It was my second time staying at the Punthill Little Bourke. It was chosen for its excellent , central location in Chinatown.
The first time, we chose a Studio Apartment and the second time, we booked a two bedroom apartment through Booking.com , at good rates but non refundable.
This establishment is in dire need of refurbishment. The two bedroom we booked, turned out to be one studio and a one bedroom. There was a short corridor with a door which you could lock from the inside. The rooms were furnished with very modest furniture. The beds were sagged in the middle and I had to use a rolled up towel to support my back.
The bathroom had a spa / shower. It was a big climb into the spa for a short person and as such not disabled or child friendly. Spas are not exactly eco-friendly. So, it is very hypocritical for management to expect hotel clients to re-use the towels as the establishment adopts eco friendly practices and have the audacity to fit spas that use so much water.
It was not a room with a view, in fact, this apartment hotel has no view whatsoever because of its location. My balcony faced a brick wall.
Kitchen facilities were adequate enough to cook a small breakfast. Internet usage rates were quite exorbitant.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Checking in and out was a smooth process. Unfortunately, the Reception is only being attended from 7am to 10 pm. Anyone staying out later than 10 pm could gain entry with a swipe card, so not all is lost. The drawback is if you had to leave the hotel before 7 am, there was no way back in as you had to leave your keycards behind.
Overall, I found this apartment hotel quite depressing in its outlook. It is bland and dark in the rooms with tasteless furnishings...not a happy place to come back to after a day out.
I would recommend it for its excellent location, and that is about it.
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- Punthill Little Bourke Hotel Melbourne
- Punt Hill Little Bourke Melbourne