WSS Travel: Nesuto Hotel and The District Docklands

Welcome to Melbourne’s newest 4-star hotel (a $100 Million hotel to be exact), Nesuto Docklands. Situated in the heart of the Docklands entertainment and shopping district, the hotel offers stunning city and waterfront views from 211 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments across 13 floors. The hotel offers 24-hour reception and a bag-holding room. Nesuto Docklands is a short walk to Marvel Stadium and an easy tram ride into the CBD. The hotel is situated in The District Docklands, which offers a huge array of shopping, entertainment and fun.

‘Nesuto’ translates to ‘nest’ in Japanese, so it makes sense that this hotel was created to be somewhere you can really make yourself at home. Netsuto has 14 hotels across Australia and New Zealand, but the new Docklands hotel is the Japanese brand’s first in Victoria.

Each suite is equipped with a full kitchen (there’s a Woolworth’s supermarket downstairs, so you can whip up some meals), internal laundry in the one and two-bedroom apartments, expansive living and dining areas with separate bedrooms (with the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep in), well-appointed bathrooms with full baths and rainfall showers, and a gymnasium for guests at the newly-build apartment hotel. While also offering guests unlimited WiFi and Google Chrome Cast TV. Nesuto Docklands’ modern apartment-style suites have all the practical features to make the hotel a comfortable home away from home.

As you can see, the apartments are well appointed and suit everyone, from people staying for business, attending events at Marvel stadium or for family getaways.

For breakfast the next morning, we highly recommend Daybreak Café, which is downstairs from the hotel. Amazing food and service and huge coffees, what more could you ask for?

The District is the experiential heart of Docklands. If you’ve got a passion for fashion, have a browse of goods from brands including H&M, Kathmandu, Cotton On, Bonds, EB Games, City Chic and a lot more.

If you’re feeling hungry, there are over 30 food and dining options including Carl’s Jr, China Bar, Urban Alley Brewery, Dohtonbori Okonomiyaki, KFC, and Subway.

The following are the most popular places to visit in Docklands:


Stepping into a world of optical illusions, the larger-than-life murals allow people of all ages to come face to face with wild animals, scale rocky crevasses and surf the ultimate pipelines. Stretching over 1400 square metres, visitors can walk through a variety of different zones, each with its own spectacular illusions. ArtVo offers everyone the chance to experience the traditional art museum in a whole new way. It offers their patrons the opportunity, to not only touch the art but be the art by simply striking a pose in front of the camera. What is even more refreshing are the museum staff who encourage you to take as many photos and selfies as possible. They can assist you so you and your friends are free to become part of the art at all times. 15 artists, 1000 litres of paint, 800 hours and over 80 new artworks,

Hoyts District Docklands

HOYTS at The District is where you’ll want to see all the big blockbusters. Enjoy extra leg room and comfort with all-powered recliner seating, ultra-crisp images, perfect sound, and cutting-edge special effects. Grab a bite to eat from Artie’s Bar & Café and sweeten the experience with a snack from Treat City or everyone’s favourite Ben & Jerry’s scoop store. This is actually our favourite cinema in Melbourne. It’s always spotlessly clean and has comfortable recliner chairs as regular seats that you don’t get in other cinemas. You can see our monthly round-up of movie releases at HOYTS in our lifestyle section.

O’Brien Icehouse

O’Brien Icehouse is Australia’s largest ice arena sports and entertainment centre with two Olympic-sized rinks. It’s available for public skating and various ice sports events. Lessons and games are offered for figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating and curling.


10 holes under special UV lighting and an 18th hole that randomly generates a score for you. Putt your way through Australia’s iconic attractions, feel sympathy for the guy in the Dunny and putt your way up into the Kingswood Ute.

Archie Brother’s Cirque Electriq

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is your one-stop entertainment destination at Melbourne Docklands’ The District. Try your luck against our games and you just might land your hands on the coveted collectables that sit at the top of our jackpot. Dodgem cars, VR, ten-pin bowling and prizes prizes prizes are all in a day’s play at Archie’s.

Urban Alley Brewery

Urban Alley is home to craft beer with the brewery only separated by windows to their 25-hectolitre brewhouse, the beers couldn’t be any fresher. Join Urban Alley Brewery for happy hour, a bite or a cheeky pint and watch the magic happen. With a capacity for over 600 people across our expansive outdoor terrace, deck and indoor areas, the Brewpub is more than just a craft beer hall. Their menu features modern interpretations of traditional pub classics, teamed with our signature Urban Alley beers and their ever-evolving Alley Series, as well as spirits, cocktails, cider and wines. Urban Alley is the perfect spot for a catch-up with friends or to bring the family.

The Hansel & Gretel experience

Discover the Witch’s giant gingerbread house as she invites you in to taste the delights of her house. Expect donuts, candy and lots more surprises hidden around the house for you to uncover. Some will be edible and some will be treasure, you will have to unlock clues, solve riddles and taste your way around! Make sure you come in hungry because there are plenty of sweet treats, but be careful! The Witch may have more sinister plans…

Potion Putt

A crazy golf course inspired by famous fantasy and fiction Wizards. Embark on 9 wand-erful holes of magic and encounter smoking cauldrons, tasty beverages, and magical portals along the way. You may even be required to cast a few spells in order to excel and complete the mystical challenge.

For more information or to make a booking at Netsuto Docklands head to For more information about The District Docklands: