I must say I was a bit skeptical when I first arrived at the hotel as the entrance was kind of small and hidden among the shops.
But once I've arrived at the reception and was served by the friendly reception officer, my view has changed.
The hotel was well located in CBD within good walking distance to some good cafes, restaurants and shopping. Everything was within 5-15mins walk. Trams and trains were also easily accessible.
I stayed in a standard room with a queen bed which I found a bit too small to my liking but it works just fine. I wish they have firmer pillows though.
Bathroom was small but refurbished to a modern design. A slight disappointment on the toiletries. Only bath gel and 2 in 1 shampoo was provided. The shampoo wasn't great for someone with long hair like myself. Cotton wool, cotton buds and body lotion was provided which is downside for me.
Wifi was also not available in the room and I had to subscribe to daily data roaming using my mobile phone. Most hotels these days provide free wifi in the entire hotel. That could be something Novotel should look into.
Ohh...and I love that they provide red apples at the reception where you can pick one up on the way in or out of the hotel :) Australian apples are sooo yummy!
On the whole, it's a well located hotel and good enough if you're not looking for a 5 star treatment with turndown service. I would definitely stay there again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Melbourne, Novotel Melbourne on Collins offers 380 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. The 4.5 Star property is within walking distance of some of the finest attractions in Melbourne. Offering a contemporary restaurant and bar, indoor heated swimming pool & spa and fitness centre, it is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travellers. St. Collins Lane, located conveniently beneath the hotel is now open, Melbourne's most unique fashion destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Melbourne On Collins Hotel Melbourne
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- Melbourne Novotel