After reading a number of the reviews on Trip Advisor for this property I was little uneasy with the accommodation our corporate travel manager had booked for me at this property.
When I checked in Hayley on the front desk was fantastic, pleasant and really gave a great first impression of the property. The room I got was good (an executive studio - one of the corner rooms at the back of the property), spacious and had a nice balcony area. The kitchenette was functional.
The comments from others about hearing garbage trucks at two am were regrettably accurate as were the comments about noisy air conditioners - but these were no worse than many other CBD hotels I have stayed at in Melbourne and around the world.
Three items detracted from excellent to very good.....(I'm probably just being picky!)
1. The hand basin in the bathroom is tiny, there were fitting where there may have once been a shelf under the mirror but it was no longer present meaning there was no where to put toiletries or a razor down.
2. A lack of hot water! In order to run the shower at a pressure that the shower head would work it meant a cold shower.
3. Attention to detail in cleaning - overall the room was good but the cutlery and crockery could have done with a good clean and there was mould in the bathroom.
Overall it was better than some hotels I have recently stayed at within walking distance of Oaks on Collins, but it was also below the grade of others in the immediate area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaks on Collins is located in the heart of Melbourne’s business and financial centre, opposite Rialto Towers. Just outside the door is the city’s vibrant entertainment, restaurant, and shopping precinct, while Bourke Street, Southgate, the Crown Entertainment complex and Telstra Dome are a short stroll away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oaks On Collins Street Hotel Melbourne
- Oaks On Collins Street Melbourne
- Oaks Collins
- Oaks Hotel Melbourne
- Oaks Melbourne