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“Twin Girlie Weekend (3 Nights/4 days)” 5 of 5 bubbles
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ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments
Ranked #71 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Wellngton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Twin Girlie Weekend (3 Nights/4 days)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

My Twin Sister and I arrived at the Hotel about 9am Thursday 29th May, as we had an early flight leaving Wellington, NZ.
I did request an early check in, however, upon arrival, we were told we couldn't check in till 2.00pm! We were allowed to change our shoes and store our Luggage for the 5 hours till check in, so we decided to go look around VIC Markets which was across the road, after a couple of hours we had bags of shopping so decided to go sit in the Bar and have a drink about 11.30am - 3 Bottles of Moscato later, we checked in about 2.30pm.

There was a little stuff up with the room as we requested upon booking on Wotif.com a double bed and single bed configuration, we had a queen bed only, I was made to go downstairs and sort it out, the girl at Reception was very friendly and apologetic about it, we had our room changed instantly and all was well!

We found the room great for what we needed, it wasn't as if we were planning on spending all our time in our room, as long as we had TV to watch while drinking our Mojitos and getting ready for our nights out, we were sweet! Location is perfect, as it's near the main shopping Streets and Melbourne Central is just a stroll down the road!

There is a little Priceline practically behind the Hotel, it's not big, however, it's good for little bits and pieces, there is also an Aldi on the same street as priceline, where we bought some Muesli and Milk for breakfast, the Buffet Breakfast in the Bar/Dining area has a fantastic selection (we loved the fresh fruit selection), but for $20.00 each it's a bit steep as we didn't even eat $20.00 worth of food, we also tried the Hot Selection (Fried Rice, Mushrooms, Hash Browns, Sausages, Tomatoes, Srambled Eggs etc), they had a range of cereals too.

We wanted to get our nails done, so we asked one of the girls at Reception, she gave us a map and directions, unfortunately the place she gave us no longer did nails, so we went to her 2nd choice in Melbourne Central - we found Diamond Nails on the ground floor and booked for the Saturday morning - DON'T GO THERE - they are so rude and treat you like a second class citizen! We paid $15.00 for a Cut, Shape, Buff and Polish - we were the only ones in there, yet I was rushed to pick my nail colour, the Asian girl was very rough with my hands and fingers, after being placed under a fan for 30min, a quick spray of insti-dry from a can, we were sent on our way, with our nails semi dry. There were 4 Asian girls on, when we walked out, I said "Thanks, Have a nice day". Not one of them looked up and acknowledged me! While there for nearly an hour, we knew they were talking about us! Won't be going there again!

I think we walked nearly 4-5 hours a day, if not more, we worked out, it's a 20 minute walk from the Hotel down Swanston Street to Flinders Street Station (if you walk at a steady pace). Off Swanston Street you have all your popular shopping and eating streets (Bourke Street, Lonsdale, La Trobe etc). We found Target (great for shopping), a 2 storey priceline, Myers, David Jones etc.

We walked to Southbank and the Casino 2 nights in a row - the Saturday night we went to ill Posto Pasta (I think) for dinner, then to Pure South for a few Wines, followed by dancing at PJ O'riens till 3am!!

I would recommend this Hotel to anyone, especially couples, friends or sisters wanting a shopping, eating and drinking LONG weekend away. We could've stayed an extra night or 2, however, as always, Melbourne left us tired, shopped out and hungover - we loved every minute of it!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sheryl C
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JadeIbisMelbourne, Manager at ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Sheryl C,

I very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at ibis Melbourne. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback.
I am happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and also your stay in Melbourne. I will share your feedback with our team. I am happy to note that you found our location and our services to your liking.

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Sincerely,
Tim Gibson
Hotel Manager
ibis Melbourne
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

The 2-bedroom apartment is fantastic for our family of 4 consisting 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Good value for money and good location. We walked almost everywhere. They have a good team there at the reception, always helpful and friendly.

This is not a complaint but a reminder to travellers booking into the hotel. You need to bring your own body wash (only solid soap is given), body lotion, bedroom slippers, toothbrush. Only the shower cap, shampoo and conditioner are given. For the kitchenette, dish-washing liquid is provided. But don't think you can cook bacon and eggs for breakfast. You are provided with a microwave oven and a toaster. The fridge is of a good size for your juices and stuff. The rooms are cleaned everyday and used crockery is replaced.

A small point but there is no safety latch at the door.

All in all, we have enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JoleneZ
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GM_IbisMelbourne, Manager at ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments, responded to this review, October 11, 2015
Dear Jolenez

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel at Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments.

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and service that we offer our guests.

We have taken your advise on board about the smaller details you mentioned.

We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Regards

Chris White
Night Manager
Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments.
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Close to the markets and transport, rooms are small and most windows look out to brick walls. Beds are very comfy, good if you just want some where to sleep, close to Lyon street for great food. Clean . Staff are mostly friendly.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annette M
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just around the corner from the famous Victoria market- excellent for breakfast, found the room to be well appointed at this centrally located hotel, found the reception staff most helpful. Take the free tram ride around the city centre to get your barings. Food in the restaurant was quiet exceptable and reasonably priced to boot.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve W
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you're after a moderately priced hotel that is clean, comfortable and not too far from downtown Melbourne then this is your place. It is a stone's throw to the iconic Victoria markets and is well serviced by the nearby tram stops. We also walked daily into the shopping precinct and were spoiled for choice for coffee and food stops on the way. On the down side we had a room in which the bathroom flooded and we had to move. The staff were prompt and courteous about getting us settled into another room. Staff in the bar and restaurant were well above par and made the stay just that little bit more special. There was always a smile and greeting and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marie W
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Property: ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments
Address: 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#48 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#51 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#63 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ibis Melbourne is well located within easy walking distance of the famous Queen Victoria Markets, the legendary Lygon Street restaurant precinct and the Melbourne Central Shopping district. Fully refurbished and boasting a fresh new look, ibis Melbourne features 250 rooms, including one and two bedroom apartments, a vibrant restaurant and bar, plus internet access and conferencing facilities. ... more   less 
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