BenB Senior Member Joined: 17 Jun 2004 Posts: 466 Location: Perth, Australia Expertise: Professional
Espresso: 2 x 2grp LM Grinder: 2 Swifts, Mazzer Robur
Posted Sat Jun 25, 2005, 8:45pm Subject: Advice for stay in Melbourne
I'm heading over to Melbourne mid july for a three day conference forIndependent Game Developers. I've done a search of past posts but couldn't find much info about accommodation. Could any locals to Melbourne or others who have travelled there offer some advice? I've never been there before but am really looking forward to it. The conference is over fri,sat, sun but hopefully I should be able to get a break in on the sat to head to malt. I'm currently looking for fairly cheap accommodation that is pretty close to Federation square (the conference).
gregpullman Senior Member Joined: 4 Jul 2002 Posts: 57 Location: Adelaide, Australia Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Expobar Minore III Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly Roaster: Hottop B&P, redundant Gene...
Posted Wed Jul 6, 2005, 3:54pm Subject: Re: Advice for stay in Melbourne
Don't know if this advice is too late for you, but I've just come back from Melbourne, stayed at the Ramada just opposite the Flinders St station. Very nice, comfortable accommodation; it's about 15 minutes walk from Maltitude but I did it quite easily carrying about 5kg of tampers, so I'm sure you should be able to manage! :) It was around $150 per night including buffet breakfast, which was quite reasonable for the quality of the place and the food. Just make sure you ask for a room up the north end of the building so you don't get too much traffic noise; I did this and it was fine.
cafine Senior Member Joined: 1 Apr 2005 Posts: 256 Location: Adelaide Expertise: Professional
Espresso: San Marino Jnr Plumbed Grinder: Mini Mazzer/SuperJolly
Posted Fri Jul 8, 2005, 1:38am Subject: Re: Advice for stay in Melbourne
The Hotel Y at the top of Elizabeth is usually clean cheap right, next to the markets and tram stop. If your only looking for a basic bed not bad. We usually check out the web for the major specials when heading to Melbourne just remember school holidays are happening at the moment so you may have to search for a bargin. Corey might even get you an upgrade from a bin to a dumpster if you ask him.
corey Senior Member Joined: 26 Sep 2003 Posts: 1,147 Location: Perth, Australia Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Synesso, Marzocco Grinder: Mazzer Robur
Posted Sat Jul 9, 2005, 3:51pm Subject: Re: Advice for stay in Melbourne
Have a ball Benny, I know you've been looking forward to it. It'll be great to see the Multitude and to also catch up with the legendary Simon James and seeing Mark Dundon's new Synesso/ Roaster Espresso Bar setup will be a bonus. Take heaps of photos dude!
bitterbird Senior Member Joined: 8 Mar 2005 Posts: 14 Location: gold coast Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sun Jul 10, 2005, 7:21pm Subject: Re: Advice for stay in Melbourne
i stayed at a place called the Mercure hotel welcome, great position right on the mall etc and very close to federation square etc. Very well priced etc be sure to chek all the accommodation web sites first like needitnow etc
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