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Penthouse Vs. Sub Penthouse Apartments in Melbourne, what’s the difference?

Penthouse Vs. Sub Penthouse Apartments in Melbourne, what’s the difference?

As the premier provider of luxury apartments in Melbourne, we at Melbourne Private Apartments often get asked about the differences between our penthouse and sub penthouse units. While both offer a high-end living experience, some key differences may sway your decision on which one is right for you.

In this article, we’ll dive into the details of penthouse and sub penthouse apartments in Melbourne and help you decide which option is the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. Spoiler alert: we might be a little biased toward sub penthouses, but we’ll let you be the judge!

Traditional Penthouse Apartments

Traditionally, a penthouse apartment is located on the top floor and takes up the entire level of the building. These units are often highly sought-after due to their exclusivity and luxurious features. In fact, staying in a penthouse apartment in Melbourne can make you feel like you’re on top of the world!

These units usually have large floor plans, high ceilings, and oversized windows that let in a lot of natural light and show off stunning views. Plus, many penthouses in Melbourne come with private outdoor spaces, like balconies or rooftop terraces, where you can sit back, relax, and take in the sights and sounds of the city. Just be prepared to pay a premium for all this luxury – penthouse apartments don’t come cheap!

Sub Penthouse Apartments

While penthouse apartments in Melbourne are undoubtedly luxurious, they can be out of reach in terms of price for some people. So if you’re still looking for a high-end holiday experience but don’t want to break the bank, a sub penthouse apartment in Melbourne, such as those offered by Melbourne Private Apartments, might be a better fit.

These units are typically located below the top floor (penthouse). However, this isn’t always the case. Our “The Real Sub Penthouse / Top Floor 3 Bedroom Apartment with City & Sea Views” apartment is an excellent example of sub penthouse located on the top floor. Additionally, sub penthouse apartments still offer many of the same luxurious features as penthouse apartments in Melbourne – think spacious floor plans, high-end finishes, and private outdoor spaces.

Sub Penthouse 3 Bedroom Apartments Melbourne

The Real Sub Penthouse / Top Floor 3 Bedroom Apartment with City & Sea Views

The main difference between penthouse and sub penthouse apartments is that sub penthouses are usually smaller, and there are usually a few per floor rather than one unit taking up an entire level. Best of all, sub penthouse apartments are more affordable than penthouse apartments.

So, if you want all the bells and whistles of a penthouse apartment without the hefty price tag, a Melbourne sub penthouse apartment could be the way to go. Just keep in mind that these units can still be on the pricey side, so it’s important to research and see if they fit within your budget. You’ll find that accommodation providers, such as Melbourne Private Apartments, offer more affordable sub penthouse options.

Melbourne Private Apartments’ Sub Penthouse Apartments

If you’re looking for a luxurious holiday apartment in Melbourne, you might consider our Top Floor 3 Bedroom Sub Penthouse Apartments at 883-889 Collins Street or our fabulous Top Floor 2 Bedroom Apartments at 915 Collins Street – both a short stroll from Melbourne city.

2 Bedroom Apartment Docklands

Top Floor 2 Bedroom Apartments with Harbour Views

Our 3 Bedroom Sub Penthouse Apartments are located on the top floor of the building, of which there are 4 sub penthouses on the top floor while our Top Floor 2 Bedroom Apartments are located on the top floor of the building and are on 2 levels, with the second level being accessible via stairs.

These sub penthouse apartments have many of the same high-end features you’d find in any Melbourne penthouse apartment, but they’re much more affordable.

You’ll still get that open, spacious floor plan with high ceilings and large windows, allowing plenty of natural light and stunning views of the Yarra River and the city. In addition, our 3 Bedroom Sub Penthouse Apartments have their own private rooftop balcony where you can relax and take in Melbourne’s sights and sounds.

And let’s not forget about the amenities – our sub penthouse guests have access to all the same luxurious common areas as penthouse guests, including a fully equipped gym, an indoor heated pool, and free Wi-Fi and parking.

So why shell out for a full-blown penthouse when you can have all the luxury for less with a sub penthouse at Melbourne Private Apartments? Trust us; you won’t be disappointed.


In conclusion, while both penthouse and sub penthouse apartments in Melbourne offer luxurious living experiences, at the end of the day, it comes down to budget and lifestyle preference when deciding which one is right for you. When it comes to finding the perfect accommodation for your next holiday, consider a sub penthouse apartment from Melbourne Private Apartments. Not only are our apartments more affordable than penthouse apartments, but you’ll still get the same luxurious features and amenities. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best views in town without breaking the bank!