Southern Cross Botanica
Travel Blogs from Melbourne
... about visiting both North and South islands. After lunch we crossed the river to the north bank and caught the number 35 tram. The tram was free and jam packed, we only stayed on for a few stops and then got off outside the main railway station, Flinders street station. During lunch we had decided to visit Maria's home in Hampton, a short train ride to the suburbs. The train system used Mika swipe cards, which apparently are a pain, especially if you are visiting like ...
... fingers crossed that tomorrows 28 hour flight isn't like anything like that one... Despite arriving later than expected the hotel seems nice, i do think it's a bit annoying that even though you prepay a room the hotel still wants a 100$ holding fee that you won't get back for at least 4 to 5 business days... trust me if I wanted or took something from the mini ...
... was turning into a nightmare for Andy. We carried on walking passed a
lot of cafes with huge cream cakes but not tempted sought refuge in a lovely
Spanish wine bar during happy hour for a cool down, phewwwwwwww. Back to the
waterfront in search of the Little Penguins at the pier, the walk along the
promenade was like torture in the heat! St Kilda seems to be a magnet for the
young and beautiful and there were a lot of them on the beach and prom! Arrived
... From the city, you can't go far in fifteen minutes. I shouldn't have worried, we were over an hour and got out on the Eastern freeway where you can really feel the massive acceleration. They did have it speed limited to 113kmph but it feels amazing.
I drove the whole time (including getting in and out of the Marriott's 1 star carpark...the car wouldn't fit thru the entrance without mirrors ...
... then headed off to the main attraction of the day - the Penguin Parade!
We weren't able to take pictures of the penguins as they came ...
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