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!
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- Enjoy the best that Melbourne has to offer with our convenient CBD location, 4 1/2 star facilities and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. Whether you are travelling for business, planning a weekend getaway or taking the family on a holiday for much needed time together, you'll be delighted with your choice of accommodation. We have modern guest rooms to suit a variety of needs, including suites and adjoining rooms perfect for families and groups. Our hotel is within walking distance of some of Melbourne's most popular landmarks and attractions. We are also just a 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Station and have the free city trams at our doorstep, so it couldn't be easier to get around. Don't forget that at Holiday Inn Kids Stay & Eat Free! ... more less
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