We stayed at the Parkville Hotel, Park Street, Parkville which is located near the Melbourne Zoo. Thats why we booked it.
However, the location was the only good thing about the motel.
The room was dirty, the blankets needed a good wash, and there was layers of dust on everything. It also smelt terrible even though it was advertised as a non smoking room. We booked for three people, myself, my husband and a four year old to be accomodated on a sofa bed. The sofa bed wasn't made up on arrival, and we had to make it ourselves. The tiles in the bathroom area around the shower area and toilet were filthy and there was bits of who knows what stuck to them. The hot water supply was actually very good, with good pressure at a hot temperature.
The 'basic kitchenette' facilities advertised consisted of a small microwave which didn't work properly, an old toaster, and a fridge which one would expect to find in any motel room. There was no crockery or cutlery to cook toast. Basic kitchenette one would assume would have at least two plates, knives and forks etc.
Perhaps the worst thing of all was the used condom my husband found just under the bed amongst the layers of dust when we were checking for left behind toys.
Whilst we understand it is a supposedly three and a half star hotel and is favourably priced for the area, there is no excuse for poor hygiene and my recommendation is to look elsewhere if you are visiting the Melbourne Zoo area. The Vibe Carlton for about $30 extra dollars a night would have been a much better choice within walking distance to the zoo.
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