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Top 5 Places To Stay For The AFL Grand Final

September 26, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Australian’s country-wide are set to unite next weekend for the highly anticipated AFL Grand Final and with travelers flocking to Melbourne from all over, the city is preparing for one of its busiest periods ever.

Airlines like Virgin Australia are adding thousands of extra seats to keep with demand, Yarra Trams are offering footy fans an extended Free Tram Zone close to Yarra Park and an exciting Grand Final Parade is set to take over the streets of Melbourne to entertain the masses. With a city full of travelers and locals alike, has decided to reveal their top picks to stay over Grand Final weekend in Melbourne where guests can enjoy all the action! From luxury hotels to impressive apartments, these accommodation options are all situated within minutes of the MCG.

Pullman on the Park – 400m from MCG

Situated in East Melbourne, this upscale hotel sits directly opposite the ‘G and allows guests to be on top of the action – making it the ideal base for any footy fan. With prime views of the iconic stadium and a full buffet breakfast on offer, guests will be ready to tackle the big day in style!


Hotel Lindrum – 1km from MCG

Located in Melbourne’s CBD and just a short walk from the MCG, Hotel Lindrum not only boasts convenience, but also luxury and comfort. Surrounded by top restaurants and exciting bars, this is the ideal base for those looking to celebrate after the big game – recommends heading to Eau De Vie to try one of their famous cocktails after the game.

Andre’s Mews – 2km from MCG

These beautiful, fully equipped and spacious apartments are located just outside the city, and sit on a convenient tramline that will take guests to the MCG in a matter of minutes. Situated in the heart of Richmond, the birthplace of the Richmond Tigers, guests will get a true taste of the AFL and might even hear the starting siren from the kitchen! 

The Olsen – 2.5km from MCG 

Embellished with spectacular artwork by Australian artist John Olsen, in close proximity to the ever-trending Chapel Street and only a mere 2.5km from the MCG – The Olsen offers guests a truly unique experience in the heart of Melbourne. For footy fanatics that want to relish in everything else that Melbourne has to offer, South Yarra is the perfect base as it is filled with buzzing restaurants and bars – would suggests trying Two Wrongs, which is just downstairs.

Crown Towers – 3km from MCG

Crown Towers offer guests lavish guest rooms, suites and villas in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Less than a kilometer away from Flinders Street Station and situated on the iconic Yarra River, guests can easily get to the big game! After watching the two best teams battle it out for the flag, guests can return to Crown and indulge in everything that the casino has to offer – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this is ultimate place to celebrate a big win!

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