The CBD may be the busiest area of Melbourne but a suburb like Armadale is a great place to stay because it is located within a close proximity to the city centre but provides a much more relaxed feel and has plenty of things for all sorts of travellers to experience and explore.
Armadale is ideally positioned only 6 kilometres south east of the Melbourne city centre and is a vibrant and cosmopolitan suburb with an exciting retail precinct and lots of fashionable cafes. Travellers love the suburbs vibrant energy, staggering choice of restaurants, funky boutiques, cool bars, unbeatable galleries and delightful parklands.
Staying in Armadale is very much about lifestyle and it is one of the best and most affluent suburbs in the world’s most livable city.
Armadale has plenty of things to see and do for visitors, including:
- Beautiful old, historic houses that are full of great architectural features.
- Wonderful antique shops where you can find something special for your home or as a present for others.
- Plenty of cosmopolitan cafes that not only serve delicious coffees and lattes but also have a selection of mouth-watering cakes.
Sometimes when travelling the best part of visiting a new city is when you unexpectedly depart from the tourist trail and glimpse the city’s “real” side. While the big attractions can be great fun, often it’s the more subtle “insider” experiences that leave you feeling really satisfied.
Accommodation in Armadale
Throughout the Armadale there are numerous accommodation options available, ranging from fully self contained serviced apartments and luxury hotels right through to budget motel and backpacker accommodation. Click here for a full list of Armadale and Prahran accommodation that is available with discount rates for long stays.
Restaurants in Armadale
There are an extremely large selection of restaurants in Armadale and they reflect the diverse range of cuisines that are on offer throughout the whole of Melbourne. Armadale has a well founded reputation as being a cosmopolitan place to enjoy a meal and this is typified by the number of alfresco dining establishments that the suburb has.
Some of the main restaurant areas in Armadale include :
- High Street - with a variety of restaurants scattered all along the street from Kooyong Road to Glenferrie Road.
- Glenferrie Road - which is filled with ice cream palours, cafes and restaurants serving all sorts of different cuisines.
- Wattletree Road - there are some delightful restaurants opposite the Malvern Central shopping centre.
Shopping in Armadale
Shopping is one of the great attractions that brings people to and makes people want to stay in the suburb of Armadale. The suburb is known for its comprehensive collection of antique shops which are mainly concentrated along the High Street shopping strip. Also within Armadale there are plenty of bridal dress shops, clothing stores selling everything from shoes and dresses to ties and suits, boutique shops, fresh produce outlets, homeware stores and craft shops. The majority of these places are located along the major shopping strips of High Street, Wattletree Road and Glenferrie Road.
Also within the region of Armadale you will discover the popular Malvern Central Shopping Centre which is filled with a wide variety of fashion boutiques, novelty shops, fresh food outlets, cafes, department stores and even a supermarket for all of your day to day needs.