I stayed at the Metropole for two days before Christmas. Room was plain but clean and tidy. One advantage is the ferociously good air conditioning, because on a 40 degree day you really want a refuge. There is also a nice pool. Only downside is the absence of in room movies to watch while you take refuge from the heat. Excellent location with a convenient 112 tram out the front door to Collins St. Friendly staff as always, with actual as opposed to feigned service. This time I forgot my iPhone charger and they lent me one for the duration. My favorite choice for a melbourne get away.