With unrivalled views over the River Yarra and the iconic Victoria Harbour, Melbourne’s Docklands area is one of the city’s most sought after postcodes for elite hotel accommodation. Hotwire’s exclusive collection of 4.5* Hot Rate hotels are available to savvy city breakers and those on business by booking online today. Previous customers have been lucky enough to unlock discounts on highly regarded hotels such as the Best Western Atlantis Hotel, the Docklands Prestige Apartments and the Intercontinental. Excellent facilities offered by these hotels include modern fitness centres, outdoor/indoor swimming pools, professional business centres and free unlimited Wi-Fi internet throughout. This Hot Rate hotel’s city centre location enables guests to be within walking distance of its most popular landmarks, including the Victoria Harbour, the Etihad Stadium and Waterfront City precinct.
Set against the shimmering backdrop of the River Yarra estuary, Melbourne’s Docklands area comprises of numerous modern retail and entertainment developments. Despite being home to the Central Business District’s futuristic skyscrapers and towering glass architecture, the area is also home to a multitude of things to do and see for tourists. Victoria Harbour, Yarra’s Edge and Waterfront City are all popular places in which to dine in upmarket al fresco restaurants, sip cocktails in trendy bars or shop in luxury brand boutiques. Waterfront City is especially popular with families owing to its Icehouse ice sports entertainment centre and the Melbourne Star, a 390ft Ferris Wheel which offers breathtaking panoramas across the city.
Melbourne is home to the most extensive tram network in the world, meaning that hotel guests are able to explore the city with ease. Melbourne’s historic heart is characterised by its charming, colonial Victorian architecture and its many striking civic buildings, including the Supreme Court of Victoria, Parliament of Victoria and St Paul’s Cathedral. Whilst wandering through Central Melbourne’s quaint streets, tourists are advised to look out for the city’s famous street art culture, especially centred around Centre Place.
Those after a tranquil retreat after a day spent sightseeing can make the short walk to any one of Melbourne’s picturesque public parks. Located nearby is Carlton Gardens, a 26 acre expanse of green parkland which is also home to the Royal Exhibition Building, the Melbourne Museum and the Imax Cinema. The museum is a must-see for those seeking to learn about Melbourne’s fascinating cultural history, making Carlton Gardens the perfect place in which to spend an educational, fun-filled day out for all the family.