After a busy year we wanted to get away for a night with the kids so they could enjoy Christmas in the city. We took the opportunity to stay at Holiday Inn (Flinders Street).
This let us experience all the Christmas action that Melbourne had to offer, we had a small break and we didn’t have to deal with screaming tired kids on the drive home in the car. Holiday Inn is so close to everything that as soon as Scarlett rubbed her eyes and Hudson complained of being tired we were back in our room within 10 mintues.
We went to Crown Casino, walked up to Bourke Street and caught a tram to Docklands (it’s in the free tram zone). Kids stay and eat for free so that is a real bonus. Plus, when we arrived ay our room there were little entertainment packs for the kids that included colouring books, stickers, crayons and brochures. These were a fantastic distraction at dinner. The staff were really accomodating and our room was made up with a porta cot and trundle bed.
We stayed in a suite so once the kids went to sleep my husband and I ordered room service (including delicious cocktails) and watched a movie.
I was never sure about just going to the city for a night or two with kids but we all really enjoyed it. All the family rooms on level four have been renovated and look amazing. It’s the second time we have stayed at Holiday Inn and if you’re looking for somewhere family friendly and close to everything give them a call. Hudson and Scarlett are already asking to go back.
Perfect for a school holiday getaway.