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Travel Blogs from Melbourne
... to go to Africa. That was nigh on 18 months ago. Even the best laid plans can go awry. Horse woes put a serious dent in the travel budget so we postponed a year and now here we are just hours away from the trip of a lifetime.
Never been one to just go where the wind takes me, well not when it comes to travel anyway. Too much room for error. Some of these trips have been small scale epic but I have to say ...
... etc). It even takes into account Toll charges and fuel usage!
Citroen and Peugeot Leasing. As we require a car for 90 days, we have leased one. There are generous tax concessions for french car makers to operate this scheme, so essentially you get a brand new car, registered in your name for the period of your lease. You pick it up and drop it off near the airport, and the fees ...
... the past it has been a place to transfer flights. It is only this last year that China has made available the 72 hour transit visa to some of its cities, so we thought we'd take advantage of it and I'm glad we did.
Before leaving the hotel, the girls on reception asked if they could have their photos taken with Rune as they thought he was beautiful. It ...
... You get the feeling that it wants to make a statement about itself through the design of its buildings, I think in some it works, in others no. Besides the city tour, we also went out to the beach areas of Melbourne, there are two, both part of the same bay. First up was St Kilda. This was almost like going back in time. Here my English friends will need to pause while we reminisce with our Welsh followers. So St Kilda, think Porthcawl / Barry 50+ years ago. The fair ...
... on. After 2 hours we stopped at a information and food store to pic up lunch and dinner. Sasauge and pasta bake and cheese (called coon) sandwich. Then set of for erkine falls. Which was down about a 100 slippery steps but was worth the trek! Was so nice. We then headed down the stream for more pics. Then back to the car to head to Joanna beach which is a free ...
Other places to stay in Melbourne
Docklands, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $175
- Brilliant Hotel & Staff
- Pleasantly surprised....
- Uncomfortable beds
Southbank, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Location, location, location
- Great Value for Money
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $241
- Westin is better
- Good location, great room
- Love it!
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $212
- We would love to go back
- Good choice for Melbourne
- Very Dissapointed
Southbank, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $264
- Fantastic Stay at Crown Towers!
- Very poor
- I love Crown - especially Crystal Club
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 2 star hotelfrom $95
- Great location...but...
- Watch out!! There might be a mouse in your room
- We never stay anywhere else
Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $185
- Outstanding Customer Service
- Two different experiences
- Fab view of the Airport, Kept my 2 year old happy.
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Good value, pleasant stay
- Good Location, Average accomodation
- Most enjoyable
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $94
- Good location
- Worst experience ever
- Great Location
Southbank, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $225
- Perfect experience
- Langham Melbourne Beaut Little Spot of Luxury
- Great first stop
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- Above average
- Will not stay here again
- My Choice Always
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Okay weekend at Oaks on Market
- A good find
- Great hotel in a Great Location
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $145
- VERY dirty and outdated
- Really nice and good location!
- Asians Beware!
South Wharf, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $178
Southbank, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $180
- Lovely hotel
- Like an IKEA catalog
- Crown for Business
East Melbourne, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $235
- Beyond What We Expected
- Gorgeous hotel, lousy service
- Park Hyatt
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $210
- Wow! A 5 Star European Style Aussie Hotel!
- Not bad, but not great
Melbourne, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $130
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $174
- Nice except for size and noise
- Gradually fading, but still one of the better choices
- Very unprofessional and under trained staff.
192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $156
10-14 Centre Road, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $163
- Es ist ein Holiday Inn
- Comfortable Airport Hotel
- Wouldn't go back
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $226
- Great - if it's your sort of style
- What you would expect from the Westin...
- The Ultimate Melbourne hotel
Melbourne, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $133
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Fabulous Location
- Best place we stayed at in Oz
- Dig It!!!
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $162
- Really good
- Great service at Saville
- Perfect holiday