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“Enjoyable nights stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

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Novotel Melbourne St Kilda
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in St Kilda
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Enjoyable nights stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Our room was great, location from tram stop couldn't have been better. Both dinner and breakfast in the resturant were lovely. Amazing large fluffy white towels. Only the weather let us down !
Only negative would be with the website - it tells u what tram to take to get there but not which stop to get off at.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

The hotel is well-situated and well-appointed. It is right in the action in St Kilda and close to transport. The hotel served good meals, particularly breakfast. Service was refreshingly pleasant, with all staff making a point of being friendly. The only downside was that parking was not included in the price of our room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed at Novotel due to the great location, however was very disappointed with the place. Being a Novotel and paying good money i would expect much better. The room was tiny and the bathroom was from the 80's absolutely tiny and to have a shower you had to stand in a bath with a toilet behind a door. Terrible would not reccommend this place to anyone. Was a very dissappointing stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sarah m
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NovotelStKildaGM, General Manager at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear the room booked was not satisfactory & that we failed to provide value for money on this occasion. May I recommend an upgrade to a Superior Bayview Room for your next stay which is larger & has great water views, this may be more suitable to your expectations.

Regards.

Erkin Aytekin
General Manager
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North Albury, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

A wonderful weekend retreat with good amenities, room service, bar facilities and tram services to anywhere in Melbourne. Room very small for the price, bay view stunning. Front desk receptionists not familiar with wider Melbourne or rules for travelling on trams but could say where to purchase tickets. Lunar Park less than half a block away and the beach and bay worth it. Recommend the St Kilda market stall on a Sunday and lots of food places available nearby.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Mildura, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The food was great particularly breakfast, great gluten free & healthy options, the best I've come across yet. Beds were comfy & we all slept well. The rooms were quiet, no external noise. Good location with trams stop right out the front so access to the city was so easy. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Upgraded our room to bay view which was a good thing to do. Although on holiday we had some business to do with friends and we had enough room to do this adequately with work table in the room. All was good. Only problem was that the coat hanger rail in the cupboard sits loosely and it came off when taking a suit down with all clothes ending up on the floor.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GrazieGH
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Alice Springs, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Service great. Staff very helpful. Definitely paying for great location. Close to many restaurants and Luna Park. Tram stop close by.
Clean but room a bit old. Laminate peeling on wardrobe kickboard exposing large patch of chipboard. Bathroom could do with regrouting. Lots of dirty fingerprints on man hole cover on ceiling. Lower walls could also do with a coat of paint (looks like scuffing from suitacases). No raised bench to put suitcase on even though there was space to put 2. Even a fold up stand would help and prevent the need to kneel on the floor all the time.
Room service menu reasonable variety, good kids menu choices at reasonable prices, fast service and food hot on arrival. Hotel restaurant had less variety and no obvious kids menu. Buffet breakfast good variety and food kept hot.
Pool ok. Supplied pool things for kids such as noodles and kickboards were old and worn. Not sure why sun damaged britttle noodles not replaced when these things cost so little. Note that the electronic pool gate takes a while to lock again after exiting so beware if you have fast toddlers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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NovotelStKildaGM, General Manager at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I have shared your feedback regarding the poor condition of our facilities with Housekeeping & Maintenance who will follow up, we will also check the electronic pool gate for safety reasons.

Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards.

Erkin Aytekin
General Manager
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Additional Information about Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

Property: Novotel Melbourne St Kilda
Address: 16 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in St Kilda
#4 Family Hotel in St Kilda
#5 Luxury Hotel in St Kilda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Melbourne St Kilda 4*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Novotel Melbourne St Kilda is the city's premier beachfront hotel. Ideally positioned facing St Kilda beach and surrounded by some of the city's finest attractions, Novotel St Kilda is the perfect escape for the business or leisure traveller. Situated 6km from the city centre and 28km from Melbourne Airport, experience all this unique St Kilda hotel and its cosmopolitan surroundings have to offer from this hotel's prime position on The Esplanade. Novotel Melbourne St Kilda provides a great choice of St Kilda accommodation, offering 211 rooms and suites, many featuring spa baths with spectacular bay view over Port Philip Bay. The Novotel St Kilda can cater for a variety of events including residential conferences, team building exercises, annual meetings and gala dinners. Choose from 12 versatile function spaces for up to 300 delegates. Many of the rooms offer stunning ocean views and outdoor terrace areas for informal networking. Walk to some of Melbourne's finest attractions such as Luna Park, experience the famous Sunday art and craft market on The Esplanade or discover the many shopping options and bustling nightlife on nearby Acland and Fitzroy Streets. If you need to park the car, there is a secure, undercover parking (extra charge), whilst a tram stop at the front door ensures easy and convenient access to Melbourne city centre only six kilometres away. ... more   less 
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