Where do I start? Booked this through Flight Centre to use a gift voucher. I remember thinking "it's an Ibis - how bad could it be"? Boy was I wrong.
I'll start with the good bits: the foyer is nice and the location is good.
As soon as you get to the hallway your stomach drops - the carpet is grubby and completely worn down. We had 3 adults in a family room for $200, which was tiny, dated and dirty. The windows didn't open, which wasn't too big a deal as it was just a noisy alley anyway. The shower was curtain ONLY so water gets all over the bathroom floor, and the whole bathroom smelled like dirty drain. There was no mixer tap on the sink, so it was either boiling hot or freezing cold. We didn't get face cloths or hand-towels. Parking is at the train station "nearby" according to the website, but a 15 minute walk is not nearby if you have luggage. It's $25 a day but you can only leave once and otherwise it's surrounded by clearways so nowhere to park between check-in and going out for dinner. At least you can walk to dinner, which you should do in Melbourne anyway.
Looks NOTHING like the photos on the website. I would have taken my own photo but I didn't want to have to look at it again once I'd left. Stay somewhere else.
- Also Known As:
- All Seasons Melbourne
- Accor Kingsgate Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1926, the ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, like Melbourne, provides a traditional European charm and service, together with modern facilities. Comprising of 171 rooms, equipped with wireless. ... more less
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