Top 20 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Melbourne's Southbank, Australia - Updated 2023

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Melbourne’s Southbank - one of the most thriving and beautiful areas of Melbourne - this buzzing region on the Yarra brings with it the Crown Entertainment Complex, with its casino, bars, restaurants, cinema and clubs, to ensure that the good times keep rolling. Along the Yarra, Southbank Boulevard runs down to the South Melbourne market, open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

There’s enough going on in this area to keep you entertained for the duration of your stay. If you’re looking for accommodation in the area, check out this list of top Airbnbs and book your favorite!

1. Lovely apartment on the 16th floor (from USD 96)

This lovely apartment comes with two beds, but if you have extra guests, they can sleep on the floor mattress available in the common area. Aside from the number of beds, this rental has a complete kitchen for your dining needs and a television for entertainment. WiFi is provided, so you can log in to your preferred streaming sites for more options on what to watch. There’s also a balcony where you can lounge and enjoy the stunning views.

As a guest, you’ll have access to other on-site amenities. In particular, you might want to go for a refreshing swim in the pool if the weather gets too hot. If you’re bringing a car on your vacation, there’s free parking on the premises.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
139 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great light filled apartment with fantastic bay views
beautiful 2 bedroom apartment balcony next to elevator
wonderful apartment with a great view
comfortable beds & a lovely view towards port phillip bay
only minor issue was with the tv connecting to the wifi but besides that everything was great :))
it was sparkling clean
always modern and clean
gorgeous clean corner and secure apartment
the apartment was clean & neat & very spacious for a couple
great spot very clean and tidy had a perfect stay
city’s can be very stressful but the directions on how to navigate the area are perfectly detailed and helpful
paul and dan were super easy to communicate with and very accommodating
perfect location good communication
fantastic location and a roomy apartment
great apartment in the top location
great location easy to get everywhere
perfect location and very convenient with parking and an iga only a minutes walk away
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2. Stylish condo unit with luxurious amenities (from USD 77)

Treat yourself to a memorable vacation, and book this stylish condo unit in Melbourne’s Southbank. With one queen-size bed, this rental is best suited for solo travellers or couples on a romantic getaway. It also has a kitchen equipped with all essentials for your dining needs. For entertainment, make yourself comfortable on the sofa and watch something fun on cable television. You can also choose to log in to your favourite streaming sites for more fun.

Additionally, you have access to other on-site amenities. In particular, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the shared pool or work out in the gym. Barbeque facilities are available, too, if you want to have a cookout.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
oh and the views from the room is amazing
very nice apartment with a great view
the view from swimming pool are the best
incredible views and pool/spa facilities with lovely stay overall
the apartment itself was beautiful and well furnished and had all the amenities we required
very clean apartment strongly recommend
very clean and styled well
clean & doesn’t feel cluttered or squishy for the size
angela was very welcoming and helpful prior to check in
the building itself is one of a kind
wonderful host and clean apartment thank you for helping to store our luggage after checkout
angela was a great host communication was good and check in was easy
easy check in and great communication from angela the host
fantastic apartment in the cbd walking distance to everything
great location and a well maintained room
great location the room is basic but provides what you need
apartment was perfect for our 3 night stay and close to the city centre
the place was lovely everything was close by check in was easy
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3. Luxurious apartment with a spectacular view of the city (from USD 156)

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, this apartment boasts stunning views of the city. It’s also wonderfully furnished. With two queen-size beds, this rental can sleep up to four people. High-quality appliances and utensils can be found in the kitchen, and television and WiFi access are provided for your entertainment.

For more fun, feel free to explore the city and see a few beloved attractions. Some of the places worth visiting include Docklands, Federation Square, Eureka Skydeck, and the National Gallery Victoria. Food lovers will also take delight in the many restaurants and cafes available in the area.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
123 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful apartment with gorgeous views of the city
the apartment has amazing city views
we had a great stay at brian’s apartment
great view great location comfortable stay - thanks brian
a perfect apartment for a stay in the city the view is absolutely amazing
very clean and tidy
clean and covid safe environment
the unit was clean comfortable well set out and had everything we needed
the apartment was as advertised clean stylish and had an amazing view
brians apartment is well located clean and exactly as pictures described
amazing host really good with communication and is happy to accommodate
great stay - brian was very accommodating professional and provided quick responses
he made our stay super easy and was informative too
thankyou so much for a wonderful and very accommodating stay
great location close great restaurants and shopping
was in a perfect location
great place right in the middle of cbd
great place to stay great location
good location convenient to tram and to cbd
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4. Contemporary apartment perfect for small groups (from USD 93)

This apartment is conveniently located in the heart of Southbank, so you’re near many local attractions, stores, and restaurants. If you want to travel to faraway corners of Melbourne, there are public transport stops right outside of the building.

In addition to its location, this rental is well-furnished. There’s a queen-size bed that can sleep two people, but if you have an extra guest, they can sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. The living room also has a television, so you can enjoy movie marathons in your spare time. When it’s time to eat, make yourself a delicious meal in the complete kitchen.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
192 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great location and a nice apartment with natural light and a fun view of the city surrounds
everything was very clean and comfortable
the apartment was very clean and cosy
very tidy and great communication from host
great location and very clean apartment and building
clean and accurate as shown in the picture
james was a wonderful host and the place was perfect
one of the best flat and host
host was very communicative and helpful would definitely return
communication with the owner was very good too
good place to stay owner is very helpful and place is close to shops and casino
easy location very walkable distance around melbourne
great place in a very convenient location
great stay and good location
great location easy to get to
location is fantastic right next to the crown casino
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5. Cosy apartment perfect for solo travellers and couples (from USD 65)

Planning a solo vacation or a romantic escapade to Melbourne with your partner? Then, this cosy apartment in Southbank might pique your interest. Inside this rental, you can find a queen-size bed and a complete kitchen for your dining needs. Television and WiFi access are provided as well, so you can have movie marathons during your downtime.

To make the most of your vacation, you should head out and explore Melbourne. Feel free to take a walk to the arts precinct, and if you’re feeling lucky, you can stop by a casino and play a few games. Indulging in the local food scene also sounds fun because there are many restaurants in the area.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
193 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with a view and everything you need to make your stay wonderful
great apartment- i would stay there again my only heads up for future guests would be
great location great view good little apartment if not spending a great amount of time in it
the apartment had great views super clean and ming was so responsive
great communication and very clean
great communication perfect cleanliness highly recommend :)
easy to find clean and good communication
very clean easy check in
incredible communication from the host and the cleanliness of the apartment building and the apartment was outstanding
thank you so much for being a great host
ming was a very good and accommodating host
the host are lovely and attentive in response check in was done perfectly as well
helpful pics to guide us for check in
easy check in and checkout with excellent communication from the hosts
great apartment walking distance to southbank and cbd
great apartment in terrific location
nice place with a great location :)
southbank is an ideal location if you don't want to stay right in the city
a wonderful stay in a convenient location
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6. Trendy apartment for five near attractions and shops (from USD 147)

Experience the very best of Melbourne’s Southbank and book this trendy apartment. This rental boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you a magnificent glimpse of the city outside. It’s also well-furnished — with three beds and an extra sofa bed that can sleep around five people and a complete kitchen. For entertainment, there’s a television with standard cable and WiFi access.

Since this place is conveniently situated in Southbank, you’re close to many iconic attractions. Some of the ones worth checking out include Eureka Skydeck, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing beds amazing view
amazing views and enough room for the four of us for the long weekend
the beds super soft and comfortable (like sleeping on a cloud)
we had the most wonderful stay-cay at julie’s apartment
great views and a very quiet and comfortable place to rest at the end of the day
very clean and comfortable
great space clean and very helpful
the apartment was spotless and great for a small family
a clean apartment with great facilities in an amazing location
the apartment was clean and the descriptions were accurate and honest
julie is a great host
julie was a great host who was always easily contactable and conveniently assisted us with a early check-in
julie was very friendly helpful and quick to respond
even the residents and concierge in the building for super friendly
can 100% recommend julie as a host and her beautiful apartment to stay
great location great place
great location and fantastic apartment
an amazing location and a lovely apartment
great place & great location
beautiful property and a great location
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7. Clean and comfortable apartment in a central location

Centrally located in Southbank, this comfortable apartment puts you within walking distance of many casinos, cafes, restaurants, and other attractions. Public transport stops are also nearby, so getting around the city shouldn’t be a problem at all.

When you’re done sightseeing for the day, return to this property to relax. You can soak in the hot tub or relax in the sauna if you’re feeling sore and tired. Swimming in the pool is a great way to unwind as well. After all that, you can head straight to your rental, where you can prepare a delicious meal in the kitchen and make yourself comfortable in the living room to watch an entertaining movie on television.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
32 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the place is clean and cozy and at an iconic building at a central location
wendy was a lovely and very accomodating host
wendy is such a great host she is very helpful
wendy is super nice and accommodating
wendy is friendly and accommodating
she was super responsive and a pleasure to communicate with
great location just one street back from crown casino
absolutely terrific location and place to stay
this place is great if you want to be central to melbourne cbd
great accommodation great location would definitely stay there again
we loved our stay such a central place as well
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8. Gorgeous apartment in the heart of the Art Precinct (from USD 130)

Make your trip to Melbourne extra special and book this gorgeous apartment. This rental is equipped with all essential amenities and more for an unforgettable stay. The three beds inside can sleep up to four, and if you’re travelling with a baby, there’s a crib available. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare tasty meals, and for entertainment, cable television and WiFi access are provided. For the children, they can play with the toys provided.

You also have access to other on-site amenities. In particular, you can find a solar-heated pool here, as well as a grass tennis court, a small gym, and a spa pool. If you’re in the mood for some sightseeing, you can visit a few attractions, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Tan Track, and Eureka Skydeck.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
242 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is solar heated and the spa was great
very comfortable good size and great amenities
lovely internal courtyard outlook and safe friendly feel with full size rooms
and we made great use of the heated pool and spa
facilities are fantastic with a heated pool spa gym and tennis court
facilities clean and very comfortable
the apartment is super clean and well presented
it's such a pleasant clean and comfortable apartment
the apartment was very clean and access to the pool and gym was appreciated
very clean and comfortable apartment in a fantastic location
hosts were amazing with their communications and support
perfect hosts super responsive and accommodating
everything was perfect and the hosts were lovely and very helpful
the hosts were friendly and available and provided excellent communication
she was friendly and helpful and her correspondence was always prompt
the location is perfect close to everything
the location was an easy walk to many of melbourne’s attractions
excellent location on tram route 1
great apartment close to everything you need in the city
the location is excellent close to everything and also private and peaceful
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9. Beautiful apartment with a dedicated workspace (from USD 89)

With one queen-size bed, this beautiful apartment can comfortably accommodate up to two people, making it ideal for solo travellers and couples. Additionally, you can find a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy living area with a 27-in television. Board games are also available if you’re looking for other fun things to do. If you’re staying in Melbourne for business, there’s a dedicated workspace that you can use.

Feel free to take advantage of the facilities available on-site. If the weather is getting too hot, go for a swim in the shared pool. If you just want to enjoy the stunning city views, be sure to lounge on the terrace on the 22nd floor.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
483 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i worked remotely and the wifi was perfect
great city views in both living room and bedroom
view was unbelievable and room was extremely clean
it is very comfortable and has all the necessary facilities for a great stay
it’s a quiet place to rest in a superb apartment
very clean and organized apartment
the apartment: very modern clean charming and exactly as described on the website
comfortable bed great shower and the living and dining areas were sparkling clean
very clean felt homely with some extra touches such as flowers sourdough bread and fruit
the flat is pristine - very clean with a wonderful view
david is an amazing host
david was an amazing host
david was a great host
the host: david was an esteemed host and a gentleman
david is very polite and a great host
the location: the apartment is conveniently located making it easily accessible to everything in the downtown melbourne area
great location with easy access to public transport and supermarkets approximately a 10-15 minute walk into cbd
location was perfect room was just right for a couples weekend
perfect place for a week away
our stay was very pleasant the apartment is very well designed and very close to the city
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10. Stunning 31st floor apartment (from USD 78)

Melbourne is a beautiful city, on ground level, but it’s nothing compared to the view from this stunning 31st-floor apartment on St Kilda Road. This bright, one bedroom apartment has everything you will need on your visit to Melbourne, including air conditioning if you’re visiting during the balmy summer days.

You’ll have full usage of the apartment complex’s amenities, from the swimming pool to the hot tub - that’s when you’re not gazing out to the ocean from your bedroom. Once you step out of the apartment, you’ll find yourself on the doorstep to the Royal Botanical Gardens, South Melbourne Market (try the donuts - trust me) and endless options to enjoy brunch and Melbourne life.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
34 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a neat and tidy private room with nice view of melbourne city
now is winter we can prepare to get feel cold after shower; ) sheena kind and beautiful host
nice and clean space that was accurately advertised
a very great place i live in the melbourne clean convenience and enthusiasm
their house is cute and cleanliness
sheena's a great host and the apartment was clean tidy and very comfortable
the friendliest and most accommodating host
sheena was a very courteous host
sheena is a wonderful host
great hospitality and very friendly
she is also very friendly
location is close to many attractions
nice location nice neighborhood
it is a great place which located near the yarra river and the tram station
the apartment is in a great location close to everything
walkable to city comfortable and everything i needed
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11. Spacious apartment

Good things come in small packages! This little, self-contained apartment is no exception to the rule. Set within Melbourne’s bustling Southbank, this stylish little den offers you a beautiful place to rest your head whilst having one of the most impressive city views in town. This is the perfect stopping point if you wish to remain in the centre of Melbourne, a few minutes walk to the CBD and the free tram zone, or a short 15-minute tram ride to the vibrant St Kilda.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
60 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything in the apartment was perfect but the wifi was a bit shoddy
this is really comfortable but the room remains very light at night because of the street lights outside
everything looks clean and new
the apartment was very clean and furnished beautifully
beautiful clean and well priced apartment
it is very clean quiet and comfortable
great location clean modern great communication with tam
tam is a lovely host
tam was a superb host
tam was absolutely a lovely host who accommodated a last minute request
tam was super helpful and really easy to contact
tam was an exceptional host and her apartment was beautifully designed with nice personal touches
location was the best pro
the location was great close to public transport
the location is great in the middle of southbank and a 5 minute walk from the crown complex
tam's apartment is nicely located close to southbank
great location close to woolies and crown
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12. The Platinum apartment

This self-contained, two-bed mini apartment has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay in eccentric Melbourne. This apartment boasts two comfortable double sized bedrooms, a cosy living area and a small kitchenette, but the most mesmerizing feature is the communal rooftop swimming pool, looking over Melbourne Southbank and out to St Kilda and the ocean.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
150 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this apartment in south bank is excellent in so many ways
we had a great stay and the kids really enjoyed the pool and the great views
good location spectacular view & fantastic facilities within the building itself
good facilities simple modern decor and the pool was brilliant
the gym pool and steam room are a real benefit to this apartment
place is clean and tidy
clean space with everything you need
the apartment was clean & had everything required for a pleasant stay
the house was clean and comfortable
apartment was mostly clean and tidy
kudos to the hosts liza & staff
great accommodation and service very friendly and helpful
lisa was a great host and made the check in smooth
communication was great you will get a quick response from the hosts
lisa was very kind and hospitable always keeping me informed and updated
location is excellent
location is ideal walking distance to skydeck and main streets
central and good value
good space and location overall
close to the city walking distance to free tram zone
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13. Bright, private en-suite

Enjoy mesmerising views from your bedroom in this comfortable and cosy one bedroom apartment, set right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD - 52 floors up in the blue Victorian sky. This beautifully decorated apartment is clean and airy, complete with plush furnishings.

Although the apartment is compact, you get full use of the building’s amenities, from the swimming pool looking out over to the bay, as well as views of the city below. Check out the view on a gorgeous evening, when the sun sets and the sky burns pink, red and orange, as it sinks below the horizon.

14. Jame's superb B&B

If this apartment wasn’t gorgeous on the inside, you can step out onto the large balcony, which overlooks the city and the sea. Heck, it’s so nice that you might want to spend all of your time out there, anyway. Once inside, the apartment is brightly decorated, with a newly fitted kitchen, a large master bedroom and a cosy living and dining area, which looks out to the glittering CBD.

Staying here you’ll be close to many of Melbourne’s finest attractions - from the Eureka Tower to the Victorian National Gallery, which always has a special exhibition on for art appreciators to enjoy.

15. CBD views

This ultra stylish, two bedroom apartment is the perfect place for those wanting to stay in a central Melbourne location whilst not compromising on style and comfort. The bright rooms lead onto an impressive view of Melbourne CBD and out to St Kilda and the ocean, which can all be viewed from your comfortable beds.

You’ll be based within one of Melbourne’s primary shopping districts, next to a luxe casino complex, which boasts a wide range of world cuisine and bars, a cinema as well as a 24-hour casino. The building skirts the Southbank Promenade, which has buskers, street art and a beautiful arts and craft market, to explore.

16. Haig stylish apartment

If you’re looking to stay in one of the most stylish apartments in Southbank, this Haig apartment is for you. The apartment is bright and airy and has been furnished in white and decorated with stylish Scandinavian accents. From inside the apartment, the views lead you out over Melbourne to St Kilda beach. If there’s a spot in the city to see one of the spectacular St Kilda sunsets, this is the place.

17. Stylish Southbank apartment

Do you want to stay in one of the most central locations in town? Close to the river Yarra, tram links and the spectacular Crown Casino Complex? Then this stylish two-bed apartment is for you. Although small, this cosy apartment offers you everything you need for an enjoyable stay in the world’s most livable city, complete with a kitchen, air conditioning and a washer/dryer, to ensure you look your very best when you head to some of South Melbourne’s funky bars and restaurants.

18. Soave: Melbourne CBD, Crown Casino at your door

This typical Melbourne city apartment is within a few steps of the Crown Casino Entertainment Complex and the free tram zone, which takes you through to the end of Melbourne CBD. This one-bed apartment is incredibly bright and airy, decorated with white finishings and blue accents - the perfect, stylish apartment for your Melbourne experience.

Whilst staying here, take full advantage of visiting some of the city’s most well-known locations which are right on your doorstep, including the Botanical Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance and Flinders St Station.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
120 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

19. Apartment close to everything

This incredible, self-contained, luxury apartment is based right on Melbourne’s Southbank. The master bedroom boasts a comfortable double bed in recently decorated, clean rooms, with an amazing view. You’ll love the living area, which is bright, comfortable and sits four, with views over the city.

And, although the apartment gives you everything that you’ll need, you can be happy in the knowledge that a lot of Melbourne’s finest bars and restaurants are right on your doorstep.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
232 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

20. Modern apartment with access to a sauna and swimming pool

Spectacular views are your companion when you stay in this apartment on the 25th floor. To properly enjoy the cityscape, you can lounge on the small balcony in your spare time. Aside from the views, this rental has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Appliances in the kitchen are all brand new, so you’ll feel like a professional chef when preparing meals here. For entertainment, you can either stream movies on the 50-in television or play video games on the available PlayStation 4.

You might want to access the building’s facilities as well. In particular, there’s a swimming pool if you want to cool down and a gym if you want to work out. If you’re feeling tired after a long day, feel free to relax inside the dry sauna.

Southbank, Victoria, Australia
31 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice cozy apartment with good views
it is well set up with tasteful furniture and decor and the facilities in the building are awesome
spotless apartment great location and fantastic amenities in the building
nice view in the apartment and a clean space to stay
clean pool and spa was great
this airbnb is very clean great communication and at a perfect location
apartment is great and very clean
great location and the apartment was super clean and exactly as advertised
great location clean comfy apartment thanks for a lovely stay
hojin was an amazing host
lobby staff are also very helpful with any questions
harry is an amazing host very fast on replies
great friendly host and good location
strong 5 stars for the apartment and hosts
great location if you want to be close to everything in terms of the cbd
location is as good as you can possibly get
the location is the absolute best and walking distance to just about all places of interest
fantastic location neat and tidy apartment with everything you need
exactly like the pictures and super close to crown
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Enjoy your stay in Melbourne's Southbank

We hope you have a beautiful stay in Melbourne’s Southbank. This is one of the most lovely areas in Melbourne, close to the CBD and the beach, so you can have the best of both worlds.

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