Travel Blogs from Melbourne
Vandaag begon de dag iets vroeger dan gisteren. Daan en Thomas melden zich om 8 voor 9. We hadden de wekker gezet om 09:00 dus die 8 minuten waren te overzien. Snel aangekleed en maar weer op weg naar de supermarkt. Daar wat brood en andere dingen gekocht en we konden weer ontbijten. De rest van het brood en het beleg ging in de tas en we zijn op …
Vanmorgen aangekomen in Melbourne. We zijn eindelijk aangekomen in AustraliŽ na een vermoeiende tweede vlucht. Daan heeft praktisch niet geslapen, Sam wel iets maar voornamelijk aan het begin van de vlucht. Alleen Thomas heeft een paar uur geslapen aan het einde van de vlucht. Tenminste iemand die het slim heeft aangepakt.
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Saturday 23rd April
Finally in Melbourne which is in the state of Victoria - this is my first time to the city. Up early to catch the train from Helensvale direct to Brisbane domestic airport it was $28 one way about £20 and it got me there in one and a half hours. Flight was leaving at 10.55 and got me to Melbourne at just gone 1pm. I …
... out for a bit of a look and see.
(My turn now...), so I headed into the city to check out the shops and take my time over a delicious pistachio macaron and flat white (no sharing when you're on your own!). Had to take a map of the city 'cause I've been relying a bit too much on Zal's photographic memory of where we are/have been etc (Levi takes after him, Elijah after me...). Only needed it once...
... for the first 2 days while I became the navigator and tried not to miss any of the hot spots.
Our first night in the Camper was a tad chilly to say the least, our $20 K-Mart sleeping bag's didn't cut it for winter temperatures. So we got up early the next day and made sure to stock up on the essentials such as extra blankets, port,, and chocolate.. All of which made our second night much better.
For our 2nd night out on the road we went in search of a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Citigate Melbourne
Walk to anything, great clean rooms
I hadn't heard of this hotel before but wanted one in the centre of town for a weekend away and this was perfect! We could walk to the shops and Crown easily, then had room service when we finally got back to our room...Next day went to the footy, just a short tram ride away, trams are at the doorstep.
The reception staff were friendly, the rooms fresh and clean, free movies (Foxtel), large king bed. We'd definately stay again if we wanted a night in town.
My room on the 11th floor at the back of the hotel was quiet, and a bit smaller than I'd hoped for, however, when you're coming to Melbourne to sightsee and enjoy the nightlife, room size shouldn't be a factor.
Located across the road from Flinders Street Station in the heart of Melbourne. Staff were friendly and efficient on arrival and the concierge looked after our car for us without delay. Unfortunatley, the car park is not on the premisise and your car is whisked away to a location unknown. Flinders St is also busy and you get a bit intimidated by the traffic wizzing past your car in the street until it is taken away. We had a room at the front, so had a view of the Yarra River, Southbank and Flinders Street Station. The higher up you can stay the better. Our room was well appointed with what looked like reasonably new if not new furniture and fittings. We had the Bed and Breakfast deal which was reasonable and the breakfast was the normal hot buffett in the Restaurant on site. 20 Minutes warning to the concierge is required to get your car back, but if you ring just before you go down to reception and pay your bill, the car wont br far behind. Would definitely stay again and in fact we have.
Our room was very small and there was not even a proper wardrobe to hang our clothes in. There was just a small unenclosed hanging space area to place our clothes in and there was no space to place our two suitcases.
Definitely not a 4 star!
Led to believe this was a four star, and maybe the rest of the hotel is, but my room wasn't! You can do much better than this for the price, even on discounted sites. The room was clean, but small, and on the third floor looking onto a terrace of the restaurant next door - luckily it was cold, but I noted the huge outdoor barbeque, so stay clear of this side in summer as it clearly is a huge entertaining deck for the restaurant. If you can, get a high floor. Pretty awful foyer as well, and the location although central is in one of the least appealing parts of the city, which is worse at present because of all the construction around.
My husband and I visited Melbourne at the end of 2004 and had a great stay at Ramada Melbourne. I had read the reviews on Tripadvisor, and was a little concerned, however, we recieved an excellent deal through Flight Centre, Australia (online) at $99/night so thought we'd give it a go.
This should be a 2 star hotel
For AUS$280 per night you would expect something half decent. I don't know how they class this hotel as 4 star. The room was clean but very average for the money. Our room on the top floor had one tiny window that looked out to a nice concrete slab of the building next door. My friend in another room down the hall had her wallet stolen from the room, however, concierge were extremely good at helping us with the police etc.
The only photographs available on the net was an 3D rendering of the building that looks quite modern. It is a 70's building re vamped. If you can get this hotel for AUS$100 - $150 per night it would be OK otherwise try somewhere else.
With the exception of a very helpful and friendly concierge, Ramada Melbourne was a big disappointment. The snappy and unhelpful attitude of reception staff to the unavailability of the room well after check-in time, poor water pressure, no news channel and no access to the business centre on Sunday all combined to spoil the stay.
Very Nice Place
I was there from 10 to 15 December 2003. Very nice and pleasant room.
Place is well located in the heart of the city where everything in the city is within a walking distance. Do try to get rooms number 11 onwards e.g 4011 for a nice view of the observation deck and not 10 or below or you will risk looking at walls out your window. One word of caution though, i was there from wednesday till the next monday and they served the same breakfast everyday.
Shower in cold water during winter
The water temperature could changed drastically from hot to chilled from bath tub shower. (my room was 5010)