Well, first off, although the staff were perfectly pleasant, I have to admit that the staff at the Lindrum were not as friendly and welcoming as a) they could have been and b) Ive come to expect when in Australia (usually Sydney) where I find that there is generally an excellent service focus and attitude.
This hotel was not expensive but it certainly wasnt cheap - for the money, I think the room, though big, was pretty basic. Yes, it had everything I needed, and yes, the toiletries are good, the bed is comfy, there is a decent desk if you want to work, the shower is good. It ticks all the right boxes, but it has no soul/personality/style; whatever those 'things' are that distinguish a non-chain, boutique hotel from every other hotel. Yes, the lobby area and bar are nice and there is a pool table in there, which is quite cool. But to be honest, this hotel does not differentiate itself enough for me to spend the money to stay there again. Don't get me wrong; it is a perfectly good hotel. Can't really find any fault with it. But frankly, I'll stay at the Sheraton or somewhere and work on collecting some more SPG points instead....
I also had terrible trouble connecting to the internet both in my room (wired) and lobby (wifi) but free; it kept dropping out. The (nice) lady at the bar suggested it might be an issue with my laptop but it wasn't - I didnt have the problem anywhere else in Sydney during the rest of my trip.
Nice club sandwich though.
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- Hotel Lindrum is a boutique style hotel that combines modern design with the ultimate in contemporary facilities and personalised service. Ideally located in cosmopolitan Melbourne, close to all fashion, dining, cultural and sporting precincts. ... more less
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