With its imposing marble staircase, opulent crystal chandeliers, and massive floral displays—there’s a weekly changing centerpiece, plus two-dozen pink roses, standard at every Langham property—the lobby here was designed to impress. Situated on the Southbank Promenade, the 388-room property exudes over-the-top elegance, with plush furnishings in muted tones and unexpectedly luxe accents, including highball, wine, and champagne glasses in every room for your own private cocktail hour. For those with weak tolerances, afternoon tea is a safe bet thanks to stately desserts served on Wedgwood china and helpful tea sommeliers. Those with more diverse tastes might prefer sampling from Melba restaurant’s six “cooking theaters,” ranging from an Asian wok and clay pot station to a Tandoori oven and spice kitchen—a reflection of Melbourne’s cultural diversity. Don’t miss the Chuan Spa’s indoor saltwater pool, which offers unbeatable views of Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, and the Yarra River and, in warmer months, opens out onto an outdoor deck.

More Recommendations

The Langham Hotel, Melbourne

Inject a little old world class into your visit to Melbourne and stay at The Langham. Overlooking the Yarra River in the Southbank Promenade, the hotel boasts elegant suites, restaurants by chefs Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi and the award winning Chuan Spa. Those with a sweet tooth would enjoy High Tea in Aria Bar, located on the first floor, which boasts the best scones in Melbourne!

Information on this page, including website, location, and opening hours, is subject to have changed since this page was last published. If you would like to report anything that’s inaccurate, let us know at notification@afar.com.

Nearby highlights
Sign up for our newsletter
Join more than a million of the world’s best travelers. Subscribe to the Daily Wander newsletter.
More From AFAR