Holiday on Flinders Hotel Review : The Best Melbourne Short Stay Accommodation

Melbourne skyline

Whether you are visiting for a few days or just for the weekend, Melbourne is a diverse city that offers something for everyone. Whilst we love Melbourne in the Summer, it is hard for us to look past the other seasons, particularly Autumn, which for many, offers more comfortable weather for exploring than the heat that can be experienced over the summer months.

No matter what time of year you come, or what you come to see, finding a well located hotel with great amenities, food and transport options is essential. For us, this was met and exceeded by the Holiday Inn on Flinders, and allowed us to have a fabulous Melbourne getaway.


Where is Holiday Inn on Flinders?

Located on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street, the Holiday Inn on Flinders is centrally located to a range of public transport and within walking distance to Etihad Stadium.


Holiday Inn on Flinders Rooms

Many of the rooms at the Holiday Inn on Flinders are newly renovated. We stayed in one of these rooms.

The spacious rooms feature comfortable king sized beds. The TV is positioned perfectly so you can cozy up and watch TV in bed.

Vertical block out blinds are great for privacy or a midday nap.

An alcove to store our luggage added to the clean lines and size of the room.

 The spacious bathroom featured a double sized shower with a removable shower head and a large mirror, perfect for getting ready for a night on the town.

Hotel facilities

During the warmer months, you can enjoy a swim or bask on the rooftop pool and they also have a spa and gym that can be enjoyed all year around.

The Holiday Inn on Flinders also features an inhouse restaurant Sirocco where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.

lamb shank on mash
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Sirocco restaurant

Holiday Inn offers dining at its Sirocco restaurant on the ground floor. We started our meal by sharing bruschetta. A little different than the traditional, this bruschetta also featured goats cheese and balsamic, which was a yummy touch.

For main I enjoyed a tender slow cooked lamb shank with truffle mash and broccolini. My husband enjoyed a mouthwatering beef skewer with truffle mash and broccolini.

For dessert we shared a delicious fig pudding adorned with rich caramel and white chocolate nibs.

The seats and ambience in the hotel were very relaxed and comfortable, so we lingered after dinner to enjoy a drink before retiring to our room.

For those that enjoy a later night out, Melbourne has a fantastic nightlife, and you could easily head off to a show or continue with a drink in the hotel bar, which had a great range of drinks, including a fruit mocktail, which was a favourite for me.

Bolte Bridge

The round up

With a convenient location, spacious rooms and a comfy king sized bed, we found the Holiday Inn on Flinders to be the perfect place to base yourself for your Melbourne getaway. Featuring block out blinds, floor to ceiling windows and a luxe double shower, this hotel will allow you to have a great sleep, get ready in style and relax in the room during your down time.

The light and airy foyer features comfy seats and the Sirocco bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and watch the city go by. This common area is well sectioned to ensure that noise doesn’t travel and has a lovely warm atmosphere, conducive to relaxing.

The staff were a pleasure and having our car valet parked was a great, and convenient, touch. Whilst we know our way around the city, this hotel is perfect for first time guests as it is closely located to both Southern Cross and Flinders street stations, as well as easy access to the tram, allowing you free access to the city centre.

We highly recommend the Holiday Inn on Flinders and encourage you to consider it for your next Melbourne visit.

Whilst we were guests of Holiday Inn on Flinders, all opinions are our own.

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