Southbank Royale

For my recent trip to Melbourne I was looking to stay in a motel or apartment chain, but K persuaded me to look into a holiday rental. We wanted to stay close to the CBD, but not right in the middle of the city. The main thing we wanted to see in Melbourne was the Monet’s Gardens exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, so Southbank was the perfect fit for us.


We found Southbank Royale on Stayz and the description suited us perfectly. We like a bit of luxury and we didn’t want to share a room so two bedrooms with a bathroom each suited us to a tee. It’s located on the top floor of a secure building so the view from the balcony was amazing.


The kitchen was fully equipped which meant that K and I could cook up roast lamb and veggies that we picked up from the South Melbourne Markets (within walking distance). And for picking up those bits and pieces or a bottle of wine there’s and IGA and Chemist Warehouse just across the road.

From this Southbank location it was a three minute walk to tram stop 18 on St Kilda Road and we also walked to the Yarra riverbank, the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, the Botanic Gardens and South Melbourne Markets.


I went to sleep to that… and woke up to this 🙂

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