No matter if it’s a trip to the spa or huge mountains of gourmet cake that gets your pulse racing, we’ll make sure you’re well looked after. Enjoy!
Beauty on a budget
This place is seriously lush, and perfect if you’re looking to treat yourself. Miss Fox offers hair styling, mani-pedis, skin treatments and plenty more, all amidst the relaxed and elegant surrounds of a top-quality beauty clinic. There’s something for everyone – so if you go in to get your nails did, you could come out with glitter, nail art, a vintage look, or even vegan polish. The salon is well designed and luxuriously decorated, and the staff are all fantastic. They’ll make you feel like royalty from the moment you arrive, and you even get a complimentary glass of bubbles! Now that’s what we call service.
“Miss Fox has got to be the best beauticians/spa in Melbourne. The staff are very friendly and well trained. Their facials are to die for!” – natmahoney
Spoil yourself with a spa
Set in the InterContinental Hotel with sweeping views of the Yarra River, Botanica Day Spa is an utterly fabulous spot for some serious pampering. The atmosphere is supremely tranquil, and you’ll find nothing but the most high-end products and services waiting for you here. The treatments include massages, facials and complete spa rituals. If you want to go all-out (and, hey, you deserve it), opt for the ‘Royal Botanica’. With a body scrub, wrap, massage, facial and mani-pedi all included, it’s perfect for an extra-special treat.
Fancy foodie treats
When you want decadent delights, you can’t go past Burch & Purchese. This isn’t just another dessert shop – it’s something truly spectacular, and your taste buds won’t know what’s hit them. An extremely fancy cake selection dwells within these hallowed halls, not to mention all the artisan chocolate and gourmet ice cream your stomach can hold. Bring your stretchy pants and forget about that diet for a day. With cakes layered with jellies, sponges, mousses, cream, crumbles and spreads, you won’t be able to stop at one.
“A true mastermind of the sweet palate. Darren Purchese’s dessert bar takes you on a taste bud journey. I had the caramel tart AND the lemon tart and I must say I could not choose a favourite between the two. BOTH WERE SOO GOOD. You can also sample whats on the counter to inspire your taste buds.” – Alwaysroomfordessert
Nourish the soul
Just a 90-minute drive away from Melbourne, a trip to Samadhi Retreat really is like stepping into a whole new world of relaxation and rejuvenation. The personalised wellness programs here are just what you need to melt away the tensions of city life. Whether you’re looking to detox, find yourself, or just recharge a little bit, there is a health retreat for you. The accommodation is secluded and comfortable, with all the modern conveniences you could want (you won’t have to deal without your TV ad Wi-Fi). Plus, there’s a spa offering massages and other body treatments. You’ll leave feeling ready to tackle anything.
Splurge on a Staycation
When it comes to staycations in Melbourne, your options are plentiful indeed. However, we can’t look past the immensely cool and arty Adelphi Hotel. The décor here is beautifully rich and quirky, with the rooftop pool, top-notch service and prime central location further sweetening the deal. Speaking of which, it also houses the Om Nom Kitchen & Dessert Bar! Trust us – once you’ve spent a few night here, you won’t want to leave.
“This is probably one of the best boutique hotels in Australia. In fact, I can’t even find a flaw about this hotel. Great place to stay when you want an indulgent weekend in Melbourne. If you can’t afford to stay here, then you should at least try and eat at the restaurant in the hotel.” – Cee Zee