Melbourne lodging locations

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Nov 14th, 2017, 01:20 PM
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Melbourne lodging locations

Hello

I have booked a room at the Stamford Plaza unless I find something better. It's on Little Collins Street.

The rates seem reasonable, under 200 USD a night (I guess that is under 275AUD a night) for a studio suite which basically means a big bedroom with a separate yet open plan living room area.

Is that a good location? Walkable to lots of things? Will it seem like a cold sterile business district? I guess as long as I can easily walk to charming neighborhoods and this area isn't totally dead at night that's a good sign.

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Nov 14th, 2017, 02:48 PM
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It's a very convenient location, close to shops, restaurants, Federation Square and other attractions (I mentioned others in your "Hotel areas in Sydney" post).

Did you check Trip Advisor reviews?
https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Hotel_..._Victoria.html
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Nov 15th, 2017, 12:17 AM
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It will be quiet at night. In between 2 tram streets in Bourke and Collins streets so you'll be able to get around easily - 10 mins walk from Bourke street mall
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Nov 15th, 2017, 11:49 AM
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We just got back from there ... excellent location ... walkable and access to trams to get to the Yarra River waterfront (our favorite spot) and near the many famous graffiti alleys.
We stayed in the Ibis one block down Little Collins.
There's an interesting little square nearby at the corner of Little Collins and Elizabeth where on several evenings there was a busker performing music, people dancing, and a large number sitting in the small mini-amphitheater-like stepped area watching.

We're just beginning to post our trip report ... only parts 1 & 2 are done, many more (incl. Melbourne) to come at http://leebruch.blogspot.com/2017/10...-overview.html
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Nov 20th, 2017, 01:06 AM
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elbegewa- I can't think of what square you mean - there's none on the corner of little Collins and Elizabeth - did you mean swanston street ?
Interesting report so far
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Nov 20th, 2017, 09:58 PM
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Northie ... yes, you're right .. Little Collins & Swanston
Its not big, just a wide spot in the sidewalk and a little plaza with steps at the NE side of the intersection
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Dec 14th, 2017, 08:24 AM
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Hello flygirl. When I was in Melbourne, I spent 5 days at the Oaks on Collins and enjoyed 5 wonderful days with my wife thanks to the kindness of the staff. The city is incredible. We really liked it.
This is their web: https://oaksoncollins.com
We hope to make a family trip (with our kids) soon. I hope this helps you. Best Regards!!!
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