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“No window but good service”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Melbourne

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The Melbourne
Ranked #73 of 81 Hotels in Perth
Melbourne, Australia
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“No window but good service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

I booked this hotel as it was near the convention centre and easy walking distance to all the functions I had to attend. However I would not stay there ever again as I did not have a good experience at all due to the fact I had no window (none of the standard rooms have one) and the worst neighbours ever! First of all my room gave on to a conference room which was being set up every morning and light would shine through the only small bit of glass I had in my room. AND my neighbour who was there 4 out of the 5 nights I stayed at the hotel was snoring so much, I could hear his alarm clock at 6.15am every morning and he had a bad cough. It felt like he was actually staying in my room the noise was that bad! I had to call reception to ask them when he was checking out as it was horrible! I also had to call reception every morning to find out the weather and decide on what to wear since I could not see outside...
The staff however were all very friendly and helpful and breakfast was served fast at the M cafe but the fact I had no window and had to put the fan on to get some air circulating in my room just made me claustrophobic and grumpy so not great when you have to network and attend a conference for 5 days!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

The only reason we stayed here was because of the price.Avoid this hotel if you could.I was told by a friend she had a worse experience someplace else.Having stayed here for more than a week with an infant was horrible enough.The LIFT, if you can help it,take the stairs! Do not even attempt breakfast here, take it anywhere else but here because service for even a cup of coffee takes ages.The room "looks" clean but it smells of stale smoke.This hotel needs to be redone from the ground up, in my opinion.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

I am in Room 109 which is directly above the bar. The noise eventually abates around 12am. Avoid any room facing Hay street Pleasant staff but slow breakfast service. Renovated bathroom and functional room with shared balcony so door cannot be left open for fresh air. 5* price but 3* quality.

  • Stayed June 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Being a frequent visitor to Perth I have found it harder and harder to secure affordable accommodation without booking weeks in advance and this weeks trip was no exception so my secretary booked me into The Melbourne Hotel. Was very pleasantly surprised! Clean, comfortable, friendly staff, a homely restaurant with good food at an affordable price, good breakfast in the cafe which alsomakes great coffee. As another reviewer has stated it has a character which has not been destroyed by making it a 'ritzy boutique' hotel with ritzy rates to match.
And the internet included in the room rate so that alone makes it the best deal in Perth (where you can pay upto $30/day for internet access).

The only negative is that they really need to sort the wireless coverage across all the rooms and i would give it 5 stars!

Unfortunately next trip am already booked to stay at another 'big brand' hotel. However will be dining at the Melbourne's restaurant and will seriously consider making the Melbourne my regular place to stay in Perth.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

at a friendly sunny early morning we enjoyed a variety of offered breakfeast. the coffee offered was nice as well

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Chiang Mai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Most hotels are as alike nowadays. Sorry, but it's true: resort hotels are all the same, business hotels are all the same, boutique hotels are all the same. You may know where you are but the hotels themselves don't give you a clue what country you're in. The Melbourne, agreeably, has character. And it's not "Ye Olde" Anything. It's simply old in a good way. This was the one time I decided while passing through NZ and OZ to have dinner in a hotel. I was delighted with my barramundi which I chose because I didn't know what a barramundi was. Cooked simply to perfection with equally yummy mashed potatoes. The Melbourne is your go-to if you wish lodging that connects with where you are.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank PadovaChiangMai
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

The hotel is very central for all things in Perth city and is very affordable, unfortunately that probably reflects the quality. The room decor is very simple and cheap and not a very cosy or relaxed atmosphere. The facilities are limited, but that is expected as it is an old hotel. It has plenty of character and a pub downstairs (which didn't cause any noise problems). I would stay here again because of the price and location compared to other city hotels, but the rooms are merely for sleeping only and not to relax in.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Melbourne

Property: The Melbourne
Address: 942 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#44 Luxury Hotel in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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