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Where to stay in Camberwell
Several miles to the east of Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) is the historic suburb of Camberwell. This part of the city enjoys excellent transport links to the rest of Melbourne via train, bus and road. The main attraction in Camberwell is Burke Road, a bustling shopping strip that attracts consumers and diners alike from all around the city.
Though a bit thin on major tourist attractions, Camberwell makes a great base for visiting the Greater Melbourne area. The historic Rivoli Cinemas are here along with a solid selection of venues for dining, drinking, and shopping. The Sunday Market is a big deal in Camberwell and has been providing a festive outdoor shopping scene every weekend since 1976. One advantage of staying outside of Melbourne’s CBD is that hotel rates are noticeably cheaper and access to the surrounding countryside is much more convenient.
It is fair to say that shopping is the highlight of Camberwell. Its busy Burke Road serves as both the main thoroughfare and the centre of the action in this Melbourne suburb. Sundays light up with the historic outdoor market, and any day of the week it’s great to escape the city and enjoy seaside towns, wineries, and nature parks right on the edge of Melbourne.
There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Camberwell is the Camberwell Serviced Apartment Hotel, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Quest Hawthorn in Camberwell as it has been reserved 5 times.
- Burke Road
One of the most important north-south thoroughfares in Melbourne is Burke Road. It passes right through the suburb of Camberwell where it transforms into a bustling strip of shops and restaurants for several hundred yards. People come from all around Melbourne to stroll Burke Road in Camberwell for some therapeutic shopping.
From the eastern suburb of Camberwell, you’ve got a head start on the city traffic to reach the incredibly scenic Mornington Peninsula. There are several interesting destinations along the eastern side of Port Philip Bay, including the rural market community of Red Hill, the natural beauty of Arthur’s Seat, and the twin beaches at Sorrento. For a day drive from Camberwell, it doesn’t get much better than the Mornington Peninsula.
- Yarra Valley
Just outside of Melbourne on its eastern flanks is the wine-growing region of the Yarra Valley. Anchored by the town of Healesville, the gentle rolling hills hold dozens of boutique wineries and quaint hamlets. Most of the wineries are open to the public for tours and tastings, and delicious cafés are on hand in surprising numbers in this gourmet corner of the Greater Melbourne area. Best of all, it’s a breeze to reach the Yarra Valley from Camberwell by hopping on the Maroondah Highway.
Eating and drinking and shopping nearby
In Camberwell, there is no better place to hunt for food, drink, and shopping than Burke Road. Businesses literally line up next to one another for several hundred yards through the heart of Camberwell, offering a diverse array of restaurants and boutiques. Most travellers try to stay as close to Burke Road as possible without actually sleeping on the busy thoroughfare. Lodgings like the Glenferrie Hotel and Qwest Hawthorne are just on the edge of Camberwell and offer quality accommodation and easy access to all of the amenities of the suburb.
Moving between Camberwell and the rest of Melbourne is easy thanks to public transportation links that include three tram routes, a major railway station, and several bus lines. If you prefer to drive, Camberwell is nicely positioned to the east of the congestion of downtown Melbourne. By using the nearby Eastern Freeway or the Monash Freeway, you can be cruising out of the city or to the other side of Melbourne in minutes.