3182 Travel Guide
AmandaK has left her perch in Perth, Australia and spent some time in Melbourne. This week she'll be giving us the lowdown on the hotels there. If you have a question or suggestion, send it our way and we'll get right on it.
If we're back in Melbourne during the summer season (rather than the windy, rainy winter they're having now) then our next hotel of choice will be the Novotel St Kilda. Along the Esplanade in trendy beachside St Kilda, this Novotel looks really attractive--all those palm trees evoking some kind of island stay--but is still just a short tram ride into the city center.
Some of the recent guests have had mixed opinions about the Novotel St Kilda, but what we really like is that management gets involved with the feedback of guests on TripAdvisor--that always makes us feel like they actually do care.
Renovations are still in progress to renew some of the rooms and they should be done in September--but since we're thinking this hotel is a summertime destination anyway (remember, that starts in December down under), this won't cause a problem.
Current room rates for standard rooms are averaging out at A$225 (about US$215). Just remember, make sure you get a newly renovated room as they're a whole lot nicer than the old ones.
If you want to hang out in famous beachside suburb St Kilda in Melbourne, then booking a room a The Prince Hotel sounds like a great way to do it.
[Editor's Note: Hotel Maven hmlauer is back with a hotel find in St. Kilda, near Melbourne Australia. Enjoy.]
St. Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, used to be a hotbed of crime, prostitution and drugs. But over the last couple decades it has been reborn as the stylish, hip neighborhood in Melbourne for dining, drinking and people watching.
The Prince of Wales Hotel exemplifies everything that is cool about St. Kilda.