Next time I come to Melbourne I MUST:
Have High Tea at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms.
Find the cakeshop in Acland St, St Kilda. Probably Monarch cakes.
Try the syphon coffee at Proud Mary’s at Collingwood.
FIND SOME SPECIALS for Food & Accommodation!
Visit the Mornington Peninsula, Phillipp Island, The Dandenongs or the Great Ocean Road. Bendigo & Ballarat, The Grampians or Lakes Entrance or Bright
Visit the NGV & State Library, they usually have exhibitions worth checking out.
NGV-Vienna: Art & Design- Klimt, Schiele, Hoffmann, Loos 18 Jun-9 Oct 2011.
INTERESTED IN ART & FooD? SMH Traveller 24 Apr 2011
Check out the Hotel Olsen, Melbourne. Chapel St, South Yarra.
It says the hotel, celebrates the work of the contemporary landscape artist John Olsen. His work hits you immediately; his huge yellow mural, Paella, hangs over the hotel’s entrance and a six-metre mural, The Yellow Sun and the Yarra, dominates the foyer. All up, the Olsen is decked out with 16 originals and 840 prints by the 2005 Archibald Prize winner.
Prices for Hotel Olsen Tomorrow.
Hotel Olsen Online Studio: Best Price $209pn. Bed& Breakfast. $236. Deluxe Studio: Best Price $229. Bed & Break. $256. Balcony Deluxe Studio Best $249. Bed & Break. $279Don’t bother. Save your time. They’re all the same price. Wotif.com -Same as best price above. Expedia.com.au– same as best price above. Hotels.com-same as best price above. Needitnow.com– same as best price above Allhotels.com.au same Laterooms.com.au same. Cheaperthanhotels.com.au same Something Cheaper?? $$$Best Value Maybe Try Hotel Grand Chancellor, Lonsdale St, Melbourne Room only $129 room or with breakfast too for $189p.n. Cheaper Again?? YHA Central, Flinders St, Double/Private Bathroom $99-125. Not available tonight. YHA Metro North Melbourne Double $90, No bathroom. Not available tonight. Roomier, but a bit further out in suburbs. Try Big 4 Caravan-Holiday Park, Coburg, I’ve stayed there & it’s good especially, if you have kids. 1 Bedroom Spa Cottage $130 Tonight.2-5 berth cabin $120 $$$Value
FIND SOME SPECIALS! School holidays are always an expensive time to travel. None of the maps or brochures I picked up had any sort of usable discounts.
HOT TIX at the Melbourne Town Hall is worth trying for last minute tickets.
NB: Found NO coupons for the places I wanted to go. Needs work!
Hello Melbourne has a some of discount vouchers you can print out.
Shop a Docket has lots of discount coupons & vouchers you can print out or make into your own docket book. Not just Melbourne. Put in a postcode & see for food & travel. There’s also a Hot offers Page that includes movies, theme parks & free stuff.
Why pay full price . Might be lucky as it includes some for McDonalds, Rydges
Stardeals, Living Social & Spreets have deals but you have to provide an e-mail address. Have to check it out further.