Looking for the perfect romantic getaway? Melbourne is one of the best places in Australia to find it, whether you’re a local or travelling from interstate. Here are our top five most romantic stays, as recommended by our Melbourne hotel experts.
Why we love it: Think five-star decadence where you are the star of the show. One of the biggest selling points for the Westin is the staff’s desire to treat each guest like royalty, so nothing is ever too much trouble! The Westin is located on central Collins Street, but you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the stunning facilities to see the sights of Melbourne. Fine dining, high teas, and spacious rooms set the senses alight. But what makes the Westin stand out from the pack is its in-house Wellness Centre—which includes a lap pool, bubble pool, sauna, and steam room. Bliss!
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Why we love it: This place is utterly gorgeous—from the historic facade, to the elegant furnishings within. Located in the heart of the CBD, you can’t miss The Hotel Windsor and its five-star offering, which includes its own beauty centre and massage service to ensure that both of you are fully relaxed. Book the Grand Romance Package and you’ll also receive a bottle of French champagne on arrival, valet parking, breakfast in bed, and late checkout.
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Why we love it: Perched in the Dandenong Ranges (just east of Melbourne), this retreat offers one of the most romantic bed-and-breakfast experiences in Australia. Here you will find total relaxation in rooms boasting fireplaces, spas, and decks with barbeques over looking the ranges. All the trimmings are available—including an antipasto platter on arrival, country cuisine, and, of course, a breakfast to die for. Guests also receive exclusive access to the neighbouring Cloudehill Gardens—a meticulous and internationally acclaimed feat of gardening design.
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Why we love it: It’s a rural retreat within striking distance of Melbourne, so you can experience the best of both worlds. Here you’ll find independent villas, each uniquely modelled on the themes of air, fire, earth, and water. Inspiration is drawn from the land, which you’ll see sprawling out before you through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Log fires, spas, mood lighting, king-size beds, fully equipped kitchens, and breakfast hampers make this the perfect getaway for any couple.
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Why we love it: It’s the perfect place for a stay cation. Located in South Yarra, The Olsenis ideal for visitors and Melbourne locals looking to indulge. Shop ’til you drop in the famed Chapel Street shopping precinct, then return to your hotel adorned with work by artist John Olsen—including sculptures, a mural, and even your pyjamas! For an extra romantic night in, The Olsen also has spa suites that over look the unique artistry below.