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“A simple but agreeable tune” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street

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Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street
Ranked #87 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Australia
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A simple but agreeable tune”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

I must admit I didn't exactly have high expectations of this place but booked it because of location, along with it being new and...cheap. It also has some decent reviews which I would agree with after my short - long weekend - stay. It's a budget offering that represents excellent value in Melbourne.

Based on some of the other reviews I thought I would confronted with a number of different add-ons but all was inclusive. The towels and toiletries came in cute black bags with the cheerful Tune printed graphics.

The rooms are small but not claustrophobic and decorated in a pleasant contemporary style. Most importantly it has a decent bed - it's budget but they haven't skimped on the things that matter. The property opened last year and still looks spanking new and was spotlessly clean.

Wifi was included but I can't comment on this as I used my cell phone. I was able to watch a bunch of World Cup games on the flatscreen. For a longer stay, the fact there is no refrigerator would probably become an issue but for a short stay where you're not spending a lot of time in the room, this place is absolutely fine.

Downstairs there are a bunch of sofa's along with some PC's if you didn't bring a laptop. The cafe seems a comfy place to hang out. Probably more people would frequent it if they brought their prices down a bit.

No issues regarding service - check-in a breeze and the front desk were happy to arrange my pick-up to the airport at the end of my stay. If their prices remain competitive, certainly I wouldn't hesitate to book this place again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GreyMarl
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NathanCopsey, General Manager at Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Hi GreyMarl,

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the facilities we have on offer.

Look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Nathan Copsey
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stayed at Tune Hotel for 4 nights, it was a pleasant stay and room was clean. I love the bed and it was very comfortable and the shower system as well. Easily to move around in the city. It was 10 mins walking distance to the State Library of Victoria. The hotel staffs are very helpful and friendly and I really enjoyed my stay with Tune hotel. Most recommend hotel, It is a very nice hotel and I will stay again for my next trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sow Y
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NathanCopsey, General Manager at Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Hi yvonneck,

Thanks for your feedback! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon.

Nathan Copsey
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel was great which is clean and spacious compared to tune hotels in Malaysia. Location is good and tram service is just 5 mins walk away. I love the spacious and well decorated lobby. Shower in the room was great too.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floor will be much quieter
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alicedesmond
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NathanCopsey, General Manager at Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Hi alicedesmond,

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and especially our shower, we pride ourselves on that!

Hope to see you again soon

Nathan Copsey
General Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed at the Tune Hotel, primarily for location as it is very centrally located giving access to the city circle tram, Melbourne Central station, and easy walking distance to Lygon Street and the Victoria Markets. Room was smallish but had everything I needed and the bed was very comfy. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced well located base to explore Melbourne from.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 247Rose
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NathanCopsey, General Manager at Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Hi 247Rose,

Thanks for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed the comfy beds, we get great feedback on them!

Hope to see you at Tune Melbourne again soon.

Nathan Copsey
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited Melbourne for the long weekend and wanted somewhere near the city so we could put our feet up between events, shopping and meals. Tune was perfect - modern, friendly clean and equipped with comfy beds!! We had no problems with noise and we're happy with the proximity to the city. My boyfriend would have preferred a bit more space as he likes to throw his clothes around, but otherwise no complaints.

The price was extremely good for the quality. Thank you, Tune!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaxPower_and_Juju
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NathanCopsey, General Manager at Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Hi MaxPower_and_Juju,

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the location and value for money! That's 2 of our main aims.

Hope to see you again soon

Nathan Copsey
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed few tune hotels overseas so far the room and the bathroom melbourne is the bigger amongst them. Love the reception area, outdoor siting area and the laundry area. There is water dispenser in the laundry. Booked through American Express website and include the towels and tv etc. we stayed on Sunday, and street parking are free. About 15-20 min walk to the cbd shopping area. Would definitely recommend this hotel, it's clean, modern.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GotMymail
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NathanCopsey, General Manager at Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Hi Gotmymail,

Thanks for your review. We appreciate feedback from all our guests.

Glad you enjoyed our bathrooms and the whole stay, we love to hear that!

Can't wait to see you again at Tune Melbourne

Nathan Copsey
General Manager
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Penang Island, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Friendly and helpful staffs.
Room is small but its clean, tidy, and comfort.
Hotel facilities are shared (laundry, computer, drink water), located at ground floor, simple and nice.
Public parking is just in front the hotel, very convenience.

Room Tip: Try to book earlier, you may get a better price.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LoganWeng
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NathanCopsey, General Manager at Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Hi LoganWeng,

Thanks for your kind words. In regards to your room tip to "book earlier, you may get a better price" this is definitely the way to go!

Hope to see you again soon

Nathan Copsey
General Manager
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Property: Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street
Address: 609 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Formerly Tune Hotel - Melbourne)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Ranked #87 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street 3*
Number of rooms: 225
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