Vibe Carlton has very friendly, efficient staff. Booking, checkin & checkout was easy. Dining is quite good, room was clean & after leaving the bathroom exhaust fan on, the room always had fresh air to walk into. When not to hot or cold, I prefer fresh air to conditioned. I met Jackson over the phone when booking. He was professional, friendly & efficient & gave me a conference rate of $128 pn, as the Treacy Centre (check it out) was literally just around the corner 5mins away. The staff generally were like a new group of friends I just met - a professional & co-operative bunch nonetheless. Room was comfy, nice cotton sheets, bed just right (Goldlocks kind), bed lamp, clock, wake-up call, bathroom stuff, TV, side-table chairs, storage all worked fine. Shower/ bath plumbing control needs simple instruction. Have to compliment the desk staff, especially Jackson who took my booking & was great to chat with when coming & going. Also Harriet & Abhi for their efficiency, courtesy & helpfulness. The breakfast buffet is excellent. I liked the vegetarian lasagne when I wasn't eating other animals on the menu. Discovered Willowglen Semillon Sauvignon Blanc as a complementary bottle for my birthday with a lovely Vibe card from Jackson & Harriet.
For my needs & the conference centre just around the corner, I couldn't better it. I felt loved by these guys.
P.S. Check the Irish pub 'The Snug' 10mins walk away in Brunswick on Sydney Rd, also Barkly Square shopping centre replete with Woolworths for bottled water, fresh fruit, etc. I needed to buy some emergency long sleeve clothes, due to mercurial Melb weather did so at JC Men's Fashion 158 Sydney Rd. Vibe Carlton is also handy to trams for quick run into Melb CBD. I used Star Bus for transfers - got dropped off first & picked up last for direct to & fro Tullermarine 20-30 mins away. Thumbs up for my 3 night stay at the Vibe Carlton!
I had one overlooking the large pool which was nice, but never got to use.
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Dear Peter G,
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I would like to thank you on behalf of all of the team at Vibe Hotel Carlton for the wonderful review. Our team are always here to ensure that our guests feel welcome and part of the Vibe family and I am glad that all gave outstanding service, I will be sure to pass this onto the team. We always try to ensure that our rates are competitive and reflect our product and location. With great pubs, restaurants and cafes' and the Zoo just around the corner Carlton does have a lot to offer and a short 15 minute tram ride and you are in the City. Again thank you for taking the time to review and we hope to welcome you back to Vibe Hotel Carlton or one of our Toga Hotels in the near future.
Anthony Hutchinson - Hotel General Manager
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