This is the first hotel I have stayed at where I can honestly say the staff made the difference between an ordinary stay and a good stay. They were friendly, attentive, and helpful, in a sincere manner.
The “whynot shower index” gives a five star (or should that be a five shower head) rating. How refreshing it is to have a decent shower with loads of hot water.
On the negative side, it took forever to make a booking. Their web was out of action (I tried over a number of days). In the end, I had to do a telephone reservation through their international call centre. While the bed is covered with a lovely thick doona; dear management, in the middle of an Australian summer, a thinner blanket would be far more appropriate (or place one in the cupboard please). The charge for car parking is a bit excessive (this is the middle of Geelong, not Sydney, right?) The bar fridge gurgled (annoying loud) all through the night. And, while on the bar fridge, it was crammed solid (we couldn’t get some of our supplies in).
The room was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Buffet breakfast was reasonable value. I thought it was a little bit on the expensive side (but I paid retail rather than business rates). I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the waterfront with amazing views across the bay, Novotel Geelong is situated within Geelong's Central Business District, close to shopping centres and local attractions. It is within an hour by car from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Avalon Airport. The hotel features 109 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, function rooms, indoor pool, steam room, fitness centre and free WiFi. Perfect for business and leisure travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Points By Sheraton Geelong
- Four Points By Sheraton Geelong Hotel Geelong
- Sheraton Geelong
- Four Points Geelong
- Geelong Four Points
- Geelong Sheraton