It was with great trepidation that we approached our hotel after being dropped off at the entrance of a laneway by our taxi at midnight. But the reception staff were great and very helpful. They quickly sorted out a minor mistake we made with our booking. In fact all of the reception staff we came in contact with were very helpful. The next day that forboding laneway became a hive of activity with alfresco dining from the many cafe's that inhabbited the lane. At the other end of the lane is Collins Street and a tram stop. This enabled us to go where we wanted with a minimum of walking. Room was great, not overly big but not too small either. The bed was comfortable and we couldn't fault the cleanliness of the room or ensuite. The continental breakfast was adequate but it would have been nice to have the option of a cooked breakfast. With the large choice of cafe's in the laneway we were able to have a cooked breakfast on the days we wanted a bit more than the continental. The hotel is in a great location with a short stroll to Bourke Street Mall in one direction and Flinders Street Station and Federation Square in the other.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most popular 4 star hotels in Melbourne CBD, Causeway 353 Hotel is ideally located on Little Collins Street. Close to shopping and the corporate offices, the hotel is equally accommodating to both leisure and corporate visitors alike.Positioned amongst an extensive array of international eateries, cafes and quirky shops, Causeway 353 Hotel offers you an opportunity to experience the best of Melbourne's shopping right at your doorstep. Bourke Street Mall is within walking distance offering an assortment of retail icons such as Myer, David Jones and Zara department stores plus much more! The close proximity of public transport makes getting around town or visiting Melbourne's attractions easy, with both trams and trains departing nearby regularly. Entertainment and sporting venues such as The MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium, Crown Casino, Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, Eureka Tower, Melbourne Gaol, and Melbourne Aquarium are all easily accessible on foot, whilst it takes only minutes on a tram or train to visit attractions such Luna Park in St Kilda, Melbourne Zoo and the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Shopping destinations such as Bridge Road, Chapel Street and the DFO South Wharf shopping centre are just a quick tram ride away.The hotel has a discount parking arrangement with Wilson's Galleria car park located at the corner of Little Collins and Elizabeth Streets. Should guests require airport transfers and tours, reception staff gladly oblige to assist with bookings.Causeway 353 Hotel is contemporary in style, fitted with modern facilities, designed with a rich warm decor with an ambience of comfort. The hotel offers 142 rooms comprising of Deluxe King and Twin Rooms, Spa Rooms and Deluxe Suites. All rooms feature an LCD TV with select Foxtel channels, in-room safe, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, ironing facilities, as well as wired and wireless internet access (at a charge). Amongst the other facilities within the Hotel, a fully equipped gym and steam room are available on the 2nd Floor along with a separate business centre with internet access and printing facilities. Causeway 353 Hotel also provides a 24 hour reception and tour desk, as well as a guest laundry. Continental buffet breakfast is served daily from 6.30A.M. to 10.30A.M. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Causeway 353 Melbourne
- Hotel Causeway 353