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Causeway Inn On The Mall
Ranked #102 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We couldn't fault this centrally located hotel, clean spacious for what we wanted it for ( sleep in). Only short walks to downtown Melbourne.. Very friendly staff and for the price we couldn't argue and we'd stay here again if ever in Melbourne.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 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 Reviewed 21 July 2014

Causeway Inn on the Mall was right in the heart of the city. Walk out the hotel, and up the road about 20 metres and you find yourself in the Bourke Street mall, where there is also a tram stop conveniently located. On the doorstep of the hotel you have quite a few cafes to choose from if you want a nice breakfast or just a coffee.

The location was perfect for my trip, I walked everywhere. Walked to lygon st, the italian centre, for lunch/dinner which was about a 15 minute walk, I also walked to the Crown Casino on South Bank which also took around 15 minutes. For my trip, it was in a perfect location.

Only downfall is that the room was quite small, not much space at all. However, it was clean, and basic.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Trying to get directions to the carpark entrance that Causeway on the Mall uses took three phone calls and 2 hrs of driving around Melbourne. Saying the cnr of Collins and Elizabeth does not tell someone which way they should be travelling and which of those two streets one should be travelling on. Also, being a hotel, one would think they would know you are a tourist and not familiar with their city. That aside they weren't helpful, didn't care that the carpark had locked all the stairways and lifts and you were forced to walk up and down all the car ramps with your luggage. There only comment is "we have nothing to do with the carpark". Well..... it would be nice if you could at least warn people since you do advertise it on your website. It would be ok to be dropped off by a taxi.
The rooms are VERY small, basic, grey boxes and not inviting. You have to take a lift to the second floor, walk to another lift to get to your floor all the time. A bit of a rabbit warren and scary if there was a fire. Hard to get out. It's only advantage is it's location which I have to say is great.
I travelled a lot around Victoria and Melbourne and have nothing but praise for everywhere we stayed except this place, so I'm not a whiny, complaining person.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed at Causeway Inn for 2 nights with family recently and I was impressed. The rooms were small (booked two separate rooms, one twin and other queen) but they were tidy, clean, cozy and the bathrooms were in good condition.
The Causeway Inn is located in the hustle and bustle of the city (Bourke St), getting around CBD's shops, cafes, nightlife and other attractions was a breeze.
The staff were friendly, the breakfast package was awesome, we had a good experience with Causeway Inn and will definitely come back when we visit Melbourne next time!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This hotel has an excellent location, in the middle of the CBD region, This hotel is located in the middle of Bourke St shopping mall. Walking time to the SouthBank is around 15-25 mins and 15 mins to the Yarra River.

My room has 2 twin beds. Space is tight. However, the rooms and bathroom are maintained clean.

The free breakfast are basic such as coffee/tea/mile, breads and jams, fruits and cereals, The hotel staff are friendly.

The wifi service has to be paid for. However, because this hotel is right in the middle of a major shopping mall, there are department stores (less than 5 mins away) which offer free wifi, e.g. David Jones.

In addition, there is a tourist information booth within this shopping mall.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel when you are in Melbourne.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We chose to pay extra for a room with a view. The room was small but adequate but unfortunately the aircon was not working. Reception sent someone to fix it but when it still did not work they moved us, without fuss, to another room. The room was clean and well presented. If you are looking for a Hotel with all the trimmings this one is not for you. However, if you are looking for a clean, comfortable Hotel with friendly staff close to all the City has to offer at a good price, this one is for you. The continental breakfast was included with the room and was all you would want. We would definitely stay there again. We have friends who also use this Hotel and have always been happy with their stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Central CBD - no frills, but location, location, location. Good security - I didn't feel unsafe as a lone female traveler. Close to everything, public transport a minute from the front door. Friendly, helpful staff. The staff were so good in fact - that when I queried what time was check-in - they booked me in early AND they gave me a free upgrade. They also advised me that I might have the noise from the buskers in the mall during the day - it wasn't noticeable - I think the trams were noisier - and that noise wasn't a blip on my radar (and I live in the country).
I had a corner room overlooking the mall and I loved it! The rooms aren't large showers were great (hot water YAY) If you want something bigger and flasher stay somewhere else but you won't get the same value for money! I didn't feel that I was in the same room as my fellow travellers aka hearing every conversation or flushing toilet! :)
I've stayed in a few different hotels and I must say the staff were great ambassadors for Melbourne and the accommodation was clean, cheap, central, quiet, safe - just right.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Causeway Inn On The Mall
Address: 327 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Causeway Inn On The Mall 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Bourke Street Mall, the vibrant heart of Melbourne, Causeway Inn On The Mall is situated in a prime position opposite the GPO shopping complex and Myer department store. Causeway Inn On The Mall's central location makes the hotel ideal for the business and leisure traveller who wish to be in the hub of Melbourne. The hotel is surrounded by lively cafes, fashion & accessory boutiques, Melbourne's famous shopping arcades and major department stores such as David Jones and Zara. Trams and trains are just minutes away from the hotel, providing convenient access to shopping strips such as Bridge Road, Brunswick Street and Chapel Street as well as the DFO South Wharf shopping centre. Melbourne's cultural, sporting and entertainment venues are all a short walk from the hotel, including The MCG, Hisense Arena, Rod Laver Arena, Federation Square, Etihad Stadium, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gaol, Regent Theatre, Crown Casino complex and the Southgate precinct. Attractions such as Luna Park in St Kilda, Melbourne Zoo and Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit are all accessible by tram within a few minutes. Causeway Inn On The Mall prides itself on offering comfortable, well-appointed rooms at affordable prices in the heart of Melbourne. Room facilities include a bar fridge, in-room safe, air conditioning, ironing board & iron, tea & coffee maker, LCD TV with selected Foxtel channels and en-suite bathroom with shower. Facilities at the hotel include a business centre with internet and printing facilities, guest laundry, 24 hour reception and tour desk. 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. A hotel that is value for money offering friendly service in a quiet atmosphere in the centre of Melbourne. ... more   less 
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