St. Jerome’s – The Hotel is an idea so incredible that we’re convinced it could only exist in Melbourne. Situated on top of the CBD’s three-storey shopping precinct, Melbourne Central, the thirty-tent pop-up hotel brings together luxury accommodation, a cocktail bar, a camp clubhouse (complete with high tea, coffee, games and playing cards…) and an on-site art gallery in a once-in-a-lifetime camping experience on one of the city’s most central rooftops. You must be dreaming, right?!
Founded by the same Jerome who masterminded Laneway Festival, the Vegas chapel inspired Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo, 1000£ Bend, Sister Bella, and a handful of other top venues in Melbourne, St. Jerome’s – The Hotel brings together everything you could wish for. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a cheeky stay-cation, a unique holiday experience, or somewhere to call home while travelling interstate, it’s a one-stop shop for luxury CBD accommodation in Melbourne’s buzzing metropolis.
Far from the usual camping experience, EVERYTHING here is luxe to the max. Each of the top-notch tents comes kitted out with heating, wifi, designer bed linen from Linen House, midnight snacks, an Esky filled with local craft beer and water, and heaps of goodies to make your stay epic. Breakfast is delivered to your tent door each morning, while Grill’d provide tasty sliders in the evenings, the bathrooms are stunning (leaps and bounds away from the usual camping fare), and there are heaps of surprises along the way, including Gelato Messina that’s made especially for St. Jerome himself. Fancy a pre-dinner drink? Simply drop by the cocktail trolley for a complimentary espresso martini mixed by one of the on-site experts.
With the entire city at your fingertips, at St. Jerome’s – The Hotel, there’s never a dull moment. Hire a bike—with the cash going to social change charity, YGap—and take a self-guided tour through Melbourne’s laneways, pop next door for some complimentary ten-pin bowling at Strike Bowling, check in for a spa session, or admire the incredible rooftop view at sunset (just check out the hotel’s Instagram page and you’ll see what we mean). Melbourne, you’ve never looked so beautiful!
Why kip in a boring B&B when you could sleep in Narnia, Listers? Book your very own tent at St. Jerome’s – The Hotel via the website, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for hot news, offers and updates.
Image credit: Michelle Jarni for The Urban List