The view was just beautiful over the river, especially at first dawn and in the evening. The hotel was so close to the mall and great restaurants (the Greenhouse was sensational), and just a stroll to the riverside restaurants and bars. The room was large and spacious, and had a private feel. However... the bed was a bit lumpy, as were the pillows. The lounge area light was flickering, and despite calling reception for assistance, it was never fixed throughout my four day stay. The bathroom was nice, but with cracked tiles and a leaky shower head that sprayed water over the wall. The towels were clean, but a little old, and there was no hand towel (but that's being picky). There was no iron in the room - instead, there was an 'ironing room' on the 7th floor, which contained several mattresses stacked against the wall, an old milk crate (should you care to sit whilst ironing!) and a very old ironing board that was badly stained and thin from overuse. The iron itself was okay, although a bit leaky, leaving wet patches on the clothes. The whole ironing room felt like a fire hazard in a broom closet, with little space for movement, nowhere to hang freshly ironed clothes, a door that swung firmly shut behind you as you entered, and carpet on the floor... so you leave hoping you've remembered to turn the iron off! The kitchen amenities were sufficient, but my colleague's kettle wouldn't work unless she held it down onto the electrical source. Also, the dishwashing liquid was stored in an old, used water bottle under the sink... poorly labelled in texta, and clearly a hazard should little children have been staying with any of us. For the TV lover, don't expect the full range of digital channels (stock standard ABC, 7, 9 10 only). Despite all of these quirks, as a budget hotel with some great redeeming features (such as the view, location and the large room), I'd definitely stay there again. Just don't expect anything fancy~!
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