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Royce Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   379 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (South Yarra)   |  
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Ranked #44 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
Macedon, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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“Great Boutique Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We have stayed at this boutique hotel on several ocassions but only one night this visit. Check in was efficient and friendly, however our room had two single beds not the king size I had booked! A minor hitch that was quickly rectified by reception staff.
It was a raining and cold Friday night so we decided to eat in house at Dish Restaurant, we were not disappointed by our choice as the meal was excellent along with a good selection of wines.
The breakfast offered by Dish Restaurant the next morning is both plentiful and delicious.
Will definately return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Willunga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Disappointed with this hotel as airconditioner in our first room on 1st floor didn't work properly. Didn't like the shower and toilet in the one area and floor was very slippery. We were moved to another room on the 5th floor and the aircon was very noisy and you couldn't turn it off or work out how it worked. The hotel needs to put instructions underneath the controls. Finally rang reception and could turn it off in a wardrobe, the system is ancient! Would not recommend this hotel to anyone or stay there again. Buffet breakfast was not enjoyable as scrambled eggs were rubbery. On the menu it says you can have a choice of how your eggs are cooked but perhaps this was room service only.
When checking out you were not asked if you enjoyed your room, customer service could be better.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I was recommended this hotel by a friend. I travel extensively and enjoy my comforts.
Checked in and advised of my early flight and required a wake up call at 3am which was confirmed to me. Placed my bags in the room and went to southbank to do some shopping. Had dinner with friends and came back to my room to feel the book on the table soaking wet. Above was a hole in the roof where water was coming from after the rain earlier. As it wasn't near the bed I went to sleep because of my early wake up call at 3. I woke at 3.15am with no call being made to my room. The shower pressure was useless. The gentlemen at reception really didn't care about my concerns in room 220.

Stay again or recommend - I think not. What a shame

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Arrived at 2pm (checkin time) for a wedding at 3.30. The entire wedding party was staying here with the reception held here that evening. Rooms wernt ready on time and some people were unable to check in until after the wedding and had to share rooms to get ready. Should be no excuses for late rooms when booked so far in advance.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I've stayed at the Royce in the past and thought the experience couldn't get any better. Wrong! They now have rooms with a bedroom and bathroom in a mezzanine loft. Fabulous. Lounge and dining area downstairs with a powder room and climb the stairs to the loft. If that's not enough, eithermorder room service or eat in the Dish restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We spent a romantic night here and were lucky enough to be upgraded to a Mezzanine room which was fantastic. We had tapas in the Amberoom which was buzzing on a Friday night which added to the atomsphere. We also had a lazt breakfast at the Dish Restaurant. Everything was perfect and would definately return here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This was our last stop of a long tour - we'd added in Melbourne as our last stop over as we hoped to meet up with friends there. We booked a superior deluxe room, and were pleased with the choice. The room was a good size, comfy bed, and enough general space to get cases organised for the journey home. The room was contemporary in design which we liked. The location suited us perfectly as we enjoyed the very pleasant walk to and from town. Lots of interesting routes to take which ever way you turn out of the hotel. The bar was a good stop off prior to our nights out, and is clearly well liked by locals. All the staff we encountered were so helpful, and could not do enough for us regarding recommendations, walking routes, transport etc. The final endorsement was the nod of approval from our friends who live there. We'd choose the Royce in a heartbeat next time we travel to Melbourne.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Royce Hotel

Address: 379 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > South Yarra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#36 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#41 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#44 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
#48 Family Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royce Hotel 5*
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