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The Como Melbourne - MGallery Collection 4.5

Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria

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  • Trendy South Yarra neighborhood with shopping and dining
  • Huge upscale rooms and suites with kitchenettes
  • Some suites have private gardens
  • Heated indoor pool opens up onto an outdoor courtyard
  • Bar and breakfast brasserie on-site
  • Eight modern meeting rooms offer a variety of configurations
  • On-site fitness room has a sauna


  • Some distance from the city center
  • Elevators don't reach every floor
  • No full restaurant
  • Fee for Wi-Fi and parking

Bottom Line

Long a destination for visiting celebrities, The Como Melbourne features upscale rooms and garden suites that continue to shine thanks to a 2012 renovation. The indoor atrium pool area and outdoor courtyard make the hotel a beautiful retreat in the city, isolated from the traffic on Chapel Street. It's in a neighborhood famous for its shopping, art galleries, and restaurants, but the South Yarra location isn't ideal for tourists planning to explore the heart of the city. The bar and breakfast venue covers the basics, and most won't miss a full restaurant with so many eating options nearby. 

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Chic marble interiors with celebrity allure

The Como knows how to blend a dark palate of natural materials with pops of wild color within its sophisticated interiors, which feel luxurious without too much pretense. A black marble staircase dominates the entryway and the lobby becomes a futuristic expanse of white leather furniture with faded gray marble floors. The sharp front desk is a rectangle of white marble, backed by a wall of white glass. The monochrome decor is cut by a bright magenta carpet that runs through the space, with matching orchids arranged on wooden tables interspersed between the minimalist sitting areas. For those with limited mobility, keep in mind that the elevators don't reach all floors within the six-story building.


On a busy street in South Yarra

The hotel is situated on a quiet block of the prestigious Chapel Street close to the Yarra River, in a part of town known for boutique shopping and nightlife. There are numerous casual and fine dining restaurants within walking distance, but other Melbourne attractions are further afield. The city center is a good 15-minute drive away depending on traffic, which can get heavy in the area. Public transportation is easily accessible though, with the South Yarra train station being closest. Expect a 30-minute drive northwest to reach Melbourne Airport.


The hotel features studios and suites with huge bathrooms, as well as kitchenettes and private gardens.

The hotel's 107 rooms are divided into studios and several kinds of suites, with a neutral gray decor and black and white furniture. Leafy prints decorate some of the white walls, while massive framed mirrors lean dramatically against others. Ergonomic roller chairs accompany large wooden work desks while suites also feature large sitting and dining areas under black pendant lamps. Many suites have kitchenettes with glossy appliances, including dishwashers, ovens, and electric stovetops. Several third floor suites open onto private, Japanese rock garden patios. All bathrooms are decked out in black marble with boutique Appelles toiletries and enough space for big walk-in showers as well as separate soaking tubs. There are also three individually decorated penthouse suites (Gold, Gem, and Pearl), each spanning two floors connected by a spiral staircase with additions like Nespresso machines and private saunas, with one unit featuring a baby grand piano.


Indoor pool with retractable roof, outdoor courtyard, and cocktail bar 

With no shortage of dining nearby, the hotel has no full-time restaurant, providing only a morning repast at its on-site venue The Brasserie. Breakfast is pricey, but the continental buffet is augmented by an a la carte menu for hot items like eggs cooked to order. SOBar serves double duty as a cocktail lounge as well as an occasional venue for private events. Events can also be held in the Como's eight dedicated meeting rooms, which can host up to 150 people. The indoor pool isn't directly accessible by elevator, but the big atrium is still one of the most welcoming areas in the hotel. The glass rooftop is retractable and an adjacent outdoor courtyard adds even more fresh-air space to relax. 

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630 Chapel St, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia

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