The Hotel: Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
Guests of Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne are treated to a contemporary-style haven, nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Situated in Richmond, the hotel combines a tranquil setting by the Yarra River with quick and convenient access to the CBD, only minutes away. With over 40km of walking and cycling tracks on the banks of the river, guests can organise hotel mountain bike hire and start exploring the great outdoors. Alternatively, see what all the fuss is about and take a tram ride to the famed shopping strips of Chapel Street and Bourke Street Mall. A string of exciting eateries is located nearby to tempt the taste buds, or guests can stay on site and dine at Fresco Restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant offers delectable modern Australian cuisine and a range of wine options to mull over. For a casual drink or a tapas feast with friends, head to Tracks Bar by the courtyard.
After a busy day or night gallivanting around the city, guests can take time out in the cosy Deluxe Courtyard Room. Each one is fitted with all the creature comforts of home, as well as a furnished balcony, perfect for taking in the surrounding views, and Wi-Fi access if they want to stay updated with the outside world.
Deluxe Courtyard Room
- Bed size/type: Queen bed or two king single beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- The room features a ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and a balcony overlooking the central courtyard of the hotel
The Area: Melbourne, VIC
Dubbed Australia’s fashion capital, Melbourne boasts a strong coffee and café culture and a solid array of boutique fashion stores. Spend the day wandering between the café-lined alleyways, shopping for boutique and vintage clothes, and discovering hidden galleries and rooftop bars. Pack a romantic picnic and spend another day relaxing among the flowers and leafy trees in Botanic Gardens. A stroll along the Yarra River also provides plenty of photo opportunities.
From Richmond, the CBD lies only a short drive away and tempts keen shoppers and foodies alike. Shopping fanatics can keep themselves entertained with a trip to Collins Street, a luxurious strand housing local markets, galleries, boutiques and cafes. Often regarded as Australia’s premier street, Collins Street is the domain of historical Victorian-era architecture, luxury boutiques including Prada, Dior and Cartier and the financial district of Melbourne. Head to the ‘Paris end’ of the street for a look at ancient buildings, all holding onto memories of former days while still staying poised for daily tourists’ photo snaps.