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Wine hotels in the Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley are Victoria’s two leading wine regions, famed for their elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines produced by the cooler climate of Australia’s south-eastern, coastal corner. As the former is only an hour to the south of Melbourne, sitting between Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait, wine hotels in the Mornington Peninsula offer a choice of a coastal or city location.
Mornington Peninsula wine hotels for the beach
- It would be difficult to get much closer to the sea than at Big Blue Backyard where three hideaway luxury cabins sit on St Andrews Beach overlooking Bass Strait. Run by local couple, Paul and Lisa, Paul built each cabin of local materials, giving each a colourful bush, beach or safari theme. Each has a private deck - where the owners serve romantic dinners - as well as a hot tub. Vineyard tours by horseback are also available. Discreet, attentive, very romantic.
Mornington Peninsula wine hotels for the city
- For stylish, fuss-free rooms - and great value - Melbourne’s Middle Park Hotel is hard to beat. The handsome, period building reveals rooms that are cool in monochrome colours, some with sexy black bathrooms and roll-top baths. The service is friendly, there’s excellent gastropub-style food plus an open-air market (the largest in the southern hemisphere) and the Botanical Gardens are close by.
- The Prince, in the seaside suburb of St Kilda, is another excellent-value city hotel. Its 40 sleek, Scandi-chic rooms - all white walls, wooden floors and funky lighting - are large and airy. There’s a bistro-style restaurant plus a sauna and steam room to recover from all that wine-tasting.
For a full list of our choice of the best wine hotels in Australia, click here. Alternatively you can widen your search by checking out all our recommendations in Melbourne and Victoria, or contact a friendly guru for advice.
Big Blue Backyard from £305Victoria
Three family owned unique hideaways by St Andrews Beach. Star studded night sky, pure escapism. Each cabin comes with private deck, delicious crisp white cotton and spa bath. Fresh local food, home cooking and attentive service. Perfect for couples and romantic getaways.Rooms with balcony/terraceFull of characterLocal markets - Good for local colour.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Middle Park Hotel 25 rooms from £87Melbourne (Victoria)
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.Local markets - The largest open air market in the southern hemisphere The Queen Victoria Market houses an impressive array of goods.Great walks - Home to a variety of exotic flora and fauna take a wander through Melbourne's expansive Botanical Gardens.Lively - Hip and happening.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.
The Prince 40 rooms from £68Melbourne (St Kilda)
A hard to beat location in the seaside suburb of St Kilda, offering the best of city living by the sea. This clean hotel boasts tasteful decor and great amenities, including a sauna and steam room to unwind in after a hard day at the beach.Free wifiSights nearby - St Kilda Pavilion five minutes walk away, three kilometers to the CBDLively - Hip and happening.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith