We took a chance on this hotel given the good reviews it has received in the past, and booked a 'run of the house' deal for a few nights - which was the best available room in the hotel.
The room we stayed in was one of the self contained apartment, complete with kitchenette, stovetop, and cooking utensils. Although we didn't use them, we were very impressed with how much was provided.
Location is fantastic - next to a tram stop, and about 300m from Flinders St. Station. The Botanic Gardens are just a delight to go for a walk of run through of an afternoon.
There is unmetered street parking near the hotel on weekends, so you don't have to spend $20 a day for parking. The hotel staff were quite happy to point this out as well when I booked, so I was made to feel as though they weren't simply trying to extract as much cash out of us as possible.
In short, a great hotel, good value (especially at run of the house rates), and we will happily stay here again next time we come to Melbourne.More