Stayed in the Formule 1 in november 2009 on quick three day trip from NZ. Hotel is easy to find and was only a 15 min walk from the main bus/train station. Heaps of shuttles or trams to catch if the walk is too far.
Upon arriving (at 10am) as rudely told that check in didnt start until after 2pm. The guy running the reception desk (behind the bulletproof shield lol) looked very stressed as reception had two people waiting for help. I had a backpack and asked about storage until checkin. Lockers are available down the hall in what appears to be a disused storage room. The lockers are cheap at $4 for 24hrs BUT be warned... while I was in there two lockers magically popped open after some people just paid! the recption guy was told and he muttered and got them to put their bags behind reception (note on checking out I decided to use the slightly more expensive options at the train station).
Room was clean and tidy, basic as stated but everything looked as the pics appear online. My view was of office building (with people working and seeing me laying on bed!) so closed curtains very quickly.... air conditioning was dusty and had broken fins but worked fantastically :)
Location was super although I was informed to be careful at night walking by myself down end of elizabeth street near river.... looked a bit rough with some slightly questionable bars but nothing that a normal person (or people) couldnt cope with.
Check out was a breeze and simply dumped card in return slot. No problems!
Would stay here again!!
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- HOTEL NEWLY REFURBISHED NO CARPARK this can be booked for you, it is approx 600 meters away, please ask reception. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Formule 1 Melbourne
- Melbourne Hotel Formule 1