WOW was our reaction as we walked down the tastefully decorated hallway and found our selves facing amazing views of Melbourne out of windows spanning from the floor to the ceiling which wrapped around half of the apartment.
I travelled with six other adults (family and friends), we stayed in a three bedroom apartment. The main bedroom was separate from the other rooms and had two large built in wardrobes leading into a massive ensuite (it was larger than the main bathroom!); the main bedroom also had access to a small balcony. The second bedroom had a double and the third twin rooms (which we had to request), they both had built in's and led out onto another small balcony. All bedrooms were tastefully decorated and had views of the harbour.
The apartment had all quality inclusions i.e. marble fittings, paintings and stylish and modern fittings aswell as ducted airconditioning which was great in the heat! There also was a fully equipped kitchen. A separate laundry was also handy and had a door leading to another toilet! (3 toilets in the apartment which is great when travelling in a large group/when the showers are occupied).
Although the apartment was clean, especially the carpet and I can not say anything was dirty, some little things were missed, not a big deal but something I noticed.
The absolute best part was the view, it was amazing. I could have sat there for quite a while enjoying the views of the city and harbour! It was even more spectacular by night! I will upload pictures, but the photos not do it justice! We witnessed a kayak race and a wedding from above!
The price was also very decent considering the quality and views.
There was free internet access in the lobby, a shopping centre (outlet stores) nearby, restaurants lined the docks below. There also was a swimming pool which also had some nice views and a gym.
The apartment was a building next to the reception, but I think it's because parts of the building is residential. Security was good in the apartment also.
It would have been nice if the apartments were right in the centre of the city for convenience, but then I guess we wouldn't of had the views. A tram stop was close by and the free city circle tram also passed that way.
I absolutely loved this hotel, especially the views! Check out the pictures. We had seond thoughts after reading about the bed bug review... we had booked before reading it but decided to keep our reservation and were glad we did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The waterfront Grand Mercure Apartments Docklands are located at NewQuay with the tram by its door and within walking distance of Melbourne's central business district, Etihad Stadium and factory shopping outlets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Mercure Docklands Hotel Melbourne
- Mercure Hotel Melbourne
- Grand Accor Docklands