This is an unremarkable hotel in a very good location. From the ugly, corridor lobby you take an ancient lift through unheated, beige communal areas and arrive at your beige door. The room is spacious and the bed is comfortable, but the pillows are much like sleeping on a polystyrene block. The paint, carpet and all fittings are very tired and the air-conditioning (which cycles on and off literally every two minutes through the night) was caked in dust. In the bathroom, all the splendour of 1983 awaits...they have the same toilet and tap fittings as my Nan's bathroom which was renovated around that time. The view from our window was primarily air-conditioning units, ramshackle tin roofing and dilapidated brick. Bit of a dump, really!
- 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