Melbourne, Australia

QT Melbourne

Rates from (ex tax)$176.56

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD255.00), 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

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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 $176.56 (AU$232), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD255.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

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.

Food and Drink

Photos QT Melbourne food and drink

Top Table

In Pascale, pick a pew overlooking the open kitchen to spy the chefs at work. In Hot Sauce, do the same at the bar to marvel at the mixologists.

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

There are two: Pascale and Hot Sauce. The former 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. In Hot Sauce, red-neon lights and black bricks give the city’s party crowd a cool, club-like playground; they flock here after dark for Japanese-Korean dishes, including steamed bao buns and tempura curry.

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 in Pascale from 6.30am until 11am. Lunch is on offer between noon and 2.30pm; and dinner is 6pm until 11pm. Hot Sauce is only open for dinner, between 4.30pm and 2am. 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
3000
Melbourne
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

Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Australia and unpacked their Tim Tams and Cherry Ripe bars, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside QT Melbourne in Victoria

It may have started life as an average city-centre cinema, but since the QT group rocked into town, things have looked up for this Russell Street residence. The slick black-glass exterior gives way to bursts of colour inside, from suspended circles of neon lights to moving installations of videographic abstract art and bold fabric choices for every soft furnishing. Its two restaurants draw the coolest crowds – everyone wants a piece of the rooftop action – and it’s so friendly, even the lifts will speak to you as you ride. Parisian flourishes come in the form of laser-cut wallpaper and plates you’ll want to pocket (but don't). And if there wasn’t enough to marvel at during your stay, the lobby has a wall of no fewer than 6,000 books to pick from. The cinematic floor lights, plush velvety chairs and blue carpet remain – but it’s safe to say good things come to those who wait.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, 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

The attention to detail. Great shopping in walking distance.

Don’t expect

A buffet breakfast.

Rating

Stayed on 7 Jan 2017

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