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ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
Ranked #134 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Adelaide, SA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not worth it, seriously”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2007

Went to Kingsgate because we thought it'd be on a good budget but they obviously cut back on the quality of the cleaning services.

We had a room without a city view so when you looked out, you saw the roof of the first floor and it was absolutely disgusting with burgers, litter, empty bottles which made us close the blinds for all our stay there. Also, it was pretty dim even with the blinds open.

On the third night, the shampoo and conditioner hadn't been replaced and our sheets were taken off our beds and just chucked into a corner on the ground!! We couldn't stand putting the sheets back so we slept without sheets. Same thing happened on the next night.

Also, we went during a heatwave and on the second night, the air conditioner felt weak. Really, really uncomfortable and horrible so definitely avoid this place during summer.

Definitely not ever coming back, it's not worth any savings you make. It definitely did not feel like a 3.5* rating to me especially with the uncleanliness. The worse thing about this place was seeing your sheets on the floor of the room 2 nights in a row.

  • Disliked — Cleaning services
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2007

Stayed here for two nights in march and I can honestly say that this hotel is terrible. I've stayed in hostels that are better quality than this place. The interior is shabby, the rooms are tiny and dirty and the staff don't have a clue what is going on.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2007

I stayed at the Kinsgate for quite a few days as a single person in a standard room with ensuite. It was a good experience and I would stay there again and recommend this hotel to others. It IS very basic (and earplugs are not a bad idea), the room was small and the window pretty viewless, but the room and bathroom were clean and well cleaned each day, and linen changed regularly. Good cotton sheets and everything you could need - laundry room, cheap internet access, and helpful staff. The cafe serves a coffee juice and toast for $5 breakfast (and the full works too if you want it,) although you can get good breakfast specials nearby in the business week for an equally good price.The location is excellent - 7:11 store across the road, one block to pick-up point for tours. You can walk one block to William Street to pick up the free Tourist bus at 10 am or down 2 blocks to pick up free City Tram,. Docklands, SouthGate, station, shops, Victoria St. market and Fed Square and all main attractions are all within easy reach. SkyBus terminal is only one block away.

  • Liked — price and location
  • Disliked — small basic room
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2007

i stayed at 3 different hotel during my stay in melbourne. And i could say that kingsgate is the worst. first time we were given unprepared room with all the wet towels and e'thing. then luckily we were given another room which i thought is better. but the heater isnt working and there is no air-conditioning (or even stand fan!).
to those who can afford a few more dollars, maybe you can find another place to stay.

cheers.

  • Liked — great location
  • Disliked — the room
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2007

We stayed at this "hotel" but it was had the quaility of a hostel. The room was either too hot or too cold. Heat was by radiator which I couldn't figure out. So in the middle of the night it was too cold. Room was ground floor so had no view, except other building air conditioners.

Location was the best thing about this hotel. Within CBD and close to main road with bus. Room was clean but needed maintainence. One headboard was falling off the wall.

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  • Stayed May 2006, traveled with family
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2006

I read the reviews of this hotel with some trepidation and was expecting the worst. What a surprise to be greeted by friendly and efficient staff and an en-suite room which, whilst basic was evertything I needed. A good, comfortable double bed,plenty of water and a fridge, ironing board and iron in the room.

Breakfast was freshly cooked and I felt the whole stay was worth every penny - even though I had to pay prmium prices for the Grand Prix weekend. Location in Melbourne is fantastic and I would certainly stay there again and recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed April 2006
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8 Thank AlunHall
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2006

we stayed at kingsgate in a family room. The room was quite good for a budget hotel had everything we needed, clean beds, fridge, tv, bathroom, kettle etc. Very helpful staff. Will stay again.

  • Stayed January 2006
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6 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Additional Information about ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel

Property: ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
Address: 131 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly All Seasons Kingsgate Hotel)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1926, the ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, like Melbourne, provides a traditional European charm and service, together with modern facilities. Comprising of 171 rooms, equipped with in room Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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