The Hotel: Rydges Geelong
Boasting stylish interiors, Rydges Geelong offers contemporary accommodation in the heart of Geelong’s CBD, located minutes away from the vibrant waterfront, the property makes for a perfect base for a coastal retreat with a city vibe. Guests can take a leisurely stroll to the Eastern Beach, practice their swing at a golf course nearby or look for some local crafts in the boutiques.
When not out and about, Groupies can make themselves at home in a Superior Queen Room. Spacious and with plenty of natural light, the room boasts classic decor and comes complete with a TV and a minibar. The on-site Nautica Restaurant & Pool Bar titillates the taste buds with modern Australian cuisine which can be paired with high-quality drinks.
Superior Queen Room
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- The room features a flat-screen TV with Foxtel, tea- and coffee-making facilities, minibar, and a hairdryer
- Bed size/type: Queen bed and two single plush beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- The room comes with a minibar, flat-screen TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, ironing facilities, and a hairdryer
The Area: Geelong
Victoria’s second largest urban centre, Geelong is an industrial town with a proud, intriguing history, and charming local areas. Centred around a sparkling Corio Bay waterfront, with a city centre full of quaint heritage buildings, it’s well worth a visit, particularly if you are on your way to the Great Ocean Road. Buildings from the heyday of the wool industry and gold-rush era have now been converted to upscale restaurants and bars, and Geelong is shedding its label of Melbourne’s less-interesting cousin. Offering close proximity to the rainforests of the Otway Ranges, excellent golf courses, and a plethora of wineries nearby, it’s an ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend with family, friends, or loved ones.