Great location which is quiet and decently sized room - this is about all the place has going for it.
Booked a premier spa room - when booking requested the room which had the spa overlooking a window, was told that they couldnt guarentee which room we would be in until closer to the date as it is subject to other bookings. However upon calling the night prior, I was told that we were definitely in that room - this was not the case when we arrived.
The room was a good size, however upon entering the bathroom, using the toilet was a tight squeeze! Once sitting you were only a few inches away from the toilet paper holder & wall infront of you - lucky we are both thin people! Furthermore the windows have been covered to obscure visability, but it has been done terribly - completely bubbled and peeling. The 'romantic' bath tub is surrounded by below average sealant jobs, and when i went to turn the cold handle for the shower it fell off!!
The room had the usual 'superfical', 'surface only' clean, with a stained carpet, chipped surfaces and needed a paint job desperately.
Air system is in dire need of replacement - had it on the coolest setting and highest power level, and the room was still stuffy and led to an uncomfortable sweaty sleep - and the temperature that day was only 27 degrees!
The bed was a generous size, however the we discovered that the very thin doona had no sheet cover! It was just layered on the bed between two other sheets - not sure how sanitary that is!
We were on level four and could hear either the air system or water system clearly on and off during the night.
Reception staff were nice enough, but nothing to rave about.
Location is great with lots of stores and cafes nearby.
Quality and value was below expectations and frankly almost embarassing considering it was meant to be a 'romantic' night in the city.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel for a romantic trip. Would have been more suitale for a business or solo trip when you can overlook the paint job and quality etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This tucked away boutique hotel located in the heart of Melbourne's Central Business District is appreciated by discerning business and leisure travellers for its prized location, personal service, warmth and charm. With its entrance in the Howey Place laneway, the hotel is nestled amongst cosy eateries, as well as elegant and quirky fashion boutiques. Enjoying the prime location on Little Collins Street, Hotel Causeway guests can take a quick stroll to the bustling Bourke Street Mall & Swanston Street and enjoy an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants. Housed in a beautiful art deco building, the hotel offers spacious rooms with a contemporary design that provide a relaxing retreat amidst the lively atmosphere of the city. Rooms are furnished with comfortable beds, modern bathrooms and aubergine armchairs. Room features include an LCD TV with selected Foxtel channels, air-conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, in-room safe, minibar, a large working desk as well as bathrobes and slippers. The top floor of the building offers guests a gym with cardio equipment and weight machines, a steam room and a roof terrace. Hotel Causeway has a discount parking arrangement with Wilson's Galleria car park located only a block away from the hotel. Reception staff gladly oblige to assist guests in booking airport transfers and day tours. Melbourne attractions, entertainment and sports venues such as Etihad Stadium, the MCG, the Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Gaol, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria and Eureka Tower are just a stroll away. The hotel's close proximity to local trams and trains provides an ideal starting point to explore further sights such as Melbourne Zoo, the Docklands precinct, Luna Park and the Botanic Gardens.Guests who opt for a shopping holiday will not be disappointed as major department stores such as Myer and Zara are just a block away from the hotel and David Jones is right across the road. Shopping strips such as Bridge Road, Chapel Street and Brunswick Street as well as the DFO Shopping Centre can be reached by tram within minutes. Hotel Causeway's central location allows guests to explore Melbourne's unique laneway culture with its tucked away bars, cafes and boutiques. There is something new to discover every day! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Causeway Hotel Melbourne