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Melbourne Is Getting a New Hotel Above a Bunnings So You Can Rise and Snag

A rooftop pool, 183 rooms and easy access to weekend sausage sizzles.
By Libby Curran
January 31, 2020
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Melbourne Is Getting a New Hotel Above a Bunnings So You Can Rise and Snag

A rooftop pool, 183 rooms and easy access to weekend sausage sizzles.
By Libby Curran
January 31, 2020
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If your ultimate Saturday morning is a leisurely Bunnings shopping session followed by a saucy snag in bread, why let the fun end there? Soon, you'll be able to make a proper weekend of it with a new Mercure Melbourne Doncaster hotel set to open smack bang on top of a Bunnings Warehouse.

The work of global hotel group Accor and developer Accord Property Group, the unlikely pair are slated to be up and running by late 2021. Located in the heart of the bustling Doncaster Hill precinct, together they'll provide the prime spot for a snag-based staycation.

Along with a couple of levels dedicated to retail offerings, the mid-range hotel will boast 183 rooms across six floors with interiors that reference parts of the area's history, including the southern hemisphere's first electric tramway: the short-lived Box Hill to Doncaster tram.

It'll have all the usual trimmings you need for an overnight stay, too: a dining terrace, restaurant and bar, rooftop pool, fitness centre and sundeck — as well as a full-size, sparkly new Bunnings Warehouse, of course.

And if tools, paint and plants don't offer quite enough retail therapy for you, Mercure Melbourne Doncaster also sits handily adjacent to the huge retail precinct that is Westfield Doncaster shopping centre.

Mercure Melbourne Doncaster is set to open at 659 Doncaster Road, Doncaster in late 2021.

Published on January 31, 2020 by Libby Curran

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