The Carlton Hotel
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A... Many people we spoke to in Sydney assured as that we'd find Melbourne has a much more English feel to it. This has certainly been true; it's been cold, windy and wet. Thankfully though we escaped the flash floods that struck a couple of days before we got here, sending cars bobbing around the cities underground car parks as it turned them into …
... and had to take a bus. And when we got to the house, no one was there! Quite a predicament haha. We were tired and hungry, and kind of upset that no one was there to welcome us (there are 6 or 7 ppl living there!). So we left a note with Jens phone number (we didn't exchange numbers before because it costs an arm and a leg to use our phones internationally, and have just been communicating by email) then went to find food. I decided to leave baby blue there (yes, ...
Our flight was delayed due to storms around Sydney airport so we eventually made it to Melbourne about 4 hours later than planned and poor Conor O Connor, who we're staying with was waiting at the airport for a bit. He didn't seem to mind too much though! He took us on a night-time tour of the city, which looks really nice, on our way to his apartment, including a spin around the Formula ...
After originally thinking I was departing a day earlier then I was, I finally made it to the airport with no hassles. Check in was a breeze, the beer is fantastically cold and delicious. Fingers crossed my flight doesn't go missing, Malaysian Airways style. Rome bound, via Doha...... Here I ...
... awesome though!
Melbourne seems a very trendy city and is full of lots of little cafés and niche shops. It's all very clean, quite well spaced out and follows a very grid like design. I don't usually like that but this does it quite nicely. The price seems to match the look so far so I will be spending money quite carefully! Especially until I find a job!
Plans for today/tomorrow/day after that are to have a haircut, get an Aussie SIM card and start my job ...
TripAdvisor Reviews The Carlton Hotel Melbourne
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- Brilliant Hotel & Staff
- Pleasantly surprised....
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Southbank, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Location, location, location
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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
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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
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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
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East Melbourne, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $235
- Beyond What We Expected
- Gorgeous hotel, lousy service
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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...
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Melbourne, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $133
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Fabulous Location
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- Dig It!!!
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $162
- Really good
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- Perfect holiday