Holidaymakers and those on business in Melbourne seeking more refined, tranquil hotel accommodation need look no further than this excellent 4.5* Hot Rate hotel in the charming suburb of Essendon. Exclusive discounts on premium hotel rooms in the northwestern Melbourne area are available to Hotwire customers when booking a trip to Australia online. Hotels previously featured in Hotwire’s handpicked 4.5* collection include the Vibe Hotel Carlton, the Summer Inn Holiday Apartments and the Best Western Melbourne’s Princes Park Motor Inn, amongst other big brands and local boutiques. Guests have enjoyed the array of impressive facilities offered by these hotels, from free secured onsite parking and unlimited Wi-Fi internet, to sophisticated gourmet restaurants and modern fitness centres. Executive guests are also afforded access to the extensive business centres offered by these hotels. Whilst in close proximity to many idyllic parks and stunning natural vistas, this hotel is also a stone’s throw from the Essendon Airport, Melbourne Zoo and Victoria Harbour.
With a colourful history dating back to ancient Aboriginal origin and prominence during the Victorian Gold Rush, the charming neighbourhood of Essendon, Victoria, is the quintessential Australian surburb. Owing to this Hot Rate hotel’s desirable location in the heart of Essendon, guests are just a short walk from a host of picturesque public parks, such as Buckley Park, Woodlands Park and Lincoln Park. Surrounded by artisan coffee shops, organic delicatessens and charming al fresco restaurants, couples and families can spend a sunny afternoon enjoying the great outdoors before exploring the area for a bite to eat. Sports enthusiasts can even spectate a traditional game of cricket in the nearby Essendon Cricket Ground.
Essendon conveniently features excellent transport links into the heart of Melbourne, courtesy of the most extensive tram network in the world. In addition to numerous nearby tram stops, the Essendon, Strathmore and Glenbervie train stations mean that hotel guests are only ever a few minutes from the glittering Docklands, iconic Victoria Harbour and Melbourne’s historic heart.
Both families and couples are advised to explore the nearby Royal Park, located in Melbourne’s Parkville neighbourhood. At an impressive 181 hectares, the park is the largest in the city and therefore one of its most popular with both tourists and locals alike. Amongst its pristine parkland, the Royal Park is home to several sporting grounds, an 18-hole golf course, numerous nature walks and the internationally renowned Melbourne Zoo.