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Published May 9th 2019
Sun, sea, beach and secret oasis at Kimberley Gardens
I recently was asked to a lovely event that involved drinking alcohol. Well, that's a treat, but I just can't drink and then drive. I am almost a two pot screamer. And I live way out of the Big Smoke (Melbourne CBD). So I wanted quick and convenient, out of the bustle of the city, close to the beach, a pool, a spa, fine dining, a walk in modern shower, and a comfy bed, cheap. As for my family and friends, ignore them; it really is a myth that I am fussy.
So my search started as I plundered the depths of the internet to find the perfect place. Well oh, la, ala ... I hit the jackpot at $100 for a night and just a short drive to St Kilda Beach. At first, I thought, goodness, that is too cheap, "What have I done?". Well, I had won Tattslotto with the Kimberley Gardens Resort in East St Kilda but didn't realise how big the prize till I arrived. It was a pleasure to take all these photos.
I wish I had arrived right at 2pm for check-in to take advantage of this wonderful venue. As I drove up, even though it was in the middle of the city bustle, it is a quiet oasis surrounded by palm trees, bamboo touches and modern, clean rooms.
I arrived in a rush, check-in was seamless and I discovered a delightful and spacious room with my style; a blend of modern French Provincial. It had a lovely little sun-drenched courtyard, which I, unfortunately, did not have time to enjoy as I headed back out.
Now the most important thing, I have a bad back. So the bed is all. And this place gets the "comfy bed" award. I took full advantage of the late check out at a generous 12 pm and stayed every minute I could.
I have to add another comment about this place, FAB Service. Very impressive staff who really work with you to get the perfect booking and best price.
And Late Check in and a LIFT. So no need to strain your back up and down stairs with luggage.