Previous visits to Melbourne always see me staying in the city centre hotels. This time round, however, coming with a big group of 10 people, I decided to stay in a more economical place. Princes park was chosen as it fitted my budget bill and has the added advantage of being near to the city centre.
Coming to Melbourne in the super peak season (Australian open) my first 2 nights were pre booked in Singapore. Mr Nathan, the person whom my wife corresponded, was kind enough to put our 3 families close together. The course of doing so involves upgrading one of our rooms to a renovated one at no extra charge. In the city centre, this would most probably mean extra cost on your final bill.
The renovated rooms are clean and spacious, thought the same cant be said of the unrenovated ones. The rooms with cooking facilities are well stocked and roomy. An added bonus is the presence of a small balcony at the end of room, which enable us to do some laundry.
Unsure of directions to Ballarat and other areas, I asked the reception the following morning for help. Andy? (but I know he stay in Melton), went through great lengths to explain the shortest route to my intended destination and even assisted me in my bank problems.
Yes, this motel does have some shortcomings, such as the absence of lifts, noise from the traffic at night and the absence of hotel facilities such as swimming pool and cafe. But coming to a high cost area like Melbourne, especially in the peak summer season, these shortcomings became trival when seen against the price they charge. Indeed, so comfortable were we with this motel that we all decided to stay here again on the last night before our flight back Singapore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an Award Winning Property, located a short distance from the Melbourne CBD. We are situated at the start of Sydney Road, Brunswick and overlook Princes Park & Royal Parade. Public transport is readily available with tram and train services on our doorstep. We pride ourselves on our commitment towards service and guest satisfaction. We are proudly a non-smoking property, and are a member of Best Western Australia.Our rooms are comfortably appointed and contain:- Comfortable queen & single pillow-top beds- Fast wired internet- Newly renovated bathrooms with heaters- Split Air-conditioning (heating & cooling)- Balconies overlooking parkland (Apartments only)- Fully equipped Kitchens (Apartments only)- Flat-screen TVs- Free off street parking- Free Foxtel and In-house moviesOUR AWARDS:**WINNER** - BEST WESTERN - BEST RENOVATIONS & PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS**WINNER** - BEST WESTERN - BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn Greater Melbourne/Brunswick, Australia
- Melbourne Best Western