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“If you want a prison cell for a room stay here” 1 of 5 bubbles
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The Melbourne
Ranked #73 of 81 Hotels in Perth
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If you want a prison cell for a room stay here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2011

This was one of the most diappointing stays on a business trip I have ever done. The room was moderately decorated and basic. I've stayed in a flag inn with better quality than this. The room had no windows or access to fresh air, the airconditioner was noisy and the ceiling fan was useless during some hot humid weather. Every movement, conversation in the hallway and the bar downstairs echoed through the night. The breakfast offered in the cafe offered no variety for the healthy breakfast eater apart from a bowl of fruit with a sparing splash of yogurt. The restaurant is deceaving as it looks and decore are quite beautiful however I've had better service in McDonalds I must have waited over 30 minutesjust to get a second glass of wine and no offer for coffee or dessert, (it wasn't even 9pm) however as the waitress approached the glass was swiped away without a chance to request another. The car park is about 100 metres away and although an easy walk during the day, very difficult to find in the one streets around Perth. As far as security at night returning from the car park I would find this quite unsafe if you were on your own.My only positive experience were the reception staff who were always friendly on entering the foyer. This place looks good on the outside as a Heritage building however very tired if you deceide to stay here. Great front bar if you are after a drink in a noisy area.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Easeylife
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manchester
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2011

Often reviewed as a heritage hotel but actually old fashioned, tired, a bit gloomy. Our room at the back felt rather like a prison cell with one small, very high window. Furnishings were poor. From our diary.... 'Hotel room is a bit tired - no - a lot Third World. Furniture from B & Q pine flat-pack. The ceiling fan wobbled so much that a lamp shade fell off and broke. Everything is so dated - sorry, so heritage. This morning, came back from breakfast and the male chambermaid in our room (at 9.45) cleaning it. He made no effort to leave, making us feel like intruders until we suggested that HE move out for 10/15 minutes.' In the dining room on Valentines day there were two couplesfor dinner, clearly the locals have a view on the place

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cityl0ver
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Having requested a quiet room we found ourselves overlooking one of the main streets through Perth. After a 24 hour flight and it being 1.30am we didn't complain and made the best of it. The room was comfy and clean but was rather tired and in desparte need of bringing onto the 21st century.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

This is a traditional Australian hotel but needs some upgrading to make it charming. Its location is great and the restaurant and bar were both very nice. Unfortunately I had a parcel delivered to the front desk for me while I was there which never appeared. I wrote to the GM asking him to let me know where it was but he never got back to me.

My room lead on to the communal balcony which was nice and the whole feeling of the place was more old world Australian than I would have got if I stayed at the Hilton across the road, however next time I will be staying at the Hilton.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2010

Very old and tired building. Stairs and corridors very noisy, which is not good when you are leaving your room at 6am to go for a walk. TV reception was absolutely terrible - could not even watch it. Very small and old tv anyway. Could not see out the window which was dissapointing. Had a buffet breakfast included with the room however it was not a buffet breakfast, rather I got to choose off the breakfast menu to the value of $25 or $30. However the breakfast was nice. Ordered room service which was fine. The location of the hotel was good however overall I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Trish O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2010

We have been to the Melbourne on a number of occassions. The staff are always friendly and obliging. The room is always clean and tidy with bathroom amenities sparkling clean. The hotel is situated close to the city, on a good end of town with easy access to public transport. Always take advantage of the delicious breakfast in the cafe. The restaurant is also recommended. One suggestion is to add a couple of complimentary biscuits in the tea making cabinet.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Errol10
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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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