New Places To Shack Up In Melbourne


This historic pub opposite the Grand Prix track has had a rock’n’roll makeover. Kept: its 19th century shell, with high ceilings and fancy cornices. Added: a whole lot of class, with luxe décor, freestanding tubs and LCD TVs. Also apparent is a pinch of punk attitude that befits its location between the CBD and St Kilda (its do-not-disturb sign reads: If this room’s a rockin’, don’t come a knockin’).
Rooms from $250/night.


On July 1 this year, Citadenes opened its first “apart’hotel” in Melbourne. It offers nicely laid out studio, one and two-bedroom serviced apartments close to the CBD’s retail and foodie zones. Each apartment is set up with wi-fi, iPod docks and wall-mounted TVs as well as living areas and full kitchens so you can hold business meetings or just hang out like you would if you were at home.
From $165 for a deluxe studio.


The third hotel opening for Melbourne’s Art Series Group focuses on the work of figurative artist Charles Blackman. As well as the requisite kitchen facilities, high-speed internet, iPod docks and LCD TVs you’d expect of an exec stay, each suite is decorated with Blackman prints and vibrant furnishings, features a library of art books and allows access to an in-house art channel.
Prices start at $179 per night.