July 17, 2017

Staycation at Crown Towers Melbourne

Ever since falling pregnant, feeling so unwell and also feeling the stress of having to soldier on with the other two children, I have been craving a break. I was too unwell to go away at Easter time and vomiting every day meant not being able to book in for a massage or at least some time at the gym for some me time. I would joke to my husband about sending the kids to my mum’s house and just staying at Crown for a weekend, by myself, sleeping, swimming, getting a massage and ordering room service. It would actually bring tears to my eyes just envisioning this scenario of peace and stillness.

On my birthday, this is exactly what I did, but not alone, I couldn’t be alone on my birthday!

I don’t have to convince you just how good Crown Towers is, you already know, you also know how fun a girl’s weekend in the city would be or a little escape for you and your partner, but I can convince you that investing in this break will be one of the best things you can do for yourself. You can’t put a dollar amount on that weekend I had, we made memories, we had some alone time, I had some me time and I felt so rejuvenated, even just for one night, to get back into juggling two children at home.

 

It was a Saturday afternoon and I checked myself into Crown Towers Melbourne and because I had access to the Crystal Club for this stay, they checked me in from there, on level 3. I immediately felt as though I was in Singapore, I say Singapore, because, I have never had exceptional service as well as my many trips to the country, until now. The Crown staff were so interested and excited for my birthday and my third pregnancy, I felt special immediately.

I was escorted to my gorgeous Delux King Room that had views of our famous Flinders Street, Yarra river and South Bank. After the porter left my room, I just sat on my bed. I got comfortable and you know what, I didn’t even turn the tv channel from the ‘welcome Jessica Dempsey’ channel, I just sat on this big king bed and listened to my thoughts, closed my eyes and enjoyed my first few moments of peace in a long time.

Josh was working this Saturday and was going to join me later in the afternoon, so I had a little wander down to the Crystal Club again for some afternoon tea with a friend (if the Crystal Club is included into your stay, you have complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and pre-drinks and appetisers in their dining room, kind of like a first-class airline lounge.)

Enjoying my time without living by the clock, I put on my swimwear and headed to the luxurious Crown Towers pool. If you have been pregnant before, you would know that amazing feeling of swimming with a bump. Those wrestles nights of tossing and turning and aches and pains from being on your feet all day disappear in a moment when you slip into that water. Even without the beaming sunshine or sand, an indoor pool can do wonders for your relaxation.

After my swim, I snuck back to my room and ordered room service, because, well because!

At 5:30 it was time for my massage, a pregnancy massage and let me tell you, the best pregnancy massage I have ever had. I even got Goosebumps! Josh and I always rate our massage experiences with our all-time favourite massage back in 2009 in Port Douglas. We would say “as good as Port Douglas?” and not one, over those eight years has come close until this very massage! Going forward, my Crown Spa massage is the benchmark.

I floated back to my room feeling uber relaxed and was greeted by Josh, who looked mighty relaxed himself on MY bed! We caught up on our day and got dressed up to enjoy everything that Crown Towers is celebrated for, it’s fine selection of dining!

 

We always love to have pre-drinks at The Waiting Room, it is the best for people watching and to chill whilst listening to a pianist and vocalist while we sip our drinks. I have had high tea at The Waiting Room  a couple of Mothers days ago, with my mum after a massage, it is delicious!

Dinner was at Bistro Guillaume, lovely French restaurant that we hadn’t tried yet. The food was lovely and the dessert was sensational! The food offering at Crown is so good, it was extremely hard to choose just one restaurant, next time I would like to try Rosetta as it is the last Crown Towers restaurant we are yet to try. We highly recommend Silks, Nobu and The Atlantic.

Just being at Crown Towers will make a night of fun for anyone, we window shopped the luxury designer stores such as Louis Vuitton and the stunning jewellery stores. We did a walk through the Casino itself, the atmosphere is electric in there, so many happy people! We saw the fire flames light up the side walk along the restaurant precinct and if we hadn’t been extremely exhausted parents, we would have popped into Club 23….

I don’t think I have had a memorable birthday like that in a very long time. It was stress free, relaxing, luxurious and fun, for a winter birthday, it was the perfect celebration and I will definitely do the same again next year!

For those of you thinking about a staycation at Crown Towers Melbourne or the other fabulous Crown Hotels in Melbourne, they have a few winter specials on, see below:

Family Time Crown Towers Melbourne

Create lasting memories at Crown Towers Melbourne including access to the grand indoor pool and day beds, plush teddy bears and sparkling wine delivered to your room from only $348* per night with valet parking.

  •  Overnight accommodation in a spacious Deluxe room
  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine for parents & Crown Towers teddy bears for the children
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Access to the indoor pool, day beds and gymnasium
  • Valet parkingFULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS*Terms and conditions: available 31 March- 9 October 2017. Some blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods and public holidays. Advanced bookings required. No further discounts apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Packages are not available for corporate, group or incentive bookings. Rates are per one night stay in a Deluxe room. Package inclusions are not transferable to other people. Complimentary gifts cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash or another product. Valet parking for one vehicle only. Service fee of 1.5% applies to accounts settled by credit card. Crown practises responsible service of alcohol.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS (BRAND ADS)

    *Terms and conditions: available 31 March- 9 October 2017. Some blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods and public holidays. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Service fee of 1.5% applies to accounts settled by credit card. Full terms and conditions are available on booking page. Crown practises responsible service of alcohol.

    Rate: From $348 per room per night Validity: 31 March- 9 October 2017

Family Fun Crown Metropol Melbourne

Bring the family to Crown Metropol for a fun-filled nights’ stay including kid’s activity packs, tickets to Village cinemas and access to the amazing indoor infinity pool from only $298* per night, Sunday to Friday.

  • One nights’ stay in a generous Luxe room
  • Access to the indoor infinity pool and gym
  • Kids colouring book/activity packs to take home
  • Family pass to Village Cinemas
  • Valet parkingFULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS*Terms and conditions: available 31 March- 9 October 2017, Sunday to Friday. Some blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods and public holidays. Advanced bookings required. No further discounts apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Packages are not available for corporate, group or incentive bookings. Rates are per one night stay in a Luxe room. Package inclusions are not transferable to other people. Complimentary gift cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash or another product. Valet parking for one vehicle only. Two Village children and two Village adult unrestricted movie tickets provided upon check-in. Movie and session times are subject to Village availability. Please check with Village for movie availability and session times. No cash value and must be redeemed during time of stay. Service fee of 1.5% applies to accounts settled by credit card.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS (BRAND ADS)

    *Terms and conditions: available 31 March- 9 October 2017, Sunday to Friday. Some blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods and public holidays. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Service fee of 1.5% applies to accounts settled by credit card. Full terms and conditions are available on booking page.

    Rate: From $298 per room per night, Sunday to Friday Validity: 31 March- 9 October 2017

Winter Saver Crown Promenade Melbourne

For $598*, enjoy three nights for the price of two with Crown Promenade Melbourne’s popular Winter Saver package including valet parking, access to the indoor pool and buffet breakfast for the kids.

  • Three nights’ accommodation in a Standard room, for the price of two
  • Valet parking
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast for kids at Mesh restaurant
  • Selection of board games on request (subject to availability)
  • Access to the indoor pool and gym facilitiesFULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS*Terms and conditions: available 31 March- 9 October 2017. Some blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods and public holidays. Advanced bookings required. No further discounts apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Packages are not available for corporate, group or incentive bookings. Rates are per three night stay in a Standard room. Package inclusions are not transferable to other people. Valet parking for one vehicle only. Free children’s breakfast at Mesh between 6.30am- 10.30am daily when dining with a paying adult. Available to children up to 12 years. One adult can receive up to two free children’s breakfasts. Two adults can receive up to three free children’s breakfast. Standard children rate apply thereafter. Service fee of 1.5% applies to accounts settled by credit card.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS (BRAND ADS)

    *Terms and conditions: available 31 March- 9 October 2017. Some blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods and public holidays. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Service fee of 1.5% applies to accounts settled by credit card. Full terms and conditions are available on booking page.

    Rate: $598 for a three nights stay Validity: 31 March- 9 October 2017

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