Mercure Welcome Melbourne
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So, i had been saving for this trip for ages, and after a (very!) turbulent plane journey, we finally arrived in beautiful Melbourne.
One of the reasons this trip was so special to me was because i had spent 3 years at uni, studying extremely hard for my degree and to be quite frank, i needed a break! In my final year of study, i had thrown …
So vacation or rather holidays, started today and we are heading to Melbourne, Great Ocean Rd, and ???.
After a short flight (2.5 hrs )we arrived in Melbourne at 10ish, was easy taking SkyBus to Southern Cross station, then free hotel bus to our hotel. Great the room was ready when we got there, and it was a good size and walking distance …
Direi che della possibili attrazioni che può offrire questa città, quella culinaria per il momento è stata la migliore. Ieri sera abbiamo finalmente assaggiato la carne di canguro. Il ristorante trovato da fiorella era il Meat & Wine co nella zona di Southbank. Un ristorante abbastanza chic con la cucina a vista protetta da vetrate fino al …
Melbourne. Siamo arrivati ieri lasciandoci alle spalle la Great Ocean Road, siamo arrivati stanchi e trafelati dopo i giorni di macchina passati a scorrazzare per le coste del sud Australia. Il primo impatto è stato deludente, siamo entrati nella città, sbagliando strada diverse volte, nel primo pomeriggio. La giornata è assolata, un caldo sole …
hello blog-ladytes! writing this from Sydney as we spend our last day in Australia :( - thats a genuine sad face, but that's enough crying let us tell you all about Melbourne and the great ocean road!
Firstly - this was the only real taste of winter we have had in Oz, but it still felt like a Scottish springtime, so we coped. Secondly, we …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
No real amenities, but being walking distance to so much it was well worth it. Clean and not too small~
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Welcome Melbourne
Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Welcome Melbourne
We booked this hotel via the Internet and after the flight from the UK
were loking forward to staying in Melbourne. The room was ready when we
arrived at 11:00am, they are basic and small but clean. The location
couldn't be better, central in the shopping district. The staff are
friendly and helpful. We had the bufet breakfast one morning and found it to
be good value. Overall average budget hotel, not bad.
My fiancee and I have just had the worst hotel experience in our lives. We booked a short stay holiday package through Qantas Holidays to shop for our wedding outfits in Melbourne. The Mecure Welcome was recommended to us on the basis that it was central for shopping, good value, and of a good standard with recent refurbishments.
The Mercure Welcome on Little Bourke Street was in a great location for my purpose, which was a shopping trip with my daughter. Although the room was very small it was clean and adequate. The hotel was well positioned for trams to Chappel Street (a shoppers paradise) and St Kilda. Close to the markets and a huge variety of shops. However there were some minor irritations. The plumbing was extremely noisy (i agree with all the other reviews). At times it sounded like a watefall in the room (when other people flushed toilets or showered). I did get used to this but it was definitely noticable in the dead of night. I suppose this is all due to the age of the building. Also the noise from other people entering the nearby rooms was very loud. The other problem was I requested two single beds when booking and I ended up with a queen. The reception, tour desk and porters were all helpful. For the location and price I would consider staying there again.
First of all I'd like to say that I've stayed in this hotel twice, both times on cheap weekenders from NZ where the acommodation was included in the deal price.
Great Hotel to explore the city from, was there for the weekend and was able to walk to all areas of the CBD.. Great for shopping (Myers right next door!), great area to start sightseeing from (major sightseeing tours started from across the road/swanston street) Hotel rooms + bathrooms are v. small, but was only in the room to sleep so not a huge deal, but probably would be if stayed longer than 4 or 5 nights and was looking at taking it easy (r&r instead of sightseeing non stop!). Customer Service at hotel is not Great... but okay...got a good rate/price so okay... Other reviews correct about noise from pipes when people flush toilet/have shower... can be noisy...
First of all, I will like to say that Mercure Hotel Welcome has a very good, centralised location. Near to Bourke Street Mall, it can be say to be a gateway to paradise for the shopping fanatics. It is also located near to the major attractions like the Federation Square and Parliament House. The room is quite small, with only 1 chair and 1 arm-chair to sit. So we had to resort to sitting on the bed most of the time. The bathroom is very basic equiped, with a bath & shower and toilet. If you just want a place to sleep at night, this hotel will provide you with the necessary. But you do have to endure the noises at night, especially when somebody flushed the toilet in the room above, or when your neighbouring rooms open and close their doors.
More like a 2 star
Stayed overnight and found the rooms to be small and very basic, probably closer to a 2-star standard. The location is quite good, close to the centre of the CBD.
Overall a clean hotel in a reasonably good location.
Mercure Welcome Hotel standard rooms were very small, the first room we got was next to the elevator, (you could hear them running, and wind whistling through the elevator doors from the room), you could hear water running in pipes inside the walls when someone above you took a shower or flushed a toilet. To their credit the rooms were clean, and they got us a different room the next night, but it too had problems, VERY small, could still hear water running, there were several trash cans in the alley outside of the window where a pub dumped lots of glass seemed like consistantly.
Value for money
For value for money, the Mecure Hotel Welcome is a great choice to stay in Melbourne. Situated right in the middle of the city allows you to explore every corner of the CBD. Transport is also conviniently located near the hotel. Although rooms are small and don't have as many facilities as some hotels, they are clean and cozy.