Design aficionados will love the muted tones and sleek monochrome lines at this South Melbourne boutique bolthole that is equal parts hotel, bar and bistro. Only a quick tram ride from the city centre, Coppersmith – located in the leafy streets of South Melbourne – is the perfect choice for visitors who prefer a neighbourhood setting to being in the middle of the city. The rooms feature incredibly soft beds, heavenly pillows, flat screen televisions and recordable cable TV. Enjoying a cool beer on the rooftop is a must.
Time Out tip: Coppersmith is five minutes’ walk to Albert Park Lake; an expansive blue lake flanked with a five-kilometre walking track. Take a stroll as the sun sets over the city and spot the black swans sitting on the banks. Just don’t swim in it.