World class CBD Hotel
Posted Jan 16, 2017
Check in is from 3pm so you would expect things to be quiet and staff attentive. They were very welcoming. We walked from Southern Cross Station, the old Spencer Street. We had been here for our 25th wedding anniversary and now it was our 40th. That was worth mentioning because we were complimented with a free drink each in the Bluestone Bar. At an early 4:30 I’m sure the barman appreciated some real work with just a half dozen of us there. Peroni on tap was a refreshing idea. Walk around and you’ll see a few interesting art works, maybe a silver octopus or a bull, appropriately outside the Market Bar. Currently a set of portraits by Vincent Fantauzzo, Asher Keddie’s partner, are on display.
We were allotted a suite on the 6th floor and although our balcony was locked for safety reasons, I did achieve access via a door near the lifts. From there you can see the originally façade of the building which would have had a laneway running through the hub. As such it’s hard to define the hotel as either modern or classic. It’s got both. It’s not budget but for what is on offer I say it represents fair value.