Melbourne, Australia

QT Melbourne

Rates per night from$170.61

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD236.36), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Parisian picture house

Setting

Slap-bang in the CBD

Spacious suites, amazing art installations and buzzy nightlife await at QT Melbourne, in the heart of the city’s Central Business District. The Russell Street location gives the stay some fashionable, Parisian flair, which continues within the old cinema walls: parquet floors, pops of colour and sleek sofas, along with neon lights and a selection of 6,000 books you’ll never be able to get through. The two restaurants draw the moving and shaking of Melbourne to sample their modern Asian flavours in a see-and-be-seen setting.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

Priority access to the Rooftop Bar during your stay and a welcome drink each

Facilities

Photos QT Melbourne facilities

Need to know

Rooms

188.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $170.61 (AU$236), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast (from AU$20).

Also

The minibars cover all bases, from the standard (Red Bull and red wine) to the useful (beard-trimming kits and hand cream).

At the hotel

Valet parking, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV with free movies on-demand, minibar and Malin + Goetz bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Even the entry-level rooms are surprisingly spacious. We love the QT Corner Room’s bath tub positioning – it’s right up next to the window, so you can multi-task and watch the city as you soak. The higher-level rooms have the best views out over Melbourne; the QT Loft couples these with high ceilings, and more of the hotel’s signature colourful cushions and hanging lamps.

Packing tips

Your edgiest outfits to blend in with the colourful, contemporary interiors and art installations.

Also

Some rooms have been modified for wheelchair users.

Children

All ages welcome. Travel cots can be added to rooms for babies and toddlers. Babysitting is available with two days’ notice.

Best for

Babies and up.

Recommended rooms

QT King and QT Twin rooms can be interconnecting.

Activities

The walk to the city’s aquarium will only take 20 minutes; and the Bourke Street Mall is just down the road.

 

Meals

Children are allowed in both restaurants at all times; staff can heat up milk and meals, and highchairs are available in Pascale.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged with two days’ notice.

No need to pack

Travel cots can be added to rooms for babies and toddlers.

Food and Drink

Photos QT Melbourne food and drink

Top Table

Pick a pew overlooking the open kitchen to spy the chefs at work.

Dress Code

All-black for effortless Parisian elegance in Pascale; and anything goes in Hot Sauce – full Harajuku-style won’t raise any eyebrows.

Hotel restaurant

Pascale takes its Parisian-style cue from the building’s cinema heritage, with dimmed lights, blue carpets and plush seats, and offers Asian-fusion dishes. Breakfast is also served here – guests can expect flavours from around the world, including Levantine shakshuka, Indonesian nasi goreng and a full English cooked on a wood fire, with bratwurst, chorizo, asparagus and sourdough.

Hotel bar

The bar in Pascale showcases similar Gallic charm, with a wall of artfully positioned plates, a soundtrack of French hip-hop and hundreds of spirits suspended above the counter – all the more helpful for crafting unique cocktails, such as the Oaked QT Old Fashioned or pineapple and sage Caipirinha. There’s also a green-tiled bar up on the roof, with illuminated tables out on the decking and an excellent G&T selection.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 6.30am until 11am. Lunch is on offer between noon and 2.30pm; and dinner is 6pm until 11pm. The bar calls time at midnight (1am up on the rooftop).

Room service

A selection of food is available on speed-dial 24/7.

Location

Photos QT Melbourne location
Address
QT Melbourne
133 Russell St
Melbourne
3000
Australia

Planes

Tullamarine Airport is just over half an hour away by car; the hotel can arrange transfers from AU$85 each way. The airport is served by both international and domestic airlines; Qantas, Tigerair and Jetstar all run frequent flights to here.

Trains

Both the Melbourne Central tram and Metro stops are within a 15-minute walk of the hotel. The NSW TrainLink (www.nswtrainlink.info) connects Melbourne with Sydney – but there’s no such thing as a short hop in this vast country (average journey time: 11 hours and 30 minutes.

Automobiles

Melbourne is a straightforward city to navigate by car – and there’s valet parking (AU$50 a night) when you arrive.

Worth getting out of bed for

Thanks to its central setting, QT Melbourne is close to all of the action in Australia’s second city – including the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square and the Queen Victoria Market. Find an endless array of eating options along Hardware Lane, with its French, Italian and North American offerings.

Local restaurants

For the best Italian in town, it has to be family-run Cecconi’s on Flinders Lane for all the pappardelle and prosciutto you can manage. Up in Fitzroy, try Cutler & Co on Gertrude Street, where you can marvel at the metal-factory heritage as well as the menus.

Local bars

Try Embla over the road for its interesting curation of wines to wash down a series of small plates.

Reviews

Photos QT Melbourne reviews
Natalie Dean-Weymark

Anonymous review

Upon exiting the Uber, it becomes clear that the QT Melbourne is a master of the first impression. It’s like stepping onto the set of Cirque du Soleil, but with way better outfits.

The staff all have been infused with something cheerful (in a non-creepy way). They combine the helpfulness of an eager retail assistant with the reassurance of a childhood friend you haven’t seen in years. Which is to say it works very well. Every single one of the QT’s team never fails to be chatty, warm and professional all at the same time.

The space itself is the stuff that industrial-aesthetic dreams are made of. Seriously, find me a tiny corner or piece of furniture that doesn’t fit. You won’t. The hotel has been painstakingly curated, and coherence flows from ground floor to rooftop. The colours artfully bleed into each other at every touchpoint – be it napkins in the restaurant or cushions at the bar, the whole place is pleasingly consistent.

But this definitely isn’t all cookie-cutter monochromes and the ‘seen that’ marble-chic that we’re used to: the whole place is littered with kinky little details that add personality and quirk. Don’t believe me? Look closely at the wallpaper in the dining room.

In terms of location, this place is it. Smack bang in the city, but the good bit of the city; the bit where you’re still crawling distance from everything you need, but when you look out the window from bed in the morning (and more on the beds later), you’re greeted by a canopy of grand leafy goodness. It’s mere footsteps from the boutique shops of Little Collins Street, countless Parisian-style alleyway eateries and just next door to a brewery (the winning trifecta in my city-stay book). And if you don't want to stray too far from the nest, the rooftop bar gives you sweeping views of the Melbourne skyline without the usual business crowd that such city-spying spots tend to draw. Instead, it’s a varied bunch: hipsters, models, parents… This bar manages to pull off seamless service and a killer Insta backdrop without pretension.

And also within the nest, you’ll find Pascale Bar & Grill, a Euro style bistro with a wine list worth staying in for. But beyond the liquid menu, the crispy profiteroles were the standout. Zesty and lemony, buttery and chocolatey, sweet and crispy and textured and creamy and toffee topped – they’re everything you could ever want from a dessert. I’ll stay again (and again) just for these alone.

So, anyway, yes, the beds… In terms of sleeping off the food coma, you’re in good hands. The beds are heavenly, made I assume with angel-wing feathers and with enough pillows to bring down a small ship (perfect for propping yourself up in the morning with a cup of tea or coffee from to the in-room machine). The room is extremely spacious; its high ceilings and windows bring about a unbelievable sense of calm and tranquility, especially amongst the hustle of the city. I want to live in this room and never leave, spending my time equally between the bed and the bath. Oh, yeah: the bath. Suffice to say, if I ever go missing this is where you’ll find me. I’m really fussy with baths; I crave an incredibly complex equation of curve, depth, size and slope. Somehow the bath in the QT King wins the gold medal in all of the above, and just general liveableness.

All in all, this hotel is an absolute winner for romantic escapes, work trips and pretty much any other kind of stay. We’ll definitely be back and, in the meantime, I’ll be trying to turn myself in a mermaid so that I really can live in that bath permanently…

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in QT Melbourne’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved the hotel. Quite funky, the room very comfortable and the staff were great and very friendly. Also, it was in a great position in Melbourne. We really loved Ombra restaurant in the city centre.

Don’t expect

A quiet intimate romantic bar! It was jumping, busy and noisy... which I guess it a good thing for the hotel!

Rating

Stayed on 20 Jul 2018

We loved

The hotel helped us get first row seats to Federer's game, the same night, on arrival!

Rating

Stayed on 18 Jan 2018

We loved

The perfect central location, dead quiet rooms, sublime and luxurious bed and pillows, sexy slick modern decor, flawless amenities, stunning rooftop bar, and the a-m-a-z-i-n-g service from all staff. Felt completely spoilt!

Don’t expect

Complimentary bottled water, or any special views.

Rating

Stayed on 20 Aug 2017

We loved

The rooftop bar, but also the bar downstairs. The service from every touchpoint was very friendly and kind. The rooms themselves were beautifully decorated and very clean.

Don’t expect

To be underwhelmed!

Rating

Stayed on 1 Apr 2017

We loved

The ambiance and the rooftop bar. The Higher Ground for fabulous coffee and breakfast.

Don’t expect

To be disappointed.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Jan 2017

We loved

The attention to detail. Great shopping in walking distance.

Don’t expect

A buffet breakfast.

Rating

Stayed on 7 Jan 2017