The hotel is located opposite the Flinders street Station and it was easy to find your way to all the cafes alley ways and main attractions in Melbourne. Upon arrival i was unable to check in as my colleague had booked and i was not on the booking. They gave me 1 hour free internet to get her details and to keep me occupied until 2pm (checkin time)The internet is not usually free, which i thought was odd for a 4 1/2 star hotel but since they didn't charge me i was happy.
We got upgraded to a commerce suite (615) it was in a refurbished area. Make sure you ask for a room on the quiet side as this is how i got a quiet new room while my colleague got an older room that backed onto the noisy street. It appears that the hotel is split into 2 areas, the newer and the older, this is obvious as they are carpeted differently. You will be walking up the hallway and the carpet changes from new brown carpet to a red patterned older carpet.
The rooms were small as everyone on here has said and the bathrooms in the newer suites make good use of the small area (even if the basin is a bit cramped and you feel like the toilet is half in the shower)
The reception staff were ok, a bit grumpy and they made a mistake when trying to release my bond on checkout. Make sure you ask them to release the bond asap or it may take a while to get your money back.
The concierge was especially helpful and was very polite. There was no one around when i arrived to take my bags or anything like that so fairly basic as far as service goes.
All in all not bad for a work trip, but i definitely wouldn't stay there for pleasure. it is not really worth the price. I am just glad we got a wotif deal or it would have been very overpriced.
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- One of Australia's finest historic hotels. Built in 1912, this meticulously restored hotel retains the elegant style of the early 1900s while providing you with all the convenience of 21st century technology and amenities ... more less
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- Melbourne Rendezvous Hotel