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Travel Blogs from Melbourne
Despite today being a lovely sunny day with no wind, ideal weather for sightseeing, we didn't get to get out of the car much because there weren't many places that we could pull over with the van. It was a bit of a shame because the views were absolutely spectacular. It was good surfing weather and at all the popular surfing beaches there were heaps of ...
... a tour through Etihad Stadium. I felt sorry for the students because they had a tour guide who spoke for far too long and gave the same information several times. As gracious as he was and however worthy of our respect, we were finding small ways of amusing ourselves without getting into too much trouble with our guide. It is an amazing facility and every part of it ...
... with local and other animals, quick lunch in Victoria Market sides then back
to the hotel for 1 hours sleep.
We all feel better after that "sieste" and go
for Melbourne CDT (City Down town - center). Beautiful seeing and architecture and
first shopping. Beer and Angus delicious steaks.
... experience in Australia was to travel through and live in the outback. It was so fascinating for me to see the red (iron-rich) earth that I am actually trying to bring a small bottle of it home with me. Let’s hope that customs do not seize it. Having been in the Gobi steppes desert in Mongolia I had a certain picture in mind when I was thinking of the Australian bush. I was wrong: The bush in Australia is much greener than I had imagined it to be and it is usually about a 1.5 to 2m ...
... the other! We decided to go with the team that was highest in the league – St Kilda. It was quite funny as we didn’t entirely know what was going on. AFL is a bit of a cross between rugby and American Football and is a huge sport over here. We slowly picked up the rules and by the end of the game were cheering and shouting with the rest of the crowd! To end the day we had a few drinks back at the house as it was two ...
Other places to stay in Melbourne
Docklands, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Brilliant Hotel & Staff
- Pleasantly surprised....
- Uncomfortable beds
Southbank, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Location, location, location
- Great Value for Money
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $234
- Westin is better
- Good location, great room
- Love it!
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- 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 $81
- 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 $194
- 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 $86
- Good location
- Worst experience ever
- Great Location
Southbank, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $220
- Perfect experience
- Langham Melbourne Beaut Little Spot of Luxury
- Great first stop
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- Above average
- Will not stay here again
- My Choice Always
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $126
- Okay weekend at Oaks on Market
- A good find
- Great hotel in a Great Location
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $132
- VERY dirty and outdated
- Really nice and good location!
- Asians Beware!
South Wharf, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $189
Southbank, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $200
- Lovely hotel
- Like an IKEA catalog
- Crown for Business
East Melbourne, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $243
- Beyond What We Expected
- Gorgeous hotel, lousy service
- Park Hyatt
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $226
- Wow! A 5 Star European Style Aussie Hotel!
- Not bad, but not great
Melbourne, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $135
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $165
- 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 $168
10-14 Centre Road, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $156
- Es ist ein Holiday Inn
- Comfortable Airport Hotel
- Wouldn't go back
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $236
- Great - if it's your sort of style
- What you would expect from the Westin...
- The Ultimate Melbourne hotel
Melbourne, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $124
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $147
- Fabulous Location
- Best place we stayed at in Oz
- Dig It!!!
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- Really good
- Great service at Saville
- Perfect holiday