Too time poor to organise your dream vacation? With Melbourne’s vibrant events, culture and food at your doorstep, check into one of these quirky accommodation options for the ultimate staycation.
Possibly the most Melbourne creation to come out of Melbourne, Notel consists of six repurposed luxury American Airstream caravans situated on a rooftop. Barbie pink and bright red are the vibrant, chic colour palettes throughout the boundary-pushing hotel. From the spray painted wall to minimalist, pastel-coloured interiors, Notel is one of the most unique accommodation offerings in Australia.
Perched on the highest level of Melbourne Central (ie the roof), St Jerome’s The Hotel does camping a little bit differently. Offering glamping (glamorous camping) in the bustling heart of our city, everyone has fallen hook, line and sleeper for this safari-inspired hotel. Rooms are fully equipped with heaters, electric blankets and complimentary local beer, cider and water. They also come with an afternoon tea basket filled with cupcakes and macarons, morning breakfast hampers and a delivery of burger sliders from Grill’d for dinner.
Located in the biggest art and culture hubs in Melbourne, each Art Series Hotel is themed around a particular artist. Designs are a nod to the artist’s namesake, with original artworks and prints on display throughout the hotel. Check out The Blackman, Melbourne city’s Art Series hotel.
Quirky is a given at QT Melbourne. Geometric patterns, sharp colours and luxe, industrial finishes are a few signature styles. Expect baths surrounded by curtains, black tiled walls and neon lights. There’s also a rooftop bar, boutique cake shop and Asian-inspired tapas on-site, in case you’re planning on spending the weekend in your room.
Looking ahead – W Hotel
Tipped to open in 2020, the W Hotel is set to become an iconic hotel in Melbourne’s skyline with an innovative jagged exterior. The hotel will boast guestrooms, suites and an ‘Extreme Wow Suite’ across two towers linked by a residential bridge.