I was on a business trip to Melbourne and booked this hotel as there were two nice things attached to it.
1. Excellent Location
2. Name of Hilton
And it turned out that those were the only two good things. Its not a hotel its average hostel. The picture of the room they have posted is only resembles few rooms. Most of other rooms do not have a practical window (You can see in the picture below). There is no closet where you can hang your clothes. table is so small that if you put your laptop on it you can hardly do anything else. I have never seen a smaller bathroom in a hotel than this. Its not a hotel its more like a hostel.
House keeping in this hotel only means tucking your bed only. If you have spread around your stuff then don't worry, you will get it exactly as messy as you left. I mentioned this to the manager in-charge and he said thats the way we work here.
And to give the perfect finish to this trip, they charged me for Internet, and breakfast while both the things were inclusive in my rate. When I tried to explain them person on duty has a simple reply. Its not in my system and I can't help you. Only when I could show them the e-mail of my booking he could get those charge off. Not to mention the person on the reception was so rude as if I am staying in the room for free.
Never ever in my life I am going to stay in a DoubleTree again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Melbourne's dynamic city centre, DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne - Flinders Street directly overlooks iconic Flinders Street Station. This 180 room hotel is within easy walking distance of many corporate offices, famous Melbourne laneways, the vibrant arts and entertainment district that spans Federation Square and Southbank, and a huge variety of the city's best restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. A multi-million dollar refurbishment of the entire hotel is nearly complete. The result is a design-driven upscale hotel filled with new furnishing and boutique touches inspired by Flinders Street Station and the grand age of train travel, executed in a contemporary and warm way. Guests can socialise at the lobby bar and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the ground floor restaurant. Room service is available 24-hours a day. When it is time to energise, guests can do so in the 24-hour fitness centre, or if it is time to work there are three meeting rooms and a complimentary 24-hour business centre. Stylish, modern and spacious, every refurbished guest rooms offers WiFi (fee applies), a flat-screen HDTV and a desk with ergonomic chair. Refresh with a selection of luxurious amenities in the contemporary bathroom and enjoy a restful night's sleep in the plush Sweet Dreams(R) by DoubleTree bed. All of this is just 22km from Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citigate Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Citigate Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Citigate Hotel