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Hotels with Courts

 The Mansion at Werribee Park 
Although the remote location about half an hour southwest of central Melbourne is not ideal for city sightseeing, the Mansion Hotel is delightful destination for a day or two of refined country living. Guests are accommodated in a former Catholic seminary on the grounds of a 19th-century agricultural estate that now belongs to the Victoria state parks system, with expansive formal gardens, six outdoor tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, a day spa and a gourmet restaurant on-site. Other Werribee Park attractions include the estate's original 1870s Italianate mansion, the Victoria State Rose Garden, a contemporary sculpture garden, an open-range zoo and a modern winery. Rates for the 92 rooms and suites begin at around AU$200 per night, not including meals, spa services and other activities.
Information: The Mansion at Werribee Park, +61-3-9731-4000
 Grand Hyatt Melbourne 
A rooftop Rebound Ace tennis court and a convenient central location near Melbourne Park (home of the Australian Open) make this glamorous five-star property an excellent choice for tennis fans on a generous budget. The highrise complex houses 548 handsomely decorated rooms and suites with extensive meeting and event facilities, a spa and fitness center with an indoor pool, a popular night club and a two-story shopping plaza and food court. The lowest Internet rates available on the Hyatt Web site begin at around AU$250 to AU$350 per night, with significantly higher price tags for executive-class accommodations on the upper floors.
Information: Grand Hyatt Melbourne, +61-3-9657-1234
This glitzy highrise luxury hotel is part of a colossal shopping and entertainment complex on the south bank of the Yarra about a mile west of the Melbourne Park tennis center. In addition to a 24-hour casino, several concert and event venues, a 13-screen cinema multiplex and acres of high-end boutiques, bars and restaurants, hotel guests have access to a full-service spa and fitness center with a 25-meter indoor pool and two Rebound Ace tennis courts in a rooftop garden. The 482 rooms, suites and villas feature five-star amenities and some terrific city and bay views from the upper floors. Double room rates begin at around AU$300, with price tags for the fanciest suites and villas topping out at well over AU$1,000 a night.
Information: Crown Towers, +61-3-9292-6868
If you don't mind staying outside of the central business district, this three-story serviced apartment block in suburban Flemington can be a good alternative to standard hotel accommodations. The 48 one, two- and three-bedroom units feature fully equipped kitchens and private laundry facilities, with a swimming pool, barbecue area and one outdoor tennis court available free to guests. Central Melbourne is easily accessible by tram or by train. Standard rates range from about AU$185 to AU$275 per night, with significant discounts sometimes available if you book directly online.
Information: Quest Flemington, +61-3-9371-2200
For short-term apartment rentals right in the central business district, try the Paramount, which offers utilitarian one-, two- and three-bedroom units in a commercial area west of the Parliament House. All units have kitchens and private laundry facilities, with an indoor pool, fitness center and rooftop tennis court on-site. The urban location can get noisy at night, but guests have easy access to nearby restaurants, pubs and food stores, and many top attractions are within walking distance. Rates range from about AU$190 to AU$300 a night for two guests in a one-bedroom unit, up to AU$500 or more for six guests in the Penthouse Suite.
Information: The Paramount Serviced Apartments, +61-3-9251-5555
The ultra-luxurious Park Hyatt Melbourne, a modern hotel set among stately historic buildings between Fitzroy Gardens and the Victoria Parliament House, is where Lleyton Hewitt celebrated his engagement to Australian actress Bec Cartwright after losing to Marat Safin in the 2005 Australian Open. The 240-room property features elegant Art Deco-inspired interiors, with a high-end spa and fitness center, a 25-meter indoor pool, one lighted tennis court, a showy contemporary restaurant and a cool cigar bar in what is otherwise a smoke-free hotel. Rates typically range from about AU$300 to AU$500 per night, though it's sometimes possible to find online discounts closer to AU$250.
Information: Park Hyatt , +61-3-9224-1234