This hotel is just located within 3 minutes walk of Bourke Street Mall! You can do your shopping and unload your goodies back at the hotel and resume your shopping again! Isn't what wonderful??!! Another plus point if you are taking the free shuttle service from the airport Skybus - the shuttle will stop right outside the side of the hotel facing Little Collins Street - you just need to walk a few metres down the small lane (Equitable Place) to get to the hotel's entrance. Compared to Causeway Inn on the Mall - you need to walk through half of Bourke Street Mall to get to the entrance of Causeway Inn on the Mall. The same applies to many hotels located on the little collins, little bourke streets too - the shuttle cannot stop along those little streets.
Causeway 353 is still relatively brand new. The rooms are a little smallish but not claustrophobic. Bathroom is decent too. For the rate and location, i have nothing but praises for this hotel.
The staff at the reception were very helpful and accommodating. There were some initial hiccups when i checked-in. They had initially allocated me a room right next to the exercise room on the 2nd floor. When i requested a change of room to have more privacy, they obliged with a smile. They gave me another room on the 3rd floor. However, I discovered that the bulbs of the standing light and the workdesk lamp were missing. They couldn't get new bulbs immediately because the maintenance guys were gone for the day. Since I had to do some urgent work that night, they changed me to another room on the 7th floor. The reception ladies were very cheerful, obliging and good natured.
Breakfast was included in my rate. But if breakfast is not included in your rate, no worries! There are many cafes just besides the cafe along Equitable Place. The cafes open very early.
Will definitely stay at Causeway 353 again when I visit Melbourne.
- 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