Gay Melbourne Melbourne City Guide City Guides > Australia > Gay Melbourne Melbourne Curation by Jamie McGhee, words by Ian PackhamBetween the glitzy bay-side skyscrapers and the kaleidoscope of neighbourhoods brimming with street art and busy cafes, there are always a huge number of things to do in Melbourne. If there’s one thing that unites the city’s 4 million residents, it’s their love of sport and friendly antagonism with Sydney, a city that is regarded by Melbournites as lacking sophistication by comparison. Proudly liberal, this leading hipster hangout is also Australia’s undisputed culinary capital, as any Melbourne travel guide will tell you. As the home of the world’s first gay and lesbian radio station, as well as one of Australia’s earliest gay rights organisations, its lack of an official gaybourhood shouldn’t be perceived as a slight. Instead, it is part of the city’s open acceptance of different lifestyles, as the month-long LGBTQ Midsumma Festival, which has been running since 1989, testifies. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in MelbourneNowhere in Melbourne says ‘home away from home’ quite as well as the elegant yet warm surrounds of the Lyall Hotel and Spa. Situated in the fashionable South Yarra neighbourhood, the Lyall’s boutique nature makes it the hotel of choice for many visiting celebrities. Each of its 40 suites is well-sized, with large living areas and well-equipped kitchenettes, should you fancy a lazy night away from the area’s long list of restaurants. On the opposite side of the Royal Botanic Gardens, you’ll find Adelphi Hotel. Encapsulating its pulsating Flinders Lane location with its bold interior décor and contemporary art collection, Adelphi’s rooms are highly stylised from floor to ceiling, with an attention to detail that never slips.Also at the heart of Melbourne’s central business district (CBD), Treasury on Collins offers modern rooms within the neoclassical wonder of the former Bank of Australasia. Effortlessly blending the building’s nineteenth-century heritage with modern style and grace, the richly-textured communal spaces, such as the Treasured Guest Mezzanine Lounge, lead into crisply decorated, self-contained rooms. Each room features a kitchenette, washing machine, and dryer among their many amenities. Equally central, and with a sublime location on the south bank of the Yarra River, the light and airy rooms of the four-star Crown Promenade provide its guests fine views across the CBD and Port Phillip Bay from full-length windows, while facilities include an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. A superb location puts the new-build Ibis Melbourne Central at the heart of any Melbourne sightseeing trip too. The neutral décor of its rooms and apartments provides a great space in which to relax after a busy day enjoying all the city has to offer. Lyall Hotel and SpaiRecommended hotels in Gay Melbourne - Melbourne Hotels - Gay Melbourne - Melbourne Adelphi Hotel Conveniently located in Melbourne CBD, Hotel Adelphi is within 5 minutes’ walk of Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Melbourne - Melbourne Treasury on Collins Located in a historic 19th-century landmark building in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the hotel offers free Netflix, free WiFi and free access to the Treasured Guest Mezzanine Lounge from 10 to 19. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Melbourne - Melbourne ibis Melbourne Central ibis Melbourne Central Hotel is located on Lonsdale Street, which has a range of restaurants and cafes. It is 9 minutes’ walk from Federation Square and 11 minutes’ walk from Bourke Street Mall Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Melbourne - Melbourne Lyall Hotel And Spa Offering free Wi-Fi, a day spa and a fitness centre, the 5-star hotel is located in fashionable urban South Yarra. It is within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of Toorak Rd and Chapel St. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Melbourne - Melbourne Crown Promenade Melbourne Crown Promenade Hotel offers spacious rooms with views of Port Phillip Bay or the city and Yarra River. Guests can work out in the fully-equipped fitness centre or relax beside the indoor swimming pool. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Melbourne - Melbourne QT Melbourne Located in the heart of Melbourne, just 200 m from the Regent Theatre, QT Melbourne features a terrace and views of the city. All rooms boast stylish decor and feature modern conveniences. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Melbourne - Melbourne The Hotel Windsor Established in 1883, this historic hotel combines classic style with modern facilities. Located next door to the Princess Theatre, in the heart of Melbourne. 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