Just back from Melbourne which we visitied for the Boxing Day Test and we spent 3 nights here. A great little city centre hotel with elegant (if a little dark) rooms, nice bathrooms (deep bath!!), big comy beds and a good continental breakfast (great pastries)!
Like most reviews, this place has friendly staff who let us check in early at 10am and a it's in a great location. It's on the laneway between Collins and Little Collins on Equitable Lane so if your arriving in the dead of night you might want to get a taxi as it might be a little difficult to find. Luckily, we jumped the Skybus courtesy bus and they dropped us at the door. (Skybus good value of $52 return for a couple from the airport and very handy/quick with the little courtesy bus which is a real gem of a service).
The staff were helpful and quickly fixed a little problem we had with the hairdryer much to my wife's relief. The only other issue we had (which we didn't bother to complain about) was the plumbing. Obviously a lot of these buildings are very old and whilst the rooms are all fitted out for modern comforts i think the renovations forgot to look at the victorian plumbing. We were in room 267 and whenever someone upstairs went to the toilet or had a shower/bath you could literally hear every single drop of water rushing through the pipes. Luckily, i was either sleeping or had the tv remote handy and just turned up the volume. I could be annoying if you were staying for longer but it wasn't the end of the world.
Overall, i would stay again for a short break as it's right in the heart of everything and at 160AUD per night we thought it was good value for this class of hotel.
- 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