We stayed in one of the newly rennovated rooms, on Level 7. Our room overlooked Little Collins Street and looked onto the buildings opposite. The room was airconditioned but we could also open our windows.
The room was very clean and freshly decorated. It had a new bathroom and huge flatscreen TV. We were given fresh milk for tea/coffee when we checked in.
The hotel has security lockers where you can store your bags after you have checked out (for a reasonable fee).
The hotel was very central to the mall and China Town. The free shuttle bus and tram were also within an easy walking distance.
To get the tram to St Kilda (No.96 tram), you pretty much walk straight out the main entrance, through the shopping alley directly in front (Tivoli Arcade?) and you reach the tram stop to catch the St Kilda Tram.
We did visit Alice's Restaurant (connected to hotel) for a dinner and really disliked our meal. Ignoring the meal, I have given a five rating for this hotel because it was economical, clean, centrally located and we were very comfortable.More