For the last four days, Zen and I have been hiding out in Melbourne -another of our spontaneous holidays. I love the internet age… we were able to plan and book everything from airfare, accomodation to restaurants, all just a day before flying!
We boarded a Virgin flight from Sydney airport at 6.30am.
And arrived at the Royce Hotel in Melbourne at around 8am.
Royce Hotel provides stunning five-star accomodation in a super convenient location. It was just a short tram ride into the CBD, which meant Zen and I were able to familiarise ourselves with the tram ticketing system and routes. Our room also had a balcony with panoramic views to St Kilda Road, and the grounds of Melbourne Grammar School.
Interior of Royce Hotel’s reception.
This holiday couldn’t have come at a better time. As you can see, I was able to experiment with my new wide angle lens -the Canon UltraSonic EFS 10-22 F/3.5-4.5 USM.
Time for a big breakfast! Here we are at the Dish restaurant, which as the website says, is not your ordinary hotel restaurant. It offers a sophisticated ambience and award winning cuisine. And we are in luck! It’s a buffet breaky…
Grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, pan-fried bacon and scrambled eggs…
fresh fruits, danish pastry and bircher museli…
Watch out for the next post on The Great Ocean Road!
379 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria 3004
Phone: 1800 820 090 or +61 3 9677 9900
Website: www. roycehotels.com.au