Melbourne Romance Holiday Guide

Melbourne and romance? Hello! Why do you think all those rabbits keep running back for amorous weekends away? There’s just something about the relaxed vibe and sophisticated charm that brings out the smitten in all of us. You can meander through Melbourne’s parks and gardens, enjoy some shopping, a little pampering or a world of adventurous interludes. And for all but the above mentioned regulars, there are even sexier dining experiences than being paw fed a platter of carrots.

Day 1: You’re here for a good time not a long one, so let’s get cupid off his lily white bottom and out on some gastronome romance escapes:

  • Pretend to be eloping lovers on the steam train tour to the Yarra Valley wineries. Spend the day wine tasting at a number of vineyards including Domain Chandon for premium sparkling and scrumptious cheese with a view.
  • Unlock the sensory delicacies of cooking Japanese food together through touch, smell and taste. Between dishes, sip tea and drinks contemplating all the new games you can now play with a pair of chopsticks.
  • Cap off a wicked day of feasting at Chocolateria San Churro in the QV Centre of the CBD. Indulge in the chocolate tapas, truffles and even a little pot of dipping chocolate.
  • Lygon Street

Day 2: Loosen up with some pampering, ready to party the night away:

  • Visit a day spa for a Luxury Face/Body/Feet Treat in the preposterously pretty suburb of South Melbourne.
  • Get in touch with your sensual side learning to massage your partner in a ‘Seduction Room’ with the help of a professional masseuse, candlelight and soft music. Now settle down you mischievous minded creatures, remember this is a G-rated guide.
  • Find the perfect LBD and Tux for your night out on a shopping tour of Melbourne, including boutique laneway shops, factory outlets, fashion avenues (Bridge Road, Chapel Street) and major department stores.
  • Finish a perfect day at Bluestone Restaurant, set in a secluded heritage listed woolshed in the CBD. Swoon over candlelight on designer cocktails and signature dishes cooked with nurturing care by the executive chef. Check the website for gift certificate special deals.

Day 3: Sorry to drag you lovebirds out of bed so early this morning, but we have things to do and places to roam:

  • Float away on a Hot Air Ballooning flight over Melbourne city at dawn for an hour of drifting, followed by a 5-star gourmet champagne breakfast on terra firma.
  • Experience Venice - without the pigeons - on a gondola cruise of the Yarra River snuggled up on velvet seats and plush cushions, some soft music and oh yes, more champagne.
  • Turn back time with a first crush ride on the Luna Park ‘Jewel in the Crown’, an exquisite early 1900s antique carousel with horses, cherubs and roman chariots – then take a romantic bowlegged stroll along the St Kilda Esplanade.
  • Savor the je ne sais quoi of Embrasse, an award winning French restaurant in the city that serves food and a wine list that you’ll find almost as charming as the company.

Recommended Melbourne Romantic Hotels:

  • Grand love needs the Grand Hyatt, its gleaming lobbies and exquisite art collection. The hotel often has romance packages, such as the ‘Amour’, which includes chocolates and sparkling wine.
  • Go all Anthony and Cleopatra at the Lyall Hotel—soak in a hot bath in the marble bathroom and luxuriate in the hotel’s spa treatment area. And in the Platinum suite, you can even dance and romance to your song on the Bang & Olufsen sound system.

See the list below for more Melbourne Romantic Hotels.

5 self rated
637-641 Chapel Street South Yarra 3141 Australia
With a stay at Art Series - The Olsen in South Yarra (South Yarra - Prahran), you'll be minutes from Como Centre and Jam Factory. This 5-star hotel is close to Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 229 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with...more
5 self rated
8 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia
Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms. Each room includes a large plasma-screen TV with laptop video-on-demand system, an iPod docking statio...more
5 star
192 Wellington Parade East Melbourne 3002 Australia
With a stay at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, you'll be centrally located in East Melbourne, minutes from Fitzroy Gardens and Melbourne Cricket Ground. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of National Sports Museum and Rod Laver Arena.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 419 air-conditio...more
4.5 star
26 Flinders Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
With a stay at Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery Collection, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, steps from Treasury Gardens and minutes from City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne. This 5-star hotel is close to Melbourne Cricket Ground and Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.Rooms Make you...more
5 self rated
495 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD on Collins Street, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto features a bar, day spa, fitness centre and an indoor heated pool. Built in 1891, the InterContinental Melbourne is one of Melbourne's last remaining examples of 19th century Victorian Gothic architecture....more
5 self rated
Corner Exhibition And Lonsdale Streets Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, the Melbourne Marriott Hotel features a swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre. Guests can also relax at the restaurant, cafe or bar. All rooms are spacious and non-smoking, offering cable TV, a minibar and a desk with high-speed internet access. The Melbourne...more
4 self rated
270 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in Melbourne CBD, Novotel Melbourne on Collins is just 300-metres from the iconic Bourke Street Mall. It offers beautifully appointed guest rooms and executive rooms with contemporary furniture, redesigned color schemes, new bathroom fixtures and new beds. Novotel Melbourne is a 6-minute dri...more
5 self rated
379 St Kilda Rd Melbourne 3004 Australia
Located on St Kilda Road, next to Melbourne Grammar and the Royal Botanic Gardens, the 5-star boutique Royce Hotel features an on-site lounge bar, and restaurant. Guests have a choice of stylish rooms and suites each with views of Melbourne's city skyline or a tree-lined St Kilda Road and a 55-inch...more
5 self rated
25 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in Melbourne CBD, Sofitel On Collins provides luxurious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city, bay or park views. It features a fitness centre and massage services. Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is a 5-minute walk from Federation Square and Princess Theatre. Melbourne Mu...more
5 self rated
111 Spring Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Established in 1883, this historic hotel combines classic style with modern facilities. Located next door to the Princess Theatre, The Hotel Windsor offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Melbourne. Guests enjoy free WiFi. Situated in Melbourne CBD, The Hotel Windsor Melbourne is only 5 minutes...more
5 self rated
1 Southgate Avenue Melbourne 3006 Australia
Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, The Langham Melbourne features an indoor swimming pool with views across the city. The elegant interior includes a grand marble staircase, cascading fountains and magnificent chandeliers. The Langham is 600 metres from Crown Casino and 850 metres from Bourke...more
5 self rated
16 Murphy Street Melbourne 3141 Australia
Offering free Wi-Fi, a day spa and a fitness centre, the 5-star Lyall Hotel And Spa is located in fashionable urban South Yarra. It is within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of Toorak Road and Chapel Street. The rooms at the Lyall Hotel are stylish and spacious. Each room has under-flo...more
4 self rated
211 Dorset Rd, Croydon Croydon 3136 Australia
Offering spacious, fully self-contained villas with both private front and rear gardens, free WiFi and parking, Bungunyah Apartments are located in Croydon, at the gateway of the Yarra Valley. Each of the villas are free-standing and have been individually furnished with separate bedrooms, ample liv...more
5 self rated
1 Parliament Square, Off Parliament Place Melbourne 3002 Australia
This 5-star hotel offers an award-winning restaurant, luxurious accommodation and spa facilities, just 1.5 km from Melbourne’s city centre. It is a 4-minute walk from popular shopping precinct Collins Street, and a 5-minute walk from Princess Theatre. Park Hyatt Melbourne provides a variety of rooms...more
5 self rated
123 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located on Collins Street, perfectly positioned in the heart of Melbourne's shopping, dining and theatre centre, Grand Hyatt Melbourne comprises of luxurious guest rooms, and premium suites, all boasting contemporary living and spectacular Melbourne city skyline or picturesque Yarra River views. Gra...more
5 star
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf Melbourne 3006 Australia
Pan Pacific Melbourne offers luxurious and stylish accommodation, with panoramic views of the city, Port Phillip bay or Yarra River. Guests enjoy the finest facilities including a fitness centre, and the intimate service of fine and casual dining options and the Pacific Club Lounge, complete with ou...more
5 self rated
452 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004 Australia
This boutique hotel offers modern luxury suites, each with designer furnishings and private balcony. Less than 250 metres from Albert Park, it features a fitness centre and 2 dining options. All suites at Art Series [The Blackman] showcase the works of the celebrated artist Charles Blackman. Each in...more
5 self rated
205 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
The Westin Melbourne is conveniently located in Melbourne CBD, just 2 minutes' walk from Federation Square, Flinders Street and Bourke Street Mall. This luxurious property offers a fitness centre, an indoor pool and free WiFi access in the lobby. The Westin Melbourne is 20 minutes' walk from both Me...more

Observatory Cottages

4 star
8 Observatory Road Mount Dandenong 3767 Australia
Located at the top of Mount Dandenong, Observatory Cottages offers self-contained cottages with views of Port Phillip Bay. Guests enjoy rooms with a fireplace and a spa bath. Observatory Cottages is a 5-minute walk from SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and a 10-minute walk from Mount Dandenong Lookout. It is...more


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