I stayed at The Haymarket with 4 colleagues and all had the same reaction - gorgeous hotel, and the most comfortable beds ever slept on away from home.
This is a lovely restored heritage building from 1855 that has been beautifully decorated and fitted with antiques sourced locally (I chatted with the manager over a relaxed breakfast in the courtyard to find this out). Morning papers are delivered to the rooms, and if you want more reading material, each room has a collection of old Penguin paperbacks, in addition to the library in the lounge. Rooms also have plasma tvs and games collections, like cards etc.
Everything is perfectly appointed, right down to the Lindt chocolates on the bed for arrival.
Breakfast is help yourself to cereals, toast, coffee and fresh fruits and juices. You can choose to eat at the breakfast bar, or outside in the courtyard. I just love the honesty bar that operates for the rest of the day - you can take anything you want, when you want it - just leave the cash there on the counter.
Not so good things - its a very old building so the rooms are not big and the staircase is narrow - tricky bit not unmanageable with big cases. There are not enough accessible powerpoints - fine if you live in the 1880s - but the modern traveller needs to power up the phone and camera. However, these are minor complaints - this is a wonderful hotel!!
- Also Known As:
- Haymarket Hotel Geelong