I decided to stay at this hotel again (last time many years ago) on my anzac trip to melbourne this year. I stayed 2 nights, at a rate of $140 a night which included a hot breakfast.
ROOM: Heritage Queen Room on level 4. A bit of a maze to get to it - up in central lifts to level 1, then along a hall way to another building, then into another set of lifts up to level 2-8. Room was large, quite adequate for one-two people (even with suitcases), renovated, flat screen tv, queen size bed, self-regulated aircon/heating, large and renovated bathroom with shower/toilet, plenty of cupboard space, safe and fridge (inside cupboard). The room was a little stuffy when i first arrived, but quickly remedied. One down side was the window - looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a while - it was very smudgy and couldn't get a clear view of the outside.
BREAKFAST: Included in the room rate. Located in building across the lane. Normally full hot breakfast is around $16.90. Cereals, toast, coffee/tea/chocolate, good selection of fresh fruit, yoghurt, juices and pastries. Hot food included the usual bacon, scrambled and poached eggs (the poached egg tasted plastic...yuk), baked beans,hash browns, sausages and grilled tomatoes.
LOCATION: This is the highlight! One of the best locations in Melbourne. Located in Little Collins Street, a minute's walk from Swanston street - shops, trams, restaurants etc.
Would I stay here again? Yes, however probably wouldn't bother with the breakfast inclusion next time and maybe if at a slightly lower rate. Need to allow an extra 1/2 hour to travel time to allow arriving from the airport by skybus and then the skybus minibus drop off to the hotel.
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