Stayed here again as i do every brownlow medal night to attend a function at the MCG. Stayed in a twin room on the eighth (top?) floor overlooking the railway line.
Room was the same layout as we've stayed in in prior years, just on a higher floor. It was clean enough, but starting to show some signs of age. Shower had some grout which had fallen out and was sitting on the shower base, toilet was coming away from the wall, carpet was pretty threadbare, shower head barely stayed up, holes from old showerhead still in the wall. Not cleanliness issues, just signs of age.
Pillows were pretty flat, and no spares in the cupboard, had already climbed into bed tired and tipsy when i became aware of the situation, so couldn't be bothered asking for more.
Trains seemed louder than prior years, maybe they're louder on the higher floors, or maybe the tracks are deteriorating. Not loud enough to be an issue for most, but if you're a light sleeper ask for a room on the other side of the building.
Breakfast was included in our room rate, we got there on opening at 6:30. Noted that it's now a buffet for hot food, rather than being cooked to order. Good for saving time as we had early appointments. Eggs were being brought out as we arrived, so knew they were fresh. Decent selection of hot food and toast, spreads etc. And some danishes, always a breakfast highlight at hotels for sweet tooths like myself.
Service was great on check in/out and at the restaurant.
As i've said in previous reviews, this is fine for business travel, good value, clean and efficient and a good location for MCG, although it's due for a freshen up. Will stay here again.
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