Established in 1853, the once tiny village of Epping, Victoria, is now a thriving suburb that combines city life with country living, just 20km (12mi) north of the Melbourne central business district (CBD). From heritage B&Bs to luxuriously appointed aparthotels, take your pick of the finest hotels in Epping, bookable on Culture Trip.
A snazzy glass-fronted hotel with a hip brewpub and standalone restaurant that are both well worth a visit. The contemporary design and countryside vistas here perfectly encapsulate Epping’s country-meets-city vibe; it’s easily one of the best hotels in Epping. Expect huge, airy rooms, a great gym and even ports for electric vehicles, so you can charge up while you recharge.
Rising over Epping Plaza’s Urban Diner entertainment precinct, you’ll find Quest Epping, a stylish aparthotel with a luxury home-from-home vibe. Their designer studios and apartments include everything you could need for a comfortable getaway: friendly staff, a gym and all the main sights on your doorstep.
Quest Bundoora might be a ten-minute drive from Epping, but with the complimentary weekday morning shuttle service conveniently dropping you anywhere within a 15km (9mi) radius, there’s even more to explore. Once you’re done, return to one of several classy rooms and apartments furnished with Quest’s signature minimalism, a lovely al fresco barbecue area, and the great dining options of Uni Hill, just around the corner.
Just 12km (7.5mi) from Epping, Nightcap at Coolaroo might have some of the comfiest beds in the whole of Melbourne. Expect bright double and triple rooms alongside spacious self-catered apartments. Downstairs, the bistro offers traditional Aussie pub grub, while the separate sports bar is perfect for a game of pool.
From the moment you walk into Austin Rise, you’ll see why this family-run B&B is beloved in Melbourne. The characterful home offers three ensuite rooms and a shared kitchen and deck, all next to the gardens of Heidelberg, a 20-minute drive south of Epping. Enjoy the flower-filled garden and outdoor pizza oven in summer, and the cosy log burner in winter.
Quest Preston is an ultra-modern aparthotel with 79 designer studios and suites, halfway between Epping and the CBD. Expect chic and comfy furniture, private balconies and a shared gym. For the ultimate laid-back holiday luxury, opt in for the pantry shopping service. The concierge will deliver groceries straight to your door, so you can enjoy home-cooked food in your kitchen without having to brave a run to the shops.
The four-star Hyatt Place is an elegant affair with an on-site gym and restaurant, manicured gardens and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering vistas over the Macedon Ranges and Melbourne cityscape. It’s conveniently located between Melbourne Airport, Epping and downtown. A free shuttle service to the airport and 24/7 reception make checking in and out a breeze, no matter what time you fly.
For ideas on what to do, discover our guide on the best weekend trips and getaways from Melbourne.