December News
In this issue:
  1. Free WiFi, late checkout & chocolates this summer at CityTempo - More
  2. Summer break special. Apartments from just $169 p.n. - More
  3. A new online booking engine to make booking with us easy - More
  4. Short Stay’s Christmas Stocking - three great discounts - More
  5. Melbourne Summer must-do’s - More
  6. What's on in Melbourne - More
  7. WIN 1 of 2 designer gift hampers from Hatch Ideas - More


Book your summer mini break in a CityTempo apartment now from just $135 per night and enjoy some special summer treats!

Your CityTempo summer special includes free WiFi, a 12pm checkout plus chocolates on arrival. Hurry, offer ends 15 Dec 2013! A two night minimum stay applies. Click here to book your Newsletter Exclusive special.


Melbourne is the perfect destination for your summer break, with a calendar of events jam-packed full of sport, festivals, markets and much, much more.

There’s no better time to book your Melbourne summer holiday with our great Short Stay apartments starting from just $169 per night*. That’s a saving of up to $90 a night! Minimum night stay applies. Click here to book your summer stay and apply the Promo Code "SUMMER" after you have selected your location.

Apartment FROM
1 bedroom $169
2 bedrooms $249
3 bedrooms $379
2 bedrooms $399
3 bedrooms $479


*Terms & conditions apply. Valid on new bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. All accommodation and rates are subject to availability. Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Summer Special is valid for stays from 1 December 2013 until 31 March 2014. Some date exclusions apply. Excludes special event dates as published on our website. Minimum night stays apply. Quote Rate Code "SUMMER" to apply this special offer to your reservation. CityTempo Summer Special is valid only at CityTempo for new bookings made before 15 December 2013 for stays until 28 February 2014, excluding 26-30 December 2013. Two night minimum stay applies.



Breaking news! Today we launch our brand new online booking engine, presenting a fresh, simple way of making a booking direct with Melbourne Short Stay Apartments.

Designed with the busy traveller in mind, we have listened to your feedback and have made it easy for you to check out our best available rates, plus see hot deals for each of our Short Stay locations, all within our website. Simply visit our Rates & Specials page for an overview of all of our properties, or select one of our property pages from the Apartment Locations menu for a comprehensive view of live rates, availability and specials.

Making an online booking direct with Melbourne Short Stay Apartments has never been easier. Visit and be one of the first to see for yourself!



From the team at Melbourne Short Stay Apartments, we wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season and a prosperous 2014.

To celebrate the season, we have filled your Short Stay stocking with special summer offers, courtesy of our friends at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Bells Hotel South Melbourne and Hatch Ideas. You can take advantage of them yourself or give them to your family and friends!

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
20% off entry to the Melbourne Aquarium until 31 January 2014. Click here to download your discount voucher!
Terms & Conditions apply.
See the voucher for details.

Bells Hotel, South Melbourne
Just mention this newsletter to receive 20% off any main meal at Bells Hotel, 157 Moray Street, South Melbourne.
Click here to download their delicious menu!
Terms & Conditions apply.
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other main meal offer.

Hatch Ideas
Receive FREE gift tags & Melbourne metro delivery for designer gift hamper orders placed before 16 December.
Simply quote "HOHOHO" when placing your order.
Click here to check out the beautiful gifts Hatch has to offer.



Slip on a t-shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat, because here is six things we think you should experience in Melbourne this summer!

  • Visit the Chinatown night market on the third Friday of each month (summer markets: 20 Dec, 17 Jan & 21 Feb) for delicious hawker-style food and giftware. You’ll find the market on Heffernan Lane, between Lonsdale and Little Bourke Streets.
  • Explore Cooks’ Cottage in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens to learn more about Captain James Cook. Open daily from 9am until 5pm.
  • Grab your camera, put on your walking shoes and go and check out Melbourne’s unique, and at times surprising street art and sculptures, scattered around the CBD. They’re hard to miss!
  • Make sure you have a killer appetite before you head off to the Queen Victoria Market’s famous Night Market, on each Wednesday night until 26 Feb (excluding 25 Dec & 1 Jan). In its 16th year, the Night Market opens rain, hail or shine, so you can enjoy the festivities whatever weather Melbourne decides to dish up!
  • If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, wander up Swanston Street to the Town Hall and gaze at their Christmas Projections, a festive light display on daily from dusk until 11pm each day until 25 Dec.
  • Escape from the sun in The Block and Royal Arcades, right in the heart of the city. Take your time and explore the wonderful stores and cafes.




6. What's on in Melbourne

Until 23 March 2014 ~ NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road

Celebrating the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne.

The Melbourne Now exhibition is on across The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International.

Until 2 January 2014 ~ Venues across Melbourne

Melbourne really knows how to celebrate the festive season!

For tips, ideas and Christmas news, check out the City of Melbourne’s 30 Days of Christmas blog, with daily posts covering all things Christmas in Melbourne.

31 December 2013 ~ Locations across Melbourne

Say goodbye to 2013 and hello to the New Year at one of the live sites across Melbourne CBD and Docklands where you can take in the fireworks.

Or make a reservation at one of our city’s world class restaurants or venues and celebrate in style!

13 - 26 January 2014 ~ Melbourne Park, Batman Avenue

See the world’s best tennis players take to the court to compete for the first grand slam tournament championship of 2014.

Book your tickets and be a part of Melbourne’s sizzling summer of tennis!

26 January 2014 ~ Docklands Precinct

Head down to Docklands from 4pm this Australia Day for family-friendly festivities including games and entertainment.

This year’s fireworks display starts at 9:15pm.

Images sourced from That's Melbourne website. For more events and activities visit:




Christmas is only 26 days away!  Get your shopping list sorted by visiting  Hatch sources beautiful products from around Melbourne to create unique gift hampers, showcasing the best of local food and design.  For people who love to give something a little different!

With thanks to Hatch Ideas, you can win 1 OF 2 DESIGNER GIFT HAMPERS, delivered to you in time for Christmas. And the best part, you can choose which hamper you would like to win! The Killer Christmas hamper, valued at $110 or the Me Time hamper, valued at $98. Click here to find out what’s in each hamper.

To enter, simply click here and email us with your preferred hamper code “KILLER” or “ME TIME”, your name, preferred email address and contact phone number. The two lucky winners will be drawn at random on Friday 13 December 2013 and will be notified via phone or email and published on our Facebook page.

Terms & Conditions: Agents and employees of Melbourne Short Stay Apartments and associated companies are ineligible to enter. The prize comprises your choice of one (1) designer gift hamper, either the Killer Christmas hamper, valued at $110 or the Me Time hamper, valued at $98. The total prize pool is valued at $208. The prize includes free delivery to your nominated delivery address. The winners will be contacted via phone or email and their names published on the Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Facebook page. The winners must reply to the notification email to claim their prize by close of business, Friday 13 December 2013 or another winner/s will be drawn. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged.

Like Short Stay on Facebook for more offers like this as they happen


8. Newsletter competition winner

Congratulations to Janice H. of NSW on being the winner of our latest newsletter draw.

Winners of our newsletter competition enjoy a "Luxury Weekend Package" of 2 nights accommodation in a quality one bedroom Short Stay apartment, a bottle of Australian sparkling wine and a box of fine chocolates.

All subscribers to our newsletter are automatically entered into each draw. Subscribe to this newsletter if you are receiving it via a friend or a social media link.



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