Best Western Atlantis Hotel

, Melbourne, Australia
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Best Western Atlantis Hotel

, Melbourne
4 star

Rooms: 84

300 Spencer Street - Melbourne - Victoria - 3000 - Australia Hotel Website | | 96002900
526 Traveller

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Submitted by: Dyanna in 21/01/09
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
One thing our trip around Australia has been short of is clean hotel rooms. The Atlantis (Best Western) here in Melbourne has by far been the cleanest room we have come across for under AU$150! The staff was helpful and the room was really quite standard, which is a good thing. It was also quite quiet for a city hotel, but still near to all the hot spots. A good choice, I think.
Clean, Comfortable, Quiet.
Submitted by: Sherwin in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
The facilities were very nice, the staff very helpful and friendly and the price was reasonable. Would highly recommend it to others.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Best Western Atlantis Hotel

Good base

from Twig
Stayed at the Atlantis for 3 nights in August 2006. Used the bus service from the airport which stopped at the Southern Cross Station, which was just over the road from the hotel. The rooms were clean and modern, with a good sized shower room. (No bath). Only minus points were no safe in the room, and no view out of bedroom window. It looked out onto a brick wall, about 15feet away.
The breakfast room was pleasant and overlooked the Telstra Dome. It didn't offer a cooked breakfast but there was plenty of choice of cereals, breads etc. The guy on reception said there was a cafe on the corner which did cooked breakfasts, but we found the hotel's breakfast adequate.
Location very good, walking distance from river, and centre of town and free tram runs near the hotel which does a circle of the CBD.
Hotel is fairly new and offers good value for a basic hotel so near the city centre.

Great hotel in a good position.

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is in a great location, not to close to have alot of noise at night but a short walk into the main section of the city. Room was comfortable and had a really nice walk in shower. Not the largest room but really nice bed and so clean. Offers a breakfast but is just cold stuff but is a good price.

Close to the harbour where there is great resturants. Also you can get a free tram from right outside the hotel, this does a loop of the city and is really good. make sure you visit the Crown casino. it is an amazing building and has lots of shops, cinema and resturants too. If you go for a meal there go outside when the clock stricks the hour. this is because the water features that are all the way along the harbour start to shoot fire high in the sky and it is really amazing to watch.

Really liked Melbourne, it has a really nice atmosphere.

Great location hotel

from enzfrnz
This hotel is neat and clean. The location is great. It's only 200 meters from the Sky Bus terminal/Spencer Street train station. There is also a tram drop off right in front of the hotel.

The staff wasn't very friendly, expect when I checked in. The receptionist was nice enough to point out a few details about the property. However, when I asked questions of a different staff member, they were not helpful at all. There was also a charge for a meal I did not eat on my bill at check out, but when I told them it was not mine, they removed the charge right away with no hassle.

In all, great hotel, location and price if you are staying in Melbourne.

Conveniently located

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was clean and comfortable and I would certainly recommend it as a good base for anyone visiting Melbourne although the staff arent overly friendly or helpful and the hotel does lack atmosphere and feels a bit bland.

Affordable hotel right in the city center

from garbo
This is a great hotel if you are on a budget or don't want to spend too much. It's located near the Telstra Dome and Victoria Market (10-15 min walk), in the north of the city center. The hotel is located across the street from the circle line free tourist tram and mass transit trams, which takes you all over the city. The lobby is spartan, but the rooms are good for the price. We stayed here two nights and were charged $95AUD a night, which included breakfast and taxes. When we arrived I asked for a non smoking room, but since none was available they upgraded us to a family suite with two bedrooms. The room was very clean and the carpet very plush and you could tell quite new. Marble bathroom. The main bedroom felt a little small, since there is one window and it's quite small. The breakfast is pretty poor if you can get a table. The small breakfast room, which has a great view gets very crowded. They served Kelloggs cereals, some canned fruit, toast and juice. If you don't get breakfast included in your hotel rate, i would go else where. They charge $8AUD per person. Around the corner is an Italian restuarant ( i think) that serves breakfast or you could walk towards the Victoria Market and there are lots of cafes nearby.

You can take the airport bus, which is around $14AUD per person and drops you at the bus station, two blocks away across the street. We took a taxi from the airport, since we arrived after 2 am and it cost around $35-40 AUD. Taxis are pretty pricey in Melbourne.

We would definately stay here again. A nice looking hotel for the price.

Good value and location

from taffy2001
We stayed here for 3 nights. The room was somewhat small, but very clean and acceptable. The staff was very friendly and allowed us to check in when our flight landed at 10am with no extra charge. However, they weren't very willing to make recommendations on tours or food options. The continental breakfast they offer is $8 or so and consists of cereal and frozen waffles. It may have had more earlier, but when we got there about 30 minutes before the end, the selection was minimal. This hotel is within walking distance of most everything in downtown Melbourne. It's very accessable to the train and makes it very easy to get to the airport. There is a charge for the internet, which seems to be typical throughout Australia. We would definitely stay here again.

Good value for money

from A TripAdvisor Member
Well positioned in Spencer Street and a short walk from the bus station that links to and from the airport.Staff very friendly and helpful.Room good size and clean.Breakfast was good value for money and we could recommend this hotel.
Mel & Karen Stoke-on-Trent.UK.

Atlantis - good value, would stay again

from Sandradh
My partner and I wanted a week away (February 2006) and decided on Melbourne, so searched I as many sites as I could (including TravelAdvisor!) and came up with the Atlantis. (For the best rate (including a buffet continental breakfast) book on: ----).
It is on the edge of the CBD (not as central as some of the other hotels which are right in the middle of the CBD) but in 10 mins you can walk to the centre of the CBD, or alternatively you can walk 30 seconds and catch the free tram into town. (Or pay approz Aus$6 for an all day tram pass which is great value if you want to visit areas in zone 1 - which spreads a long way - we visited the zoo, the jail, Bridge Street (for shopping), a couple of the other close suburbs for food and shopping - speaking of food - I highly recommend Topolinos - get an entree size pasta only! great value, great taste and huge!). Anyway, back to the Atlantis.
It is a reasonably new hotel (I think about 3 years old), most of the rooms dont have very good views (unless you have a upper floor room facing the road and you can see the stadium and Docklands), but since we mainly used it only for sleeping and showering, it wasnt a concern to us. My only problem with the shower was that it dosnt have a door or curtain, so even with the bath mat down the bathroom floor gets a little wet, also, they dont provide flannels.
The rooms were a decent size with a couch, table, desk & chair, bed (of course), wardrobe, place for suitcase to sit, fridge (no mini bar) and TV on unit with cupboard/ drawers.
They only serve buffet continental breakfasts - which are AUS$8 per person, we ate for free, as included in the price when booked on the website (see top of review for address). There are a few places close to town that you can walk to which are a good price for cooked breakfasts if you prefer. They dont do any other meals, but they do have a list of restaurants that will deliver meals (we didnt use as ate out).
The check in and check out were quick and efficient, no waiting around and they were also helpful with any questions we had about any little queries we had :).
We travelled from the airport by the Skybus - Aus$24 return pp, which I recommend as the terminal is a short walk across the road and a couple of buildings up the road from the hotel, and is good value.
In closing I would like to say that my partner and I had a fabulous time in Melbourne and will be going back, and would stay in the Atlantis again, as we found suited our purpose (and at a great price of Aus$89 per night including breakfast when booked on the Atlantis Express website!)

Good Value

from JULOfrVan
We stayed at the Atlantis in early December 2005. It is centrally located near the train station and the tram line goes in front of the hotel. Rooms are nice & big, clean, modern as it is a relatively new hotel. The front desk staff were helpful. It was good value.

Reasonably priced central hotel

from RogerD63
This is a reasonable place to stay in the centre of Melbourne - everything in the city centre is in reasonable walking distance. The hotel itself is functional - modern, clean rooms. The downside is that there is only a limited breakfast available. It's cheap but frankly not worth bothering with - there are some good cafes in the vicnity.

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Docklands The Docklands area of Melbourne is undergoing a lot of work and when we went the Harbourside shopping complex was just then being completed with a few shops opening up, I think that this area will be the place to go for bargains as we found that downtown Melbourne was more full of high street retailers and boutique shops, whereas Harbourside has a lot of outlet stores there. There is also the southern star opening (like the london eye) which looked cool, not sure how much you'd see but would probably be worth going on. There are also loads of restaurants on the Docklands itself from italian to chinese to indian so I would definately recommend heading down there for a meal at least once.


Other names for Best Western Atlantis Hotel

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  • Address: 300 Spencer Street - Melbourne - Victoria - 3000 - Australia
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