Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens
13 Spring Street, Melbourne, Australia
(03) 9205 9999
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Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens Reviews
Affordable hotel without horrors in Melbourne CBD Jan 31, 2016
S37°48'53.06'' E144°58'27.99'' overlooking the Fitzroy Gardens, one of Melbourne's oldest public gardens, this hotel building is dwarfed by recent developments. If the demolition-building cycle in Melbourne continues, this hotel will soon kick the bucket.
Finding a reasonable hotel in Melbourne was not easy. Although Tripadvisor showed clear winners, further research of reviews of these hotels revealed major drawbacks, particular of outside noise from streets and clubs. Brady Hotels Central Melbourne had small rooms, high noise levels from a club on the corner at night and demolition of a building during daytime. Ibis Styles Melbourne was an old and dirty hotel at an excellent location. City Centre Budget Hotel had dramas like rodents, filth and bad service. The warehouse lofts of the Adina Apartment hotel were located above a jazz club. Do your own research. It will improve your stay in CBD.
The Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens had no major drawback. The old building had recently been redecorated in the fresh Accor-style and if you take a cool room in the back away from the elevators, it is okay. This Mercure hotel did not disappoint us. We paid AUS$113.40 per night for a twin room in December 2015.
Facing west (back of hotel), our room 614 was larger, because it had the service elevator next to it. No noise from the elevator during the night. The bathroom was small, but the shower was great. The room was surprisingly well stocked - not like the budget ibis variant - with minibar, fridge (not cooling well) coffee maker, hairdryer, save, iron and ironing board. The free Wi-Fi reception for Accor-members was excellent. The room had comfortable twin beds. These beds are on wheels and can easily be put next to each other, but do not become a double bed. The wheels lack brakes, so stay at your side or plunge into the gab. The air-conditioning kept the room cool from the 33° Celsius temperature, but the fan speed was not adjustable and made a noise like sleeping in an airplane.
Although on the edge of Melbourne CBD, the walking distances to any bar, restaurant or venue in CBD is short. CBD is a tram free zone. Just hop on and hop off.
Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens delivered no horrors, a quiet night rest in a refurbished room on walking distance in CBD for a reasonable price. It was not a gem; however, we were quite surprised by its price versus quality. Recommended.
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