Firstly got this hotel at a great Seniors price for Melbourne and noticed recently it has been on deals of the day for even a cheaper price! Normal price is just out of my retired income to pay.
We came to this hotel on a Friday and found that there was a Happy Hour (which ran for 2 hours). $1.00 champagne and $4.00 wine - don't know the price for beer with finger food passed around very occasionally.
The Staff at this hotel from the Bar Staff to the Reception staff and Service Staff were wonderful, polite, interested and helpful.
The room was great and was nicely furnished and comfortable.
We did not have breakfast here as this was out of our normal price range for one egg!! (which is all I can eat in a morning).
The spa area at the top of the hotel was beautiful, and the view at night of Melbourne would be spectacular. But if you had mobility issues it would be difficult to get to. Unfortunately I did not bring my bathers, so cannot comment on the water quality, heat etc.
Really enjoyed this hotel and the proximity to the Queen Vic. market. It is also an easy ride on the tourist tram or up on the William streeet from Southbank etc.
Unfortunately at 7.00 am there was a 15 minute fire alarm which was quite concerning. After we got dressed and proceeded downstairs, we were informed to stay in our rooms until further information. Apparently this was a fault, but the noise was deafening and resulted in us trying to block our ears with tissues!! ;) This was the only problem that we had whilst at the hotel.
I have been to a few places in Melbourne and this is one that I will be coming back to. In fact I have booked again in August when I am off overseas. The airport bus does a pick up from this hotel and takes you to the airport for $17.00.