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A well deserved break

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CHRISTCHURCH
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A well deserved break

My husband and I will travel for the first time to Melbourne for 4 nights without our twin 2 years olds and our 7 year old boys.

All we want to do is sleep ,eat ,shop and see a little of the sights.

Could someone give as a few ideas of nice hotels in the central city close to everything, without too much noise and around the $200 a night.

Much appreciated

Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: A well deserved break

Winsome, you can get a good idea of the hotel prices by checking out www.wotif.com.au and checking out some of the ones you like. For 200 a night you might miss out on some of the big hotels but I would recommend the Sofitel for the sort of break you are looking for, all the rooms start at the 32nd floor and work upwards. This means you can lounge in your room and have views over most of the city, during the day and at night. Not sure what the best deal is with them. The Langham and Crown are parked right on the river and also provide great views, these also may be a bit over the 200. For kicking back and enjoying the views and the room though, it may be worth paying that bit extra.

Anything in the city centre is close to everything, Melbourne is so easy to get around. Southbank is just out of the CBD, on the south side of the river but still very close to everything. One point on the Sofitel, if you like getting into the gym or pool, the Sofitel doesn't have a pool and a pretty average gym.

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2. Re: A well deserved break

Sofitel, Crown and Langham generally go for a lot over the $200 mark unless you get a very good deal on Wotif as Wil suggests. Special if your here on a weeknight as these hotels fill with business people on expense accounts. However, also try the Holiday Inn On Flinders (western edge of the CBD) and some of the apartment hotels. Specially if you have the kids they will appreciate the room.

Some of the serviced apartment operators included:

Somerset (part fo the Ascot chain) - www.the-ascott.com

Oakford -

Quest - www.questapartments.com.au

Saville Suites - www.savillesuites.com

Clarion Gateway Suites

Medina Serviced apartments - www.medinaapartments.com.au

A lot of these go for similar prices (some also over $200 but I will let you do the research) and less services than a hotel but you do get your own kitchen to make up meals.

Some of the cheaper hotels you can also try are the Ibis (budget), Mercure chain and Novotel (both part of the Accor chain) - all have hotels in or close to the central city

3. Re: A well deserved break

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