Book the Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Kew, Melbourne

In addition to guest rooms, the Westin Melbourne has various meeting rooms
In addition to guest rooms, the Westin Melbourne has various meeting rooms | Courtesy of The Westin Melbourne / Expedia
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26 October 2021

Kew, home to parks and grand mansions, is east of the CBD in Melbourne. Overlooking the Yarra River, it’s the perfect place to escape the busy city-centre streets. Take a river cruise from the Studley Park Boathouse, visit the Italian-inspired Villa Alba Museum, explore art galleries and stroll along the pleasant suburban streets. To inspire your getaway, here are the best hotels in Kew – bookable on Culture Trip.

Hotel 115, for craft-beer lovers

A premier king room at Hotel 115
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Hotel 115 is the place to stay if you’re a big fan of the Melbourne craft-beer scene. The hotel’s popular brewhouse produces a unique range of beers in its on-site microbrewery, and you can sample them all at the 115 Grill & Brewhouse. Luckily, you won’t have far to travel as your modern but minimalist hotel room is right above the restaurant. Upgrade to the premier king room, where you’ll have a private balcony with views over Kew.

Park Hyatt Melbourne, for indulging in luxury near the CBD

A spacious king room at the Park Hyatt Melbourne
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Stay at the Park Hyatt Melbourne to experience one of the most enduring hotels in the city. Kew is just a short tram ride to the east, while the CBD is a stroll to the west. You’re in such a great location that your luxury terrace suite has views over Parliament House or Fitzroy Gardens. Take a swim in the 25m indoor pool, open your pores in the sauna or steam room, or book a massage at the Park Hyatt Health and Day Spa.

Quest Jolimont, for sports fans

An apartment at Quest Jolimont
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You might be exploring Kew, but no trip to Melbourne is complete without a visit to the MCG, one of the most hallowed cricket grounds in Australia. At the Quest Jolimont, you’ll be staying in luxury just a short stroll from the stadium and a tram ride away from Kew. You can book a one- or two-bedroom apartment, both of which have fully equipped kitchens, Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary Tim Tam biscuits. The hotel staff will even deliver groceries directly to your apartment, so it’s easy to whip up a home-cooked dinner in the evening.

Mantra on Russell, for panoramic views of Melbourne

A studio room with a kitchenette at Mantra on Russell
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Looking for panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline? Book an apartment at Mantra on Russell, where you’ll have high-rise vistas of the CBD from your private balcony. You’ll also have a fully equipped kitchen in your spacious suite that’s perfect for extended stays in the city, but you can still enjoy a breakfast buffet every morning in the Home Kitchen & Bar. You can also swim in the indoor heated swimming pool, hang out in the spa or sweat it out in the sauna or gym after a day spent sightseeing in Kew and Melbourne.

The Westin Melbourne, for great cocktails

A city-view room at the Westin Melbourne
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Searching for luxury accommodation in Kew? You’ve found the perfect match in the Westin Melbourne. This ultra-luxe hotel is a city favourite, and you’ll quickly find yourself enjoying the indoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, as well as the delightful range of hand-mixed cocktails on offer in the Lobby Lounge. You can order afternoon tea to your five-star hotel room, but don’t be too hasty as the Allegro Restaurant is one of the best open kitchens in Melbourne.

Seasons Botanic Gardens, for nature lovers

A studio apartment with a queen-size bed at Seasons Botanic Gardens
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Next to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance, the Seasons Botanic Gardens is for nature lovers. This boutique hotel has studios, apartments and family suites set out over two tall and stylish tower blocks in the centre of Melbourne, with the best rooms offering views over the botanical gardens from private balconies. Take a stroll along the nearby Yarra River, or stay in the hotel and enjoy a dip in the pool, a massage at the spa or a session in the sauna.

Next Hotel Melbourne, for the contemporary traveller

A guest room with a queen bed at the Next Hotel Melbourne
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Contemporary flair and stylish decor evoke a sense of the city’s timeless sophistication at Next Hotel Melbourne. It opened in March 2021, making it one of the newest hotels in the city, and you’ll instantly connect with the modern designs in your luxury hotel room and with the wood-aged whiskies in the minibar. The rooms feature unique works of art by Aussie artist Jonny Niesche, tall bright windows with views of the CBD and premium bed linens from France. This boutique hotel is next level.

Space Hotel, for budget travellers

An eight-bed dorm room at Space Hotel
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Cheap accommodation in Kew doesn’t get better than Space Hotel, where prices are firmly grounded on earth. Here, the classic backpacker hostel stylishly collides with boutique elegance. Head up to the rooftop Space Deck for 270-degree views of Melbourne from the spa pool, or take a seat at the Blue Moon Bar for a cold beer and backpacker-priced drink deals. There’s a gym, a kitchen, a social lounge and a choice of shared dorms or private ensuite rooms.

Quest East Melbourne, for luxurious serviced apartments

A studio with mirror walls at Quest East Melbourne
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Need a break from hotels? Check into a luxurious serviced apartment at Quest East Melbourne, where you’ll feel right at home on the east side of the city. Studio apartments are spacious, and you’ll have direct access to a terrace or balcony for fresh air and city views. You’ll also have a fully equipped kitchenette, and you can order supplies before you even arrive using Quest’s handy pantry shopping service.

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