We have found our new favourite hotel to enjoy a staycation in Melbourne and whether you're a fellow Melburnian or a visiting tourist, we're pretty sure you will agree with our reasons why QT Melbourne is our new obsession.
QT Melbourne is where we're checking-in for the ultimate staycation in Melbourne. The boutique hotel on Russell Street is where all the best Melbourne has to offer can be found under the one chic roof, sophisticated design, great food and a Melburnian vibe that pulsates from the reception all the way to the 11th floor where the Rooftop Bar awaits.
With touches of haute couture sprinkled around the hotel including stockman mannequins at reception and a window display of different fashionable collars at the entrance of its Pascale Bar & Grill, QT Melbourne is a designer nod to its neighbour, the Paris end of Collins Street.
The hotel boasts 188 rooms, inviting you to spend a relaxing getaway. Who doesn't love being in a hotel especially when the hotel offers amenities that are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. At QT Melbourne you will be invited to jump into a Dream Bed, offering you a sweet dreams-induced setting, and when you are not in bed you will be treated to complimentary wifi and an espresso machine for your morning coffee, so you can get your caffeine hit like any Melburnian deserves, without stepping out of your room or even speaking to anyone in the morning. The rooms also feature Dyson hairdryers and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, though if you're on a steamy getaway with your partner, the rooms feature corner bathtubs in the room for perhaps some sexy time antics.
For a taste of the city make sure you reserve a table at Pascale Bar & Grill. Dine on contemporary cuisine with touches of European culinary influences that will take your tastebuds on a delicious trip to Italy and France. Start with the roasted beets on a creamy bed of cashew crème drizzled with a beetroot vinaigrette before enjoying buffalo ricotta agnolotti with sage and burnt butter or try the braised beef served on a bed of buckwheat. Make sure you leave room for dessert with the Tarte Tatin a golden option with caramelised apples and the tiramisu served homestyle with each scoop topped with layers of cream and coffee-soaked ladyfingers.
After dinner make a beeline for the 11th floor where the hotel's Rooftop Bar will not only serve you great cocktails but also a wonderful view of the city's skyline. Watch the twinkling lights light up your backdrop to a fun night out in one of the most liveable cities in the world all while enjoying your favourite cocktail.
QT offers you everything you need to not want to leave but if you do want to venture out, its location in the heart of the CBD means you can step out and straight into the bustling streets of Melbourne. Discover the city's iconic laneways, boutiques and cafés, explore Melbourne's cultural offerings, Fed Square and the National Gallery of Victoria, all within walking distance from the hotel, and when you're ready head right back and relax.