If you are a regular visitor to Melbourne and just want a place to stay without full hotel service, this is the place. It is only 10-15 minutes by tram from Flinders Street, take number 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 to stop 25. You can reach Chapel St easily using number 6 and St Kilda on 3a or 16. Stayed for 4 days the week before Easter. No trouble booking last minute on one of the websites.
The place is virtually brand new and the rooms have been prepared to a good standard. Ultimatley the decor can be easily changed in the future unlike some hotels which stay dated due to timber and intricate features. The unfinished concrete ceiling is nifty and not something you dwell on after having the first look. The kitchenette section is there if you need it and the full fridge works more effective than those bar fridges. Great for your drinks and breakfast supplies. Studio rooms are good for one or two people. If you are a person who spends more than 2-3 daylight hours in a hotel room then this place is not for you, on holiday get out and enjoy, on business you are not really in the room during the day. Bed great, air con good, hand basin too small and they should provide a loo brush!
Mint staff are very nice and they are there to manage the guests, ultimatley they did not design the place but are the management company, so when reviewing be mindful of that, a pillar on a balcony is the architects fault.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you're planning to visit Melbourne for business or pleasure - you won't find anywhere more comfortable and welcoming than the stunning Mantra St Kilda Road. For business visitors our multi-purpose meeting room ticks all of the boxes, and the onsite restaurant and bar, Bistro Bakini, offers fine wining, dining and nightcaps until late. Sink into the Exclusive Pillowtop Signature Bedding or relax in the stylish living area with large screen LCD TV with Foxtel. Mantra St. Kilda Road features WiFi and broadband internet, security card key access, private balcony with all round views across Albert Park, business services and of course fully self-contained facilities including a kitchen with full size refrigerator. No matter what is on in Melbourne you are just a tram ride away from The Arts Centre, the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Luna Park and St Kilda Pier. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mint Rhapsody Melbourne Hotel Melbourne