I think for the location/price ratio, this place is hard to beat. Melbourne is right at your doorstep, being just across the river from the CBD and Flinders Station/Federation Square. And of course all the wonderful options for entertainment and eating out just outside your door. Being next door to the Eureka Sky Deck makes the place easy to find when you are walking home. As a little hint, there is a 7/11 on the back corner of the hotel which is very handy to have. And mums/wives, get yourself some time out and send the guys for a walk around the hotel block so they can look and dream at the Aston Martin and BMW dealerships while you grab something chocolatey from the Lindt shop in the mall next door.
A couple of gripes. As other guests have mentioned, one of the two lifts being out of order and not being able to access stairs (they are alarmed) was a frustration at times with some quite long waits for the working lift. TV reception was not that great, and the same was in the father-in-laws room, so it was not just our room. I know you don't go to Melbourne to watch TV, but if you want to catch up on some news its nice to be able to watch it without the signal dropping every so often. The biggest gripe for me though was the price of the wifi, which I felt was over the top. So if want wifi, I can suggest the food court in the mall next door where it is free, or any number of the coffee/breakfast bars in the area.
So onto the good points. The room was clean and tidy and we found the staff to be very helpful. We arrived early and even though the rooms were not ready the staff happily stored the bags for us and gave us some ideas on places nearby to eat or see. This was the theme throughout our stay, the staff always happy to answer questions and give helpful tips. I have already covered the location above. There is also the bonus of being next to the mall with a food court. Not only does it have the free wifi, but also a great selection of well priced food options that should please the whole family, seems to be very popular with the locals too for an after work catchup.
The hotel does breakfast, though we never had it there, as we found a couple of breakfast cafes very close by doing some great breakfast options.
We have stayed here before, and it would be on my short list for any return to Melbourne, though would like to see a more realistic wifi pricing scheme.
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