Today my husband and I travelled to Melbourne for a short break. Each year we try to get away to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This year it’s our 26th. We are lucky now cause our adult children are home minding the pets , organising bins and mail – no longer do we have to organise neighbours to help out.
We are staying at Stamford Plaza and had booked a nice room. On arrival reception asked if we were here for any special occasion. I told him about our anniversary. With a click of the keyboard we were no longer in a queen room but a King suite. I was impressed to get the upgrade. We had just been in the room less than 5 minutes when there was a tap on the door. An employee was there with a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolates and a little note of congratulations. This mightn’t be a big deal to the hotel but it was a really appreciated touch by us ….and a great PR advertisement.
The lift here is glass and flies fast, reminiscent of the Willy Wonka glass elevator. As you zoom up you pass paintings of clouds and a sculptured bird. Then the walk to the room is an aisle with a bannister that looks down to the ground ( if you look over the edge ) . Did I tell you I have a real fear of heights? I tend to clamber to the wall as w walk to our room – luckily it’s on ly a few rooms along from the lift!!
With a few hours left of the afternoon and not having eaten since early in the morning we caught a tam o Acland Street in St Kilda to enjoy a fish and hips lunch. We were going to walk down to the water but the strong winds hipped t our faces and veiled my face with my bar, so we bought cakes for back at the hotel . we used our free time on the trams ( maximum of $7 a day then its free) to head to Docklands, but ll the bars were clsed or out of business. By then it was around 7pm , freezing winds whipped at us so w came back to the hotel. Time now for coffee and cakes in our suite 🙂 then some champagne and chocolates.