Traveling with a friend, we wanted a 2 bedroom apt rather than just a double bed room. The Punthill delivers a nice size apt, fully appointed with kitchen and laundry facilities within and an ample balcony. The staff is exceeding pleasant. The location is also good, right next to the South Yarra train station and the #8 tram line.
But then the bad points. They adjoin a construction site (just beginning), they charge $18/day for Internet service (any charge is just unacceptable but that's really pricey) and the mattress was very soft, approaching a canoe-like shape. By the time we left, my back hurt. Also, the furnishings are also a bit cheap. The sofa big enough for two and most of the other seating is plastic chairs. At times there was a loud exhaust fan sort of sound in the living room area, which I guess is the adjoining room's hvac unit. Also, there is hvac only in the living room. In hotter or colder weather I would think the bedrooms and bathroom are uncomfortable.
Overall I was not terribly disappointed but i would not stay again. The canoe bed, noise from next store and pay-for Internet, make it a non-starter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the new business and restaurant precinct of South Yarra and with views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay, Punthill South Yarra Grand offers spacious, modern, sophisticated and stylish apartment hotel accommodation in Melbourne that rivals no other. The eclectic, lush and stylish décor of our Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom serviced apartments reflects the vibrant, modern atmosphere of the South Yarra area and set a new standard in apartment hotel accommodation. ... more less
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