We stayed here for one night just last week. We stayed in a studio room.
The room had its many pros with a couple cons.
Pros: *Free mini bar (tho cheap wine and beer.....but I guess that's what ur to expect when something is free) *Free loot bag (which is a fancy way for making u feel like u got something extra special....when it's really its what u would get in any other mini bar...but hey it was free)
*Free WiFi. *Rain shower....Loved this!!
*Free happy hour...wich is TWO hours of free drinks. *Simple quick breakfast snack of coffee / juice and a yummy pastry.....great way to quickly put something small in ur belly, till u decide which of many cafes Melbourne offer for a full breakfast. *Nice smelling bathroom products.
*Clean room and bathroom.
*Really small bathroom sink...and no bench to place all ur toiletries / makeup.
*Lack of hip Melbourne decor, that was shown in photos on the website. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to stay at this hotel...and it lacked everything that the photos on the web pages showed.
Yeah the hall ways with bright doors are awesome.....but once I stepped into our room, all that hip Melbourne design decor was gone. The hall way was more exciting. As soon as I walked thru my studio room door, I just felt like I was in any other hotel that Melbourne has.
Over all the stay was wonderful and the staff were EXTREMELY helpful, right from the first email I sent regarding rooms, to the departing.
I would recommend this hotel to all my family and friends.
I was just disappointed coming from an artistic / graphic design person who loves Melbourne art....to find the hotel room I stayed in lacked the decor design it stated it had and was "apparently" famous for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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