Looking for a Romantic Getaway in Melbourne?
Melbourne is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away with someone special. There is so much to do and see – and because the food is the best in Australia, it is a Foodie’s paradise! Melbourne also has some of the best, most luxurious hotels in Australia – in fact my very favourite hotel of all time is located in Melbourne, and it is where I stay every time I go! So if you are looking to book somewhere special in Melbourne for a romantic getaway – here are your top choices!
What’s the Difference Between ‘Normal’ Hotels and Romantic Hotels?
Normal everyday hotels are just where you want to lay your head down at night that is clean and located close to where you need to be. When it comes to romantic hotels, you are thinking about spending a lot of time in that hotel room, you want it warm, inviting, comfortable and fun! Plus romantic hotels should be in the thick of the city where you can pop out to eat, but only have a few minutes walk before you can rush back to the massive hotel bed!
Think boutique hotels, but made for couples – a couple’s retreat, made for love!
Features to Consider for a Weekend ‘In’
Great features to consider when looking for a romantic hotel include:
- Central Location
- Spa Bath or Stand Alone Bathtub
- Rain Showers
- Modern Amenities
- Marble Bathroom
- King Size Bed
- Luxury Toiletries
- Full Buffet Breakfast
- Big Screen TV and Netflix
Location: South Yarra
Style: Modern, Comfortable, Under-stated
Ahhh The Como Hotel – is truly my favourite hotel of all time in Australia. As soon as you walk through the Chapel Street doors, it feels like home. And unlike most hotels, it is a bit ‘different’, it actually has some personality and colour. The rooms are beautiful – truly beautiful. There is a fluffy grey bathrobe to put on, the carpets are lush, the beds are amazing and the bathrooms are out of this world.
Best of all, The Como is located in a Shoppers dream precinct, with a shopping mall right next door, and amazing restaurants within five minutes walk. Plus the infamous Prahran Markets are only a few streets away.
There is also talk on the grapevine that The Como Hotel is where many of the celebrities in town like to stay – and seeing that it is connected to the Channel 10 studios next door, I think there might be some truth to that rumour!
Our pick of rooms is the Deluxe King Room with Spa Bath – just divine!
Location: 123 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Style: Traditional, Cosy, Comfortable
The Grand Hyatt is located right in the heart of Melbourne. In fact, this hotel, according to reviews has the best location in Melbourne! This boutique hotel has world-class facilities with couture boutiques and a signature restaurant. It has an indoor swimming pool, sauna and open-air tennis court.
Our pick is the King Room with Spa Bath – because what is more romantic than sharing a bubble bath for two!
If you love exploring the city all day, and romancing all night – The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is the place to stay!
Location: 408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000
Style: Modern, Sleek, Fun
With uber-modern spacious rooms, massive plasma television and a separate dressing room, this hotel is one of the best for a dirty weekend away in Melbourne. The W Melbourne is only 700m away from the Crown Entertainment Complex that includes a cinema, the Crown Casino, nightclubs, bars and restaurants – so there is so much for couples to do in the area.
For active couples, there is a heated indoor pool, a steam room and a fully-equipped fitness centre.
Location: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank 3006
Style: Sleek, Modern, Stylish
Truly romantic, the Crown Metropol Melbourne is flasher than a rat with a gold tooth. The rooms are sleek and modern, all have over-sized showers, large vanity and a privacy screen. The hotel is located right next door to the Crown Entertainment Complex which has cinemas, casino, shopping and award-winning restaurants.
Our pick of the best rooms is the loft – with 80 square metres of open space and breathtaking views over the Melbourne cityscape.
Perfect for pampering your partner!
Location: 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank 3006
Style: Vintage Style, Classic, Traditional
With marble bathrooms, cascading fountains and magnificent chandeliers, The Langham Hotel is the ultimate in luxury old-school Traditional Hotels. Perfectly located right on the Yarra River, The Langham is only a 600-metre walk from the Crown Casino complex and a 800-metre walk to the Bourke Street Mall.
High class and fancy, this hotel is perfect for a dirty weekend away in Melbourne!
Couples rated The Langham 9.7/10
Our pick of rooms: The Executive Terrace with Club Lounge Access – with a King Sized Bed (perfect for romance) and a private outdoor terrace, it is perfect for lovers to hide away from the world.
Location: 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Style: Modern, minimalist and Funky
Ovolo is known for its quirky and trendy hotels all over Australia. Every Ovolo hotel is unique – and the Ovolo Laneways in Little Bourke Street is no exception. With a minimalist style, but bright and unexpected at the same time, these hotel rooms are just fun. Perfect for lovers!
The Ovolo Laneways are only a 5-minute walk from the Treasury Gardens and is close to theatres, the shopping precinct, sports arenas, art galleries, restaurants and bars.
Our pick of rooms for a romantic stay in the Terrace Suite. A rooftop terrace room with magnificent views over Melbourne. The room includes a dining area, free minibar items and two bedrooms!
Location: 66 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
Style: Modern, Industrial, Warm
Zagame’s House is the ultimate boutique romantic hotel where you can hide away from the whole world in these gorgeous Industrial styled hotel rooms. With over 917 reviews over 9/10 – all guests rave about the stylish rooms, the perfect location and the friendly staff.
This will be the top of my list of places to stay next time I’m in Melbourne!
Our pick of rooms is the King Suite with an extra-large double bed, an inner courtyard view and over 50m2.
Location: Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Chic, Traditional, Comfortable
The Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel is decadent and old-school cool. Located in a historic 19th Century ‘Bank of Australasia’ building, all the rooms are fully self-contained with everything you could possibly need to stay in with your significant other!
Swanky and chic, enjoy the massive flat-screen television and the location – just 1km walk to the Crown Casino Complex and beautiful restaurants within minutes of your front door.
Our pick of rooms: The Heritage One-Bedroom King. Spacious and includes a separate living area with a huge TV, Netflix, Kitchenette, coffee machine and microwave.
Location: Russell Street, Melbourne
Industrial, Chic, Modern.
The QT Melbourne, like all of the wonderful QT Hotels around Australia – is totally lush and unique. If you had a list of the best boutique hotels anywhere in Australia, the QT series would certainly top that list!
The QT Melbourne has a chic rooftop bar, is close to Federation Square and the shopping precinct is only a five-minute walk away from the hotel.
Our pick of rooms for a romantic escape: The QT Corner King Room. It has a stand-alone bathtub, a King Size Bed and a fantastic view of Melbourne!