Disclaimer: This stay was not paid for by myself. However, based on room rates found on the internet, I have given a "value" rating.
Many other reviewers noted the excellent location of the hotel; close to transport, and some attractions of Melbourne. We even hopped into a taxi, and travelled to St. Kilda in only 15 minutes (note, this was a Monday night, after peak hour).
The room was quiet; especially considering we had the room closest to the train station. When we stepped into the room at around 830pm, we saw, and heard a freight train rumbling into the station. Windows are double-glazed - they block most of the noise. If you're a light sleeper, request a room away from this side. We must have been tired, as we did not notice the noise (if any) when sleeping.
The room was small - amazing how they squeeze in a desk, chair, and an armchair alongside the bed. The size of the room also means the air conditioning/fan can be too strong. Try sleeping with a light breeze on your face for the whole night. Melbourne was in the middle of a heatwave at the time, so we had to have the air on. Perhaps the vent is located poorly.
The restaurant for breakfast was, to paraphrase another reviewer, "more like a school cafeteria". I thought it seemed familiar! Line up for your food; take a seat with your friends; talk about the group seated at the table across the room; ignore the outsider who tries to sit next to you.....thought the restaurant would break out into a food fight!
Seriously, this hotel is basic. It really has just what you need - bed, shower, breakfast. It just does not have any of the special things you may want.
I want: Free, or even reasonably priced WiFi. It does not have this.
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