Calling this place a hotel is a joke. It is a mediocre hostel at best with a nightclub on the top floor. Staff are rude, doormen... Yes the hotel has doormen because at the weekend it is a nightclub. My friend and I booked a room for a weekend away for her birthday, but we were really disappointed with the hotel and the people that worked there. The room itself was OK, basic...no telephone, no hair dryer, no TV remote. The room had a balcony but you are not allowed out on it. Bed did not have a duvet cover!!!! The club itself on the top floor was soooo noisy until after 2am, so much that the ceiling of our room was vibrating! To make matters worse, we put up with it on the Friday night, on the Saturday we thought we would go up for a few drinks on the way home! We were not allowed in, we were told that the club was not accessible to hotel guests and there was a guest list. However, we had to stand in the lobby and wait for the people going to the nightclub to use the lift before we were allowed to go to our room. The people that were going in and out of the club were extremely rude as well! The lift smelled absolutely awful as well, a mixture of vomit, urine and air freshener! Definitely a place to avoid!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Barkly accommodation offers comfortable and chic rooms with modern décors and ensuites – the perfect getaway in the heart of the popular and fashionable inner city location of St Kilda.Within walking distance to the buzzing shops, café’s and bars of Acland St, St Kilda’s famous beach and only a 10 minute taxi to Melbourne’s CBD.We are a busy licensed entertainment venue and our popular Rooftop Bar which is open on the weekends is situated above the hotel. ... more less
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