We took the 1 night "romantic escape" package which included champagne, chocolates and bath products which were delivered within minutes of our arrival. On checkin (which was very fast and efficient) we were told we had been upgraded to a "King room". We were very happy to hear this but found that rather than a king size bed, it was in fact two large single beds pushed together. They were comfy beds, the gap wasn't obvious other than the fact that one half was noticably softer than the other. I would have no quibble with this but for a "romantic escape"... not very impressed!
The room was otherwise fine, average size - I didn't see how it was an upgrade, but perfectly nice, comfortable, clean, no complaints other than the bed. There were 5 pillows in the room of various firmness, so we could choose. I was a bit surprised to find the bed quilt didn't have a proper cover, it was just layered in sheets, but it wasn't a problem.
The location is primo - big tram stop at the door, between Block Arcade and a nice mall, near the best shops and cafes Melbourne has to offer. And amazingly there was no street noise or interior hotel noise.
The buffet breakfast was well worth it - liked the little touches like a whole honeycomb.
Would absolutely stay again, but will ask about the bed next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Melbourne, Novotel Melbourne on Collins offers 380 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. The 4.5 Star property is within walking distance of some of the finest attractions in Melbourne. Offering a contemporary restaurant and bar, indoor heated swimming pool & spa and fitness centre, it is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travellers. St. Collins Lane (formerly Australia on Collins beneath to Novotel Melbourne on Collins) is arriving in the heart of Melbourne's most revered retail street, Collins Street. The "New Establishment" will draw on the history of the location and add its own modern twist to create a new fashion, food and cultural destination for the city. Redevelopment will commence in October 2014 and is due for completion in late 2015. Works are scheduled from 7am - 7pm, Monday to Friday & 7am - 3pm, Saturday. The hotel guest services will not be affected. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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