With Australia’s cities the quietest they’ve ever been, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels have introduced some great initiatives to entice guests back. Here are some of the best family-friendly places to stay in Melbourne
1. MELBOURNE MARRIOTT HOTEL
From pyjama parties to indoor glamping – Marriott Melbourne is going all out to attract families. The Indoor Kids Glamping package includes tepees and a basket of games and puzzles for the kids, and an interconnecting five-star deluxe city view room with a cheese board for mum and dad. It’s available until June 30. You can also book a glamping experience with a tepee set up for the kids in a private courtyard with sleeping bags, pillows and outdoor chairs. Have a fun night under the stars or in the comfort of a Marriott bed, with late check-out up to 1pm.
2. THE LANGHAM, MELBOURNE
Families are sure to love The Langham’s new Glamping Package, which includes a one-bedroom suite with an interconnecting twin room as well as an Insta-worthy hideaway with bedding and cushions. Children will receive a backpack filled with activities including bubbles, colouring pencils and an activity book, and enjoy a milkshake and freshly baked teddy bear biscuit delivered by room service. They’ll also look adorable in kid-sized bathrobes and slippers that they can take home. The package is available until June 30.
3. OAKS MELBOURNE ON MARKET HOTEL
Located off Collins St in the heart of Melbourne, this hotel offers a range of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments accommodating up to five people with Wi-Fi and TVs with streaming capabilities, a pool, gym, sauna and restaurant.