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Melbourne’s East End

8 Apr 2019

Melbourne’s east end theatre district is as captivating as the performances it hosts. With top-notch dining, shopping and entertainment also on its doorstep, it’s the perfect base for your next Melbourne escape.

Your Home Away From Home

For Melbourne accommodation right in the heart of the theatre precinct, Citadines on Bourke [131/135 Bourke Street] is the perfect place. Whether you’re travelling solo or in a two, or with the whole family, here you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable Melbourne visit. Make yourself at home in one of its studio apartments offering a cool and contemporary edge, or sleek and stylish two-bedroom apartments, fully equipped with kitchenettes and modern amenities. Guests can indulge in the comforting luxuries of an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and gym. With world class entertainment at your feet and the convenience of the CBD within seconds, your staycation will be well taken care of at Citadines on Bourke Melbourne. Fancy access to a special Citadines on Bourke deal? Read on.

Your Entertainment

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre and the Comedy Theatre are all less than a 10-minute walk away, so you’ll be in prime position to enjoy this season’s performances. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (now showing) transforms Princess Theatre into Hogwarts with the next installment from the wizarding world story, only this time the story follows Harry’s son, Albus, over two parts. Meanwhile, Her Majesty’s Theatre will play host to Muriel and her Porpoise Spit fam for Muriel’s Wedding The Musical [until June]. For a show based on real events, Come from Away (from July) at the Comedy Theatre is set to offer something totally different to Melbourne’s theatre scene. It tells the remarkable story of Newfoundland, a Canadian town, and how its people welcomed those on grounded planes following the tragedy of 9/11.

If sport is more your style, fear not — the east end caters to you too. With the AFL season just kicking off, you’ll be a leisurely 20-minute walk from all the action at the MCG as we begin the road to the premiership. Or, if you’re in town on a non-game day, take a behind-the-scenes look at the MCG on a MCG tour. Combine it with a visit to the onsite National Sports Museum and uncover the history of AFL, cricket and a range of other sports. Be sure to check out the Olympic section to learn about or relive some Australia’s most significant Olympics feats.

Your Dining and Drinks

Looking for a tasty breakfast? A short stroll from Citadines on Bourke will see you enjoying the delicious delights of Cumulus Inc. [45 Flinders Lane]. Change things up from the usual smashed avo by ordering the sweet corn, black barley, mollet egg and mint dish. For something lighter, the bircher muesli with poached pear and almonds will go down a treat.

The dinner options in this pocket of Melbourne are abundant. Taste the wonderful flavours of Burma at the aptly named Burma Lane [118 Little Collins Street]. Start your meal with the duck, shiitake and water chestnut doughnuts with chilli cinnamon sugar and sour cherry, which set the right tone for delicious mains like Chu Hou braised beef brisket with chilli jam, daikon and steamed bao. For a diner-style meal, you can’t go past Grand Trailer Park Taverna [87 Bourke Street], which serves up some of the city’s best burgers in its kitschy and colourful setting.

Looking for drinks with a view? You’ll love staying in Melbourne’s east end where rooftop bars are plentiful. Arguably one of the city’s fanciest is Madame Brussels [58 Bourke Street], serving up colourful cocktails in a pink-and-white, garden party setting. If something a little more casual is more your style, take in the city skyline at Loop Rooftop [23 Meyers Place].

Your Retail Therapy

the Paris end of Collins Street is mere minutes away from your accommodation, with high-end retailers like Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana lining either side. Shop, or window shop, the latest styles before heading to Collins Place [45 Collins Street] where you’ll find brands with lighter price tags like Seed and Decjuba. If you prefer to stay on Bourke Street, the Hill of Content Bookshop [86 Bourke Street] and Melbournalia [5/50 Bourke Street] are a stone’s throw from your hotel.

Your Deal

Ready to book your stay in Melbourne’s east end? Take advantage of Citadines on Bourke’s Stay Longer and Save Promotion and get the most out of your visit with prices from $145* per night.

If you sign up for a free Ascott Online Advantage membership and stay three consecutive nights, you'll enjoy up to 30% off the best flexible rates.

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All information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication.
This story has been produced in partnership with Citadines on Bourke.