Winter is the perfect time to book a short break in Melbourne with its labyrinth of hidden laneways lined with boutique shops and European style cafes, and its choice of art galleries, museums, cultural and sporting events, and restaurants.
Melbourne has a well-earned reputation as the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, and this Winter is no exception. Melbourne will play host to a number of exciting sporting events, including the AFL Finals Series, commencing September 5 and culminating in the AFL Grand Final on September 27, a number of NRL games, and USA and Canada will battle it out in an exhibition Ice Hockey match in Melbourne on July 25.
There is also a whole range of cultural events taking place this Winter in Melbourne, including the Melbourne International Film Festival (July 31- August 17), Melbourne Writers Festival (August 21 – 31), and Melbourne Cabaret Festival (June 19 – July 6). Throughout August and September, major international artists are scheduled to perform in venues throughout Melbourne, including George Benson (August 21), Lady Gaga (August 23), Queen & Adam Lambert (August 29), Kanye West (September 9), Robbie Williams (September 16), and Justin Timberlake (September 18 & 19).
Reed Gift Fair, the biggest gift and homewares trade show in the Southern Hemisphere, will run from August 2 – 6, and the National 4X4 & Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo will return to the Melbourne Showground from August 22 – 24.
Metro Apartments on Bank Place, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, is the ideal accommodation choice for those attending Melbourne’s myriad of sporting events, cultural festivals and concerts. It is offering a Marvellous Melbourne Hot Deal from just $165 per room per night, which includes:
- Accommodation in a One Bedroom Apartment
- Complimentary WiFi
- Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival
- 11am late checkout
- Valid from 01 July to 31 October 2014
Metro Apartments on Bank Place offers inner city apartment style accommodation that lives up to the city’s European charm. Tucked away down a 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, and take in a show at the Victorian Arts Centre – only a short ride away by taxi or tram.
The property offers 46 apartments, a choice of either studio or one-bedroom suites, as well as a split level, two bedroom penthouse. All suites include a kitchenette and laundry facilities.
Guests can book at Metro Apartments on Bank Place and other Metro Hotels properties by calling the toll free Central Reservations line on 1300 220 860. Alternatively bookings can be made online at www.metrohotels.com.au.