A city with varied facets, Melbourne is an amalgam of education, entertainment, sports, nightlife and a lot more. So if you are planning a visit to the ‘cultural capital’ of Australia with your family, consider checking into a hotel that your kids will love. Here are some cherry-picked family-friendly hotels in Melbourne for you to choose from.
The Great Southern Hotel Melbourne
If you are travelling with little ones, you are probably looking for convenience and easy accessibility. Known for its warm hospitality and comfort, the Great Southern Hotel Melbourne is just a 20 minutes' drive from the international airport, and in the proximity to several tourist attractions, especially the Melbourne Aquarium which your kids are going to thoroughly enjoy.
The property offers Classic, Superior and Budget category rooms with an array of facilities to opt from. It is right opposite Southern Station and near all the free trams so you don’t have to walk around much. The in-house restaurant attached has ample choices of lip-smacking regional and international cuisine to choose from, served fresh and hot with attentive service.
Location: 44 Spencer Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
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Hotel ibis Melbourne Swanston Street
This cosy hotel offers family rooms where your kids can snuggle into a homely atmosphere. Situated in the heart of the city, it is a mere 10 minutes’ drive from the popular kid-friendly hotspots of the city such as the Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium. All modern facilities are available round the clock and the friendly staff is around to help you 24X7. After an action-packed day, guests can relish a variety of dishes at the Café downstairs or explore the various food joints nearby. We recommend a visit to the famous Carlton Curry House, one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Melbourne. Try their special Mango Chicken along with a variety of gluten-free naans. They also have a good collection of wine to choose from.
Location: 609 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3053, Australia
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Travelodge Southbank Melbourne
If your children are enthusiastic about sports, the Travelodge Southbank Melbourne is just the right place to be. A 20 minutes' drive from the international airport, the hotel is in the proximity of the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. You’d be lucky to catch a live game here! Soak in the comfort of this beautiful property, savour a range of appetizing dishes for breakfast at the hotel’s lounge area or simply ask the hotel to arrange for a rental car and drive around the city. Do not miss a visit to the National Sports Museum—a perfect way to introduce your curious kids to the world of sports and sportsmanship.
Location: Cnr Southgate Ave / Riverside Quay, Melbourne, 3006, Australia
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Radisson on Flagstone Gardens Melbourne
Located amidst the liveliness of the city on William Street, Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne offers its guests a warm hospitality with all modern conveniences. We recommend the spacious and beautifully decorated Premium Park View Rooms with wall-to-wall carpeting, cosy beds, a well-equipped kitchenette and a separate living area—just the perfect luxury stay for a family with kids. Don’t miss sampling the food bonanza at HQ, the award-winning restaurant of the hotel. Breakfast is a luxurious spread and the Porterhouse steak by Chef Leigh Robbins is their signature dish known to be the best steak around town. Also try the Pumpkin Risotto and their free range duck preparation with parsnip cream. For dessert try Alaska bomb with pandan flavour and roasted peanut ice cream.
Location: 380 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Oaks on William Hotel Melbourne
For those who don’t mind spending a little extra, the serviced apartments offered by the Oaks on William Hotel are an ideal choice. If you want to make it even more fun and memorable, cook up some breakfast or salad at your apartment’s fully equipped kitchen or simply pick up some sandwiches or brunch from the coffee shop on the ground floor and head out for The Flagstaff Gardens right across the street. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic lunch and your kids are going to love a day out in the sun.
Location: 350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Swanston Hotel Melbourne Grand Mercure
Every child likes the idea of getting into a train, and the best way to explore Melbourne is by trams which have been an integral part of its history since the 19th century.
Located at a convenient 2 minutes' walk from the Bourke St/Swanston St Tram Stop is the luxury Swanston Hotel Melbourne Grand Mercure. The Superior King Room and Executive Suite categories of the hotel are the most in-demand apart from its 200 contemporary guest rooms. After a fun-filled day full of tram rides and some enthralling plays at the famous Regent Theatre near the hotel, one can relax at the heated indoor pool and dig into an array of culinary delights at the in-house Louden Kitchen and Grill restaurant. . The express breakfast at the Cocoon Bar is excellent with an amazing continental spread; kids love their special pastries and juices.
Location: 195 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
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Melbourne offers a plethora of experiences for all age groups and there is no limit to the fun you can have here as a family!
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