Firstly, I must say that the actual apartment looks way better than the photos on the website. They really should do a better job with the website!
Nonetheless, our stay there was pretty eventful. We came back one night to find that our power was shorted. So we called reception to have someone come and reset the power board.
The next morning, we realised that the power was shorted again. The guy at reception claimed he "wasnt an electrician", but he "googled it" and had us try unplugging all the devices, then reset the power board and plugging everything back in again. Wow, very helpful :P
We finally figured out that it was the fridge that was causing problems, so we called reception again and they agreed to replace the fridge for us. When they came to replace the fridge, we heard a single knock before they immediately barged into our room. Wow. What happened to waiting for the door to open?? Thankfully, we were all dressed, or it would have been awkward. Barging into rooms is a big NO NO for ANY hotel :(
Other than the small incident, the entire stay was pleasant. Location is accessible. 5 min walk to Southern cross station for the shuttle to the airport. 1min walk to the city circle tram station (Spencer & LaTrobe).
My only qualm is that they only provide 1 hour of free wifi for your entire stay :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arrow on Spencer (also known as HarbourView Apartment) offers convenient and value for money accommodation from hotel rooms, studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self-contained apartments with individual decor. Perfectly Located at the west end of Melbourne CBD, on the corner of Spencer and La Trobe streets. Southern Cross station and Etihad Stadium are nearby with FREE TRAM STOPS at our doorsteps. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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