The Hotel: Rydges St Kilda
Nestled in the heart of the beach town of St Kilda, Rydges St Kilda is a quirky and modern hotel which offers a convenient and cosy escape only 4 kilometres from the CBD. Guests can take advantage of the fully-equipped gym, enjoy a refreshing dip in the St Kilda Sea Baths and take a short walk to the pristine beaches of the area, Luna Park, the Palais Theatre and the popular Acland Street.
Guests are invited to unwind in contemporary-style rooms which come complete with flat-screen TVs, hot drink-making facilities, as well as en suite bathrooms with toiletries and hairdryers. Numerous breakfast options can be enjoyed at the hotel’s Hub Cafe, while Second Act Wine Bar offers various cuisine dishes and drinks.
Executive Spa Room
- Bed size/type: King bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- This room features a widescreen LCD TV, iron and ironing board, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and a single spa bath for extra indulgence
The Area: St Kilda, VIC
Melbourne is an intoxicating tangle of laneways filled with vibrant wine bars, opening into wide tree-lined streets of chi-chi boutiques and eventually to the charming seaside boardwalks and palm trees of St Kilda. More relaxed and sophisticated than its brassy sister Sydney, Melbourne delights culture vultures with blockbuster galleries and theatres, a thriving live music scene, and a dizzying spread of cuisines from all over the world.
Culture fiends head to the Southbank Precinct, home to the Victorian Arts Centre, the Malthouse Theatre, the Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria’s international collection. Hipsters head for the city laneways, which hide a cornucopia of hip bars between their graffiti-speckled walls, while luxury-seekers hit the glamorous shopping strips of Toorak and South Yarra. Return to St Kilda for a sunset wander along the boulevard, a penguin-spotting excursion to the breakwater, or perhaps a dip at the iconic St Kilda Sea Baths.