First impression as we lugged baggage down the narrow mirrored passageway to the tiny reception office at the end was "Gawd, what have we here!". Receptionist was welcoming and friendly enough...then came the lift (elevator)...rather old and clunky with doors that would take a limb off if you weren't quick enough. Wound our way through the paint-chipped passageway to our room on the fourth floor.
What a pleasant surprise! nice comfy beds, a walk-in robe and kitchenette leading to a very clean and serviceable bathroom.
The fridge had fresh bread, butter and spreads for a first-morning light breakfast as well as the standard tea/coffee making facilities and a microwave.
Oddly, there were double windows (almost double glazing) which could both be opened to look outside into Swanston Street, which was a blessing since the windows looked like they had not been cleaned in years. No matter
A huge flat screen TV on the wall for those who want TV, but this was Melbourne and to we country folk there was much outside waiting for us....
We stayed three nights and enjoyed the comforts and cleanliness the room had to offer, not to mention the very central location of this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The City Square motel is located in the heart of Melbourne on Swanston Street directly opposite the city square, surrounded by theatres, cafes, restaurants and department stores. A short walk to Flinders Street station, Federation Square, Crown Casino, MCG, Rod Laver Arena and the Etihad Stadium. This Melbourne CBD accommodation is the perfect place to stay for business or leisure, offering comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The City Square Hotel Melbourne