Planning a weekend in Melbourne and not sure where to stay or what to see and do?  Then check out my short guide to a fantastic weekend in the city which I just experienced myself a couple of weeks back.

Friday Afternoon

Leave work early (thumbs up) and check into the gorgeous boutique Lyall Hotel located in South Yarra.  It’s the perfect location for amazing shopping and it’s very close to all the superb restaurants on Toorak Road.  Come home after a night out and rest your weary body on their comfortable King Size beds for a night of luxury and relaxation.


Wake up early at the Lyall Hotel and venture down for breakfast in their ultra-chic breakfast area.  After a lazy breakfast it’s time to say good bye and check out.  Stroll down Toorak Road and head for Lux Bite.  Ponder over the many divine desserts (my choice is the tasting plate at $38.00).

After feeling full and knowing that you ate way too much, it’s time to check into the next hotel at Crown Promenade.  It’s one of my favourite Melbourne Hotels and it always feels like home.

After unpacking again for a second time (although it’s made easy with my new Lojel Australia Suitcases), it’s time to unwind and go for a relaxing swim in their infinity swimming pool.

Feeling peckish for dinner?  Yes please.  Why not start with a few drinks at Tonic Bar located in the Crown Promenade Hotel.  Now depending on your taste and style, there are many restaurants from fine dining to casual located in the Crown Casino.  Most of the fine dining restaurants will need to be booked prior to attending.


Awake from a wonderful nights rest and be mesmerised over the view of Melbourne City from the luxurious comfy bed.  I know it’s hard to get up, but come on, let’s get up and check out some more of Melbourne, but not before an amazing breakfast at Mesh Restaurant in Crown Promenade.  A great way to start your day.

Head over to the Melbourne Aquarium (which is walking distance from the Crown Promenade) and check out the wonderful creatures.  With over 10,000 aquatic animals to see, including one of the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles it’s easy to see why this place is not only a fun day out but educational at the same time.


After a glorious weekend in Melbourne City, it’s time to pack up and head home.  Don’t worry, we will be back soon as there is so much to experience in Melbourne City.


Looking for a few different options to add into your weekend?  Then why not try:


Crown Metropol Hotel

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

Punthill Manhattan Melbourne

The Langham

The Sebel Docklands Melbourne


Collingwood Children’s Farm

Crown Spa, Melbourne

Eureka Sky Deck

Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne

Hosier Lane Melbourne

Luna Park


Easey’s Burger Restaurant, Bar & Grill

Om Nom Kitchen Dessert Bar at the Adelphi Hotel

Park Hyatt High Tea

For any discount vouchers on Melbourne Attractions, please visit the Discount Page to see what I have available and I can mail them out to you.  All you need to do is send an email to and leave your mailing address and let me know which vouchers you want.  There are no validity dates on these vouchers.

** Note: These are suggestions only, and the team at Christine King has personally visited all of the above mentioned places **

Suitcases generously donated by Lojel Australia.




  1. July 21, 2016  9:33 am by Kylie Reply

    Great write up. Have you stayed at The Westin? My favourite hotel in Melbourne.

    • July 25, 2016  2:45 am by Christine King Reply

      Hi Kylie,

      No i haven't had the chance to stay at The Westin yet, but its definitely on my list.

  2. July 22, 2016  9:52 am by Tracey Reply

    Thanks for the great tips and the discount vouchers.

  3. August 14, 2016  4:18 am by Ebony Reply

    Awesome guide. Thanks Christine

  4. December 12, 2016  10:43 am by Kase P. Reply

    Love this post.

  5. January 26, 2017  7:47 am by Debbie Reply

    Thanks for all the tips. Great write up.

  6. January 30, 2017  7:44 pm by Donna Reply

    Great guide Christine

  7. January 31, 2017  7:51 pm by Teigan Reply

    Oh I so love Om Nom for desserts.

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