Whenever I book hotels I make sure the room has a tub as it's not a luxury I'm able to enjoy in my shower-only apartment. This room did not disappoint with it's large bath in the bed area. You can lie back and watch a movie on the big screen TV. There is plenty of space to spread out with a separated bathroom containing a basin, shower and toilet. The room is very clean with shiny tiles and a spacious desk to put a laptop and newspapers, as well as eat. The bed was extremely comfortable with a firm mattress and soft underlay.
There was not much to criticise with regard to the room itself however there were some minor disappointments. When checking in I asked if there was room service for dinner and was told yes. I phoned to order a meal at around 6:20pm and was told the kitchen was closed. I find this rather baffling considering 6:30 is still early, and I was not told the cut off time when checking in. I was advised to try MenuLog which was fine but most of the restaurants listed have a $25 minimum order which makes it a bit expensive for one, not to mention wasteful. My order arrived within an hour with no cutlery or napkins and therefore I had no choice but to eat my dinner with a teaspoon (or go downstairs in my pjs and ask for cutlery). But overall not a major issue.
The other minor thing was that the TV had minimal channels so I would recommend bring an iPad with GooglePlay and spend $10 on the wifi.
Overall a very comfortable stay with friendly staff. One night was not enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only 200 metres from the beach, and with cosmopolitan and vibrant Barkly and Acland Streets around the corner, Rydges St Kilda will suit those who value designer chic combined with relaxed, modern comfort. All of our rooms feature premium amenities and ultra comfortable beds. For extra treats, consider our Deluxe King Spa Room featuring an indulgent one-person spa bath, or the decadent Spa Suite Room with your own double spa bath. For extra fun check out our popular Round Room, with a luxurious double spa featured in a unique circular space. If you're feeling peckish pop down to Hub cafe for scrumptious Genovese coffees and mouthwatering treats for breakfast and lunch. Later in the day visit Mavis Brown's. Our creative, friendly and relaxed bar with an extensive range of local and international craft beers as well as scrumptious tapas and daily specials. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor St Kilda
- Urban Hotel St Kilda
- Rydges St Kilda Greater Melbourne