I was surprised by how much I enjoyed my stay at the Travelodge. I had not expected such high standards and such low prices.
We arrived there by accident , having not planned our accommodation in Melbourne. The location was fantastic - on the river, right in the heart of Melbourne, near loads of restaurants and close to the city centre and public transport. It was so good, in fact, that I had expected a much higher price. The Travelodge was also set far enough back from the road and the local nightlife to be extremely quiet (at least on the side of the building we stayed on). It was the only hotel in three weeks in Australia that I managed to sleep in without ear plugs - although there was an electrical sounding constant low hum that I couldn't identify the cause of.
The room was large, very attractively decorated and clean. The bathroom (or more accurately the shower room, there was no bath) was large and clean and practically arranged with plenty of space to put your wash bag.
In fact, the whole set up was very practical - there was a microwave in the room and a directory of where to order take away from. The Travelodge didn't have its own car park, but had an arrangement with one about 50 metres away giving us A$12 per day parking (ask at the desk, they need to put the parking ticket through a machine to get you this rate).
My only slight complaint was the beds (we went for twins just to be on the safe side, after a shocking night of roll together and bounce in the previous motel had left me sleeping on the floor). The beds were on castors and tended to push away from the wall when you leant against it to sit up and watch TV and were also slightly squeaky. Overall though, this did not detract from me getting a good night's sleep - and as a light sleeper with a bad back, that's no mean feat.
- 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:
- Travelodge Southbank Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Southbank Travel Lodge
- Travelodge Melbourne
- Travel Lodge Melbourne
- Melbourne Travel Lodge
- Melbourne Travelodge