We arrived mid afternoon in 39C+ heat for an overnight stay. No trouble checking in (car in the shade) and were allocated a room in the second block (separate from main block). The lift service was dodgy - the lift finally worked after a few goes, but gave up several episodes later leaving guests to co-operate in using the locked firestairs. Nonetheless, we were not seriously inconvenienced and the lift was working ok the next morning.
The room was large and functional, although a little sterile. The bathroom was ok with a good large shower. Only point to note was the toilet was a cheapy - it worked but for a couple of hundred dollars extra, the bathroom would have justified the 4+ star rating.
However the highlight was the airconditioning - after a 30 second blast, we were reaching for the blankets. We actually turned it off for periods of time because it was so efficient. Outside, the magpies gasped and the vegetation wilted......
The restaurant was up to scratch with large portions of surprising good quality food. Service was very pleasant and efficient. No surprise that the guests pored in over the evening.
So overall - quite good experience, particulary as the rate offered on the night was ok. I checked a few days later and the rate had almost doubled. Maybe this place is too popular?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly positioned on the Murray River. The Best Western Plus Hovell Tree Inn is an unbeatable venue for corporate conferences, events, meetings and weddings. This superbly appointed property offers friendly and professional service combined with superior standard accommodation an ambiance befitting an award winning property. The Best Western Plus Hovell Tree Inn is easily recognized by its large bay windows overlooking landscaped gardens. Located three hour's drive north of Melbourne and 6 hour's drive south of Sydney. Airport 10 minutes drive. Public transport just outside our door. The Best Western Plus Hovell Tree Inn features 60 guest rooms, spa suites and fully self contained apartments. All rooms offer free Austar, mini bar, data port, hair dryer, tea and coffee facilities with toaster, individual reverse cycle air conditioner, full size ironing board and iron, disabled room on request, balconies on request, guest laundry, wireless / broadband internet. All rooms are non smoking. The property features a heated outdoor swimming pool and spa, as well as a gym, sauna and indoor spa. The Hovell Bar & Grill is well known for its excellent cuisine, great selection of wine and warm, friendly, efficient service. ... more less
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- Best Western Plus Hovell Tree Hotel Albury