Grand Chancellor Melbourne

Address: 131 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Melbourne CBD area of Melbourne, is near Her Majesty's Theatre, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne's Gardens, and Golden Mile Heritage Trail.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness/Health center


          • Room service
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          Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Chancellor Melbourne

          Noise noise and more noise


          The noise that can be heard from lonsdale street in the rooms is never ending, cars honking their horns all day and night. carpets very stained, bathroom looks quite shabby with mould stains

          pool look like the yarra river with floaties

          air conditioning What air con ?? does not work just hums all day

          would not recommend this hotel to anyone have stayed in hotels all up the east coast aussie but this is the pits of hotels should be 1.5 star rating

          the best part of the hotel is breakfast

          Oh the noise...


          Would not recommend a front superior room unless you are a very sound sleeper. The noise that can be heard from the road into the room is never ending, plus cars tooting their horns goes on all night. Had no problem changing rooms but even with another room road noise could still be heard but not quite as bad.



          The four star rating given by the hotel is far past its use by date. We were first given a room that smelt of smoke and was quite dark. After a complaint we were upgraded and I have to give kudos to the staff for that. The hotel really needs a face-lift or at least a change to their rating. It was conveniently located but there are definitely better hotels in this price range in Melbourne. Will not be going there again or recommending this hotel to anyone.

          In need of a facelift


          We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in July 2005.

          We arrived early prior to check-in time and the friendly staff were able to assist us by letting us into a room. When we entered the room, the first thing we noticed was the tiny size of the room and the shabby, dirty carpet.

          The bed linen, including woolen blankets and quilt cover were old and stained and in dire need of replacement. We also found black hairs in the bedding as well as in the bathroom. The curtains were stained and the windows dirty, which opened out to a balcony with no patio furniture. We were in a room right at the back of the hotel so we basically had a room with a view of other rooms. We could not get the airconditioning to work properly as it was blowing cold air and the room was quiet cold already. We advised reception of this and they were kind enought to bring us a fan heater until they could rectify the problem. We left not knowing if this had been fixed? As the room was already cold and Melbourne gets very cold of a night in winter we were surprised that their were no electric blankets on the beds. The furniture was old and dirty looking and desperatly needed either cleaning or replacement. Our room was not serviced in the way we would normally expect. The beds we roughly made and white pieces of something that was not there when we had left that morning were evident on the floor when we returned. This leads us to beleive that the cleaners are not adequatley trained. However, on the good side the staff were helpful and friendly, the locations is fairly central and the reception looks ritzy.

          A Bit Down and Out but Centrally Located


          The hotel is centrally located, being right next to the China Town a Greek area. Ther service at the hotel was good, but the hotel needs a facelift. The bed was comfortable, but the rest of the room was in need of a fresh coat of paint at the very least.

          Not so great


          Very faded hotel. Had to change room 3 times to find a half decent one. Felt like it had not been slept in for years! Staff were helpful. Pool was OK but water so hot it was unbearable to swim in - just like a hot bath! Many better options in Melbourne.

          Not impressed


          I have to disagree with other reviews. Stayed here last week. Very grotty and in need of upgrade - lifts in particular are shocking. Room was dimmly lit. Bed had long black hairs in it, shower screen cracked, air con not working properly. Its cheap and central but wouldnt recommend. Not the nicest of areas late at night either. avoid.

          Nice place to stay


          I went to Melbourne last September for 2 nights. A friend in Adelaide advised me to choose this hotel.

          I was satisfied with this hotel. It is near to shopping centre, and easy to find.

          I will stay there again if I have to visit Melbourne again.

          Fairly good, but a great pool!!!


          I stayed here once for one night. Gives the impression on the ground floor its a fairly ritzy hotel, but the rooms aren't anything special. Fairly comfortable but nothing special. Clean.

          Location is fairly good, on Lonsdale Street between Exhibition & Russell Sts. But look for it, or you may walk past it!!!

          Definitely check out the heated roof top pool. Definitely worth staying at once to enjoy the views and lights of Melbourne.

          May I suggest a night time swim? Absolutely breath-taking.

          Great place to stay


          From the time we arrived in the lobby we were made to feel welcome by all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and the information on the attractions of melbourne were explained with authority and integrity. When I asked for a spoon and a knife for the room there was no problem. The room was very nice and had a view of down Lonsdale St that was unobstructed. The location of the hotel suited both my wife and I as we are very fond of walking. Everything we needed was within easy walking distance, from the MCG to the Telstradome to the Aquarium to the Rialto Tower. I have reccommended the hotel to all who ask

          TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Chancellor Melbourne

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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