August 27, 2019

The Melbourne Cup attracts countless visitors each year and like many, you may be looking for convenient and comfortable accommodation during your upcoming stay. While there are many places to stay in Melbourne, some properties rise above and beyond the competition. What are some logistical factors to take into account and why are on-site amenities such as those offered by the Sebel Melbourne Docklands so important? If you hope to find the best Melbourne accommodation deals, it is a good idea to look at the answers to both of these important questions.

Location, Location, Location

5km/10 mins by car to Melbourne Cup Carnival

Walking distance (50m) to tram

Close to Melbourne Star/District Shopping Centre/Melbourne Zoo/Melbourne Museum

Walking distance or short tram ride (free) to Southern Cross Station

It is always wise to consider where the hotel in question is situated; particularly if you are not overly familiar with the city. This is why choosing a property which is found within close proximity to convenient transportation hubs and points of interest is crucial. The Sebel Melbourne properties are to be found close to a public tram service and guests are treated with waterfront views and near attractions such as the Melbourne Wheel and a short tram ride to the Melbourne Museum or by taxi to Melbourne Zoo.  District Docklands Shopping Centre is 5 min walk away and offers a variety of clothing shops along with restaurants, bars, cafes and Hoyts Cinema.  With Southern Cross Station only minutes away you will arrive at the Melbourne Cup ahead of schedule and without traffic so you can experience all the other aspects and offerings which serve to define this eclectic city.

A Choice of Melbourne City Accommodation Options (Traditional Hotels or Apartment hotels)

Why stay in an apartment hotel? More space, more facilities and self-contained

Travelling with Family & Friends?  Share the cost and save. You can share a one, two- or three-bedroom apartments that are fully equipped and plenty of room for everyone.

One of the stresses often associated with travelling involves the seemingly unavoidable fact that comfort is sacrificed for cost and convenience. However, this is certainly not the case when referring to the Sebel Melbourne. Flexibility should always represent part of the equation. This is why guests have two different properties to choose from:

The Sebel Melbourne Docklands 

The Sebel Melbourne Docklands Residences 

Those who are looking for a more traditional hotel experience will often choose the Sebel Melbourne Docklands during their stay. However, the Sebel Melbourne Residences are associated with a greater sense of privacy; a wise choice if you are keen to appreciate the self-contained apartments Melbourne has to offer. These four-star self-serviced apartments represent the epitome of comfort and style; seamlessly blending a spacious sense of style. Because they are situated in the middle of the Waterfront at Docklands, individuals and families alike can relax and enjoy the location and the apartment. Which brings us to the next major point.

All About the Amenities

The members at both Sebel properties fully appreciate the fact that providing guests with a seamlessly comfortable experience is the key to good business. Also, it simply makes sense from an interpersonal point of view. This is why both Sebel locations leave little to the imagination in terms of the amenities that you can expect to enjoy. Some examples include:

Splendid waterfront views of Victoria Harbour.

Private balconies

On-site fitness centre

Fully equipped Boardroom/Meeting space for 12 people

Sauna and Spa

Rooftop Tennis and BBQ Garden

A private secure undercover car park

Fully equipped laundry and kitchen facilities in each apartment

The goal is to provide all guests with what can only be called as a home away from home. When we combine the features mentioned above with other perks such as free wireless Internet, a decidedly spacious contemporary room decor, and 24-hour reception, it becomes clear to appreciate why Sebel leads the way in terms of comfort and value for money.

Long-Term Accommodation Options

Perhaps you are planning to stay in this city after the Melbourne Cup has ended. In this case, why not take advantage of the long-term accommodation services provided by Sebel? Not only are several bedroom configurations offered, but you can enjoy other features such as a private cinema room, a guest lounge, an indoor pool, a library, and access to an around-the-clock reception desk in the event of a question.

Whether you are arriving for a handful of days to experience the Melbourne Cup or you need to address long-term travel arrangements, there is no doubt that you will be pleased with what the Sebel Melbourne Docklands properties.  If you would like to learn more or to make a reservation, please feel free to contact us at your convenience