Fondly known as ‘the little Greece of Melbourne’, Oakleigh has a vibrant cafe scene, plenty of alfresco dining options and shopping outlets that attract both families and young people.
An unlikely tourist spot with a cross-generational population, Oakleigh is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy yourself whether that be with some strong coffee, a delicious souvlaki or live music in the evenings.
Here is our guide to holiday and short-term accommodation in the area:
Punthill Apartment Hotels
These modern hotel rooms and serviced apartments are walking distance to Oakleigh’s shopping precinct. Each room offers a private balcony as well as access to an onsite gym, spa and guest laundry. If you’re staying for a weekend, we recommend walking to the Rotary Sunday Market in Oakleigh to search for preloved goods and vintage treasures. While you’re in the area, pop over to Eaton Mall and enjoy a coffee or meal while taking in the open air, street dining atmosphere. Read more about Punthill Apartment Hotels in Oakleigh here.
Lamplighter Motel offers an affordable accommodation option about ten minutes away from Oakleigh’s shopping and cafe precinct. All rooms are air-conditioned, have private bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities. Stroll over the Oakleigh’s vibrant shopping precinct to grab a drink at a local bar or cafe, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at one of the many beauty salons.
Chadstone Executive Motel
For another affordable accommodation option that has been recently renovated, visit Chadstone Executive Motel.
From a standard room to an executive suite, the motel has options to suit couples, families and solo travellers.
If you’re travelling with kids, Oakleigh has plenty of local parks and reserves that are well worth a look, or if you’re visiting in the summer be sure to beat the heat at Oakleigh’s outdoor pool. Otherwise, there’s plenty do to at Oakleigh’s shopping precinct – try one of the local op-shops to find your next preloved bargain, or discover an exhilarating challenge at EscapeXperience.