優點: Doubletree at Flinders has all the makings of a being lovely hotel -- warm service, well-maintained rooms and in a very accessible location right next to the tram stops and Flinders Station.
缺點: 3 major drawbacks -- a city centre hotel without free in-room wifi access [there is access at a prohibitive price] is really unacceptable in this digital age, and shows a shortsightedness one does not expect from a Hilton brand. Whether you're travelling on business or leisure in Melbourne, wifi access is a must as this is a city firmly in the digital age, and Doubletree shows it lack of vision by not being up to speed.
The pillows were terribly poor quality -- flat, with all the fluffiness gone out of them. Made for a very uncomfortable sleep. Surprising as one would think Hilton would get this fundamental right.
The area immediately around the hotel is dodgy -- with vagrants, drunks, homeless and the general underbelly of a city you hope not to see. Not much Doubletree can do about this, though, as it's a sacrifice you make for train access.
But if you're a single traveller, and have to move about early morning or late at night, be careful. It may not be the best spot to be in.
優點: The lobby was beautiful, the hotel had a lot of character.
Room service was great. The staff were very friendly.
Walking distance to plenty of restaurants.
缺點: Couldn't open any windows, which made my small room feel very claustrophobic. Leaving the hotel after dark was a bit scary - it feels like a rough part of town. During the day it's ok.
優點: The location is great and the rooms are pretty basic. You get what you pay for.
缺點: There was no "do not disturb" sign to put on the door so housekeeping would let themselves in without so much as a single knock. I could have been naked. Noise from the hall filtered into the room so as a light sleeper I had trouble with that.
Wanted to have a look around the hotel because of the heritage but got told off by one of the staff.