Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and – whether you live nearby or further afield – Melbourne’s CBD is the perfect place for a romantic night away with your loved one. Start by finding the perfect Valentine’s Day Melbourne CBD accommodation – if you’re looking for somewhere central with beautifully-appointed suites and excellent facilities, you can’t go wrong with Clarion Suites Gateway.
The 4 ½ star Melbourne CBD hotel – located on the banks of the Yarra river, right in the heart of the city – is an ideal base from which to enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer. You can kick off your Valentine’s Day with a leisurely stroll along the Yarra and a visit to the bustling Crown Entertainment Centre – both just outside the front door.
If you feel like a bit of sight-seeing, you can take a trip to the top of Eureka Tower – the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform – and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the whole city. Animal-lovers can drop in to see the penguins at the Melbourne Aquarium, or the baby elephants at Melbourne Zoo.
Those who wish to indulge in a little retail therapy – or perhaps purchase a last-minute Valentine’s gift – will find shops of every type in sprawling strips and rambling laneways throughout the CBD, from quirky boutiques to large chain stores.
After lunch (at any of the city’s fine cafes and restaurants), you can relax among the stunning greenery of the Royal Botanical Gardens, or head back to the hotel to soak up the summer rays on the Sun Deck.
For some entertainment, see a musical at one of the city’s beautiful, historic theatres, or grab a cocktail and catch a cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent. Film buffs can watch a movie under the stars at any one of Melbourne open-air cinemas, or take a journey behind-the-scenes at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
When it comes time for the romantic evening meal, your options are endless – world-class restaurants, offering numerous types of cuisines and set against a range of beautiful back-drops, are dotted throughout the city. After dinner, grab some champagne, amble back to your Melbourne CBD accommodation and luxuriate together in the comfort of your beautiful suite.
It’s all in the name – Clarion Suites Gateway Melbourne CBD hotel opens the door to a fabulous Valentine’s Day in Melbourne.