In what used to be a block of 1970's built apartments, the owners hv done a cheap refit of the place to cater for guests. Everything is old, tired, shabby & definitely seen better days. It feels like all the furniture & appliances were from fire sales of old hotels. The carpet was sticky (wouldnt dare walk around barefoot) & the kitchen reeked of old cooking smells/oil. The bathroom - though reasonably clean & functional is in desperate need of an update. The remote controls for aircon & TV were taped with sticky tape & looked filthy (had to clean it with wet ones & our hands as well each time we used it!)
The positives are : Sheets & towels were clean. Well located in East Melbourne
The reception staff were pleasant & quite helpful. We were in Melbourne for the tennis & it was an easy 15 min stroll through lovely streets lined with beautiful old houses to get to the tennis centre.
There were several other blocks of apartment style hotels in the area, all of which looked better maintained & obviously been updated. We chose this place to stay because of the reasonable price - the saying "you get what you pay for" certainly applies here. For $30 to $50 more a day, we should hv booked one of the refurbished apartment hotels. The owners should spend some money to spruce up the place. Otherwise as is : would not recommend anyone to stay here. I
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated! Whether you’re looking for accommodation near Mercy Hospital or accommodation near Fitzroy Gardens, there’s no better choice than City Edge’s East Melbourne serviced apartments. If you want the comfort of a bed and breakfast in East Melbourne at the cost of a budget hotel, you’ll love our studio and family apartments, equipped with all the features and amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Our accommodation near St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne is ideal if you’re looking for hotels within walking distance to the MCG or Rod Laver Arena. Whether you’re a family seeking family accommodation near the MCG, a businessperson looking for weekly apartment rentals, or a traveller searching for accommodation near Melbourne Park, City Edge is your home away from home. ... more less
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