The Mantra Southbank is "all about home comfort," says The Australian. It has "everything you'd need for a short or extended getaway," including a kitchen with bar seating, ample living area, laundry, a bath for the kids, and a dining table for six. The hotel's apartments range from studios to our expansive offering, "so large you could just about do laps from the bedrooms to the balcony." And when you take a seat on one of the hotel's many large balconies, you enjoy "views of landmarks and city trams as they shuttle along St Kilda Road."
If you want a quiet hotel that overlooks the beach, is close to a great array of local shops, restaurants and Luna Park, has ocean views and has toys in the lobby for kids, the Novotel in St Kilda could be the place for a family visit. “Beachside accommodation is a relatively rare thing in Melbourne, which only serves to make the location of the Novotel all the more pleasant,” says Experience Oz. It puts in an “extra effort” to accommodate families with younger kids, offers a babysitting service and also special family rooms “that are very generous in size and great for those with bigger families or multiple children,” as a bookable option.