At the hip end of Charles Street among a little strip of cafes, galleries and bars, the ultra-chic TwoFourTwo is a radical departure from the usual heritage B&B on offer. The three exquisite but affordable apartments each have artisan furnishings and designer contemporary decor. Think stainless steel, blackwood veneers, granite and polished hardwood, and that is just in the kitchens; then there are king-sized beds, a pillow menu and spiral staircase. Add a Gaggia coffee maker, DVD-CD library, iPod with playlists, boutique wine-tasting and a supply of gourmet breakfast provisions, and you won’t want to leave. Around the corner there’s also one9nine on st john – a brand-new two-bedroom addition to this stylish collection.
242 Charles St; (03) 6331 9242