I travelled to Australia to follow the British & Irish Lions Tour and, wherever I travel I always consider the group for ease of booking and you know the standards they provide. I chose this hotel for it's proximity to the ground for the second Lions Test.
Arriving at the hotel at 2am - I had previously advised them of my arrival time by email - I expected to have to hang around until I could check-in, but they couldn't have been more helpful. My room was ready to check in - very early - at no extra cost! The room was what you would expect - although the view from the bedroom window - as I said earlier I didn't book the hotel for panoramic views!
The staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating - nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them.
Also in the hotel was a large group of Lions supporters and, although we went to quite a few bars in the area, we decided the hotel bar was by far the best - and we made full use of the facilities! So much so that by the Friday night before the Test Match the unspeakable happened - the bar ran out of draught beer. We found this a bit frustrating to say the least - especially as we were sure that the needs of 30-40,000 Lions supporters descending on Melbourne would have meant that they were fully prepared.
Otherwise a pleasant stay and I would stay there again if ever in Melbourne - assuming the cellar was well stocked!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melbourne is alive all year round, but there’s something extra special about this holiday destination in autumn. With amazing restaurants, quirky cafes and a plethora of shopping options, including designer boutiques in charming laneways, there is plenty to keep any traveller busy. Whether you are planning a staycation, weekend getaway, family holiday or attending one of the many events occurring in the city, Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is perfectly located in the free tram zone in Melbourne CBD on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street. When it comes to family holidays, nothing can beat accommodation at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders. As part of the world’s most family friendly hotel chain, our team happily engages with all guests big and small to create a kid friendly holiday environment. Kids under 12 Stay and Eat Free with any paying adult. Relaxation begins at arrival with a safe off-street driveway, onsite car park and efficient check-in process. Comfort extends to our modern, spacious and secure hotel rooms. For larger families, we also offer interconnecting rooms, plus free rollaway beds and portacots. Kids receive special treatment from gift packs at check-in to our Kids Stay & Eat Free program. Kids menus have been designed by nutritionists to satisfy kids’ appetite for flavour and fun, and parents’ desire for healthy, nutritious food. The city’s best family attractions are within easy reach. Walk to Melbourne Sealife Aquarium or Melbourne Star, visit the zoo, attend a sports event or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. ... more less
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