This place was by far the best price I could get to sleep a family of 4 in central Melbourne. $179 p/n for 3 nights for 4 people. Good location, about a block and a half to Swanston St.
I understand that this was formally Mayflower On Lonsdale. No reception desk, instead you are met by someone who shows you to your apartment and leaves you with their phone number. This suited us fine as we were out for 2 solid days and only stayed 3 nights. Not so great if you would like local information etc, although a few tourist brouchures had been left in the lounge.
Very tiny lounge/kitchen area. The most cooking we could manage was frozen dinners in the micowave and cereal and toast. Any thing more than that would be a struggle for 4 people. Uncomfortable 2 seater lounge, table to seat 3.
Bed rooms are very small, and beds are indeed a plank of chipboard, but we found them quite comfortable. At least they can't sag in the middle...Could do with some window covering on the very tiny bedroom window, which is made of 16 glass bricks set hign in the wall. So you can't see out but they still let in quite a bit of light. This was a bit annoying for some in our family.
Bathroom ok, very large shower, water pressure ok for an apartment. I didn't mind the front (tiny) balcony onto the street, I expect a bit of noise in a CBD.
Several lovely eating spots on the street below, one of which, Dhaka, I have reviewed separately. I would say that they contribute to the cooking smell in the building. Mostly the smells were ok.
Seems to be a fair bit of longer term rental in the building, which did not bother us.
- Also Known As:
- Mayflower On Lonsdale Melbourne