The Hotel: Quest on Dorcas
This apartment-style hotel is located only ten minutes’ walk from the National Gallery of Victoria and five minutes’ drive from Crown Casino. Leisure and business travellers alike can enjoy the proximity of South Melbourne Market and Clarendon Street shopping and dining precinct. A quick tram ride will bring visitors to South Melbourne Beach.
Each apartment is air-conditioned and boasts a spacious lounge with a DVD player as well as laundry facilities and a kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. On-site amenities include a fitness centre, a store, a cafe and covered parking.
- Bed size/type: Queen bed and king or twin bedding in the other bedroom
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
- The apartment features a spacious central bathroom and a separate laundry; there is also a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, cooktop, full-size fridge and dining table, and a private balcony
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.