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East Melbourne Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to East Melbourne

East-Melbourne-Suburbs-Aerial-View-including-MCGEast Melbourne is the home of Victoria's State Government and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There are also numerous specialist hospitals, a small commercial centre and lots of lush green open spaces and sporting grounds.


East Melbourne has a surprisingly diverse array of restaurants and cafes, offering everything from Indian food to Asian fusion.

Geppetto Trattoria features authentic Italian home-style cooking. It has a small private function room with a variety of event catering menus from which to choose.

The Pavilion at Fitzroy Gardens offers fine dining in a beautiful setting, the perfect place for a wedding, intimate cocktail party or special event.

Kids and Families

If you love sports, you will want to check out Melbourne Sports Tours. This unique tour gives you a behind the scenes look at Melbourne's most famous sporting venues, including; Flemington Racecourse, the Formula 1 Grand Prix course at Albert Park, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Etihad Stadium.

At the Fire Services Museum of Victoria, you and your family can explore a treasure trove of memorabilia housed in the former Melbourne Fire Brigade headquarters.

Parks and the Great Outdoors

The Treasury Gardens covers six hectares of land near the State Government Offices and features several monuments, statues and an ornamental pond.

East Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens stands on 26 hectares on a south-facing valley; numerous items of interest are here, including Cook's Cottage, a model Tudor village and the Fairies Trees.

Where to Stay: East Melbourne Hotels

There are plenty of places to stay in East Melbourne, no matter what your budget or preference. There's the stately Georgian Court B&B, a variety of rooms and self-contained apartments at Birches, at Eastern Town House, Knightsbridge or Mantra on Jolimont. Wherever you stay, you will be just steps away from the heart of the city and within easy reach of all that East Melbourne has to offer.

Getting around by car

East Melbourne to Melbourne Airport: 29 min (24.7 km) via M2

East Melbourne to Melbourne CBD: 9 min (2.4 km) via Albert St and Lonsdale St

East Melbourne to st Kilda: 23 min (8.6 km) via National Route Alt 1

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.


Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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