When coming to Melbourne, you do not have to fork out lots of dollars on expensive hotel accommodation. There are plenty of B&Bs around!
A bed and breakfast is an independently owned accommodation that is usually very comfortable and cozy.
One of the added benefits of a B&B compared to hotels is that you can feel a bit more at home, get more personalised service and are able to easier get into contact with the locals.
The Hotel Claremont Guesthouse, Robinsons in the City and the Georgian Court Guest House are all Melbourne B&Bs which receive positive reviews from their visitors.
Each destination is affordable without giving you the feeling that you are staying below your standards.
I personally love bed and breakfasts. Some of the best romantic holidays I have had with my wife (before the kids arrived...) we spent driving through Australia and through the UK staying in B&Bs along the way.
Melbourne B&B #1: The Hotel Claremont Guesthouse
The Hotel Claremont Guesthouse is an 1886 Victorian building that not only has beautiful architectural landscape on the outside, but is also very eye pleasing on the inside.Located at 189 Toorak Road, Hotel Claremont is the perfect destination for cost conscientious travelers who love to save money but also like high style amenities. When staying in Melbourne it is best to have extra cash for other things, such as shopping or for entertainment purposes.
The Claremont Guesthouse is located in a central area, so it is close to much of Melbourne�s most populated attractions. Sightseeing is super easy, especially with public transport located right outside the door of the lobby. The Claremont has been rated as a three star guest house by AAAT with bright and airy rooms, as well as internet access, breakfast, and maid service.
The parking is off of the street, and the customer service is available 24 hours a day. Whether you are visiting alone, with a large group, or as a student, visit their website for more information.
Melbourne B&B #2: Robinsons in the City
For a unique and quaint experience, then Robinsons in the City is a wonderful accommodation. Located at 405 Spencer Street, Robinsons is the smallest and newest destination in the city of Melbourne. The bed and breakfast is housed in the first bakery building present in Melbourne during the 1850s. The brick ovens are still present from the original bakery. The ovens are now located in the breakfast room.
With only 6 bedrooms, the decorations are spectacular and you have a more simple choice of which room to choose. The rooms are a mixture of large and small, depending on your style of accommodation. Each room has a private bathroom.
Each room has a different colored door with pure cotton bed linens from foreign countries.
You can relax in the guest lounge while reading a book borrowed from the large library. Each bathroom has Italian mosaic tiles both in the shower and on the floor, with the addition of large round basins supported by white vanity structures. Guests love the Egyptian cotton towels, as well as the handmade soaps. Visit their website for more information.
Melbourne B&B #3: Georgian Court Guest House
For a quiet accommodation that is close to exciting locations of Melbourne, you should visit the Georgian Court Guest House on 21-25 George Street. You will be greeted with fantastic customer service, and a large breakfast in the mornings. The double rooms are very spacious suites which are always clean and tidy. This location is especially wonderful for travelers on a tight budget, who also want to have a bed and breakfast experience.
The Georgian Court House is a 3 star Melbourne Bed and Breakfast accommodation, and while it is small in size, the service is still grand. You can choose from single, twin, double, or triple family style rooms. Each guest is greeted in their rooms with tea and coffee making machines, refrigerators, and a colour television. Visit their website for more information.
Commercial hotel resorts are great options for your holiday.
But for those who wish to have the smaller, more romantic, more personalised, less standardised holiday experience, it might pay off to investigate some of Melbourne's Bed & Breakfast possibilities.