Stayed at the Causeway 353 for 7 nights to take in a few days of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Upon check-in we were able to get a nice non-smoking room with two seperate beds. We did indeed kind of smelt a bit of smoking odor in our room, but it was bearable.
Lobby/check-in area was modern, our room was the same, modern, but not too much crazy modern decor. A new modern HiSense LCD TV was in our room, and the furniture was not old or very dated.
Wifi was available for around $20 dollars a day, a bit pricey for such a modern world-class city, but if you need internet, what can you do but pay.
The location of this hotel was quite central, and there are plenty of shopping options within walking distance.
In the morning, just outside of the hotel, there are many small shops/cafes with different sorts of foods to eat. A pizzaria, indian food, sushi place, coffee shop just to name a few off the top of my head.
The free breakfast buffet was a nice touch, and provided basics such as a few different juices, milk to drink, coffee, some ham/meats, croissants, danish, cheeses, and toast. No eggs, bacon/sausages, if that's what you're looking for.
I would definately recommend this hotel if you're travelling from out of town and would like to be in a central part of Melbourne. Even late at night, the area around the hotel is not scary and was quite safe. There's tons of great shopping, so if you end up buying alot, the hotel is a short walk away to drop off your bags and go back out for more shopping. The hotel is about 2 blocks away from the large Flinders Street Train station. Also if you are desperate for free wifi you can walk over to Federation Square which is across the street from Flinders Street Train station and Federation Square has free wifi and a very large tourist centre, downstairs. There is a wealth of information available at the tourist center and I would definately recommend everyone to take a look and grab brouchures, maps, and train/tram maps!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most popular 4 star hotels in Melbourne CBD, Causeway 353 Hotel is ideally located on Little Collins Street. Close to shopping and the corporate offices, the hotel is equally accommodating to both leisure and corporate visitors alike.Positioned amongst an extensive array of international eateries, cafes and quirky shops, Causeway 353 Hotel offers you an opportunity to experience the best of Melbourne's shopping right at your doorstep. Bourke Street Mall is within walking distance offering an assortment of retail icons such as Myer, David Jones and Zara department stores plus much more! The close proximity of public transport makes getting around town or visiting Melbourne's attractions easy, with both trams and trains departing nearby regularly. Entertainment and sporting venues such as The MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium, Crown Casino, Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, Eureka Tower, Melbourne Gaol, and Melbourne Aquarium are all easily accessible on foot, whilst it takes only minutes on a tram or train to visit attractions such Luna Park in St Kilda, Melbourne Zoo and the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Shopping destinations such as Bridge Road, Chapel Street and the DFO South Wharf shopping centre are just a quick tram ride away.The hotel has a discount parking arrangement with Wilson’s Galleria car park located at the corner of Little Collins and Elizabeth Streets. Should guests require airport transfers and tours, reception staff gladly oblige to assist with bookings.Causeway 353 Hotel is contemporary in style, fitted with modern facilities, designed with a rich warm décor with an ambience of comfort. The hotel offers 142 rooms comprising of Deluxe King and Twin Rooms, Spa Rooms and Deluxe Suites. All rooms feature an LCD TV with select Foxtel channels, in-room safe, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, ironing facilities, as well as wired and wireless internet access (at a charge). Amongst the other facilities within the Hotel, a fully equipped gym and steam room are available on the 2nd Floor along with a separate business centre with internet access and printing facilities. Causeway 353 Hotel also provides a 24 hour reception and tour desk, as well as a guest laundry. Contintenal buffet breakfast is served daily from 6.30a.m. to 10.30a.m. in the in-house breakfast room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Causeway 353 Melbourne
- Hotel Causeway 353