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Today started at the Laurent Boulangerie for breakfast again. This time we had a normal sized coffee and hot chocolate but also enjoyed a bacon and egg ciabatta each. We then headed to the Queen Victoria Markets. I'm not too fussed by markets but they were quite good, only you just seem to come across the same stalls over again. We had a lazy day really and didn't do much more for the day. I did enjoy a walk around ...
We arrived early morning Thursday into Melbourne and it is bloody freezing!! Suffering from some jetlag (we were both very confused haha) we had a series of naps managing to pull ourselves together for food and a get to know you game of 'necking it' involving an orange and teams of 4.
The next morning feeling more alert we heading downtown for our Neighbours tour. Headed by an Irish Guy we were taken to several sets used including the ...
We got to Melbourne airport around 6:30pm after a 3 1/2 hour drive from Swan Hill. Mandy and Mark pulled in behind us at the airport car park so we were all together from the start! We had dinner and hung around the airport until our flight boarded at 9:50pm. It's now 12:15pm Melbourne time on the 19th April and we've had over 14 hours in the sky so far! It's ...
All work and no play....boo! Nothing notable happened this week. Probably the only highlight was going to the local city farm with Hattie and Maddy and playing with the guinea pigs and tiny little piglets which was really good fun! And good to be back in ...
... the office. I hooked up with Brett (was the FSS here)...and he toured me aound the facility...very nice. Chatted for a bit and thought I best get going. Kinda cool...but I forgot to hit em up for a company shirt.
Went back to the hotel...oh and now its hot out by the way...as I got into Melbourne it was 35 on the gauge. Decide time to dump the bike and go for a walk. Was nice to get rid of the gear...and put some shorts on for a walkabout. I ...
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
Southbank, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $225
- Perfect experience
- Langham Melbourne Beaut Little Spot of Luxury
- Great first stop
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $94
- Good location
- Worst experience ever
- Great Location
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