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Three years ago we decided, after a whirlwind trip to Europe, that we wanted to immerse ourselves a bit more in the culture and daily life in the south west of France.
We were partly inspired by friends who pulled their five children from their Australian school and moved straight into a derelict house in France, popping the kids into a ...
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The bed was definitely not for 6fters, ...
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Our tour guide then took us to Cowes to buy a take-away dinner - I got fish and chips which was so yummy but my ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mantra on Russell Melbourne
Modern hotel in great location. Very comfortable rooms and beds. Staff very helpful. Easy to walk to all of the central shopping and markets.
Recommend you check direct with the hotel for any special offers, we got a great weekend rate of $150 per night for a studio room (however this did not include breakfast). Studio had a great little kitchen set up.
Across the block/corner from the hotel there is a great food court under the BHP billiton building on Lonsdale st.
Hotel has a airport luxury car service for $49. Recommend you do it as we were told a taxi would be under $40, but turned out to be $50!! I suspect the taxi took all the Toll roads!
No complaints with this hotel!
Great service at Saville
The Saville staff at reception were exceptionally attentive to my many questions and requests. I needed two beds but was assigned to a room with one queen bed. The receptionists quickly addressed the issue and found me another room.
The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and resourceful (assisted me with car rental, minibus reservations, and had excellent recommendations for sites to visit).
Clean, large rooms with comfortable beds and a balcony.
Highly recommend and would definitely stay again!
Beautiful room -
Plenty of space for 4 (Mum,Dad and 2 twenty plus girls who still enjoy family holidays)- the 2 toilets stop hassels, also good to have laundry and dishwasher - nice balcony with plenty to look at -
Close to restaurants and supermarket if you want to eat in
Also decent size swimming pool for father to escape to.
Also recommend ordering luxury car to Airport - comfortable and nice way to end holiday.
Will stay here again next time we are in Melbourne.
Lots of space - good location
Previously stayed at Saville in Chatswood,Sydney which was very good & spacious, this was even more so.
Room even boasted a large balcony ( handy for a smoker ).
Its more like a reasonably sized flat than a hotel room with dishwasher,washing machine , large fridge.
Russell Street is good location not far from Fed Square etc.
Parking @ $18 Australian in secure gated compound with direct lift access to hotel. Wouldnt want to pay rack rate but apart from Cup week you shouldnt need to.
Will stay again.
I have stayed at Saville on Russell about six times now and I still find it to be one of the best hotels I have stayed in. I travel the world for work and when I walk into the hotel and then more importantly my room, I expect to be able to spread out and relax. The apartment I book is very spacious and has a separate lounge area with a sofa, two armchairs and dining table and chairs - it's great to be able to work at these or at the business desk and Broadband is very convenient for me. The staff here always seem to remember me which makes me feel welcome and comfortable and they now ask me if I have a room number I prefer which I think is a good idea. I would recommend staying here - especially a business traveller who wants space and to be comfortable away from home for extended periods of time.
Comfort and Convenience
I have stayed at the Saville on Russell about ten times now and every time it has been an absolute pleasure. The beds and pillows are superb, assuring me of a good nights sleep every time. Importantly, there is absolutely no noise from adjoining rooms. Decor is modern and subtle. Facilities are great, with a lovely restaurant and excellent pool and fitness centre. Location is convenient for business travellers, with most of the CBD readily accessible on foot. This is probably not a location for holiday travellers as the CBD is a little quiet at night and on the weekends.
Literally around the corner, excellent meals can be had in Chinatown.
Staff are very friendly and professional.
Valet parking would be nice. Otherwise, no complaints.
I travel the world and this is a gem!
I travel for work constantly and have stayed with many well known hotels around the world. I am very happy to say that one of the better hotels I have stayed in was this one. I stayed in a one bedroom apartment for 16 days and it had everything I needed. I could cook for myself or order food from room service or the restaurant and I could clean and dry my own clothes or send them out to be cleaned. When travelling its the little things that make the stay comfortable and the staff went out of their way to make me feel at home. Its also right in the CBD so its close to everything I wanted to do including my daily jog in the park. Every time I travel to Melboure I will definitely be staying at this gem of a hotel.
Just what we needed
We booked a 2 bedroom which was spacious, however only having 1 bathroom and 2 teenagers, we really needed something more.
The in-room laundry facility was fantastic. As we were going from city to city and out most of the day, it meant we could keep on top of things without having to worry about times, as with a shared laundry, as in most hotels.
We visited in late July so we weren't able to make any use of our balcony which was huge.
Overall we were impressed, but would have loved the pool to have been at least warm.
It's an excellent location: right in China Town with a million restaurants, a supermarket, and a liquor store right at your doorstep and just a few minutes walk from downtown. Other than that, I was a bit disappointed in this hotel. The lobby and restaurant/bar look nice on their webpage but are actually very small and unpleasant to sit in. The fitness room is nice, overlooking the pool (which was not heated very well in the wintertime and had no towels). The kitchenette was workable, the bathroom was spacious and had a tub as well as a shower, but the actual room was TINY. I think it would be fine if you're by yourself but with two people, we barely had space to move around (we had to move a chair to get to the other side of the bed and had no table surface to eat on). There is no self-laundry. The internet access in the room is INSANELY expensive but there is an internet café very close by. I don't think this hotel was worth the money (and we got a nice discount): it tries to look fancy but really doesn't give you much for the price. Perhaps the larger rooms are nicer but I think you could find a better deal somewhere else.
Enjoyed the Saville on Russell
The staff are great. The rooms are excellent value for money. It looks brand new and the bar and dining room are 1st rate.