Built on the success of the Victorian gold rush, the sunny seaside city of Melbourne is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. Discerning holidaymakers and executive guests after luxurious accommodation at exclusive discounts are free to browse Hotwire’s handpicked list of 5* Hot Rate hotels. Those who have previously booked with Hotwire have been fortunate enough to stay in highly regarded central Melbourne hotels such as The Hotel Windsor, Le Meridien and the Interncontinental. Quality facilities commonly offered by these hotels include a choice of indoor/outdoor swimming pools, modern fitness suites and elite restaurants serving delicious local and international cuisine. Those in the area for work may also enjoy the comprehensive selection of business venues and services offered by such premium hotels. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city centre, hotel guests are within easy walking distance of the iconic Victoria Harbour, Yarra Park and Chinatown.
Characterised by its striking cityscape of shimmering glass and futuristic architecture, Melbourne’s downtown city centre is stunningly juxtaposed against the Yarra River estuary. Given this hotel’s highly desirable central location, hotel guests are never far from the city’s most famed historic landmarks and cultural attractions. Dotted amongst the contemporary architecture, Melbourne’s British influence is visible throughout the city. Just a short walk away in the beautiful grounds of Carlton Gardens is the elegant Royal Exhibition Hall building. Completed in 1880, the Hall is a perfect example of colonial Victorian design and enjoying UNESCO World Heritage Site status, it attracts thousands of tourists each year. The acclaimed Melbourne Museum sits adjacent. Home to an impressive array of natural history exhibits, the museum is strongly recommended as an inspiring, fun-filled family day out.
Melbourne is home to the largest tram network in the world, meaning that hotel guests are able to navigate the city with ease. The city’s famed Victoria Harbour is accessible via the Central Pier tram stop and is one of the Melbourne’s most appealing locations. The vast Etihad stadium is situated on the Victoria Docklands and enjoys a prominent position overlooking the pier- the perfect place in which to check out a traditional game of Australian Rules football or rugby. Tourists are also free to take a ride on the Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel, located in the nearby Waterfront City precinct. At nearly 400ft tall, the wheel offers breathtaking 360° views across the city, Port Phillip Bay, Mount Macedon and the Dandedong mountain range.