modern hotel, fairly new say about 2-3 years old when we were there in 2001.
It is rather cold looking with wide glass overlooking swanston street. Otherwise, the security there is excellent. You need a card to swipe to get the lift working, but the problem is that when you have a guest visiting, you need to run down the get them up.
The rooms are modern, and I am not sure whethere we were just lucky or not - but we had a huge bed. Excellent bedding. I just lurve the bed - their so called heavenly bed.
The shower room is also huge - and I particularly fancied their shower head!!!!
Across the hotel there is a small cafe which we went for breakfast - it was pretty tasty- cafe d'orso
The All Nations Backpackers Hostel. The acomodation there is quite good. Of course if you are going to Melbourne in winter, i would suggest you find another place as this place does not offer heaters in their rooms. Otherwise, if you are on a budget, i would recomend this place. It costsabout AUD$15 per night. If you are coming in from the Melbourne Airport, they even have a free pick up service for you. Oh yea, they give a free beer for every night ou stay. The free beer can be obtained from the adjoining Bar. Pool at this bar is AUD$1. Fooseball is also AUD$1 i think. Cant really remember. There is a 7 Eleven just next door to this hostel.
AUD$15 per night in July. AUD$30 for the key deposit. Free beer for every night you stay. Free pickup from airport.
Its near alot of interesting things. Crown's Casino is just 500m away. Flinders Train Station is about 1km away. Food is not a problem because there are many McDonalds, Subway sandwich Stations and Pizza shops around.
Melbourne has a very large range of accomodation for tourists to choose from. If you're looking for the top class 5 star accomodation, why not stay in the Crown Hotel, or if you're into so mething in the middle of the range, just acrosss the Yarra are a line of hotels, The Centra, Gateway just to name a few.
Little Collins St, in the heart of the city is a small street, lined with hotels. There is sure to be one there for you.
Or if you dont care all that much about accomodation, they try finding a backpackers hotel for cheap prices.
An average one night stay in the Crown Casino Hotel wold range from between $350 to $450 australin dollar.
The Crown Casino Hotel is the ultimate accomodation around Melbourne, or Victoria to say.
Set on the banks of the Yarra, means 360 degree panooramic views of the city and the botanical gardens and beyond.
The complex houses everything from pool, gyms , gaming rooms, you want it theyve got it.
this mad guy holding me is my daddys silly kiwi friend who just happened to be visting oz when i happened to decided to come into the world.
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL APARTMENTS
We stayed in the Heritage Apartment with 1 bedroom with a queen size bed and a sofa bed. 1 night stay is AUD154.00.
This new stylishly appointed 4-star serviced apartments is located in the heart of Melbourne's vibrant business, shopping, restaurant and theatre districts. Situated next door to Myer, David Jones and moments from the Crown Casino Entertainment Centre, these newly built apartments are hidden behind the facade of a character-filled heritage building. Featuring soaring ceilings and enormous windows, they offer guests a choice of one or two traditional single level or mexxanine loft-style configurations. Oh ... It is just 30 minutes away from the airport. Facilities include kitchenettes with microwaves, fully furnished living and dining areas, bath with shower over, fully remote control TV, direct dial ISD/STD telephones, AM/FM digital radio alarm clock, refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, air-conditioning, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, electronic card security.
Around 25.00 peak season (summer and school holidays) per night Aussie Dollars
Resident birds come an have meals with guests, Usual bunk style accom, very clean and roomy with great facilities. Cabin syle dorms. Soooooo close to a great beach.
If I were given a choice to choose a hotel to stay in Melbourne, my top priority will surely go to the fabulous PARK HYATT HOTEL.
Well, there are many lovely hotels here in Melbourne.
If you've just inherited a vast fortune or recently married the likes of Bill Gates, I would suggest the top-notch ones like - Grand Hyatt (in the city center) or the Sheraton (at Southgate) or the Crown Casino Hotel (lovely!).
If you're on a budget, I think I spotted a good one in the city center i.e. just facing Myer's Department Store (a very good locality) - Welcome Hotel.
Another good hotel is where Bobby McGee's is located (my #1 haunt when I'm there!). It's not a fancy hotel. Just a simple one.
Of course, there are the hostels too... Australian Bed & Breakfasts and farm-stays are also great alternatives. I tried the latter once and man, I've absolutely no regrets. As a matter of fact, I found it very exciting to stay in a farm!
No, this is not a picture of a bed and breakfast joint. As a matter of interest, this is where my aunt is living... in one of the lovely quiet suburbs of Melbourne. And what I like about her place is her sprawling garden. I can never find such big houses in Singapore. It would costs millions to buy something like that in Singapore (no thanks to the acute shortage of land here).
P.S. My aunt's place does become a 'bed & breakfast' joint whenever I bring my friends over though.... :-)
ST. GEORGE'S MOTOR INN...An ideal place for a Family.
My Family enjoyed staying here. The staff made our stay there an excellent one.
For the week that I stayed in Melbourne, I stayed at the YWCA Hostel, now known as The Hotel Y, and enjoyed it very much. The room was clean and spacious, the staff very helpful with recommendations for places to visit, and a location that suited me just fine. Not right in the centre of town, but close to transportation. There's a cafe at the location, plus many of the other facilities you associate with the YWCA. And you don't have to be female to stay there.
In Australian dollars: bunk bed - $33 and a standard single room - $77
I think Crown Casino will be a great place if you want a nice place where it's convenient to travel around from there, Planet Hollywood's there .... Hard Rock Cafe is just a few blocks away .... It's near to museums .... and it have lots of restaurant at the Casino. Simply great!!
Food, casino, entertainment .... and it's near everywhere else !!
this view is taken out of novetal in St.kilda the area is where the suday craft market takes place .
YES RUSS it's on sundays.
I must admit to not seeing much due to the fact I usually recovering from a big saturday night.
The craft market is a nice start to a sunday morning ,provided the weather is good.
As with all major cities melbourne is well and truely able to cater for all price brackets from five star hotels to cheap back packers.If your at the top end of the market you can't go past the the sherraton towers at south bank or the stunning rooms of the hotel como,for the rest of us there are a number of great 3 to five star hotels both in the C.B.D and the surrounding suburbs.St.kilda is proberly the best area for the back packers but Backpack in 167 franklin st melbourne is the largest and from what i have seen the best.This place features bars, email faclities, a list of activities around melbourne and to my way of thinking the best location as far as being in the city is concerned.
As with all five star hotels its not for the budget traveler,standard room rates at the Hilton start from 225
australian dollars roughly around 53 cents to 1 dollar U.S .At the other end of the scale hotel back pak offers rooms from 19 dollars a night with specials of around 109 for a one week stay.those prices are current for the day of 10th july 2000.I just rang to check. www.hotlebakpak.com
this hotel has what all five star hotels have and for a guide would be a 15 min walk to the city for a person about 65 years old.
by train its only 2 mins from the central city,
a 2 hour zone one ticket at 2.60 Australian will allow you to come and go any where in the zone 1 area.
When visiting Melbourne, a great place to stay is the Duxton Hotel, situated in the heart of the city in famous Flinders Street. From here you walk across the street to Flinders Street Station, or take a short walk over the river to Southbank. The tariff at the Duxton is very reasonable compared to many other city hotels and with its old world charm the hotel offers good service and a relaxing stop for weary travellers. A stay at the Duxton puts you in close proximity to the major shopping precincts of Melbourne. If sport is your thing, a short tram ride along Flinders Street delivers you to the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Rode Laver Tennis Arena. This picture shows the view from the Duxton looking towards Southbank.
Great location in the heart of Melbourne, reasonable price, great view, and old world charm of the architecture
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