It’s that time of the year that we’ve all been waiting for, and Melbourne Cup 2019 is around the corner. The event is set to take place on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, at 3 PM (AEST). For those that love horse racing, this event is an opportunity to take a day off and do what you love doing. You could even bring your family with you and enjoy the view on Melbourne Cup day. With the high number of attendees expected, it would be wise for visitors to come a few days earlier and book their favourite spots as well as enjoy themselves over the Melbourne Cup weekend. To make sure that you have a pleasant stay, we have listed some of the best accommodations near Melbourne Cup carnival for the few days you’ll be around.
1. Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Set in the heart of South Bank precinct near the banks of river Yarra, the Crown Plaza is the perfect place to spend your days during the Melbourne Cup event. At this hotel, you’ll quickly find adventure in the big city as well as the eclectic culture that Melbourne is renowned for. Crowne Plaza Melbourne is located about five minutes from the Southern Cross railway station. You will also get to enjoy the best deals in nearby shops, delicious foodie culture, and a great experience at Etihad stadium.
2. Art Series – The Larwill Studio
Arrive and stay inspired in Melbourne’s Larwill Studio on Flemington Road, Parkville. The hotel is located a minute away from the Central Business District and several unique cafes and boutiques that you can take tours to. Dedicated to the most lovable artists in Australia, the hotel has beautiful paintings and designs with incredible views of the city and the green parklands. Larwill Studio is a great place for discovering the northern part of Melbourne and the CBD.
3. The Jazz Corner Hotel
Rated 4.5 out of 5, The Jazz Corner Hotel is highly known for its high-quality services, professionalism, value for money, and the spotlessly clean environment. It is located at 352 William Street, Melbourne above Bird’s basement near the Leafy Flagstaff gardens. Offering 100 rooms across three different categories, the hotel lets you choose your style from a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom for family gatherings, or a luxurious studio. The hotel offers first-class catering services and is created for travellers seeking luxury, individuality, and amenity comfort.
4. Oaks on William
If you like to shop, dine and experience entertainment, then Oaks on Williams is the best destination for you. It is conveniently located within an educational and medical precinct. It is also one of the best choices for visitors seeking leisure as well as guests seeking quality accommodation in a centralised location in the city. The features include 220 modern studio apartments with modern appliances, free wifi, fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, and private balconies. The amenities within include a fitness centre, clothes dryer, complimentary instant coffee, paid private parking, and a 24-hour front desk.
With the above-mentioned accommodations, we hope that you enjoy your Melbourne cup weekend in the city as you wait for the Melbourne cup day. Since there are so many international visitors nowadays, it can be a bit difficult to find interesting races on the Australian group 1 circuit. However, these races might be worth to keep an eye on Herbert Power Stakes, Cox Plate, Turnbull Stakes and Caulfield Cup.