Comfort, quality and absolute relaxation are the three top things that spring to mind about the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport. The hotel is in a convenient spot just 400 metres / 0.25 mi from the international airport and is perfect for that one night stop-over stay! It’s great for singles, couples and even better for families with a generous package deal for children. When two adults book for a night, children under 5 stay and eat for free - great deal right?!
There are plenty of facilities to keep you busy within the hotel grounds including an excellent restaurant with a range of meals throughout the day, a swimming pool and a good selection of channels on your room’s TV.
Priced from just 156 AUD (109 USD) and with free Wi-Fi and shuttle buses, it’s a good choice for money and comfort.
There are a range of bedroom layouts available for guests and some offer views over the surrounding airport area. The best thing about the rooms is the views and most rooms will catch a glimpse of planes taking off or arriving at the airport. The noise level is not very noticeable here either, unless you have your windows open. The Dandenong Ranges can be glimpsed on a fine day in the distance too.
The bedroom has plenty of space and is a welcome comfort after a long journey or a good way to kick back before you head off on one! The beds are comfortable and cosy in the winter time, when Melbourne’s temperatures get quite cold. There is good heating and also air conditioning, which are must haves during the cold and hot months, respectively!
The bathroom is a good size with a good shower and bath area. All rooms are equipped with a TV, well stocked mini bar and other useful amenities. All rooms have Wi-Fi, you just need to check with reception for the password to log in.
Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, an IHG Hotel
Address: 10-14 Centre Road, Tullamarine
Special diet menus (on request) Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Process in place to check health of guests Air conditioning Facilities for disabled guests Business centre Fire extinguishers
Delicious food is the perfect end or start to a long journey!
After a long flight, one of the best things to do is to sit down and relax with a refreshing drink and Vargas Restaurant & Bar can cater to this. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the furniture layout provides several spots to sit down and enjoy a beverage or two. The staff are extremely friendly and are happy to offer their recommendations for food and drinks.
The food here is seriously good and very Australian! So, if you are after some good quality Australian food, Vargas Restaurant & Bar has a delicious range of meal options! While the meals are a bit on the higher end of the price scale (from around 30 AUD for a main) they are good quality meals. For dinner, the gnocchi and roast pumpkin dish is highly recommended!
Things to do while you stay
Whether it’s for a night or two, there are plenty of things to do to keep you occupied during your stay.
One recommendation is to head out on foot and take a walk around the airport area, this is fun and gives you a ground-level view of what’s going on in and around the airport.
Within the hotel itself is an outdoor swimming pool and while this is usually busy during the day, the evening is a good time to go and take a dip if you are after a bit of quiet time. On the first floor of the hotel is also a fitness area, which if that’s your cup of tea, is great way to unwind after a long journey.
Another idea if you have a little more time up your sleeve, is to take the Skybus from the main pickup/drop off area at the airport into Melbourne City. It costs around 36 AUD (~25.80 USD) per adult, which is by far the cheapest method to travel into the city. Tickets can be bought online or from a Skybus booth located near to the pickup/drop off location at the airport. There is a timetable on the website and buses run 24 hours a day and seven days a week, so you don’t need to worry about staying in the city too long.
Staying for a little while or a long while, this hotel is perfect!
The Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is a good choice not only for money but because of the range of amenities and services available to you without having to leave the hotel and airport area!
The restaurant and bar offer a good choice of quality food, so you won’t really need to go anywhere else unless you feel like exploring in the city! Updated specials and menus are readily available on the hotel’s website. The pool and fitness areas are adequate enough to occupy you for a good few hours and whether your stay is long or short you may choose to spend more or less time here.
The highlights are definitely the friendly staff and the views from the rooms! With so much activity going on, it makes a good spot to have a morning cuppa. This is a great place to just chill out and relax after a long journey or even before you start one, particularly so because of it’s location right next to the airport, so you don’t need to rush or travel far to catch a flight. With complimentary shuttle buses this makes travelling to or from here that much easier!