Friday, 19 February 2016

Trip Advisor Review Tells Two Stories

If you haven't come across them before, Tripadvisor is an online tourist review site that regularly has traveller's comments about QVM. The review that follows is hardly glowing
 but it does say that everybody else raves about our market so we can take some comfort. Following on are some other reviews over recent days.

“It's a market”
3 of 5 starsReviewed today NEWvia mobile
This was an ok place to visit but I wasn't wowed by it. Big? Yes. Have everything under the sun? Pretty much. Nothing really special or different.
Everybody raves about it - maybe it's just me.
Visited February 2016

“Marvellous Market of Melbourne”
4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW

Where do you begin to describe this Market. It is purely fantastic. You can get fresh fruit and vegetables , meats, fish, delicatessen foods and even live animals. These products are divided over two areas with one section completely enclosed and the other under cover but still open. So rug up warm if it's a cold day. The third section is full of stalls that sell just about anything you can think, bags, bedding, toys, jewellery, clothing, knick knacks, souvenirs, hardware and that's just a few. It is a treasure trove of goodies. Great bargains can be had and you can nibble on the amazing food truck snacks as you shop. You really need a few hours if you want to browse and really experience all this market has to offer. It can get very busy and you can get lots of prams etc, so be prepared if you go on a weekend for a crowd. It is kid friendly but some kiddies can get a bit overwhelmed in the crowds. During summer they do a Wednesday night market which is predominately food and drinks. Great fun for foodies as the food is from all parts of the globe with music to match. Great atmosphere and a great way to spend a balmy summer evening. A must do place in Melbourne.
Visited January 2016

“An insight into Melbourne's multi-cultural population.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW

This a great undercover market which is easy to get to by tram from the center of the city.
Fresh market produce and a wonderful range of delicatessen type foods. Also gift stalls are available. All under one roof with every nationality to be seen and heard.
Visited December 2015

“shop and bargain”
5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW

So many different cultures selling their wares Bargains to be made don't forget to bargain with them Great variety of goods and lots of souveniers here too
Visited February 2016

“So much to see! A great way to spend a morning (or afternoon)”
5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We went there on a Sunday morning waiting for our flight out in the afternoon. There was so much to see we had to spend about 2-3 hours just to walk pass everything. The quality of the fresh produce and other goods looked a lot better than sydney's Paddy's market. Gourmet food and coffee was abundant. The toilet was also unexpectedly clean.
Visited February 2016