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Dorsett Melbourne

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  1. A hotel lounge with marble counters
    Photograph: Supplied/Dorsett Melbourne
  2. Jin Bar at Dorsett Melbourne
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  3. Room at Dorsett Melbourne with patterned carpet and white bedding
    Photograph: Supplied/Dorsett Melbourne
  4. Shared area at Dorsett Melbourne with plush ottomans
    Photograph: Supplied/Dorsett Melbourne

Time Out says

Treat yourself to an upscale experience without the price tag at this elegant CBD hotel

With a prime location on the west side of Melbourne’s buzzing CBD, Dorsett Melbourne is a swanky 316-suite hotel just minutes away from many of the city’s key attractions. However, once you discover the impressive on-site facilities, you’ll want to take your time exploring the hotel before venturing into the neighbourhood.

Custom artwork and a masterfully designed garden create a vibrant inner-city atmosphere that sets Dorsett Melbourne apart from the rest. Once you step foot in the lobby, you’ll be greeted with a mural that comes to life via augmented reality. Simply scan the QR code found next to the mural to enter a new stylish plane where anything and everything can co-exist. Make your way to the hidden inner atrium and you’ll find the Diva Garden, conceptualised and brought to life by artist and architect Marta Figueiredo and centred around a towering sculpture. 

As for the more than 300 rooms and suites, you’ll find they’re elegant, up-to-date and well-appointed. If it’s space you’re after, you can enjoy suites reaching up to 93 square metres with double vanities and deep soaking baths. 

Although Dorsett Melbourne doesn’t technically fall into the luxury (read: most expensive) category, there are still plenty of fancy touches to be found. Business travellers and entrepreneurs can make use of the 24-hour reception, the lobby co-working space, or get some privacy (and some canapés) at the level two Club Lounge, provided complimentary with executive rooms and suites. Families will also have everything they need on hand for a comfortable stay including complimentary portacots and an indoor pool heated to a balmy 26 degrees. 

Relax with a stint in the steam room, sauna and wellness space, order some room service, then head to the sophisticated Jin Bar for a nightcap. There’s also Merriment Cafe for your morning coffee and an on-site, light-filled restaurant for one of the tastiest buffet breakfasts this side of town. 

Dorsett Melbourne is located within West Side Place, a growing dining and entertainment locale that’s also notably well-connected to the public transport network. The hotel is inside Melbourne’s free tram zone and Southern Cross Station – from which you can hop on a long distance train or a Skybus to the airport – is a short walk away. Melbourne’s famous parks and shopping strips are also just down the road, including Flagstaff Gardens, Collins Street and Bourke Street Mall. 

Check out Dorsett Melbourne at the hotel website

By Ashleigh Hastings for Time Out in association with Dorsett Melbourne


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