Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. This metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned at the estuary of the Yarra River (at the northern-most point of the bay). The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre, along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and expands into the hinterland. Melbourne was founded in 1835 (47 years after the European settlement of Australia) by settlers from Launceston in Van Diemen's Land. During the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, it was transformed into one of the world's largest and wealthiest cities. Often referred to as the "cultural capital of Australia", Melbourne is the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film (as well as the world's first feature film), Australian television, Australian rules football, the Australian impressionist art movement (known as the Heidelberg School) and Australian dance styles such as New Vogue and the Melbourne Shuffle.
Melbourne is often referred to as Australia's Garden City, and the state of Victoria was once known as the Garden State. There is an abundance of parks and gardens in Melbourne, many close to the Central Business District, with a variety of common and rare plant species amid landscaped vistas, pedestrian pathways, and tree-lined avenues.
The boutique Hotel Urban St Kilda provides stylish accommodation, just five minutes’ walk from the beach. The hotel’s fitness centre features an outdoor terrace area. Guests have free access to St Kilda Sea Baths, offering a heated swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa pool, and steam rooms. All air-conditioned rooms at St Kilda Urban Hotel have a minibar and a private bathroom. Premium amenities include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, Genovese coffee, and free cable TV. Some rooms also feature a spa bath and flat-screen TV.
Urban is more than a hotel. It’s the ultimate shortcut to finding not only the best accommodation, but the best that each city has to offer. Each property delivers a unique and delightful personality that's a perfect match for the city you are in. All whilst delivering the signature Urban brand.
Pamper yourself with the luxury amenities, comfortable beds, fluffy bathrobes, slippers, and more during your stay. Choose between buying in room wireless Internet or utilize the property's Macbooks equipped with a printer and Internet connection. Stay entertained with the television featuring an extensive Foxtel package and keep in touch with the world with the newspaper delivered to your room daily. A personal safe is included for guests to keep belongings secured; wake up to the sound of the audio alarm clock and radio each morning.
- Deluxe King Room
- Superior Double Room
- Superior Twin Room
- Deluxe Suite
- Deluxe Double Room
- Daily newspaper
- DVD player
- Wireless internet access
- CD player
- Surround Sound System
- Alarm Clock Radio
- Deep spa bath
- Separate shower
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Personal safe
- Work desk
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests
- Safety Deposit Box
- Luggage Storage
- All Public and Private spaces non-smoking
- Fitness Centre
Hotel Urban is situated in the St Kilda cafe precinct, offering a range of architecturally designed guest rooms, you can make yourself at home amidst your stylish surrounds. Workout in the on-site gymnasium, or enjoy a stroll to the Albert Park Lake or Acland Street; trams pass right by the hotel entrance, and the light rail system offers easy access to the Melbourne city centre.
Enjoy dining at the Hotel Urban St Kilda which hosts two superb venues to simply watch the passing crowds and enjoy the exciting atmosphere. Renowned for its attentive and non-intrusive service, Sugar restaurant provides ambient surrounds to enjoy modern Australian cuisine and showcases a diverse menu of market-fresh local produce and an extensive wine list. Curl up and chill out with a cappuccino or a crisp martini at the Hub Bar and Coffee Shop and relax al fresco style while meeting up with friends.
Hotel Urban St Kilda is a 15-minute drive from Melbourne city centre and 40 minutes from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.
If you can drag yourself away from your luxurious room, then head to the on site gymnasium for a work out. Alternatively, the Hotel Urban is ideally situated to explore all that St Kilda has to offer. Take a relaxing stroll to the beach and along the bayside boardwalk. Head out along the famous pier and discover it's fascinating history.