My wife and I have just returned from one night at the Punthill Apartments in Little Bourke Street and we were both quite disappointed with what we got for our money.
I realise we had to pay a premium due to the Melbourne Grand Prix being on but I can't say we received value for money even at a lesser rate.
First the good, the service received from the lady at reception was without fault. She fully explained everything I needed to know in regards to our stay including late night entry, car parking, etc.
The location is great. Right in the heart of Chinatown, with so many great restaurants right outside the front door.
The room itself was fine, especially as we were only staying the one night. The only faults with the room itself were that the couch was so sagged in the middle of the seat, once in it was an effort to get out, a bit of mould under the taps over the bath and that the shower was over the bath with only a very small shower screen which really didn't stop the floor from becoming quite wet. Other than that the room served our purpose for the night with the bed quite comfortable.
The main down side of our stay was the noise.
I'm not concerned with street noise, as this is to be expected when staying in the heart of any city. It was more the noise from other people staying in the apartments. There seemed to be a constant chorus of voices, door banging and even the lift which must have been on the other side of our bedroom wall.
I concede the hotel was probably booked out due to the Grand Prix and as such a lot more people coming and going than normal, but given that we paid $345 for the one night we didn't feel it was value for money.
Would I stay there again, given the amount of other accommodation options available, probably not.
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