Escape Hunt Melbourne

Escape Hunt Melbourne: Hours, Address, Escape Hunt Melbourne Reviews: 4.5/5

Escape Hunt Melbourne
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The Escape Hunt Experience is ranked as the No. 1 Attraction on TripAdvisor in Bangkok and we have brought this new and amazing concept to Melbourne! Like us on Facebook or sign up to our newsletter to keep informed of our ongoing special offers and promotions!
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Carrie T
Perth, Western Australia, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
As a veteran room player from Perth on holiday in Melbourne, I was very excited to see what kinds of new escape experiences the city had to offer. My partner recommended we try Escape Hunt Experience- Melbourne, as it had newly opened a couple days prior to my arrival.
I have to say, I'm glad we did, as it exceeded my expectations and ended up being one of the best escape room experiences I've played thus far. So good in fact, that we ended doing all three rooms that were available.

- The staff were helpful and friendly, very accommodating! [They even stayed past their opening hours to allow us to complete our room!]
- The rooms and puzzles were well made, the décor and music helped to enhance the immersion
- All the little extras such as tea and biscuits, photo booth with props and costumes, made all the difference

I would recommend this to any escape room players in Melbourne, or those looking for an awesome starting point.

11/10, must try!

Special thanks to Jay Sen, Nelson, Hannah and Andrew for making my trip one to remember!
Written November 26, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bernard A
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
First time trying out the whole 'escape room' game experience and I am so glad it got to be with Escape Hunt Melbourne. The staff are suuuuper friendly and accommodating, and do everything they can to ensure a great experience! They even let us stay a little longer in the room when we couldn't complete it in time, as it wasn't busy at the time. Even after the well-made escape room decor and puzzles, we got to dress up in props and take photo sticker pictures, as well as complimentary tea and biscuits!
I could not have asked for a better first time escape room experience, and I highly recommend people check out Escape Hunt Melbourne!! After attempting all three available rooms, I could only wish there were more!
Written November 26, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

aimeehitchhiker
7 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Visited Escape Hunter with my boyfriend and cousin today. Had a blast!

It was great fun and very challenging. The clues are pitched just right so that you have to think but they are solvable. Our Game Master was really nice and very helpful. We managed to escape the room with 17 minutes spare and made to the Leader Board! =)

I'd highly recommend booking in. We'll be looking at attempting their other themes soon!
Written April 18, 2015
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Nick B
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Went last week and the entire experience was a nightmare. Shame too as our friends had been a few times and took my partner and I along for our first expereince.

Firstly the positive would be that the room we were in looked fantastic, unfortunately that's where the positives end.

When we entered the room had a number of locks already opened and hadn't been properly fixed by staff. We had to keep calling them in as doors wouldn't open and clues were set up incorrectly. The room was a shambles.

The final straw was that we couldn't get out of the room as the staff had messed up the last clue and put them in the wrong order.

When we finally left the room we complained and were expecting some sort of apology but got nothing. Instead the rude staff called the owner who offered us 50% off! Not even a full refund!

It was like receiving a half cooked chicken for dinner and the waiter giving you the drinks for free... you can see where the poor customer service starts!

Was really annoying as I'd been looking forward to it and not to be given another go in a working room or just a better attitude from the staff was disappointing.

Definitely avoid this place heaps of better options.
Written June 7, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Nick B, Firstly we'd like to thank you for taking the time in leaving us a constructive Trip Advisor review. As you can imagine it is heartbreaking to hear that your experience was below satisfactory level. We strive to deliver the best escape-room experience there is in Melbourne and it seems that we have failed to deliver to your party. Seeing that you have experienced reset errors and additionally below-average service is unacceptable. No doubt we will take your feedback on board and will relay this to our crew. Please accept our sincerest apologies for your experience with us. We'd like to invite you to a formal discussion with us; if you could send us an email at melbourne@escapehunt.com we'd like to discuss your experience further. We enormously appreciate this feedback as we believe all reviews (good or bad) will help us build a better escape-experience.
Written June 9, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sean K
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Friends
We did the "Secrets of the Brewery" room. Liked the concept, but it was badly setup. An important key was missing, and some clues were setup incorrectly.
Written June 8, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Sean K, Thank you for taking the time in writing us a Trip Advisor reviews. We are terribly sorry for the reset error (missing key and the incorrect setup). We'd like you to engage in a formal discussion with us regarding your experience. As you can imagine as a relatively new business in the city, we welcome all forms of feedback; negative or positive. We would greatly appreciate if you could send us an email at melbourne@escapehunt.com so that we can discuss more about your experience and to determine what went wrong. Once again thank you very much for your feedback.
Written June 9, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dillyz
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
Great fun. Staff where very friendly and happy to help regardless of everyone's skill level. Highly recommend and i will probably be going again!
Written January 2, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melody
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
I'm a self-confessed escape room lover and having enjoyed the Escape Hunt Experience at its first location in Bangkok, I decided to gather a few friends to do the Escape Hunt Melbourne, as I had stumbled across a great deal on Facebook which gave us 40% off the original price.
Arriving there, we were warmly greeted and made to feel comfortable in the lounge area where we were offered drinks, snacks and little puzzles to get our brains working.
We attempted the Bomb Heist in the Tram, and our team of 5 managed to get out in 32 minutes, the fastest time of the month! The staff congratulated us on our time and gave each of us a free tshirt :) we also then got to dress up in detective gear with props and take some photo booth pictures.
After our success, we decided to try another room and did the Murder in the Brewery. This was a little more challenging for us but we still succeeded in 50 mins. The staff were very nice and let us have the 40% discounted price again.
My boyfriend and I came back later that night to attempt the final room, Abduction in the Graveyard. Maybe it was the aftereffects of the long day, but we struggled between the two of us and only managed a dismal time of 56 minutes! However the staff still congratulated us and thanked us for playing all 3 rooms on the one day, and even gave us a complimentary keychain as well :)

Tl;dr - overall a fantastic experience and definitely one of the best escape rooms so far. Rooms and puzzles were just the right amount of difficulty, but the only gripe I had (easily fixable) would be that a couple of the locks weren't locked properly so we could have cheated if we wanted to! Also the graveyard room might be a little creepy for younger players too, be warned!

Thanks to Joshua, Hannah and the other girl (didn't catch her name) who helped to give us a memorable Christmas Eve!
Written December 24, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Curtis D
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
My wife and I were looking for something to do last minute on a Saturday night and had heard of these kinds of places, so we gave them a call.

Rocking up, you're always a little worried that it's going to be lame or corny, but it's not at all. It's amazing how quickly you can get absorbed in it.

We did the Graveyard case first...it got creepier as it went and the problems were genuinely challenging and good fun. Figuring out a combination to a lock is far more exciting than you'd think!

Nelson was nice enough to let us do another one for half price, so we did the Tram room. That one wasn't scary, but was even more clever.

Very hard to explain, but trust me, just do it! A great night out, great service and I'd say it would be a good icebreaker for double dates etc. We've raved about it to our friends and family since.

We'll be back to do the third room.
Written November 30, 2014
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markchuacm
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
Had a terrific time today at Escape Hunt. Highly recommended for boardgames or detective work enthusiasts. A bit of concern about the rooms being under-prepped before the game started (things didn't work, doors which weren't locked properly) but overall left very very satisfied.

We ended up playing 2 rooms instead of the one because we had such a good time. The staff were incredibly helpful and supportive throughout as well.
Written November 30, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dion S
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
I've been to many escape rooms in Melbourne, this one is one of the coziest place I've been. The staffs are very friendly. As for the puzzles, we tried for the hardest two rooms (the bomb heist & the brewery), and they are indeed very challenging. Puzzles were really well thoughts and constructed, supported by well-build props. And attention to detail is a must!! :p We will be back definitely. Highly recommended!!
Written November 26, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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