Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
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"So, what's the plan for tonight?" I ask Joss when we meet at Young & Jackson's that evening. "I think we should just wander and see what we find." I appreciate this trait in a friend, an open-mindedness toward the possibilities of new discoveries. I laugh, "Sounds great! Plans are for the unimaginative!" We set off down the street and find …
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I arrive in Melbourne on an unusually hot afternoon. My taxi drops me off at The Rendezvous Grand Hotel (www. …
The Victorian Education Department held a farewell function at Treasury Place attended by all those on a teaching fellowship this year in Victoria and all those leaving on a teaching fellowship in 2013. The official farewell was followed by a beautiful dinner hosted by the International Teachers Association at the Rendezvous Hotel. It was a …
I. Love. Melbourne!!
We're leaving tomorrow, and already I can't wait to come back! This is such a lovely city. I keep trying to think of how to put into words what I love about it, but all I can think of saying is that "it has a lot of character." And by character.. I guess I mean more culture, more interesting buildings, and a more laid …
Das erste Mal wirklich Ausschlafen!!! Und dann ganz entspannt einen Rundgang durch Melbournes City Centre. Die Temperaturen sind hier doch etwas schattiger als in Sydney, so dass eine Rückkehr zum Hotel und der Wechsel von ärmellos auf langärmlig ganz dringend notwendig war.
Dann einen Ausflug aufs Skydeck in den 88. Stock und eine …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Sure the room was not large (stayed in 3.5 star economy room) - but Ive stayed in smaller (especially in San Francisco). Sure its not the quietest, you could hear the floor boards squeaking as people walked passed - however Ive stayed in noiser (and I do take ear plugs to make sure I get a good nights sleep - and have used them at some very expensive hotels). Great location near Flinders train station. Hotel ha great ambience and character.
Got a good rate (50% off rack) - less than Aus$100.
Will not stay here again
Stayed at this hotel on 22 September 2005 on a overnight business trip to Melbourne. My favourite hotels in Melbourne (Sebel and the Westin) were both booked out (probably because of the footfall grand final), so I settled for this hotel.
Rooms are small - read very small. There is no entrace foyer in the room - the bed is smack bang in your face as soon as you open the front door. The entire room and bathroom at Duxton would fit in the standard bathroom at Westin!
There is no sound proofing to speak of. You can hear conversations along the corridor very clearly in the room.
At the price ($160) you can certainly do a lot better. At Sebel, you can get a whole suite with kitchenette for not much more.
Will not stay here again.
Just returned from a 4-day trip to Melbourne and was booked at the Duxton for 3 nights. Got a dandy deal from the hotel direct and was pleasantly pleased with my stay there! Decided on the Duxton as it came highly recommended by friends who'd been there before.
Not a good choice
Rooms are not sound-proof, and we can literally hear guests who walked along the corridor, shut their doors or talked loudly. Ok to stay when the hotel is not facing full occupancy. When we requested for a room change, they managed to move us up one floor!
Service of hotel staff is acceptable.
Only saving grace is the good location of the hotel. It is near tram stops, Flinders Train Station and the Casino.
Not sure what everyone else is on about. We had a perfectly fine experience here, and no problems with the service at all. The room was a bit dark with no view to speak of at all, but that didn't really bother us as not keen on sitting around in a hotel room looking at the light and the view.
The service was friendly and professional, the room was clean and nice, the hotel was in a great location. It was rather expensive though, but it was Melbourne Cup at the time, so was lucky to get a room anywhere in Melbourne! I ejoyed my stay at the Duxton!
A reasonable choice
Stayed at Duxton Hotel 12/13 February. Reception very friendly although they made a mistake and gave my friends a smoking room. Took a long time for the receptionist to sort out. Although I was in a 'deluxe' room, the actual room was in fact very standard and definitely on the small side. It is well maintained, clean and comfortable, but personally I think one could find something better for the tariff they charge. Best thing about the Duxton is it's location close to the heart of the city and almost opposite the main Flinders St station. Would possibly stay there again, however would certainly look for a hotel that offers better value for money given the size of their so-called deluxe rooms.
No no no
With the amount of $$$ you need to pay, I think you can defintely find another one better than this. I hate to say the service is just unacceptable.
my family of five stayed there from 8th to 11th july 2003. service at the reception was terrible worst people we've seen in entire melbourne especially the man with gold curly hair and black spectacles. face was extremely black and long throughout. room was indeed small and dark, toilet too. pls avoid duxton!
Avoid the Duxton
I stayed at the Duxton in August 2002. The room was small dark and ugly. The lobby was trendy but don't be fooled. The rooms were terrible. The bathroom was the smallest I have ever seen. You could barely sit on the toilet without your feet going into the bathtub. Although we were travelling on business and the room was paid for, we checked out after the first night and paid to stay at the Hyatt. It was sooo much nicer for not much more money. Stay away from this hotel.
I visited this lovely hotel in June 2002 and loved it. Friendly helpful staff, historic decor and perfectly situated in Flinders Street only a couple of hundred yard from the train station. Crown casino only 5 minutes walk - as is the aquarium, the shopping centre, the Rialto towers. And only a 10 minute tram ride to St Kilda beach.
If you go don't miss the flaming pillars along the Yarra river outside the Casino. Watch the light up the river. And try dining out at Cervo's in the Casino complex. A good pub is the Elephant and Wheelbarrow in the city centre - lively and open till about 4am. Live music.