Accommodation near Abbotsford Convent

The Symposium organisers are not recommending any particular hotel, B and B or apartment but just providing the following list of options for accommodation in the near vicinity. Some are from the listing complied by the events team at Abbotsford Convent with additional apartments and B and B’s compiled by the organisers. There are also Airbnb’s reasonably close to investigate.


115 Cotham Road, Kew 3101
03 8862 0200 |
3.7 km from Abbotsford Convent

7 Studley Park Road, Kew 3101
03 9853 2722 |
2.9km from Abbotsford Convent

19-21 Walpole Street, Kew 3101
03 9854 7201 |
3.2 km from Abbotsford Convent


89 Church St, Richmond 3121
03 9428 8859 |
2.6 km from Abbotsford Convent

155 – 159 Hoddle Street, Richmond 3121
03 9428 6698
2.8 km from Abbotsford Convent
Hillside Court does not have a website but you can visit its Facebook page and call the above number to book.

353 Church Street, Richmond 3121
1800 801 618
3.5 km from Abbotsford Convent

37 Buckingham Street, Richmond 3121
1300 369 362
2.7 km from Abbotsford Convent

13 Rotherwood Street, Richmond 3121
03 9428 6758 |
3.5 km from Abbotsford Convent

185-191 Lennox Street, Richmond 3121
03 9267 1000 |
3.5 km from Abbotsford Convent


Apartments are great for people who want to share to save costs, but places like Georgian Court and Magnolia Boutique Hotel, both B and Bs, are better for some individuals visiting Melbourne, as they are perfectly placed for sightseeing, post or pre conference.

Quest Apartments Abbotsford
611 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne Suburbs 3067, Tel 03 9426 1800
Offers first class accommodation. Delegates can walk to the symposium venue, the Convent, along the Yarra river bank. Each room has lounge and kitchen areas. All king sized beds convert to singles on request. East Melbourne – there are lots of places –apartments and B and B’s – conveniently placed between the city centre and Abbotsford Convent.

Adara Apartments
90 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002, (03) 9418 6666
Close to the Hoddle Street, Victoria Street. intersection. Could walk to Convent in 20 – 30 minutes, and on to the river walk at Gipps Street. Apartments, probably 3+to 4 star –are quite nice. Kitchen and lounge seating area. If people call directly they can have a special deal. Each superior room is for 2. 1 king and 1 single bed. The king beds split in only 2 apartments in the superior price bracket.

Birches Apartments
160 Simpson Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002 (03) 9417 2344
Not quite as nice as Adara – but quite good. Kitchen area, and lounge seating.

Georgian Court Bed & Breakfast
21-25 George Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002, (03) 9415 8225
Nice for a single or double – bed and /breakfast

Magnolia Court Boutique Hotel Melbourne
101 Powlett St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, (03) 9419 4222101
Nice for a single or double – bed and /breakfast. Similar price to Georgian court – see below.
Both Georgian Court and Magnolia Court are reasonably priced and in a lovely part of Melbourne. Perfect area to stay for visitors but just a bit more difficult to get to Abbotsford Convent –6 mins or so extra walk.

The Nunnery
116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Phone:1800 032 635. Great position and 30 minutes or so walk to the convent. This has a range of accommodation from hostel through to single rooms, at very reasonable rates.