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Australia Travel Accommodation Melbourne Hotel guide


Melbourne Hotel guide

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and has a population of over 3 million people.  The city is a cultural and artistic hot spot, located on the East coast of Australia, on the banks of the Yarra River.  Melbourne is also home to some of the greatest hotels in the world.  In order to assist you in your accommodations in Melbourne, we have provided you with 5 hotels that we recommend.

1.    Hotel Windsor Melbourne
       111 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
       Melbourne, Australia

windsor hotelThe Windsor has been deemed one of the “Leading Hotels in the World.” It is a 5 star hotel and the only Grand Hotel remaining in Australia.  The Windsor exemplifies the classical Victorian Architecture and offers top quality service and facilities, such as a 24 hour business centre and a modern gym area where you can work out.  You will also find an array of accommodation choices within the hotel’s 180 rooms and suites. It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep in mind that The Windsor does not accept cancellations or amendments to your stay.  You must be 100% sure of when you want to stay at the hotel or you will be charged the total fee if you cancel.  The hotel is located right in the center of Melbourne’s shopping and business districts, opposite from the Parliament House. Princess Theatre and Fitzroy Gardens are very close in addition to Collins and Bourke Streets, which are great places to go for entertainment.



2.    Crown Promenade Hotel
       8 Whiteman Street
       Melbourne, Australia 3006

fireworks over melbourne
This 4 star luxury hotel is located about 12 miles from the Melbourne Airport and right near Melbourne’s entertainment and business district.  In fact the Crown Promenade Hotel is connected by a bridge to the Crown Entertainment Complex where you will never get bored.  The complex has many restaurants, bars, cafes, 4 nightclubs, luxury shopping stores, a bowling facility, an arcade, a cinema, a modern virtual reality theme park, and Australia’s largest casino.


The hotel itself offers many amenities to their guests:
•    Fully serviced business center with fax and photocopying services
•    Entertainment supply rentals such as CD players and DVD players
•    24 hour staff and room service
•    Currency exchange
•    Heated indoor pool, sauna, and steam rooms
•    Modern fitness centre
•    Café and lounge with internet access
•    Buffet restaurant (known as Mesh)
•    Guest rooms offer:
o    Floor to ceiling window
o    Flat screen TV
o    Cable channels and movies
o    Sony Playstation 1, 2, 3 and videogames
o    Mini-bar refrigerators
o    Broadband internet
o    Heating and cooling system


3.    Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne
       1 Parliament Square
       Melbourne, Australia

melbourne park hyatt hotel entrance
Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne is a 5 star hotel situated at the end of Collins Street, one of the city’s most elegant and historic centers, and right across the way from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne’s oldest cathedral.  The hotel itself has a very unique location, architecture and interior design that radiates a warm environment.  The service is exceptional and customized to every guests needs.  And its facilities are very modern and guaranteed to meet to make every guest comfortable and satisfied.  Please keep in mind that Park Hyatt Melbourne is 100% Non-Smoking Hotel.



4.    The Albany Hotel
       1 Millswyn Street South Yarra 
       Melbourne, Australia 3141

royal melbourne hotelThe Albany Hotel is a stylish, 4 star hotel located near Fawkner Park and the Botanical Gardens.  It is situated conveniently near many great restaurants and the well known shopping boutiques on Chapel Street.  Great attractions can be easily reached with public transportation which is just the around the corner on Toorak Rd.  The Albany has 74 guest rooms that come in different sizes and styles, allowing the hotel to offer a room that will accommodate any budget and need.
The rooms feature a suite style bathroom, a TV with FOXTEL and free movies, a tea and coffeemaker, a radio, and a wide variety of bed configurations.  A local gym is located a short distance away and can be used for free with your stay.



5.    Jasper Hotel
       489 Elizabeth Street
       Melbourne, Australia 3000

jasper hotelJasper Hotel is Melbourne’s newest 4 star boutique hotel with all 65 rooms designed in modern styles offering soft lighting and stylish furniture.  The livid colors of the hotel bring about a tranquil environment.  The Jasper Hotel is 100% non-smoking environment and offers the following amenities:
•    24 hour staff
•    Massage Centre
•    Health club access including a swimming pool, spa, and sauna
•    Parking facility
•    Café and restaurant

The Jasper Hotel is also located right in the middle to Melbourne’s market district where you want go great shopping, dining and entertainment.

Accommodation in Australia


Students will find that there is a wide array of options for accommodation in Australia. Whether you prefer the luxury of a major hotel chain or the cost savings of an economic hostel, there are options available throughout the country that will perfectly suit your needs. Once you have determined your travel budget, the level of comfort and services you prefer and your destination, finding the right type of lodgings is simple and convenient.



Hostels are an ideal option for most students. This affordable choice for accommodation in Australia allows you to travel solo or with friends while staying within even a very tight travel budget. There are hostels located throughout Australia, including some that cater to families. Be aware that some hostels have age limits and, if you plan to travel frequently, consider joining Hostelling International, which is the overall membership organizations for multiple Youth Hostel Associations and includes over 4,000 hostels around the world. Membership provides great discounts that make this option even more cost-effective.


Self-Catering Accommodation

When traveling solo or as a couple, self-catering accommodations might not be a good match for a student budget; however, if you are traveling with your family or with a group of friends, this can be a cost-effective choice that offers more privacy and comfort than other options. Self-catering houses and apartments come equipped with kitchen facilities and many have on-site laundry facilities as well. This allows you to save money by preparing meals, rather than dining out multiple times each day, and is ideal for longer stays away from home.


Fully-Catered Accommodation

Fully-catered apartments and vacation homes, also referred to as serviced apartments and homes, provide the same privacy and convenience of self-catering accommodations with the added benefit of receiving the same services you would receive in a hotel. These fully furnished lodgings have kitchens or kitchenettes, lounge areas and one or more bedrooms. Students can expect to pay a little more than they would for a hotel room in most cases.


Homestays and Farmstays

Some students opt for homestays throughout their studies in Australia; however, even those simply looking for accommodations for a short trip can benefit from this cost-effective option. Staying with an Australian family at their home or on their farm provides a different type of travel experience than that offered by conventional accommodation options, including living like a local during your travels and more fully immersing yourself in the culture. Homestays generally include at least some meals and can often be arranged through your school.


Hotels and Motels

Hotels and motels are popular options for those seeking accommodation in Australia. If you are the type of traveler who likes to know what you can expect in terms of accommodations and services, and who does not mind spending a bit more to ensure your comfort during your stay, then this may be the right option for you. Hotels and motels will cost more than hostels and homestays, but they also offer greater privacy and standardized services. If you plan to travel to one of Australia’s more popular tourist destinations, be sure to reserve a room well in advance to ensure that you have a place to stay upon arrival.


Bed and Breakfasts

If you are looking for cozy, homey Australia accommodation, you may want to consider a bed and breakfast. This option is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, or simply if you prefer enhanced comfort and the convenience of daily breakfast service. Travelers can expect to pay considerably more when staying in a bed and breakfast when compared to other options for accommodation in Australia; however, they can also expect greater comfort and luxury.



Camping if the most cost-effective way to travel through Australia and is perfect for those who appreciate sleeping under the stars and getting back to nature. A camping trip is a great way to get out of the city for a few days and recharge your batteries between tests and term papers. Of course, camping does not offer the luxuries of a hotel – or even a hostel – but it does incorporate a completely different experience into your travels. Students who do not own camping gear, or who could not bring it with them from home, can rent camping gear in many areas of Australia or can look online for inexpensive, used gear.


Choosing the right Australia accommodation for your travel needs largely depends on your budget and the level of comfort you prefer. If your travel dates or destination are flexible, you can find great last minute deals on hotel rooms and self-catering accommodations. Whether you choose to stay in a campground or a luxury resort, the most important thing to keep in mind is that taking the opportunity to travel while studying in Australia is an integral part of fully taking advantage of the educational opportunities available in this diverse country.