With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to book a short break in Melbourne to enjoy its myriad of sporting events, music and cultural festivals and outdoor theatre and cinema.
Visitors to Melbourne can relax by listening to the dulcet tones of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing their free summer concerts (February 13-23) in the park or enjoy the St Kilda Festival on the beach (February 2-10). Highlights of the city’s summer calendar also include the Boxing Day Cricket Test, Chinese New Year’s celebrations (February 10-12), Melbourne’s annual Midsumma Festival (January 13-February 3) and the Australian Open Tennis (January 16-27).
Metro Apartments on Bank Place, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and close to all the summer events, offers chic, affordable boutique apartment accommodation that lives up to the city’s European charm.
Tucked away down an atmospheric cobbled laneway, the surrounding heritage-listed piazza introduces you to Melbourne’s charming lanes and city precinct with its range of cafes, restaurants and enticing shopping.
Bustling by day and alive with al fresco dining by night, Bank Place is situated a short stroll away from all of Melbourne’s sought after attractions: Bourke Street Mall, Federation Square, Southgate Centre and Crown Casino. Hop on one of Melbourne’s famous trams to spend the day at the MCG or the National Gallery of Victoria, or go shopping in chic St Kilda and Chapel Street. Evenings may find you eating Italian on Lygon Street or taking in a show at the Victorian Arts Centre – only a short ride away by taxi.
Metro Apartments on Bank Place offers 60 rooms, with a choice of either one-bedroom suites or studio rooms, as well as a unique spa room and a split level, two bedroom penthouse. The suites include a fully equipped kitchen and laundry so guests can self-cater. But a stay wouldn’t be complete without a meal at one of the city’s celebrated restaurants like the renowned Syracuse, located directly opposite the apartments, or The Vault – a unique underground restaurant located in the original basement vault of the Apartments, a very different dining experience.
At the end of a busy day’s sightseeing, guests will enjoy the chance to relax in the comfortable rooms with the complimentary daily newspapers, fluffy bathrobes, and in house movies and Foxtel entertainment.
Guests can book at Metro Apartments on Bank Place and other Metro Hotels properties by calling the toll free Central Reservations line on 1800 004 321. Alternatively bookings can be made online at www.metrohotels.com.au.