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The famous café culture of Melbourne finds its genesis in the suburb of Carlton, where Italian owned cafes first started serving cappuccino in the 1950’s. Located just a few kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district and known as the city’s “Little Italy” because of its European style cafes and squares, this neighbourhood’s history began in 1851 when Melbourne expanded due to the Victoria Gold Rush, a history well substantiated by the Victorian mansions that still add elegance to the streets. Today Carlton is a culturally diverse area featuring many different restaurants that make it a haven for foodies.

  • Take a walk down Lygon Street at the heart of Carlton, where Melbourne citizens come to sample from some of the specialist gelatarias and continental cake cafes for which the area is famous.
  • Enjoy the exquisite beauty of Victorian-era landscape design at Carlton Gardens, one of Melbourne’s World Heritage Sites and the home of the Royal Exhibition Building.
  • Explore the touring hall of the Melbourne Museum where past exhibits have included everything from Egyptian mummies to dinosaurs from China.

Melbourne features modern and efficient public transportation and Carlton is well connected to it. The Tram is one of the cheapest and best ways to get around the city and there are many routes that pass through Carlton. There are also several bus routes that stop at various points including Lygon Street at the heart of the area. Cycling is very popular in Melbourne and most of the streets here have bike lanes where cyclists can safely ride. From the Melbourne Airport just take a shuttle to the central business district, which is only a short walk away.

Hotels in Carlton

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From US$26

1 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 92 reviews

380 Russell Street Map

Space Hotel Melbourne provides quality accommodation and friendly services in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Famous attractions of the city, such as Chinese Museum, Princess Theatre and Queen Victoria... More

Exceeded expectations
Space Hotel Melbourne is a hotel, but in a way also a hostel: lots of shared amenities which are to a very high standard. Loved the kitchen and general use of kitchen paper. Too bad that guests...
5 Oct 2015
From US$71

2 Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 40 reviews

88 Flinders Street Map

Book 30 Days In Advance & Save 10%

Whether travelling Melbourne for business or leisure, visitors find comfortably appointed accommodations at the stylish spaces of Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street. The... More

Excellent Service & Beautiful Apartment
A free upgrade is always a great start to any stay and it only got better from there. The apartment was beautiful, spotless & had every creature comfort I needed for a pleasurable stay. The room...
19 Nov 2015
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3 Discovery Melbourne

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

167 Franklin St Map

Whether you're an international backpacker having the adventure of a lifetime, on a working holiday visa looking for somewhere more long term to stay (check out our weekly rates!), or even an... More

From US$75

4 Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank

4 stars
4.7 / 5 188 reviews

550 Flinders St Map

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Just a block away from glass-built Federation Square, Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank offers a well-located base with artsy contemporary flair in the lively city of Melbourne. Corporate... More

Ideal Location
This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I have stayed at this hotel. It is a good choice if you want to be near the Casino and Southern Cross Station as it is only walking distance to both. You can...
7 Nov 2015
From US$120

5 Mantra On Russell

4 stars
4.5 / 5 105 reviews

222 Russell Street Map

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Mantra On Russell Melbourne offers discerning corporate travellers and holidaymakers comfortable self-contained apartments conveniently set in a central business location, near entertainment and... More

Close to Restaurants
Good sized room with full kitchen. Nicely decorated - modern. An easy tram to Crown Casino or a $10 taxi fare. Lots of great restaurants in Little China town near by. Handy to be able to park next...
14 Oct 2015
From US$77

6 BreakFree on Collins

4 stars
4.0 / 5 176 reviews

233 Collins Street Map

With self-serviced accommodations located in the vibrant business district, BreakFree on Collins makes for an ideal base for travellers on a short- or long-term stay in Melbourne. From this... More

Perfect location for Cultural Activities
After some difficulty finding the entrance with no external signage and then having to phone to get entry,this was a little frustrating after a long day's travel. However, we found the staff and...
25 Oct 2015
From US$89

7 Oaks on William

4 stars
4.4 / 5 102 reviews

350 William Street Map

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Oaks On William Melbourne Hotel welcomes business and leisure travellers on an extended stay to self-contained accommodations in the heart of the Australian metropolis. This deluxe aparthotel in... More

mini break
Enjoyed our stay here, right on the free city circle tram stops. Our only negative was café shuts early & would have preferred an onsite restaurant/bar. Most places in the area shut early.
21 Oct 2015
From US$104

8 Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

4 stars
4.5 / 5 67 reviews


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Set near Melbourne City Conference Centre and Melbourne Cricket Ground, Radisson On Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne offers a suitable starting point for travellers exploring Melbourne. Vacationers can... More

Location, facilities, comfort
Fabulous stay at Radisson. Walking distance to endless choice of quality cuisine and Melbourne's best coffee in Carlton - seven seeds. Very close to Victoria markets. Easy access to trams -...
6 Sep 2015
From US$90

9 Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

4 stars
4.2 / 5 42 reviews

13 Spring Street Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Featuring stylish accommodations overlooking Treasury Gardens in the central business district, Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens makes for a chic and relaxing base when exploring the vibrant... More

Good to be back at the Mercure Treasury Gardens
Have stayed there before and would happily return again. Hotel is close to the Paris End of Collins Street and Flinders Lane which is good for shopping and dining. Rooms are simple but contemporary...
5 May 2015
From US$90

10 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 343 reviews

60 Market Street Map

Book 30 Days in Advance, Stay 4 Nights & Save 20%

Oaks On Market Melbourne Hotel provides central Melbourne accommodation, from where guests can enjoy views of Yarra River. Two of Melbourne's famous museums that are located close to the hotel are... More

mel trip
Studio is bigger than I thought, room has everything I wanted.
29 Oct 2015
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