Pros - relatively cheap for the pricy location, located next to the river and near the Convention Center and near several museums and the aquarium. The room was ok, reasonably clean. A footbridge is very close by and lets you cross the river directly to Flinders Station for trains and trams.
Cons- it is very much a basic no-frills hotel that charges for anything extra. No internet or wifi in your room unless you pay extra. No breakfast unless you pay for it. There is internet down in the lobby with three computers, but they charge 10 cents a minute and 20 cents a page to print out things such as your boarding pass. TV is very basic, with just a few channels - lots of Fox sports rugby. I got a room with a shower that did not separate the tile floor from the rest of the bathroom, so water spilled out all over the bathroom.
This hotel meets the basic requirements for good value, cleanliness, and location but is otherwise bland and unmemorable. The lack of free wifi and internet and printing is the most annoying aspect. It probably deserves only three and a half stars.
Came here for the 2012 ISMRM Convention.
Stayed May 2012.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travelodge Hotel Southbank is ideally located right by the Melbourne Yarra River, close to the CBD, major transport, shopping and dining. We are placed within walking distance of many major attractions in Melbourne, such as The Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. Other destinations, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, and the Royal Botanic Gardens are just minutes away. We offer fantastic Southbank Melbourne accommodation at great value. Join us and stay in one of our 275 hotel rooms. Our 24-hour reception assistance and friendly advice about the local area will help you to make the most of your stay. Ours is one of the best-placed Southbank Melbourne hotels for the smart traveller who appreciates great value and access to everything this diverse city has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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