This is my second stay at this hotel and this time the room I was put in was not as spacious as last time. However the room was adequate and had two double beds, which made it preferable to a lot of the twinshare options I looked at in the CBD, most with two single beds.
It's hard to fault this hotel because they get the basics right. Location is, as most people have pointed out, excellent and you will be able to walk around the CBD with ease. You're perched right on Bourke Street Mall if shopping is your thing, with Chinatown nearby. We were in town for a wedding and came back to the hotel late on a couple of occasions - however security seemed tight enough.
This is not a hotel that will win any design awards and it's true that it is looking a little bedraggled in places, but if you are looking for a value option then I'd recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure is a 4.5-star hotel positioned in an unrivalled location in the very heart of Melbourne's CBD and city, surrounded by the city's most popular business and shopping precincts, theatres, galleries, bars and restaurants. With shopping meccas like Bourke Street Mall, Emporium Melbourne and H&M right on your doorstep, other attractions like Federation Square, Southbank, Her Majesty's and Regent Theatres, Queen Victoria Markets and Melbourne Central Shopping Complex are just a short stroll away. In addition, with a tram stop conveniently located at the front entrance - a quick tram ride will take you to all major sporting venues including the MCG and Etihad Stadium plus the city's cosmopolitan shopping and entertainment hotspots such as St Kilda, Chapel Street, Bridge Road and Brunswick Street. The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure is Melbourne's most centrally located hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure Hotel Melbourne
- The Swanston Hotel Grand Accor