Evening bloggy friends, hope this post finds you all well. Anyways, Pandabear had a day off today so we decided to both sleep in, I managed to get up around 10.30am and dragged Pandabear to go shopping for some fresh produce at the Victoria Market. I love the Victoria Market there’s so much things you could buy over there. I can spend the whole day going through stuff at the Victoria Market. The only thing I must say is there’s a lot of similar stores that sell similar stuff, so I find it difficult to go from one store to the other comparing prices and produce. But anyways, slowly I’ll be able to find a store that I like the best.
So when we first arrived in Melbourne we booked ourselves into this hotel called Grand Mercure, we’ve stayed there a few times and it’s quite good. We booked this hotel through our accor vacation club through the points system, so didn’t have to pay for it – well technically it’s paid by our membership fee. Simple because it’s located at Flinder’s lane which is close to the Flinder’s street train station if we ever need to catch a train and it’s walking distance around Melbourne CBD. We stayed at this hotel for about a week, while we were waiting to move into our apartment. The only thing is they don’t do house cleaning everyday, so unless you need your towels changed or grab more of those mini bath gel and shampoos they won’t come to your room at all. The other thing I liked about the place is at the reception area there’s a fruit basket which gets filled up every day so you can go and grab a free apple everyday.
We stayed at a one bed room studio apartment – it has kitchen/dining area, TV/lounge area, master bed room and bathroom and toilet (but no bath tub – I like bath tubs!!). The place is quite clean, though at night you could hear the trams running but the noise level is pretty good for a hotel that’s close to the city. Everything is self-service at this hotel, when we arrived with our huge languages, there’s no concierge – we simply grabbed the luggage trolley and shift our own languages up to our room.
Overall, I would recommend this place for anyone who comes to Melbourne for holidays – as it’s conveniently located and quite reasonable in terms of its hotel price.