Melbourne is an energetic and passionate city, and has a strong European feel with all of its many excellent coffee houses, outdoor cafes, fine dining restaurants and fashion shops. The Yarra river cuts through the city, and the South Bank area is very attractive and provides many high quality eateries including the world renowned restaurants Nobu, Giuseppe and Bistro Guillaume. If you are interested in foods then you will find all kinds of cuisines in Melbourne, from Lebanese to Vietnamese, and the many food markets around the city are a delight for shoppers.

Yarra River And Skyline in Melbourne

Yarra River And Skyline in Melbourne

There are plenty of things to see and do in Melbourne, including visiting the lovely riverside Abbotsford Convent, which dates back to 1861, and the popular Aboriginal Heritage Walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens, which covers part of the ancestral lands of the Boon wurrung and Woi wurrung people. The Albert Park Lake is also a lovely area to visit and is famous for its wide variety of bird life including the famous black swans, and the fantastic Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is very popular, with its gothic style rust colored building that houses works from a number of cutting edge artists, photographers, printers and sculptors.

Melbourne downtown

Melbourne downtown

Melbourne also has a vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs and late opening dance spots, and popular nights out include the ultra glam ‘Dirty Disco’ nights at the outlandish club Arthurs, and classic cocktails at the chic basement watering hole Bond Bar. If you fancy a quieter evening then a trip to Astor is a must, which is a stunning Art Deco cinema that shows all of the classic movies, with old fashioned, glamorous surroundings that will take you part to the hey day of the silver screen.

There are plenty of cheap hotels in Melbourne, most of which provide good quality, modern accommodation. Public transport is cheap and efficient in this city, which makes it quick and easy to get around so it doesn’t matter too much if you choose one of the cheaper hotels just outside of the city centre. Here is a selection of some of the best low price hotels in Melbourne.

Quest South Yarra Mews
1 Park Lane South Yarra VIC 3141
Apartments from £185

Hotel Quest South Yarra Mews in Melbourne is excellent for families and couples

Hotel Quest South Yarra Mews in Melbourne is excellent for families and couples

These excellent apartments are perfect for families on a budget, and provide a homey, comfortable place to stay whilst visiting Melbourne. Self Catering apartments can cut down costs, and give you the opportunity to try cooking some of the tasty fresh local produce for yourself.

Comfort Inn Ringwood Lake
327 Maroondah Highway Melbourne VIC 3134
Rooms from £67

Comfort Inn Ringwood Lake in Melbourne

Comfort Inn Ringwood Lake in Melbourne

The Comfort Inn is situated in a beautiful part of Melbourne, and offers good quality rooms at low prices. The hotel is just a short drive from the city centre, and there are some excellent walks around the surrounding area.

Evancourt Motel Melbourne
1015 – 1019 Dandenong Road East Malvern, VIC 3145
Rooms from £38

Evancourt Motel in Melbourne is very cheap and cosy

Evancourt Motel in Melbourne is very cheap and cosy

This hotel has comfortable, modern rooms and the service is friendly and very helpful with a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude. Room prices start low, and you can get some fantastic bargains in the off peak seasons.

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