Grand Chancellor Melbourne
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Nach einem nahezu unendlich langem Flug mit Zwischenstopp in Singapur, wo der komplette Flughafen mit Teppich ausgelegt war, sind wir am späten Nachmittag endlich in Melbourne angekommen. Vom Flughafen Melbourne aus haben wir uns dann mit dem Skybus zum Hotel bringen lassen, bzw. erst zur Southern Cross station, wo wir dachten wir sterben. …
We said our final goodbyes to our adopted kid (Tom) and flew off to Melbourne Wednesday 27th in the morning. We arrived to find Melbourne 30degrees?! Confusing. It managed not to get above about 15degrees for the remainder of our stay (felt like -15degrees at Hanging Rock for the BOSS).
The night we arrived we went to our first show for …
So, today we decided to hire a car, and drive to the Great Ocean Road. We booked the car yesterday, in the sunshine, and we're debating about getting a convertible - that idea soon changed when the difference in price was an extra $400 (over 5x the price!) and a $5000 excess! Haha! So we cruised around in our little Hyundai Getz today! It took …
After our 3am start we were lucky to only have a 3 hour flight across to melbourne. More of the same weather greeted us, a chill in the air and a promise of rain showers. With the time difference we gained 2 hours so we arrived at our hotel at about 9am. We took the shuttle bus from the airport which dropped us at the front door. Since it was too …
Our holiday finally arrived, and after an evening of refereeing touch rugby games, playing our own game (which we won in glorious fashion!) it was time to head home and pack before heading off to the airport and starting our wee vacation! Check in to the Tiger flight was certainly no-frills, with minimal baggage allowance and a wee paper ticket to …
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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.
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in July 2005.
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.
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