My wife and i stayed a couple of nights over the Queen's birthday long week end. We were fortunate enoegh to get the "sunrise program rate" which was considerably less expensive than the rack rate. This also included a full American breakfast.
Location: The Mecure Melbourne is handy to the MCG and Rod Laver arena. It is a short walk to the Flinders street station (around 4 blocks) or you can catch the tram which is only 50 metres away. If you want to go to the ETIHAD stadium it is only a matter of walking up to Collins street and catching the tram down to Spencer street station and walking over the foot bridge to the stadium.
Room: We had a great view out across the Treasury gardens. I would imagine people on the West side would not have a view at all.The room was clean, it's a bit dated with quite an old airconditioner under the window (it was however quiet). The bathroom was pokey with the shower over the bath. The bed was comfortable and gave a restful nights sleep.
Public areas: The passageways are narrow and whilst walking along you could hear people talking in their rooms. The lift was only big enoegh for two to three people with suitcases. We attended the dining room for breakfast and this was well set out.
Food: We only attended breakfast and can only comment on this, we found that it was very good. Most of the tables have at least a small view out across the gardens All of the food was freshly cooked i.e. hashbrowns were not soggy, bacon was warm and the fried eggs had just been cooked. They had a good assortment of stewed and freshly cut fruit as well as cerials, bread, crumpets, muffins and sweet pastries. Freshly brewed coffee ,decaf coffee sachets and an assortment of teas including herbal infusions. They had run out of sweetener and the staff went to the trouble of searching all over the hotel for some for me. (This was above the call of duty). As you can see the breakfast was a big hit with us.
Staff: The staff were cordial and helpfull.
Parking: The hotel does provide a minimum amount of parking for around $25-AU. It is very tight in the car park and requires a good driver to get around there without hitting a concrete pilon. They also have access to other parking which i imagine is roomier however not in the same building.
Over all i would return to this hotel, however would only do so if there was a special on as the rack rate seems too expensive for the property. There are other property's available in Melbourne for around the same price that are newer and closer to the Southbank entertainment area. Having said this we did enjoy our stay and thank the staff for their service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens is in the city centre, near State Parliament, and overlooks picturesque Treasury Gardens. The hotel features 164 rooms, Hop Sing Bar & Food, with an Asian inspired menu designed for sharing, plus conference facilities for up to 200 people. The many boutiques of Collins Street are close by and it is an easy walk to Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park and Hisense Arena. The free city circle tram stops right at the front door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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