Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weddings at Metro Hotel Perth

Metro Hotel Perth offers you a complete wedding service, our wedding coordinators comprehensive experience and knowledge is shared personally with you.







Metro Hotel Perth offers you a complete wedding service, our wedding coordinators comprehensive experience and knowledge is shared personally with you. We hold a register of locally preferred wedding decorators, florists, musicians, cake decorators, stationers and limousine services to assist you with your decision making process.


The Panorama and City lights function rooms are the venues where your reception will be hosted and a site visit appointment is recommended so you may view the property and rooms, and be fully briefed about our facilities.


Metro Hotel Perth is located a few minutes walk from the picturesque Swan River foreshore and only 10 minutes from the Central Business District of Perth.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Latest Tripadvisor Reviews on Metro Hotel Perth - Jan & Feb 2015

Latest Tripadvisor Reviews on Metro Hotel Perth - Jan & Feb 2015


“Great views and location”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago by Guy S
I stayed in a superior river view room over Christmas and the new year. The rooms are a good size and were given a reasonable renovation three or four years ago. There is a small balcony and the views over Perth are magnificent. With weekend and off peak room rates between $129 - $179 they are good value. The hotel is well managed with friendly staff.
Room Tip: Superior or executive river view rooms are great. The budget eastern rooms or the lower floors are n...


  • Stayed December 2014, travelled solo
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4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago by Emma MNEW
I've stayed at Metro hotel a few times. My initial visit was booked through work and I'm always a but worried when we have no choice in where we stay. However I was, and since have been, pleased with all aspects of our stay. The front reception staff are polite and always welcoming. Yes u do have to give over id on check in but this seems to be common practice nowadays and I have no problem with this.
The location is great with easy access to the city and nearby coffee shops. Onsite parking is free and convenient. Rooms are a great size and have amazing views if you manage to get one with views of the river and city.
I regularly fly to perth and will now be requesting metro accommodation from work and will also book here for leisure stays.

Stayed February 2015, travelled on business

Source: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g2216337-d257998-r251063660-Metro_Hotel_Perth-South_Perth_Greater_Perth_Western_Australia.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT


Metro Hotel Perth's website: www.metrohotels.com.au/hotels/western-australia/metro-hotel-perth




Metro Hotel Perth's testimonials: www.metrohotels.com.au/hotels/western-australia/metro-hotel-perth/testimonials/



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ten best things to see, do and taste at Sydney Chinese New Year 2015

From food markets to lantern warriors, the Year of the Sheep is bringing quite a bounty.

Get ready for sensory overload — Chinese New Year is here. Time to fill the streets with fireworks and dancing lions while you alternate between inhaling incredible Asian cuisine and watching feats of strength at the Darling Harbour dragon boat races.

For the Year of the Sheep (a sign of creativity and wisdom), the festival will be connecting you with the best of the Chinese creative world, including large-scale performance art pieces with the Yangjiang art collective and fire-breathing puppet troupes, as well giving you the chance to put yourself in the mix, whether walking through an army of glowing terracotta warriors or doing Tai Chi in the sunshine.

With so much to do and see, here are a few highlights from Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival you shouldn’t miss.


Ten best things to see, do and taste at Sydney Chinese New Year 2015

Dragon Boat Races - 28 Feb & 1 March

Where? 201 Sussex Street, Sydney

Fast and furious, wet and wild. No, it’s not an ad for a summer roller-coaster ride; it’s the frantic dash in a 12m-long painted boat known as the Dragon Boat Races. Dating back 2000 years, the race was traditionally held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese Calendar to encourage rains for prosperity — the dragon, the symbol of water, was the object of worship for the ancient Chinese. Today, it’s a heart-thumping sport boasting crews of roughly 20 rowers. Grab a waterside seat and watch some of Sydney’s best dragon boat teams battle it out in this highly competitive, thrilling sport.




Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival - 18 to 23 Feb

Where? Corner of Greek and Bay Streets

This annual festival will once again showcase a selection of critically acclaimed Chinese movies — including multiple Australian premieres. A black comedy about a reformed gangster who decides to open a kindergarten, Uncle Victory won the Grand Jury Prize at last year’s Shanghai Film Festival. Other standouts include Tsang Tsui Shan’s multigenerational documentary Flowing Stories and the critically acclaimed drama Blue Sky Bones (shot by award-winning Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle). Best of all, because the festival is designed to promote Chinese cinema, all the screenings are absolutely free.



Ten best things to see, do and taste at Sydney Chinese New Year 2015

Zhang Huan Sydney Buddha - 8 Jan to 15 March

Where? 245 Wilson Street

Zhang Huan’s Sydney Buddha joins the Chinese New Year celebrations at Carriageworks, if only for a limited life. For this highly-anticipated work, two 5 metre-tall Buddha sculptures made of 20 tonnes of incense ash and its aluminium case, face each other. The incense ash is collected from Chinese temples and set to disintegrate slowly within Carriageworks, acting in the same way a Tibetan Buddhist mandala works and making a stunning, complex, time-consuming artwork to be briefly enjoyed and subsequently destroyed, reminding us of the brevity of life.




Lunar Feasts - 13 Feb to 1 March

Where? Din Tai Fung, Chinese Noodle House, Ma G's, Fu Manchu

Flock to the city’s best Asian eateries to experience some of the seriously tasty set menus they will be serving up as part of the annual Chinese New Year Festival. From as little as $20 per person, you can eat your weight in wontons at favourite spots like Din Tai Fung and Chinese Noodle House. The more money you fork out (or should that be chopstick out?), the more decadence you can expect, with the likes of Ms G’s and Fu Manchu offering multicourse delights of sambal octopus, kimchi and an included sweet treat for about $50. Most restaurants have both lunch and dinner options and some menus include an alcoholic beverage as part of the deal.



Ten best things to see, do and taste at Sydney Chinese New Year 2015

Chinese New Year Parade 2015 - 22 Feb

Where? George Street, Sydney

In honour of the Year of the Sheep, this year’s Twilight Parade is going to be particularly woolly and adorable. The parade will be filled with spectacular lanterns, floats and dragons and, as always, will begin with the ancient eye dotting ceremony to awaken the spirit of the lion and end with a display of fireworks in Darling Harbour. This year the parade will feature some particularly home-grown treats, including a giant merino, shearers and knitting grannies, while projections will light up the city’s building with the story of Chinese shepherds in Australia and images celebrating the sheep’s characteristics of creativity and kindness.




Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors - 13 Feb to 22 Feb

Where? Hickson Road, Sydney

Wander through an army of lanterns against the backdrop of the harbour and Opera House as 90 illuminated Terracotta Warriors take over Hickson Road Reserve, the site of Vivid 2014’s giant bunnies. Designed to inspire the same awe as was sparked by the 1974 discovery of the Terracotta Warriors in the tomb of China’s first emperor, these beautiful multicoloured lanterns stand at more than 2 metres tall and are a miracle of fabric and wire, created for the 2008 Beijing Olympic games and here on their first appearance outside of China and the UK.




Lunar Markets - 12 to 22 Feb

Where? Pirrama Road

For 11 nights the Pyrmont Bay Park will transform itself into a pop-up food festival of Asian cuisine, with over 20 food stalls ranging from Night Noodle Market regulars like Fat Noodle and Hoy Pinoy to the new Japanese rock ‘n’ roll themed Daniel San out of Manly. We highly recommend a taste of Bar Pho’s newly trademarked ‘phumplings’, a miraculous cross breed of Vietnamese pho and dumplings that you might not have caught at the Sydney Festival Village due to them selling out every single night.




Tai Chi Classes - Saturdays in Feb

Where? Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1 Exhibition Place

In a festival full of buzzing crowds and street vendors, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is offering a more calming experience as it hosts $6 Saturday morning Tai Chi classes. Conducted by Fiona Maiyin Thockloth from the Inner Peace & Wellbeing Centre, the lessons take an hour out of your weekend and promote mental clarity in the beautiful garden surrounds. It’s a popular class, so make sure you get there 15 minutes early to sign up.



Ten best things to see, do and taste at Sydney Chinese New Year 2015

Lunar Streets - 14 Feb

Where? Dixon Street, Chinatown

For the first time, Chinatown, Thaitown and Koreatown are joining forces for Lunar Streets. Graze like a sheep (it’s their year) down Sussex, Campbell and Pitt Streets from dusk till late on Saturday, February 14. There’ll be long alfresco tables set up for the occasion, so you can commune with friends new and old while chowing down on your dim sum/noodles/curry/sashimi/some glorious mix of the four. Performances by roving entertainers and a mix of Asian pop hits courtesy of PopAsia top off the night, a new high on Sydney’s Chinese New Year calendar.




Twilight Garden Party - 14 Feb

Where? Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1 Exhibition Place

For one very special night the renowned Yangjiang art collective will be taking over the Chinese Garden of Friendship. With DJs throughout the evening and food and drinks by the Grasshopper Eating House, the Yangjiang group will be putting you at the centre of their art with calligraphy, face-painting and intimate performance pieces. In their trademark After Dinner Calligraphy, they will use food scraps from the event to create a large-scale work, and the night will finish with the artists feeding guests an array of tea designed to spark a shift in your physical and spiritual perceptions.


Source: http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/best_of/the-ten-best-things-to-see-do-and-taste-at-sydney-chinese-new-year-2015/

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Deal


Visiting Melbourne for one of the many conventions or exhibitions? 


This great value deal has you covered with complimentary WiFi and bottle of water .

Experience the excitement of Melbourne when staying in your very own serviced boutique apartment in the CBD with trams and public transport within easy reach.
About Metro Apartments on Bank Place


Metro Apartments on Bank Place boasts 45 well-appointed guest rooms, 36 of which are fully contained, 1-bedroom apartments; other categories include 4 studios and 5 queen rooms. The apartments contain a queen size bed with ensuite bathroom and separate living/dining/kitchen area. 

The kitchen comes equipped with hotplates, convection microwave oven, fridge, dishwasher, cutlery, crockery, cookware utensils, and toaster. There is also a combination washer/dryer, a flat screen LCD television, and remote control, reverse cycle air conditioning. Maximum occupancy per apartment is 3 guests (charges apply for extra bedding).

Monday, February 9, 2015

Latest TripAdvisor review about Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour - Dec 2014

Latest TripAdvisor review about Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour - Dec 2014


“Outstanding location at Darling Harbor”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 30 December 2014 by gwsdb
Had a few days at the Metro Apartments recently and we were very pleased with the location and quality of the units. We had 7th floor apartment with great views over Darling Harbor. Our stay included a Saturday night and we had an excellent view of the weekly fireworks display. Bedroom / bathroom is located in a loft area so these apartments would not be suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs. Rooms are well maintained, are very clean and well appointed. Darling Harbor and its many good restaurants is a 5-8 minute walk , Skycity Casino/ Lyric Theatre is approx. 15min walk over Pyrmont Bridge. Wynyard Station is approx. 5 minute walk and its not to far to walk to good shopping and Paddys markets. Nightly rate was realistic for Sydney due to our longer stay. Wifi was fast and free.
Room Tip: Higher rooms are better for views.


  • Stayed November 2014, travelled as a couple


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour & Aspire Hotel OPAL Explore Sydney Packages

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour & Aspire Hotel OPAL Explore Sydney Packages



Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour
Explore Sydney with Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour! Experience all the excitement of Sydney using your free Opal cards on buses, trains, ferries and light rail.
Package includes 2 free Adult Opal travel cards, each loaded with $20 worth of travel that can be used on all public transport.
Extra Cards (Adult - $20.00 and Child - $10.00) are also available and can be purchased at reception.

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Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour & Aspire Hotel OPAL Explore Sydney Packages

Aspire Hotel
Explore Sydney with Aspire Hotel! Experience all the excitement of Sydney using your free Opal cards on buses, trains, ferries and light rail.
With rates starting at $129, this package includes 2 free Adult Opal travel cards, each loaded with $20 worth of travel on all public transport.
Extra Cards (Adult - $20.00 and Child - $10.00) are also available and can be purchased at reception.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Latest Tripadvisor Reviews on Metro Hotel Ipswich International


“Lovely Stay”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in this hotel.. The hotel was modern, ultra clean and staff were friendly. Would recommend when coming to Ipswich come and stay. Central to everything, walking distanct to the Civic Centre to catch a show.
Room Tip: We stayed in the Queen size room .. plenty of room for the two of us. Underground free parking, free...
Stayed January 2015, travelled with family



4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
This was an unexpected stopover and was booked by phone based on a quick Trip Advisor report. Pretty simple check in and the room was clean and up to scratch. The tariff at $130 was good value and I had a quite acceptable dinner in the restaurant. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2015, travelled on business
4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a doctor and stayed in this hotel for 5 nights before starting my job in Fernvale. Honestly speaking, I didn't find any disappointing point about this hotel. I can recommend it for my colleges who want to stay in this region for a while.

Metro Hotels Discount Code

Metro Hotels Discount Code
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