The Best Hotels and Places to Book Your Stay in Epping, Victoria

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Cassie Wilkins

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.

1. Mantra Epping, for a sophisticated suite on Cooper Street

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A large bed faces a wall-mounted TV in a Mantra Epping room, with views through the floor-to-ceiling window towards green fields beyond
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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.

2. Quest Epping, for an independent stay above the Pacific Epping shopping centre

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A living area at Quest Epping, with a flat-screen TV, sofa and various other seating options - including on a balcony overlooking treetops and roofs
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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.

3. Quest Bundoora, for a comfortable studio near Plenty Gorge Parklands

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A large bed in a Quest Bundoora room, with a wall-mounted TV and skyline views through the window
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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.

5. Nightcap at Coolaroo Hotel, for the ultimate night’s sleep near Upfield

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A large bed in a room Nightcap at Coolaroo Hotel room faces a desk with a chair
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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.

6. Austin Rise Bed and Breakfast, for a warm welcome in Heidelberg

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A double bed in a room at Austin Rise Bed and Breakfast, Heidelberg, with a window on one side and two cushioned chairs on the other
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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.

7. Quest Preston, for a self-catered apartment near the metro station

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A view past two seats on a balcony at Quest Preston over bushes and roofs beyond
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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.

8. Hyatt Place Melbourne Essendon Fields, for a convenient stay close to Melbourne Airport

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A double bed in a large Hyatt Place Melbourne Essendon Fields room, opposite a corner sofa
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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.

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