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“Nothing special, except the location”
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Causeway 353 Hotel
Ranked #84 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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“Nothing special, except the location”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

I have given this hotel 4 stars based on the location, which could not be better, right in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Everything else about the hotel was ok. The staff professional but not over friendly, the breakfast basic, to say the least, the rooms standard, nothing to rave about. However, given that The Australian Open (tennis) was on during our stay, the nightly rate (booked 6 months in advance) was also reasonable. We were in Melbourne during a 4 day heat wave, where the temperature exceeded 40 degrees each day and the air conditioning did not cope very well, but this could have been the same everywhere.

Given the location, I would potentially book this hotel again on our next trip to Melbourne, providing the price was right.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Great Location is in the Centre of the City easy walking distance to shops, railway stations, trams. no need for a car because parking is very expensive in the city, they told us that parking would cost us $20 but when we paid the receipt said $82. The rooms were a bit on the small side so we upgraded to a suite much more room. The rooms were clean the staff was friendly and the Breakfast that was included was very good.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We recently stayed here for 5 nights so we could go to the tennis. It is centrally located, down a lane way. Can walk to Flinders street or Bourke street to catch a tram easily. Plenty of cafés around to go out for meals. Continental breakfast was included and was enough to get you started on the day ahead. Staff were helpful. Room was clean. As others have said the room is not huge, but we didn't spend much time in our room as we were too busy exploring Melbourne

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Had a good stay here, very central to the Melbourne CBD which makes it just a walk to most things, basic breakfast included and a discount rate for parking at a couple of nearby places so would go there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We stayed at the Causeway 353 Hotel for 8 nights during the Christmas period. The hotel is right in the middle of the CBD and ideally situated for exploring the city. It is also very close to the tram stop.

The hotel is modern and efficiently run with continental breakfast and daily newspaper included. Our room was not huge but well appointed with a large comfortable bed. There is no view, other than the neighbouring buildings, but there is a good coffee shop and a sushi bar next door.

We had a pleasant and trouble free stay at a very competitive price, and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stayed at Causeway 353 for two nights during recent heatwave our room temperature did not drop below 30 degrees and you can't open windows. No communication between staff and guests about air conditioning problem. No compensation offered not even a meal voucher.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Stayed 5 nights over Boxing Day test week. The best thing about the hotel must be its location; right in the middle of Melbourne's compact CBD, 353 is ideal for exploring the city.

Our room was spacious enough and clean, with a huge comfy bed (perfect after our 24 hour flight!) though a spot of redecoration wouldn't be a bad thing just to keep things tip-top. By no means a luxurious hotel but comfortable, modern enough and equipped with everything you usually need; safe, iron, tea/coffee, TV etc.

The continental breakfast was nice and plentiful.

Staff were happy to help out with various queries and requests.

No free wifi is my only gripe, though you can pay $2 for 30 minutes of access to check flight times or other bookings etc.

Room Tip: No real views to be had but if you can get a room on a higher floor you'll be above the roofline...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Causeway 353 Hotel
Address: 353 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#78 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Causeway 353 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the most popular 4 star hotels in Melbourne CBD, Causeway 353 Hotel is ideally located on Little Collins Street. Close to shopping and the corporate offices, the hotel is equally accommodating to both leisure and corporate visitors alike.Positioned amongst an extensive array of international eateries, cafes and quirky shops, Causeway 353 Hotel offers you an opportunity to experience the best of Melbourne's shopping right at your doorstep. Bourke Street Mall is within walking distance offering an assortment of retail icons such as Myer, David Jones and Zara department stores plus much more! The close proximity of public transport makes getting around town or visiting Melbourne's attractions easy, with both trams and trains departing nearby regularly. Entertainment and sporting venues such as The MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium, Crown Casino, Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, Eureka Tower, Melbourne Gaol, and Melbourne Aquarium are all easily accessible on foot, whilst it takes only minutes on a tram or train to visit attractions such Luna Park in St Kilda, Melbourne Zoo and the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Shopping destinations such as Bridge Road, Chapel Street and the DFO South Wharf shopping centre are just a quick tram ride away.The hotel has a discount parking arrangement with Wilson's Galleria car park located at the corner of Little Collins and Elizabeth Streets. Should guests require airport transfers and tours, reception staff gladly oblige to assist with bookings.Causeway 353 Hotel is contemporary in style, fitted with modern facilities, designed with a rich warm decor with an ambience of comfort. The hotel offers 142 rooms comprising of Deluxe King and Twin Rooms, Spa Rooms and Deluxe Suites. All rooms feature an LCD TV with select Foxtel channels, in-room safe, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, ironing facilities, as well as wired and wireless internet access (at a charge). Amongst the other facilities within the Hotel, a fully equipped gym and steam room are available on the 2nd Floor along with a separate business centre with internet access and printing facilities. Causeway 353 Hotel also provides a 24 hour reception and tour desk, as well as a guest laundry. Continental buffet breakfast is served daily from 6.30A.M. to 10.30A.M. ... more   less 
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