Travelodge Southbank Melbourne
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Southbank Melbourne
Location, location, location
We walked in the front door at about 10 am after a night flight and they checked us in immediately which was great.
The hotel is located about 30 metres from Southbank and almost directly across from the pedestrian bridge. Within 5 minutes you can walk across the bridge under a subway beneath the station and you are at the edge of the CBD. Also 5 mins walk to Federation square and a few steps from tram stops which can take you anywhere in Melbourne.
There are so many restaurants a stones throw from the front door within Southbank you are spoilt for choice. Room was no frills but comfortable bed and quiet considering it is in the heart of Southbank.
Overall, this was a pleasant surprise and a great place at reasonable rates.
Having booked this hotel well in advance we were dissapointed to hear that they would not accomodate us for the spring racing season, even with our willingness to pay a higher room rate. This frustrated us as we were not told the hotel was booked out just a staight out no. As a result, we split our time in Melbourne over two hotels, and I am afraid to say that the Travelodge was the lesser of the two.
Travelodge was in an excellent location, away from the city but not too far and the atmosphere of dining and shopping at the nearby Southbank prominade was excellent. MOST of the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, bar one woman who disgusted us on more than one occasion.
The rooms were suitable for thier value, however, as smokers we would never return to this hotel. The only window in our room would not open and although the room was equiped with an airconditioning unit, it did not suitably vent. The only alternative to smoking in our room was to smoke outside the hotel on the street - we'll never take fresh air for granted again - leaving the hotel with luggage that smelt like an ashtray. However, apart from that, the rooms were quite suitable - decently size with modern amenities, including a microwave, bar fridge, sink, crockery, and cutlery. The bathrooms were quite small but sufficient. However, we spent most of our stay wrestling with the button on the toilet and the bathroom door which would not stay shut or lock!
We did not eat breakfast at the hotel, though it was offered at an extra cost. The hotel lobby was conveniently equipped with 2 pay-internet consoles and 2 pay telephones - as well as a vending machine with food and toiletry items. However, these items were WAY overpriced, but just as much as we ended up paying at the nearby seven eleven anyway.
Great Value for Money
This hotel is located just off southbank boulevard. Its 500metres to crown casino and top quality restaurants are everywhere.
Its also a pleasent 2 minute walk into the city centre.
This hotel was clean, modern, comfortable and very well positioned.
I booked my room online for $105 a night on wotif or lastminute (i booked mine 14 days prior)
I didnt have breakfast but my partner did and he was very satisfied! It was $12.50 and quite basic but provided (again) value for money
eggs, bacon, sasuages, plum tomatoes, fruit, toast, danishes and cereals
So its not a grand buffet, but leaves you satisfied.
The rooms were an ok size with a sofa, coffee table, table and chairs for two, queen bed and tv with free foxtel.
The bathroom was small, but this is a new hotel, so everything was clean and modern.
A small fridge, microwave and basic cutlery was also provided, reception also sell microwave dinners 24 hours!
There is a 7/11 20 metres away and a small boutique supermarket just accorss the road.
You dont get amazing views either, its an 11 storey hotel and many buildings around it are much taller, but it didnt worry me at all, with all the money i saved on accommodation I could eat out at the many amazing restaurants nearby!
What you get with this hotel is clean, modern comfortable accomodation in an unbeatable location. Its great value for money and I would stay here again..
If its a special occassion, you have money to burn or really want great views and oppulant foyers/facilities etc then by all means head for Crown Towers (beautiful, luxurious, great views)) or Langham Hotel (upmarket, great views)
But if you want a quiet, clean property thats great value for money - head for Travelodge Southbank!
What a find!
There are many fine hotels in Melbourne but, as the wonderfully helpful receptionist said as she took my booking, the Travelodge is new, quiet, roomy, comfortable and SO WELL SITUATED. Melbourne has many eateries in many areas, but we ate at South Bank, each night in a different place and it took us only five minutes from door to door, sauntering through the crowds. The National Gallery of Victoria with the excellent Dutch Masters exhibition (and check out the rest of the stunning collection) is five minutes one way and the tram to the Queen Vic. Markets (with connections to everywhere) is less than ten minutes away over the Yarra footbridge. I will be recommending this hotel to friends and we will use it on all our visits to Melbourne.
Enjoyed the buzz
great location 50 metres from the river in the resturant/entertainment area
with a footbridge opposite to Flinders Street station and city centre. Clean comfortable rooms. One moment in the centre of Melbourne, next moment in the serenity of your room.
We stayed two nights and enjoyed the excellent location being close to lots of very nice restaurant and walking distance from downtown and the railway station.
Rooms were very clean and confortable. Excellent value for the money.
This hotel is in a superb location on the Southbank and a short walk to just about everything.
The hotel is new and looks like it serves the business community mainly.
But we managed to get a great rate on an internet site.
Rooms are nicely furnished and nice and new. Bathrooms are modern.
They also have a microwave and coffeee making facilities.
There is a breakfast room but it hardly seems necessary as you have a huge choice of restaurants and eating places just moments away
The reception area is also modern with vending machines and internet access.
If you going to Melbourne and need a good room for a good price then get in here.
This hotel has clean and comfortable, modern rooms. It has an excellent location in the heart of the South Bank. You are 1 minute from a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops and foodcourts. Additionally you can walk along the river towards the casino complex of shops and restaurants.
For general sight seeing you can use the footbridge to cross the river to Flinders Street station and also the main Mebourne shopping streets.
If you are looking for a good base for a visit to Melbourne, this is the place to stay.
Great place to stay
Great location. The hotel was within walking distance of nearly everything. The nearly new hotel was clean, had comfortable beds and friendly staff. Not many amenities but the breakfast was reasonably priced with a good selection.
Great value hotel
I stayed at this hotel for two days and found it to be great value, clean, fantastic location within walking distance of most attractions and train and trams. no restaurants, pools etc on site but that wasnt a problem. Breakfast was good value in the dining room and plenty of variety. the staff were very helpfull....give it a try if you want a clean , comfortable and central place to stay in melbourne
definately for the budget concious traveller. with an upmarket location and above average rooms.