The Hotel: Ibis Melbourne Glen Waverley
Ibis Melbourne Glen Waverley sits just a short drive from the city’s CBD, within a short stroll from Glen Waverley train station, 3.9km from Jells Park, and 9km from the Caribbean Gardens and Market. Travellers keen on venturing a little further afield, can explore the wonders of Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley.
Sleek and minimalistic, the rooms come complete with en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and tea- and coffee-making facilities. On-site amenities include an airy bistro-style restaurant with patio seating and a 24-hour lobby bar.
Standard Queen Room
- One queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
The Area: Melbourne, VIC
Dubbed Australia’s fashion capital, Melbourne boasts a strong coffee and café culture and a solid array of boutique fashion stores. Spend the day wandering between the café-lined alleyways, shopping for boutique and vintage clothes, and discovering hidden galleries and rooftop bars. Pack a romantic picnic and spend another day relaxing amongst the flowers and leafy trees in Alexandra Gardens.
City lovers keep themselves entertained with a trip to Collins Street, the luxurious strand housing local markets, galleries, boutiques and cafes. Often regarded as Australia’s premier street, Collins Street is the domain of historical Victorian-era architecture, luxury boutiques including Prada, Dior and Cartier and the financial district of Melbourne. Head to the ‘Paris end’ of the street for a look at ancient buildings, all holding onto the memories of former days while still staying poised for daily tourists’ photo snaps.