Best location, great unit A review of Quay West Suites Melbourne
My husband checked in the day before I arrived checked in and was most impressed with the room. He easily found a convenience supermarket to purchase necessities for the next mornings breakfast. There are two within a 3 minute walk...five minutes gets you to Coles across the yarra which has a greater range of goods.
As our stay was during a major event (Commonwealth games) Quay West were taking names and notifying people 18 months in advance re pricing and availability. We were offered a 1 bedroom basic room 340pn.
Located on the 15th floor with sweeping views down the Yarra the apartment was clean and well designed. The children were supposed to share a sofa bed for the 3 nights they were with us but our daughter opted for the cushions on the floor. The kitchen had a small dishwasher, full oven and fridge as well as a combination washer drier. It had sufficient cutlery crockery etc for 4 (including an allocation of 3 clean glasses each) as well as utensils and cooking equipement for both the stove and microwave. There were two additional lounge chairs and a dining setting for 4 which meant we had somewhere to sit even with the kids bed out. Both lounge and bedroom had televisions. The balcony was furnished with a metal setting for 2. Windows had both privacy blinds and heavy drapes which helped to keep out both the city noise and light.
The bathroom was a standard style marble with one sink, full bath and shower. Basic toiletries were supplied. My only gripe would be the toilet paper was a bit harsh! We were given two large fluffy towels and two standard towels as well as 2 pool towels. There were no linen issues at all during the stay. (This often seems to me to be one area many hotels fall down in. The dishwasher was either put on for us or unpacked each day if we had used it.
The biggest concern I had would have been noise but after the 11pm fish show (special event related) it quieted down and I slept soundly.
I think our booking length secured us what they told us was the best room in the place 1510. I don't doubt it by location
Whilst I did not use the Gym my son did and it was reasonably well equipped and most importantly had live television coverage. The TV is also positioned so as it can be watched from the spa (no sound). The 20 metre (approx) pool was ideal. I was able to clock up a number of laps and had the pool to myself on all but 2 of 9 swims. The pool was a good temperature and spotlessly clean. There is no bar service but being and indoor pool I would much rather sit on my balcony.
Parking was charged at $25 per day and we were told that a visitor could park for 18...we did have a visitor for a few hours and the fee was not added to the bill.
Restaurants and bars were not used (we used the bar once for a coffee) and we either ate in or at nearby restaurants. The main reason for not using the bar was it was closed each night when we returned from athletics despite advertising as being open till late.
No problems with anything here either. This is an apartment complex so no doormen but the porters handled baggage and brought up the car efficiently each time it was required. The staff was friendly helpful and happy and attempted to answer any questions to the best o their ability (we wanted a private steamboat trip but no one seemed to know how to book one...even the visitors centre)