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Melbourne's Best Boutique Hotels

Melbourne is the ideal weekend getaway. This vibrant city boasts a wealth of things to see and do and has an unrivalled food scene. Whether you’re seeking high-end shopping, watch a sporting event, attend a foodie festivals or stroll art galleries, Melbourne offers it all.

For the ultimate getaway, we’ve handpicked Melbourne’s best boutique hotels. It’s all about luxury at these top establishments. 

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The Olsen

There’s so much to love about The Olsen. The stylish, clean, crisp rooms feature predominantly white décor so as to not detract from John Olsen’s artwork which adorn the walls. The rooms are beautiful and the South Yarra location oh-so-chic. It’s not surprising it’s popular with the arts and fashion crowd.

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Royce Hotel

We had the pleasure of staying at the Royce this month and can confirm it’s place as one of Melbourne’s best boutique hotel. With its sweeping staircase, beautiful lighting and mirrors and a quiet, understated elegance the lobby creates a stylish sense of arrival. In the rooms colours are muted, marble is shiny and the suites are super spacious. Start your day with a morning stroll in the Royal Botanic Gardens and finish with a drink at the warmly lit Amberoom bar.

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The Lyall

This unassuming boutique hotel has all the services and facilities of a grand hotel on an intimate and personal scale.  Your South Yarra location means you’re close to the exquisite shopping of Toorak Road and Chapel Street. This one’s for the discerning traveller who’ll appreciate the charming champagne bar, efficient concierge and award-winning day spa if you’re really in the pampering mood.

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The Cullen

The original and most daring of the Art Series Hotel, The Cullen is a fearless concept in boutique hotels featuring lashings of original artworks and prints by contemporary artist Adam Cullen. It’s edgy and unique, located in Prahran ideal for the bar hopper, shopper and urban adventurer alike.

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The Blackman

Like the abovementioned Cullen and Olsen, this St Kilda Rd gem is part of the Art Series Group, this time themed around the work of Charles Blackman. The rooms are lovely and it has all the extra services you expect from Art Series including bikes to cycle round the city like a true hipster or smart cars emblazoned with the hotel insignia.  Sleep soundly on Art Series signature bedding, so good you can order it for home.

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Ovolo Hotel

We love Ovolo Hotel for it’s style and extensive list of inclusions including free WiFi, ‘Grab n Go’ breakfast and more. Stay here for its location – Melbourne’s best eating, drinking and shopping spots are only a stone’s throw away. It would be remiss not to mention the Ovolo has free minibar in every room. Yes, you read that correctly. Free. Mini.bar.

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Crown Metropol

While not a small hotel, it manages to encapsulate a boutique feel compared to its larger, glossier cousins in the Crown complex.  Crown Metropol has style in spades and a must visit day spa and stunning pool area. With world-class restaurants including Bistro Guillaume, Nobu, Rockpool Bar & Grill and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck Restaurant arriving in 2015, Crown Metropol has a gourmet weekend away well covered.

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Cosmopolitan Hotel

With an enviable St Kilda location, your just moments to the beach and the restaurant strips of Acland & Fitzroy Sts.  Cosmopolitan is a great value hotel with free wifi & parking. Stay here if you’re after luxe for less and a beachy, relaxed vibe.

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