We had a great night sleep in the heart of Melbourne - for just $110. The Mercure is a basic hotel but is surprisingly well equipped. Our room was small but came with an iron and ironing board, tea and coffee - and biscuits!
The air-conditioning was pretty noisy but this probably drowned out any external noises so we didn't mind. We have stayed in this hotel before in a room that was over looking Swanston Street - which was very noisy indeed. This time we were in a different part of the hotel so heard nothing.
The room was reasonably clean (not perfect) and the bed was comfortable - although the pillows were hard.
The one downside of this hotel is the inattentiveness of reception. There was always a queue when I went past, and staff had a tendency to be "busy" on computers or the phone in the reception area, ignoring customers. This is a minor complaint however.
Overall, excellent value for a stopoff or a 1-2 night stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A place where the staff go further so you can enjoy your stay. The Mercure Hotel Welcome Melbourne features self and valet parking. Cafes, restaurants and bars are close by and cater to all budgets and tastes and there is an onsite tour and information desk divulging Melbourne's best-kept local secrets. This is great-value accommodation in a great location – shopping precincts and historic theatres are all within walking distance, while sporting venues are a simple tram ride away. This is a 100% non-smoking hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Welcome Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Accor Welcome Melbourne