I stayed with my good friend here for five days in late Feb, while attending a conference in the city. First impression was over the internet, and I chose this hands down over Batman's Hill and Explorer's Inn because of the stylish art deco of the rooms.
Upon arrival, the room certainly had good decor! I'm quite particular about staying in modern (read: no flowery bedsheets, bathtubs from the 1900's:P) rooms so I was impressed by the red pillow, thick and luxurious zebra striped bedsheets, and clean decor. Makes you feel very at ease. Toilet has not enough shampoo! But the room is large, clean, bed is comfy, and bathroom clean and marble tiled- a bonus!
One BIG bummer is the breakfast. It was not included with the room rate of $135 Aussie. We bought a light breakfast including only cold food for $18 Aussie. You only get bread, muffins, cereal, and fruits- barely enough. The so called $25 plus big breakfast with hot food included just tiny sausages, hashbrowns, and hams. Sausages were tasteless, fried rice also tasteless and everything else like supermarket food. For the price I expected a full continental breakfast. I recommend you skip breakfast, save the bucks for a delicious Melbourne breakfast at the cafes on Collins Street!!
Front desk service was polite and friendly. When I asked for my friend to be given a second room card and added to my room, the staff quickly arranged it. And my friend was able to get her room card without a hitch when she arrived :) Room cleaning seems thorough. You can arrange for later cleaning up to 4pm.
Hotel is close to the Southern Cross station and a tram is just across the road! Very handy for getting to the St Kilda Beach and tourist areas. Good for all travelers.
Overall, I'd probably stay here again for the same room rates. Rooms and staff gave me a great stay!
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