Nice place to stay
Posted Jan 9, 2017
We stayed for over a week around New Year. The location is good - close to the city and parklands, and walking distance to the New Year celebrations in Elder Park which was great (we walked past lines of nearly stationary traffic on the way back). The rooms are comfortable, clean (if a little dated), well serviced and well equipped. But otherwise the outlook is nothing special - our "balcony room" overlooked Melbourne St traffic (and we could hear plenty of it in the early mornings too!). So not a quiet spot, yet not really in the heart of the city. The pool works, but its hardly luxurious (what their cover photo doesn't show is that it is the middle of the car park). As others note, the parking is first come-first served and there are not enough parks if the place is full (which it was when we were there). Considering what we paid per night for 2 adults and 2 kids in a shared room with no breakfast (and the 2 kids were a substantial extra charge), this was not exactly a cheap stay. One real quibble here is that while the internet WiFi is stated as free, it is rationed out by a voucher/password with very limited (2Gb) download: fine for an overnight but for us (family of 4, all with iPhones etc) we ran out several times and some of the desk staff make you feel unwelcome when asking for a replacement voucher... Considering the substantial extra charge we already paid to have 2 kids with us, this is really not good enough in this day and age. Please just remove this limit!