Melbourne is known for its world-first lattes, crafted by artisan baristas. Its iconic laneways are decorated with bright graffiti murals and filled with hidden gastronomic gems in the form of trend-setting cafes. The city is a mixing pot of cultures from across the world, with a vast range of traditional cuisines, fusion restaurants and truly out-of-the-box fine dining. A clever traveller might visit Chinatown for authentic dumplings, Korean barbeque or Chinese hotpot one night, and enjoy the luxury and sophistication of the Sofitel’s No35 Restaurant on another.
It’s not just the food that makes Melbourne worth visiting. The streets are alive with a concert of busker performers; some are professional musicians, magicians or actors completely transformed by body paint and costume, entertaining the crowd for a few dollars at a time. Free entertainment is always on offer at Federation Square, from sporting events to live music and cultural festivals.
There is no shortage of places to visit. If you enjoy shopping, then the Queen Victoria Market and South Melbourne Market are a must. Do not miss Melbourne Central, the Emporium, the Bourke Street Mall, or the many beautiful arcades. For families, the Melbourne Zoo and Sea Life Aquarium would bring joy to all.
Now that you are convinced Melbourne is a must on any traveller’s bucket list, are you unsure of where to stay? Do I hear you ask “Which are the best apartment buildings in Melbourne to rent?”
If you have a taste for extravagance, Tammex Luxury Properties is for you. Situated on the 63rd floor, the view from every room is to die for, with the expanse of uninterrupted cityscape sprawling out for as far as the eye can see. Floor-to-ceiling windows take advantage of this asset, allowing a 180-degree vista. Sunrise and sunset are a true treat.
In the premium district of Southbank’s Melbourne Square Precinct, walking distance from the Crown Casino and an abundance of high-end restaurants and bars of the Yarra Promenade.
Spacious areas with modern, stylish furnishings, including a large kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Access to an outdoor oasis pool and spa, a sauna and two gyms.
A converted police station in a one-of-a-kind Art Deco fashion, this stunning apartment aims to achieve a fun, Manhattan vibe, greatly influenced by the aesthetics of the Empire State Building. Every corner of the living space is highly decorated and so beautiful to the eye, you may never want to leave.
Positioned at the top of Russell Street, where it meets Lygon Street, this location guarantees the visitor more delicious restaurant options than they can hope to sample – or decide between. The Carlton Gardens are a stone’s throw away, including the Melbourne Museum, and the city centre is within a 5-minute walk.
It occupies two levels, with a chic, U-shaped staircase that leads to a landing, overlooking the living space below. The apartment boasts two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living area and a large kitchen with full amenities. Access is granted to a 25-metre lap pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
Classy and chic, with stylised furniture and an abundance of artwork, paired with a spacious alfresco. This loft penthouse is the perfect getaway for unwinding and staying in. It occupies the top level of the heritage Foundry building. Large windows not only light up the space, making it seem incredibly roomy, but they also allow the stunning view of the iconic old GPO building and Bourke Street Mall.
Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, with Melbourne’s shopping district right on the doorstep. This apartment is minutes from Melbourne Central, the Emporium and Bourke Street Mall. It is a delight for foodies, with the restaurants of Hardware Lane, Degraves Street and Chinatown all within walking distance, as well as the rooftop bars situated on Lonsdale Street and Russell Street.
An expertly decorated interior, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen including stone benchtops, one living space and a large alfresco.
This incredibly large apartment has been furnished in a high-end, minimalistic fashion to take full advantage of the stunning views, without distracting from them. Grand windows reach from floor to ceiling on the entire outward-facing walls of the living room and bedrooms. A person could become lost gazing out at the far-reaching vista of the city.
At the corner of Lonsdale Street and Spencer Street, this apartment is in a convenient location right near Southern Cross Station, perfect for any travellers who intend to visit the suburbs of Melbourne by train, or perhaps travel a little further during their stay. From this site, a tourist could walk to most of the features of Melbourne, including the Crown Casino, the Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) of South Wharf, the luxury shopping of Collins Street, and have access to trams lines that reach the entire city and beyond.
Every surface and item of furniture is of the highest quality, with a huge kitchen with full amenities, stone surfaces and even a breakfast bar. It has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious living area. The building has access to an indoor, heated pool, a sauna, multiple gyms and a sky garden.
Every inch of this modern apartment is perfectly crafted to give a wonderful impression of space and leisure, with designer furniture and artwork. The cityscape of Melbourne is presented from a height through massive windows that occupy the entire face of the apartment, affording a view that is to die for.
A stone’s throw from the Queen Victoria Market, a must-see for all visitors to Melbourne. The market is a cornerstone of the culture of the city, offering samples of many different cuisines and a large selection of stalls selling anything from handcrafted items, to vintage goods, clothes and premium treats. This apartment is also a very short walk from Melbourne Central and the surrounding malls and shops. It is close to the restaurants and bars of Lonsdale Street.
A beautiful interior, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a full kitchen complete with oven, stovetop and stone benchtops.
Looking for something unique and edgy? In this warehouse apartment, simple elegance meets grunge, with polished wooden floors and high, angular ceilings combined with metal kitchen surfaces and wrought iron furnishings.
Hidden down Flinders Lane, near the scenic Treasury Gardens. The area is called the Paris End of Collins for a reason, with an abundance of designer fashion boutiques, fine dining with many famous restaurants, including Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and of course the Regent Theatre.
A spacious and cosy living area, a kitchen complete with an oven and stove top, three bedrooms and one bathroom.
Convinced you need to visit this unique city, full of personality, passion, culture and great food? Well, you now know where to find the best short-stay apartments in Melbourne.