Grand Hyatt Melbourne
It’s been absolute yonks since I last posted. Between having no internet for three weeks (thanks Bigpond!) and trying to manage full-time study and work I have let the poor blog go.
Anyway, I’m home from work today (feeling flu-ey, nose bleed ) so I thought I’d put up a quick one.
Last month I went to Melbourne for Swans v Bulldogs, another trip to Vue de Monde (omg!) and a visit to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image for the Hollywood Costume exhibit.
When in Melbourne I usually stay at the Park Hyatt but since the game was at Etihad Stadium, VdM is down the ‘other’ end of town and Federation Square is so close by, I stayed at the Grand Hyatt.
It’s significantly cheaper than the Park Hyatt- I think I paid $275 per night over the weekend- and it lacking a little bit in that true luxury feel but it is still very nice.
You cannot fault the location. One entrance to the foyer is next to Louis Vuitton and the other next to Paspaley so for shopping and business stays it is absolutely perfect. I walked most places (it was raining for a lot of our stay) but had the weather been better I think I would have walk almost everywhere.
There are many rooms and the building is tall, compared to a fairly flat Park Hyatt, but the view is not all that amazing. I think, though, that is more Melbourne’s fault because as we all know, it is a pretty ugly city.
Aside from the nice price and the perfect location, the breakfast was superb. I’m not usually one to pay $40 for a breakfast but for convenience sake I did and I’m so glad. I probably drank $40 worth of damn good hot chocolate alone and then there were the waffles, ham, bacon, eggs, omelettes, pastries, fruit, juice…uummm now I sound like a pig but yeah, there was a lot of food. You won’t regret paying for brekkie.
Another bonus was that I saw Jessica Gomes in the lift. She’s very beautiful and to anyone who says she’s fat- go
jump off a bridge get your eyes checked!
The only small negatives were that the room wasn’t the cleanest. The couch was a little stained, as was some of the carpet and my bed felt like it was two singles pushed together. I still managed to sleep very well and the bathroom was clean so that’s really all that matters, right?
For value for money, location and that breakfast I will definitely be back and would highly recommend it to all of you for your next trip to Melbourne. Bonus tip – book through http://www.qantas.com and get Frequent Flyer points. Whoop whoop!Grand Hyatt Melbourne 123 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 www.melbourne.grand.hyatt.com/
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