For those who want to discover Melbourne's cultural diversity and heritage architecture, the Quality Hotel Carlton is the place to be. Offering a swimming pool, sauna and a fitness centre, it is 15 minutes’ tram ride from the city centre. Free WiFi is provided.

A 20-minute walk from the Quality Hotel Carlton takes you to Lygon Street, where the city's famous cafe culture was born, and Brunswick, a melting pot of cultures with great ethnic restaurants.

Quality Hotel Carlton Carlton is a 5-minute walk from Melbourne Zoo and 10 minutes’ walk from the University of Melbourne. Royal Melbourne Hospital is 5 minutes' drive away and it is 7 minutes' drive to Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Lygon Street has the biggest selection of Italian restaurants and cafes of anywhere in Australia, and was the first suburb in Melbourne to promote eating outdoors and tables and chairs on footpaths. Lygon Street is a great place to spend a warm summer's evening with a group of friends, especially if you're sitting in the garden cafe of one of the terraces that line the street.

With more than 320 species on view, Melbourne Zoo offers a window into the diversity of the world’s wildlife. Visiting the Zoo is an opportunity to get back in touch with the wonders of nature – only 4km from the city centre.