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This morning the group woke up and went to the Queen Victoria Markets! I was in heaven! They had fresh produce, meat, and other delicious food and wines that you could buy! They also had a section outside where people sold the goods that they make and other material items! We walked around for three hours checking everything out. I had samples of …
This morning after I woke up I went and had breakfast at the hotel with the rest of the group! After breakfast I had to go get some Aussie money! At 11:00 AM, we met the rest of the group to ride around no the trolley to see Melbourne! After the bus ride we had some free time to explore and do some shopping! Kait wanted to find some opal stones …
After our very long flight, we arrived in Melbourne and got off the plane at 8:30 in the morning (Australian time). When we got off the plane it took us a couple of hours to get our luggage, go through customs, and find our tour manager, Fred! Luckily everyones luggage made it to Melbourne! After we met Fred, we went to our hotel to check in. On …
Tuesdays are the new Mondays.
We made it to Melbourne, and the 15 hour flight was more like 16, and I slept almost the entire way.
I mean, it wasn't a straight sleep, but I mostly slept, and I had an empty seat next to me! It was wonderful.
Also, bringing my own blanket was WORTH IT.
Anyways, we landed around …
We been planning this for months. More to the point, my dear friend Donna (a friendship going back some 12-13 years) and her husband Jerome had been planning this for months.
They collected us from our hotel and we hit the road, first doing a short car tour of the choice sights of Melbourne city then heading off in a north-easterly …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Causeway Melbourne
We stayed at The Hotel Causeway in October 2006. We would highly recommend this hotel. Don't be put off by the lobby area which is under renovation. The room was lovely, very clean all the little extras that you wouldn't exspect for the price. Robes, slippers, safe ect. We did not have a view but with it's central location that was exspected. Staff were really helpful, breakfast was excellent and plentiful. We would definately stay there again.
I am a regular to Melbourne and decided to try Hotel Causeway this time based on TripAdvisor reviews. I like what Hotel Causeway is trying to do (understated sophistication in chic location), but it fell short in a few areas.
Not as good as you'd think
Stayed overnight at the Causeway on the basis if Tripadvisor ranking. While there is nothing wrong with the hotel, the ranking of 4 in Melb is far too high, in my opinion. The hotel is clean and quiet but totally devoid of characted. A comfortable 3.5 star tomb.
Did not enjoy this hotel
We booked this hotel on the reviews but were quite disappointed. This is definitely a budget level hotel. Our room was noisy, carpet torn, and decor appears to have become a bit tired. Bathroom tiles, although clean, have that dirty look with the grout etc. The beds were far from comfortable.
When first furbished I suspect this hotel looked great and modern, but now it is quite average.
Breakfast was good - but simple.
The location is central, but for only a few dollars more you can stay at much nicer accommodation in the centre of Melbourne.
A worthy Cause
This was my second Melbourne trip spent at the Hotel Causeway. I was impressed the first time and my recent stay confirmed what a wonderful find this was.
The location is perfect for anyone who wants access to the heart of the city. Little Collins is a vibrant street with lots of designer shops and cafes. The renowned Block Arcade and tramstops are also only metres away.
As for the hotel, it is very attractive, the rooms distinctive with their dark woods and aubergine furnishings. Staff are bright and helpful and no request is too much trouble. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Melbourne.
What a wonderful hotel! All round the hotel was very impressive. Excellent Location, Nice rooms, Friendly staff & Good Price!
This has to be one of the best hotels I've stayed at.
Lovely Modern Hotel
My partner and i just returned from a short break in Melbourne. We stayed three nights at Hotel Causeway. The hotel is in an excellent location, very close to trams, shops and restaurants. The hotel has been renovated and is extremely nice. The room is very comfortable although the spout on the bathroom sink is extremely alkward to use. Breakfast was lovely and the staff always had a smile and a warm greeting. The free bottle of water and daily news paper was a bonus. I would definitely stay there again.
A small boutique hotel of 3 1/2 stars with an excellent location in the heart of the city close to shops, trams etc. We paid $132.00 per night which included a buffet breakfast (great value on the last minute internet website)plus a 1/2 day city sights tour. There were 2 apples and chocolates in the room which was a lovely welcome touch. Our room was of a good size with room to move. Reception staff were fantastic and very professional. Cleaning of our room was always completed with no problems. Only disappointment was the breakfast dishes were never cleared from our dining table, and either guests did it themselves or put up with dirty clutter. Also the television would constantly turn itself off and on which was due apparently to a crane on a building site nearby interfering with the digital network. Otherwise a great little hotel.
Great Little Hotel
What a great little hotel. An excellent hotel located right in the middle of Melbourne, in easy reach of everything you could want for a city holiday. From check in to check out the staff were helpfull & cheerfull, always there with a smile & ready to help.
The room was well furnished, bright & spotlessly clean. The continental breakfast, although fairly standard was plentifull fresh & well presented with "free" coffee & tea available all day.
As a base to explore this wonderful city I wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel.