Guidebook On the city fringes

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On the city fringes

Classy pub: Coppersmith, South Melbourne. “Crash at the Coppersmith and you'll be in daily striking distance of St Ali, one of the pioneering coffee roasters in town (their Bloody Marys are also quite remarkable, if you need a morning beverage with more gusto). But of course, you shouldn't have to leave a good hotel for a memorable meal. The Coppersmith's in-house bistro has a Cape Grim tri-tip that you'll dream about for the entire flight home.” - Harper's Bazaar

Home-style elegance: Shandon 1884. “A mansion overlooking Port Phillip Bay filled with antiques: Victorian-era chandeliers and Oriental screen prints alongside French provincial chairs and chesterfield sofas. No in-room TV's or mini-bars here, just a home-style welcome.” - Travel & Leisure

St Kilda urbanity: The Marque, St Kilda. “Attracts an urbane crowd looking for sleek rooms: white-on-white furnishings, Bulgari amenities. Upgrade to one of the suites and soak in a Jacuzzi overlooking a Japanese garden.” - Travel & Leisure

Suburban values: Middle Park Hotel, Middle Park. “Pub conversions can be problematic, but this one works like a dream. The downstairs bar evokes Melbourne’s sporting history, while the guest rooms and suites are bold, playful, modern and richly decorated.” - Daily Telegraph, London

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