The Melbourne Cup is known as the greatest 3200 metre handicap horse–race in the world. The cup is part of the Spring Racing Carnival. Australians know this race as the race that stops a nation. TV screens are turned to the race all over Australia as people from Cairns to Coober Pedy, celebrate the Melbourne Cup race with champagne breakfasts and barbecues.
The cup is run at Flemington Race course on the first Tuesday of November. Melbourne residents have the day off work as it is a public holiday, however all the shops and restaurants are still open for business. People from all over the world travel to Melbourne for this event and usually stay for about a week as the race is a part of a 50 day Spring Racing Carnival.
Horses are not the only attraction during these events; fashion is also a major part of the carnival. Everyone dresses for the races, some in the latest designer clothes others as zany as they can.
Accommodation in Melbourne for this event is often booked out a year in advance. Book as early as you can to avoid disappointment and if you happen to be travelling to Melbourne during November for other reasons besides the Melbourne Cup try to book at least 3 months before the race.
Melbourne Cup Accommodation
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The Queen Victoria Market is an easy walk away as is the city shops.
This quality hotel offers a great location at a great price.
You will not only enjoy the convenience of the location but the excellence of the service and ambiance as well. Make sure you sample one of their famous buffet breakfasts.
The Oaks on Market St.
This Oaks property is in the middle of the city between the shops and the legal and financial precinct.
The Westin MelbourneNovotel Melbourne on Collins
Looking over City Square this luxurious, chic, contemporary property is one of Australia’s leading Hotels.
This five star property offers an atmosphere of finesse and style in the heart of the city.
Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Walk out your door into the myriad of fabulous Melbourne shops. Spacious hotel rooms with friendly service, from very professional staff is what to expect in this well appointed accommodation in Melbourne’s city centre. Great food, great shopping, great service all in one location, what more could you ask for!