A Rare Girls Weekend In Melbourne

As a long-time Owner and a big fan of Wyndham, I’ve had yet another brilliant experience with this Club.

Just over the weekend I went to Melbourne for a rare girls weekend with 2 of my dear friends.  We had planned this for 9 months so our expectation was high. This trip was finally a child free weekend to see the Australian Open Tennis Championships and do some sightseeing in a city I hadn’t been to in 5 years.

Knowing that Wyndham Hotel Melbourne (VIC) was new was really exciting as I know the standard would be at the usual high rate and I wasn’t disappointed.

Australian Open Tennis Championships Melbourne

We flew in on from Sydney on the Friday morning and picked up a hire car to travel south to St Kilda and Brighton to see the Dendy Street beach huts, which I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.  Despite the miserable weather, we stuck to our plan and explored both places in the rain and loved it.  The weather actually kept the crowds away so we practically had St Kilda Pier and Dendy Street Beach to ourselves.  It’s an easy drive to these places and we had the car back into Melbourne by the afternoon ready to take on the city.

Brighton Beach, Melbourne VIC

Brighton Beach, Melbourne VIC

St Kilda Pier, Melbourne VIC

St Kilda Pier, Melbourne VIC

When we arrived at the Hotel there is the always friendly welcome & check-in, like an old friend, and the Receptionist actually took us to our room instead of just handing the key over, which was really nice. We had a 1-Bedroom apartment and yes, it was as beautiful as we had hoped.

The first stop was the rooftop pool, which again, despite the weather, we stuck to our plan and had a quick swim. How do you pass up that chance of taking a dip at the top of Melbourne! There were people having a BBQ and just relaxing with a drink, just what you need on a weekend break.

Wyndham Hotel Melbourne rooftop pool

Wyndham Hotel Melbourne pool

We headed out to a great local pub that night to see a local band and got ourselves ready for the tennis on Saturday. It’s a very easy 30 minute walk from the Hotel, or you can catch the free trams that the tennis puts on.  It’s a great day wandering around the tennis & watching the players that you just usually get to see on the TV.  You need to plan your day well though so you can see everything as it’s a big tournament area.

Australian Open Tennis Championships at Rod Laver Arena

Australian Open Tennis Championships

We were making our way back to the Hotel, which is a beautiful walk along the Yarra River, and stopped at Federation Square to sit with the crowds watching some more tennis and enjoy the sun being out.  What a great spot that is, right near the grand Flinders Street Station and St Paul’s Cathedral.  There’s so many things to see and do in this area that it’s easy to lose yourself in the streets.

Dinner is hard to decide because there are that many options, but a quick stop at Cone Heads on Elizabeth for chips & gravy was just right. The station is then right there for the free City Circle tram to give you an easy ride around the City, and there’s a stop just a 2 min walk from the Hotel.

Sunday before our flight home was spent having breakfast and walking around the very cool little laneways like Degraves Street, Centre Place, Hosier Lane and Block Arcade.  These are pretty touristy, but definitely worth a visit and enjoying something delicious.

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Block Arcade, Melbourne

Degraves Steet, Melbourne

Degraves Street, Melbourne

It was sad to leave this great city and hotel behind, but as always, there’s another trip being planned and I can’t wait to get back. Thanks again Wyndham!

 

Samantha, 

Wyndham timeshare Owner since 2002

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