We had a bit of a snag upon arrival, when the cleaners did not leave our key in the door. A quick call to the owner had help arrive within ten minutes, and everyone was friendly and apologetic for the inconvenience. The location is fantastic, smack in the middle of a cafe-heavy area with rows and rows of lovely Victorian houses. Lygon Street is one over, and the delicious Brunetti cafe is just a few blocks. It's less than five minutes to get to the Melbourne Museum and Exhibition Building, too! Trams and buses aren't too far, and it's about fifteen or twenty minutes' brisk walk to get to the CBD.
The best bit is the kitchenette in our room. It includes microwave, small fridge (by American standards; it's standard for Europe), and a burner to cook on. There's a Woolworth's on Lygon Street about ten minutes' walk, so we saved some money by cooking "brekky" every morning and eating on the little terrace downstairs. The room came with teapot, toaster, and all the kitchenware two people needed, a lovely added value! Also unexpected: many TV channels on Foxtel and DVR capacity - nice for when you just have to collapse in the bed for awhile!
Shower has good water pressure, although the toilet can require more than one flush (water-saving feature is much less of a flow than American toilets). I would highly recommend this inn if you're looking for a quieter, more relaxed and friendly neighborhood and don't mind being left to yourself. Our room wasn't serviced daily, but honestly we didn't mind this at all: the room was clean when we arrived and we did our own washing up. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful, and the room is older but comfy and a great value.
There isn't a pool or fitness center, but I accidentally clicked the buttons on my iPad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique boutique accommodation in a historic terrace just 5 minutes from vibrant Melbourne CBD. The discerning guest will appreciate the stylish, self contained suites. Well appointed with ensuites, kitchenettes,wireless internet,and free local phone calls. Homely, safe, quiet. All just around the corner from famous Lygon Street eateries. ... more less
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