We stayed at Vibe Savoy Hotel over a long weekend about a year ago.
The location of this hotel is great - tram right at the doorstep and right across the road from Southern Cross Station, making interstate and state-wide train travel so easy. It's also just a few minutes walk from the DFO where there are so many bargains. The Telstra Dome is also walking distance, so if you're visiting for a footy game, this is definitely the place to stay!
The hotel itself is wonderful for the price: great little reception with fast and friendly check in, little lifts that zip you up to tastefully decorated hallways with funky little black and white framed photos throughout.
The room itself was amazing for the price - great sized bathroom, fantastic little kitchen and everything you'd need if you were travelling around Australia and you wanted a nice, clean self-catering room. The room is small, but efficiently set out and is kept spotlessly clean.
The continental buffet breakfast in the morning was also good. It's served in a tiny breakfast bar (which also serves lunch and dinner) and includes cereals, yoghurt, fruit, bread, tea, coffee and juice and you can also order from the menu if you prefer. It's not plentiful and the service is pretty shocking with our waiter (there was only one for the whole room) neglecting to refill the food that had run-out on the buffet table and often disappearing for 10 minutes at a time, which was incredibly frustrating when all you want to ask for is some extra butter or something equally as trivial. The breakfast may not have been the most amazing offering in the world, but considering the price it's all you can really expect and it will easily tie you over until lunch time.
The only major issue we had was that we could hear every word that was said by the people in the room next to us. And unfortunately for us they decided to have friends over for pizza until 3am (yep, we heard the pizza delivery guy and everything!). The walls are so paper-thin there is simply no way you could get a decent nights' sleep at this hotel unless there were no other guests staying on either side of you. It was a real shame because we thought we had found our 'traditional' city hotel stay until this happened.
All-in-all, I'd love to say that we'd stay here again - the location, check-in, rooms and facilities were great, but if you can't sleep in a hotel or get service at breakfast time, then there really isn't any point staying at all.
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