COMFORT + LUXURY + LOCATION
Not an alternative hotel but your alternative home
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD 250 Elizabeth Street, this popularly known simply as '250E' has plenty to offer with a central location for both Holiday Travellers and Business Executives. The internal access to arguably one of the largest shopping precincts in Melbourne full of boutiques and designer showrooms makes this building a paradise for shoppers! Walk to the new GPO, Melbourne Central or Myer Store in just seconds. Melbourne Business, Financial and Legal precincts, shopping, restaurants, sports facilities, art galleries, transport and the delights of the CBD are all at your doorstep. We absolutely guarantee that there is no other building more central than 250E in Melbourne CBD. The apartment affords comfort and privacy yet the vibrancy of Melbourne with easy access to Dockland and South Bank. Needless to say, this bright, spacious, beautifully furnished, north facing, 2 bedroom & 1 bedroom apartments on the 250E has always been much sought after.
Anchor on Elizabeth - One Bedroom Apartment
Popularly known simply as '250E' has plenty to offer with a central location for both Holiday Travellers and Business Executives. Central to everything CBD has to offer - Offices, Shops, Restaurants & Transport.
Featuring a fully furnished, very spacious executive apartment (approx 60sq meters) with plenty of natural light. A large bedroom with built in robes and stunning views! An open plan living and dining area, large kitchen area quality fixtures and fittings, ducted heating and cooling and a full bathroom with euro laundry.
Designed by Fender Katsalidis this property has everything you would expect from a star rated service apartment. In fact, “Somerset on Elizabeth” operates 5-star rated serviced apartments from the bottom 10 floors of this same building. We manage several apartments on the top section of the same building, with same layouts!
Please note: We are not part of the hotel chain that operates from this building. As you know our motto is to provide you “Alternative Home, rather than an alternative to a hotel room”.
THIS BUILDING IS TOTALLY FAMILY FRIENDLY AND HAS A 'STRICTLY NO PARTY' RULE.
Anchor on Elizabeth - Two Bedroom Apartment
Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, popularly known simply as '250E', this bright apartment is the perfect base for any traveler to explore the cultural melting pot that Melbourne offers. This apartment is the epitome of convenience with public transport right at it's doorstep. It also provides quick walking access to various Melbourne icons such as Chinatown, Melbourne Central and the GPO.
See the myriad of restaurants, bars, shopping and more that Melbourne is famous for in this 2 bedroom abode!
THIS BUILDING IS TOTALLY FAMILY FRIENDLY AND HAS A 'STRICTLY NO PARTY' RULE.
ANCHOR ABODES PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE HOMES FOR CORPORATE AND VACATION TRAVELLERS
Anchor Abodes is a global entity based in Australia that specializes in providing comfortable accommodations from small one bedrooms to large 4 bedrooms. If you are traveling for business or pleasure, and need to anchor yourself securely for short or long stay, you will find our abodes perfect for your needs. We strive to provide your alternative home, not just an alternative hotel room. All our properties are self-contained and fully equipped with everything you need at your holiday home, including fully equipped kitchen, laundry, free WiFi, just to name a few.
The learnings, successes and reputation gained over the years has provided us the ammunition for growth in other major cities across Australia and Asia- Pacific. Soon you will be able to anchor yourself at home anywhere!
Crown Melbourne (also referred to as Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex) is a casino and resort located on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne, Australia. Crown Casino is a unit of Crown Limited and the first casino of the now-international Crown brand.
Crown is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except on the following days Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day. On these days Crown is closed from 4am and re opens 12 noon.
It remains one of the central features of the Southbank precinct of the Melbourne central business district. The entire complex has a space of 510,000 m²—the equivalent to two city blocks—making it the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world. The complex also hosts four hotels, Crown Towers, Crown Promenade, and Crown Metropol, with a fourth hotel approved for construction which is expected to commence in 2018.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attractions, shops and city events.
Tourists can spend all day on a City Circle Tram. Information leaflets, including an 'easy to understand' map of the city are available on board each City Circle Tram. The City Circle Tram can be used as a 'hop on - hop off' service, this way tourists can enjoy each of Melbourne's sites and have the added bonus of traditional Melbourne transportation.
An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.
The City Circle route is serviced by heritage W class trams decorated in special maroon and green with yellow and gold trimmings.
To catch the free City Circle Tram service (route number 35), simply board the tram at any of the specially marked stops on the route.
Melbourne Central Station
Melbourne Central railway station is an underground station on the metro network in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of five stations (and one of three underground) on the City Loop, which encircles the Melbourne CBD. The station is under La Trobe Street between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets, on the northern edge of the CBD. The station is named after the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre which it is beneath.
It feeds into Melbourne's main metro network station, Flinders Street and also Southern Cross Melbourne's main regional terminus. In 2013/14 it was the 3rd busiest station in Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 15.925 million passenger movements.
Parliament of Victoria
Victoria's Parliament House - one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings.
The Parliament of Victoria welcomes you to share in our history and heritage. Sit in the chambers where Victoria's laws are made, take in the majesty of Queen's Hall, and see where Australia's first Federal Parliament conducted proceedings.
The interior features classical decoration, including an intricate mosaic of Minton floor tiles, gold-leaf, columns, statues and paintings.
Free guided public tours are provided on non-sitting days.
Bourke Street Mall
Take a deep breath and dive into the bustling hive of commerce that is the Bourke Street Mall, emerging hours later, arms laden with shopping bags, ears reverberating with the sounds of the street's lively buskers.
Melbourne's retail heart links Swanston and Elizabeth streets and is only open to trams and pedestrians. Listen out for the bells of approaching trams as you drift between department stores and the flagships of fashion retailers.
Royal Arcade is Melbourne's oldest covered shopping precinct and the longest standing arcade in the country. Connecting Bourke Street Mall, Elizabeth Street and Little Collins Street, this ornate, heritage-listed arcade hosts a range of popular boutiques, cafes and specialty stores.
Look up to fully appreciate the spectacular Italianate architectural features designed by renowned architect Charles Webb, who was also responsible for the iconic Windsor Hotel on Spring Street. Marvel at the glass and wrought iron ceiling and watch the famous statues of Gog and Magog strike the clock on the hour.
David Jones and Myer
Here you'll find Melbourne's two main department stores. David Jones occupies three buildings for its vast array of wares, while Myer looms with its nine stories, plus the Lonsdale Street store. Check out the Mural Hall for a diversion, and come at the year's end for the nostalgia kick of the cherished Christmas windows.
Melbourne's 1864 postal building has been stunningly refurbished and converted into a sophisticated and contemporary retail experience and home of the first Australian outpost for Swedish retail behemoth H&M. Two full floors of stark white walls, floors and glass are perfect for displaying the full H&M range of fashion, homewares and cosmetics. Delicious eateries in GPO Lane are there for mid-shopping sustenance.
The Melbourne Visitor Booth is midway along the Mall, with friendly volunteers and staff who can assist you with directions, shopping and handy tips.
How to get there:
By tram: Any tram along Swanston or Elizabeth streets to Bourke Street.
By foot: Two blocks north from Federation Square (about 5 minutes).
Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city reach of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, the complex covers two whole city blocks and extends from Swanston Street to Queen Street.
It is the busiest station on Melbourne's metropolitan network and the busiest railway station in Australia, with over 92,600 daily entries per weekday recorded in the 2011/12 fiscal year. It was the first railway station in an Australian city and the world's busiest passenger station in the late 1920s.
The Melburnian saying "I'll meet you under the clocks" refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which indicate the time-tabled time of departure for trains on each line; another saying, "I'll meet you on the steps", refers to the wide staircase underneath these clocks. Flinders Street Station is responsible for two of Melbourne's busiest pedestrian crossings, both across Flinders Street, including one of Melbourne's few pedestrian scrambles.
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market (also known locally as Vic Market or Queen Vic) is a major landmark in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares (17 acres) is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Queen Victoria Market survives today as the largest and most intact of Melbourne's great nineteenth century markets.
It is the largest and most intact surviving 19th century market in the city. It is historically, architecturally and socially significant and has been listed on the Victorian Heritage Center. It has become an increasingly important tourist attraction in the city of Melbourne.
Docklands Stadium, also known by naming rights sponsorship as Marvel Stadium, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Construction started in October 1997, under the working name "Victoria Stadium", and was completed in 2000 at a cost of A$460 million.
Originally built as a replacement for Waverley Park, the stadium is primarily used for Australian Rules Football and is the headquarters of the Australian Football League (AFL) which has had exclusive ownership of the venue.
The stadium also hosts a number of other sporting events, including some domestic Twenty20 cricket matches, Melbourne Victory soccer home matches, one-off rugby league and rugby union matches as well as number of special events and concerts.
Southern Cross Railway Station
Southern Cross Station, formerly known as Spencer Street Station, began operations way back in 1859. The station is located on Spencer Street, between Collins and La Trobe Streets, and is the third busiest railway station in Melbourne, with average daily passenger traffic of 100,000. It serves the regional railway network operated by V/Line, The Overland rail service to Adelaide and the CountryLink XPT service to Sydney.
Southern Cross Station is popular for its undulated trapezoidal roof system covering an entire city block.
DFO Shopping Centre
Just 20 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and close to Melbourne airport. In here you will find over 120 of your favourite Australian and international brands at up to 70% off all year round! All under the one roof including Polo Ralph Lauren, Authentics (Converse), Oroton, Fossil, Country Road, G-Star and much more!
There's ladies' and men's fashion, children's wear, footwear, handbags and luggage, home wares, manchester, lingerie, jewellery and loads more, like you needed another reason to shop. In between shopping for bargains grab a coffee or sit down for a bite to eat in one of our two food courts.
Flagstaff Gardens is the oldest park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, first established in 1862. Today it is one of the most visited and widely used parks in the city by residents, nearby office workers and tourists. The gardens are notable for their archaeological, horticultural, historical and social significance to the history of Melbourne.
The Gardens are a wonderful oasis in the heart of the city. With lots of shade, seats, drinking fountains and well maintained, wide paths it is great for a brisk walk and/or walking meetings.