Welcome To Melbourne
Hello and welcome to the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. I'm James Ridenour, your Concierge. My team and I are looking forward to sharing our amazing city with you. Our goal is to help you to enjoy an authentic experience in Melbourne.
The InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto is located on the New York end of Collins Street and is close to all the best that Melbourne has to offer. The hotel is one of Melbournes most stylish locations with breathtaking architecture and interior design. The concierge is located in the centre of the grand atruim at the Collins Street entrace to the hotel and we look forward to helping you to make the most out of your Melbourne experience.
Start your day with a stroll through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, which house over 10,000 species of plants. Complete with lake and gazebos, the Gardens offer stunning views of Government House and the city skyline. Explore the children's garden, herb garden, fern gully, rose garden, eucalyptus grove and the Australian rainforest walk. You'll find the gardens in bloom whatever time of year you visit, even in winter when the camellias are perfect. Finish your walk with morning tea at the Observatory Cafe located at the main gates of the gardens.
Next, walk up the magnificent St Kilda Road to Federation Square - a complex of galleries, museums, restaurants and shops constructed of glass, zinc and sandstone. Take time to visit the exceptional National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Australia. This public gallery houses an extensive Aboriginal and Australian fine art collection. Later walk up Flinders Street to The Press Club for lunch (reservations essential). This quintessentially Melbourne restaurant features fine Greek cuisine and is inspired by the Greeks' love of food, friends and family.
For dinner enjoy the contemporary grill at Rockpool (reservations essential). Watch out for the fire show on the promenade on the hour after dusk. After dinner stroll along the promenade towards St Kilda Road. En route, look out for the Travellers Bridge; with its bright yellow entrance, a monument to the many immigrants to Australia. Cross the river on the historic Princes Bridge and enjoy the spectactular view of the city. Many landmarks such as Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the Arts Centre are beautifully lit at night.
Walking and cycling is an excellent way to get around Melbourne. Please see the Concierge for a do it yourself guide to the city and tips on where to go.
Melburnians take their coffee very seriously. Speak to any of the Concierge who will be happy to share with your their favourites.
Tipping is not obligitory in Australia but will always be greatfully accepted. When fine dining a tip of 10 to 20 percent is custom.
DID YOU KNOW ?
In the Centre Business District and some other sign posted areas right hand turns must be made from the far left hand lane in order to give trams the right of way. Please see your Concierge for driving instructions.
Victoria is the Garden State of Australia and there are many lovely gardens within walking distance of the hotel. Please see your Concierge for maps and inspiration.
The Melbourne Recital Centre
The Melbourne Recital Centre is famed as the world best acoustically designed concert hall. Concerts are regularly available and the Concierge can assist with ticketing.
Victoria has over 20 wine regions and many of them are within easy driving distance of the hotel. Please see your concierge for small group tours or driving directions, maps and advice on how to make the most of your winery experience.
WHAT TO PACK
Pack a good pair of walking shoes as Melbourne is relatively flat and is a beautiful city to walk around.
Australia has the strictest quarantine laws in the world. Please ensure you do not bring any unprocessed food, fresh food or live plant material as heavy fines can be levied. There are also strict quarantine laws between states and fresh food can not be transported across state lines.
- 495 Collins Street
- Melbourne , 3000
- Front Desk +61-3-86271400
Distance 20 KM / 12.43 MI NORTH WEST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $60.00 (AUD)
Time by taxi: 30 minutes
Head towards Tullamarine Fwy,bear left at Mt Alexander Rd Exit,bear left at Flemington Rd,at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Peel St,then take the 1st exit onto Peel St,continue to William St,turn right at Collins St,arrive at 495 Collins St.
Avalon Airport (AVV)
Distance 55.5 KM / 34.49 MI EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $110.00 (AUD)
Time by taxi: 1 Hour
Take the city exit and drive about 50 minutes. Upon entering Melbourne take the Montague Street exit and follow signs to city centre marked W to Flinders Street and turn left on William and left again on Collins Street. The hotel will be on your left.
Station Name: Southern Cross Station
Distance 0.6 KM / 0.37 MI WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: $10.00 (AUD)
Subway Name: Southern Cross Station
Distance 0.5 KM / 0.31 MI WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Subway Station: $10.00 (AUD)
- Please note that the car park height limit is two metres.
- Valet Parking Available: $50.00 (AUD)
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
Travelling to the Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto from the NORTH Travelling along the Hume Highway continue as it changes to Sydney Road. Continue along Sydney Road it will change to Royal Parade, travel 2.5km. Continue along Royal Parade it will then change to Elizabeth Street, travel 0.1km. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Peel Street, travel 0.8km. At the roundabout exit onto William St. Continue along William Street, travel 1km. Turn left on Flinders Lane, travel 0.1km. Turn left again on Market Street travel 0.3km. Turn left on to Collins Street , travel 0.4Km . Travel along Collins Street until you reach 495 Collins Street on your left hand side, Welcome to The Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto. Travelling to the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto from the SOUTH From Nepean Highway continue along the Nepean Highway and it will change to Brighton Road and then St Kilda Road, travel 1.3km along St Kilda Road. Directly after passing Fitzroy Street, turn left on to Queens Road, travel on approximately 2.5km. You will notice Albert Park Golf Course on your left. Queens Road will then merge on to Kings Way, travel 1.4km. Passing the Crown Entertainment Complex on your left and right, you will then pass over the Yarra River, travelling 0.2 Km. Then passing the Melbourne Aquarium on the right. Travel 0.1 Kms. Once passing over Flinders Street Turn right on to Flinders Lane. At the next intersection turn left into Williams Street. Then turn left onto Collins Street. On your left handside will be 495 Collins Street, Welcome to The Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto!
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