Following a $4 million refurbishment, the Mercure Melbourne has unveiled a new look and a new name. Located right in the centre of Melbourne overlooking the historic Treasury Gardens, the aptly named Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens features 164 newly refurbished rooms, the Lime Restaurant and Bar and five meeting rooms catering for up to 260 people. The hotel provides an ideal base from which to visit popular city-based attractions such as Federation Square, the MCG and Parliament House as well as the wealth of restaurants, cafés, bars, theatres and shopping on its doorstep.
For more information: www.accorhotels.com
Little Lake Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a self-contained country cottage situated on farmland just seven-kilometres from Nyora, about an hour and a half drive south-east from Melbourne in South Gippsland. The quiet and secluded cottage sits in a picturesque lakeside location, nestled into a small area of bushland frequented by abundant birdlife. The accommodation features include a queen-sized bed, fully equipped kitchen including a generous breakfast hamper, spa bath, flat screen TVs and DVD players, and air conditioning.
For more information: www.littlelakecottage.com.au
A renovated 1920's country house, Eden House has three bedrooms that provide self-contained holiday accommodation for up to six people. The house is located in historic Toora which is about three hours south-east out of Melbourne and only a short drive from the popular Wilsons Promontory National Park. Features include a modern kitchen complete with coffee machine, TV and DVD player, and a large patio area.
For more information: www.visitpromcountry.com.au/prom-country/Eden_House
Tuck Inn is a stylish new B&B with five guest rooms each with ensuite. Previously the Healesville Masonic Lodge, Tuck Inn is located within easy walking distance of Healesville’s main street with Healesville Sanctuary and Yarra Valley wineries a short drive away. Rooms boast king or queen-size beds and include heating and cooling systems, there’s also an open fire in the communal dining area. The tariff includes a cooked breakfast and coffee.
For more information: www.tuckinn.com.au
Lovers of all things vintage will adore Vintage Heaven,a cosy retreat in the Yarra Valley. This romantic getaway is located in the former stables of ‘Morrington’, one of Healesville’s original homesteads, which dates back to 1906. The old building has been renovated but retains a sense of rustic charm through vintage décor including a claw foot bath and chandelier. Breakfast supplies are provided so guests can eat at leisure.
For more information on Victorian hotel and tourist accommodations: www.experienceyarravalley.com.au