Award winning restaurant serving regional cuisine. Family friendly. See More

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  • Drift House PORT FAIRY, Victoria from £233

    Romantic Break  -  Intimate & romantic, this adults-only boutique bolthole has just 6 individually decorated suites, perfect for couples' holidays
    Great walks  -  Follow the Port Fairy Maritime and Shipwreck Heritage Walk for a sense of the town's fascinating history
    Other Activities  -  The annual Port Fairy Folk Festival, held each March, is a fabulous event for music lovers
    Hideaway  -  A beautiful, design-led hideaway at the end of Victoria's spectacular Shipwreck Coast
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A boutique hotel on the beach of Port Fairy. Tastefully slick individual suites with marble bathrooms, kitchens and dining areas. Some have views over the Moyne river. Explore the stunning Great Ocean Road from here, or just relax by the pool. See More

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  • The Lyall Hotel Melbourne (South Yarra) 49 rooms from £250

    Local markets  -  Foodies will adore Prahran Market's plentiful stalls showcasing growers and makers from around Victoria
    Cycling  -  Hop aboard the hotel's bicycles to discover South Yarra's cafes, boutiques and galleries on two wheels
    Local exploring  -  In upmarket South Yarra, a wonderful neighbourhood to explore on foot or on two wheels
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic luxury hotel, perfect for elegant Melbourne holidays as a couple
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    A beautiful hotel in upmarket South Yarra, with elegant rooms & suites featuring indulgent marble bathrooms & soothing colour schemes. Each room has a private balcony or terrace, and there's a superb spa for unwinding. Sip a cold glass of wine at the bistro, which showcases top-notch seasonal fare. See More

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  • Lon Retreat Point Lonsdale, Victoria 7 rooms from £260

    Spa breaks  -  A beautiful holistic retreat, with nutritious in-suite cuisine, a sensational mineral spa & rejuvenating atmosphere
    Honeymoons  -  An indulgent honeymoon escape, with chic contemporary suites & a stand-out spa
    Views  -  Stunning views over the farmland, towards Lake Victoria or Port Phillip Bay, The Rip and Point Nepean
    Spa  -  A very special space with three unique treatment rooms, mineral water fed soaking tubs & steam rooms
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    A beautiful retreat atop dazzling Point Lonsdale with 200 acres of forest & fields on the Bellarine Peninsula. Seven crisp, contemporary suites invite rest & relaxation, with natural materials, cosy fireplaces & an earthy palette. The sensational mineral spring spa completes this holistic escape. See More

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  • United Places Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Victoria) 12 rooms from £273

    Romantic Break  -  Romantic, design-led suites will delight hip couples, who will adore in-suite breakfasts, garden views & Matilda 159 dinners
    Foodies  -  Foodies will adore innovative seasonal dishes by award-winning Chef Scott Pickett at the Matilda 159 restaurant
    Great walks  -  Step from Domain Road into the gorgeous 36-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens for a scenic stroll
    Restaurant  -  Complimentary breakfasts are served in-suite & guests get priority seating at acclaimed sister restaurant Matilda 159
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection

    Twelve design-led suites overlooking Melbourne's gorgeous Botanic Gardens. Think swish, minimalist interiors with understated kitchens, cosy beds & black marble soaking tubs. In-suite breakfasts are a delight, whilst acclaimed sister restaurant Matilda 159 is mere steps away. Seriously cool. See More

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  • The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne Melbourne (Victoria) 257 rooms from £282

    Honeymoons  -  A hugely indulgent honeymoon escape for well-heeled travellers in the heart of Melbourne
    City Style  -  An opulent city hotel with all the luxuries one might expect from the Ritz-Carlton
    Great walks  -  Guided walking tours of central Melbourne are a mavellous way to immerse yourself in the art, history & culture of the city
    Local markets  -  The Victoria Markets are the largest in the southern hemisphere, and fantastic for tasting produce & choosing souvenirs
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    A glitzy high-rise hotel in central Melbourne, this luxurious city pad offers all the swish style & facilities that have become synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton group. Expect slick rooms & suites with panoramic views, deluxe bathrooms & clean lines. A serene spa & chic eateries complete the picture. See More

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  • Brae Birregurra, Victoria 6 rooms from £335

    Foodies  -  Amongst Australia's best restaurants, this innovative foodie haunt is headed by Dan Hunter, whose tasting menus are exceptional
    Eco break  -  Suites are carbon neutral, producing more energy than they consume, in line with the farm's ethos of regenerative agriculture
    Great walks  -  Discover the farm by following dedicated walking paths with interpretative signage, delving into organic produce and food
    Wine tasting  -  Savour tours and tastings at the top wineries and breweries which make up the Otways Harvest Trail
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    Six sensational modernist suites await guests of the acclaimed Brae restaurant. Headed by chef-owner Dan Hunter, the restaurant-with-rooms sits on 30 acres of organic farmland, growing produce for seasonal tasting menus. Interiors are slick & understated, with turntables, big tubs & rural views. See More

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  • La Perouse Lorne (Victoria) 4 rooms from £383

    Romantic Break  -  Hide away in The Suite Life, a romantic studio in the garden with gorgeous ocean views, or the Deluxe for its outdoor bath tub
    Local exploring  -  A relaxed, owner-run hideaway in pretty Lorne, perfect for unwinding whilst savouring the best of the Great Ocean Road
    Surfing  -  Hire boards from Lorne Surf Shop and ride the waves at Main Beach or The Point
    Great walks  -  Hike up to the Cora Lynn Cascades or Erskine Falls in the Otway National Park
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    A lovely four-bedroom B&B with charming interiors. Thoughtfully created by two friendly owners, this little hideaway offers airy rooms with whitewashed walls, cosy fireplaces, private terraces & big tubs. The suite's sea views are glorious, as are the generous terrace breakfasts. A romantic retreat. See More

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  • Jackalope Merricks North, Victoria 44 rooms from £345

    Back to Nature  -  With two spectacular coastlines, the region has dramatic surf and sheltered bay beaches, natural hot springs and national parks
    Foodies  -  Sensational cuisine has put Jackalope on the foodie map, and the rare flavours of Doot Doot Doot are not to be missed
    Architectural  -  Merges a heritage farmhouse with modern structures, all in black, that echo agricultural buildings
    Great walks  -  Breathtaking walks at Point Nepean National Park and Bushranger’s Bay Walking Track
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    Set in its own 12-acre vineyard this is a trendy foodie base in idyllic rolling hills. By no means your run of the mill rural escape, this is a cutting-edge contemporary spot, that has got it all right. Farm-to-fork cuisine, sharply designed interiors and spectacular views. Rural perfection. See More

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  • Alkina Lodge Wattle Hill, Victoria 3 rooms from £460

    Birdwatching  -  Marvel at kookaburras, fairy-wrens & sulphur-crested cockatoos in the grounds or birdwtach in the Great Otway National Park
    Wine tasting  -  Taste some of Australia’s top cool-climate wines, produced at the vineyards of the Great Ocean Road region
    Groups  -  Four-bedroom lodges are perfect for groups of friends or families eager to holiday together
    Country Escape  -  Stunning contemporary lodges in a rural setting near Wattle Hill, on the Great Ocean Road
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    Three dazzling, design-led lodges on the Great Ocean Road. Modern, minimalist & largely monochromatic spaces each have four bedrooms, whitewashed walls punctuated by big windows, slick kitchens & generous garden-view decks. A rare architectural statement promising absolute luxury in rural Victoria. See More

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