Hello my lovely readers! Today I wanted to share with you a little hidden gem of a hotel in the Melbourne CBD called Fraser Place.
Fraser Place recently invited Dave and I to stay at their stylish serviced apartments in Melbourne CBD so we could snap some photos and share our experience with my community (if you are a regular reader you will know that I will only ever write truthful reviews). Honestly, we were super impressed with the location, facilities and experience.
Getting to Fraser Place Melbourne
If you are looking for serviced apartments in Melbourne CBD, Fraser Place is located at 19 Exploration Lane,
Melbourne, VIC 3000 (aka a really great location!). The contemporary apartment hotel is tucked away from the main street in a charming laneway in the middle of Melbourne’s cultural, retail and entertainment hub.
The hotel is just minutes from Her Majesty’s Theatre, Princess Theatre, China Town and the Melbourne Comedy Club. Perfect if you are in town to see one of our amazing musicals or shows such as Book of Mormon or Aladdin.
It’s a five minute walk to Melbourne Central, The Emporium, Bourke Street Mall, and many other entertainment options located in the CBD. The nearest train station to Fraser Place is Parliament Station. The Free City Circle tram is also virtually on the doorstep for you to jump on and explore!
The facilities at Fraser Place Melbourne
Fraser Place Melbourne offers 112 fully-furnished luxury studio residences. Each residence offers a modern and well-equipped kitchenette, separate living and dining areas, and a comprehensive home entertainment system. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided in rooms and around the property which is a big tick in my books!
Dave and I stayed in the deluxe studio apartment, we were impressed with the size of the bed (it was huge!), the view of the city from our balcony, the buffet breakfast bar and the front of house service.
We did notice that the heater was a little loud in the room, however this was a very small nit-pick and overall the room was really great. It’s important to also note that parking is not included in your room rate, the hotel however recommends an off-street parking company in the same street that is $23 per day and $15 on weekends.
A few extra points to note:
- There is a fully-equipped gym on-site
- Sightseeing tours around Melbourne can be booked from the hotel
- Airport transfer services can be booked from the hotel
To check it out yourself, you can see a virtual tour here.
After checking in at Fraser Place, we went for a short walk to check out the Madame Brussels European Night Market that was happening nearby. It was filled with live music, entertainment, food and mulled wine.
If it’s a Friday in August, you can find the free markets on Madame Brussels Lane, located just off Lonsdale Street in Melbourne CBD.
Food and drink stalls congregated to bring good vibes for the after-work crowds. The food on offer included Turkish gozleme from Göz City, crepes from Les Crêpes de Marion, Polish dumplings from Pierogi Pierogi and German sausages from Bavarian Bangers.
The European Night Market is taking place every Friday night in August, from 4pm until 10.30pm. Find out more about the market here.
Dining options near Fraser Place Melbourne
There are also some really great dining out options nearby to Fraser Place including:
- Trunk bar and restaurant
- Father’s Office Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant
- Meat Fish Wine
- The Red Hummingbird (rooftop bar)
- Grossi Florentino
- Mezzo (Mezzo have a great pre-theatre menu)
We decided to have dinner at Red Spice QV and as usual the food was delicious!
Book your next Melbourne weekend away
It really was a lovely weekend staying at Fraser Place and checking out some of the amazing markets, food spots and bars that Melbourne has to offer. To find more information about Fraser Place in Melbourne head on over here.
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Please note: The Wild Hideaway travelled as a guest of Fraser Place Melbourne. All thoughts, words and opinions are my own (and always will be!).