We stayed at the Best Western Buckingham International motel over the New Year period and I must say, I was quite impressed. My wife and I were travelling with my sister-in-law, and the motel was exactly what we expected and were looking for.
Location wise, its certainly not the best hotel in Melbourne, its sort of out of the way, but that should be expected from the website. We went to the city every day, and it only took around 20 minutes by car. Its also really close to the Southland Shopping Centre, which is quite large,has an amazing cinema complex and some pretty good food. The Location definitely should not be a deterrent, especially if transport is readily available. I am not sure how public transport goes myself, as we had a car, but there was a station nearby within walking distance.
The rooms themselves were quite nice. We got a two bedroom family room, which had a double bed in one room and two single beds in the other. The second room could have done with some larger curtains, as we had to put a towel over the middle to prevent people seeing in, but that's a small thing which certainly isn't worth making a fuss. Certainly, the shower alone made up for this. It was quite nice to have a shower in a hotel/motel that was more than a trickle! Add in the free parking and free wifi (unmetered) and the plus's far outweigh any minor negatives I may have.
Service was excellent at the motel and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We ordered room service our first night (3 meals and a side dish) and it was fairly inexpensive. The food was good quality and it was brought to the door and collected from outside when we'd finished.
All in all, we were very satisfied with the motel, and would certainly stay there again, should the need arise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy your stay at this boutique venue surrounded by gardens in Melbourne bay side area, comprising 72 modern 4 star rooms, onsite restaurant, 4 conference rooms and outdoor pool and is a proud winner of “Certificate of Excellence 2013” from Trip Advisor. Excellent Location• 2 KM to Moorabbin & Cheltenham• 3 KM to beach and Bay side suburbs such as Sandringham & Brighton• 0.5 KM to Highett train station• 17 KM to Melbourne CBD• Less than 5 KM to leading golf courses in the area• 9 KM to DFO factory outlets• 1.3 KM to Southland Shopping centre• 10 KM to Chadstone Shopping centre -Fashion Capital of Melbourne • 10 KM to Caulfield Race Course• 42 KM to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport• 6 KM to Moorabbin Airport• 15 KM to Grand Prix Circuit – Albert parkBuckingham is located on Nepean Highway in the heart of the Moorabbin- Cheltenham business district in the south eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.Buckingham International offers • 24 hours reception• Restaurant offering hot breakfast and healthy dinner choices • Bar open daily from 5 PM onwards • Room service option available 24 hours • Free off-street parking• Valet dry cleaning service• Onsite washing and drying facilityOur newly renovated rooms features • Modern & elegant decor• Luxury beds with triple sheets • 42" flat screen television• Complimentary high speed Wi Fi access• 8 free Digital Foxtel channels including movie and sports channels• Ergonomic Work desk• High security keyless entry• Spa bath in Executive Spa suites and many more luxury extrasOur RestaurantAJ's Bar and Bistro is the perfect dining experience – offering exciting international cuisine as well as popular local produce with professional service and a relaxed atmosphere. You can find your choice of variety of wine, beer and cocktail ranges in our drinks menu. Loving the warm weather in Melbourne?Feel free to catch up with friends for drinks in our courtyard or use our BBQ area. Trying to keep you fit?William Fry Reserve is only two minutes away best of either a short walk or a quick run. Offsite Gym passes are available from reception upon check in. (Nominal Fees apply). Waves leisure centre with pool and gymnasium is also about 3 minutes driving distance.Our team awaits to welcome you at the Buckingham International. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Melbourne
- Melbourne Best Western