Saville On Russell Melbourne Hotel

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Saville On Russell Melbourne Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 221

222 Russell Street - Melbourne - Victoria - 3000 - Australia Hotel Website | | 03 9915 2500
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Room service was excellent
Submitted by: Esther in 22/05/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
Room service was excellent.
Mahi-well done.
Catch yall later.
Ps;was in room 710
Central with top service
Submitted by: Davey Hughes in 18/05/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: New Zealand
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Business often takes me to Melbourne and whether it's for one night or a week I've always found Savilles rooms and staff to be exemplary.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Saville On Russell Melbourne Hotel

good location

from Bussman
We stayed at the saville for a 6 day break in Melbourne in february. We had chose it following the reviews on this website and we were not disappointed.

We had chosen the one bed-room apartment and were pleasantly surprised at what we found. It was rather spacious, clean and well equipped. 'Twas certainly convenient having your own kitchen and washer/dryer.

Apart from the that, the hotel was nicely located in the melbourne CBD, only 5-10 mins walk to the main shopping areas. Being on the edge of Chinatown makes finding food not a problem. We didn't have breakfast in the hotel so am unable to comment on that. The bus-stop and tramstop (the free services) was only a 5 minute walk away which made touring Melbourne less of a problem.

To give a balanced review, here comes the bad points.

Firstly, There was a potential problem with noise. On the first two nights, we were given a room on the 8th floor. The hotel is located on a main street with a few pubs/clubs closeby, so we could hear the music well into the early hours. When we approached the reception regarding this, they kindly changed our room to a similar one on the 18th floor instead.

Secondly, if you are used to a free wireless internet service in a hotel, you'll be sadly disappointed here (the same for the rest of the hotels we stayed in for our Australia tour). It was quite expensive to use the internet.

On balance, we would come back to the Saville. Just make sure you ask for a room on a pretty high floor. That is ... if you're not afraid of heights.

Good location but overrated

from travelcomments
Many other reviewers seem to like the hotel. It is not bad, but it certainly is not great. And for the prices charged it is over-priced and overrated. It is a bit like a Wyndham with smaller rooms and lless cleanliness.

The location is a nice and there are plenty of shops, coffee places and restaurants nearby.

The rooms are decent but nothing special. The design got a bit stuck between 1980s furniture and recent color bright schemes.

The gym is sparsly equipped and lacks cleanliness. There are no free weights or eliptical trainers.

The bathroom in my room was not clean and the shower-tub combination had mold.

Two elevators I used were not clean and in both a button each was missing on the panel.

For AUD 200 per night this hotel is overpriced.

Good Location

from Chewcho
Good hotel. Clean and good location. Pool was clean and there was a small gym. Good Pub around the corner called Elephant and Wheelbarrow.

A Real Treat

from R0bbie
We loved the Saville on Russell. The large suite (well worth the extra) with kitchen, living room and washer/dryer was just what we needed after some weeks of travel. Very relaxing, fine service, quiet...

Excellent location with easy access to trams, Chinatown, shopping.


from DaveSpencer32
We used 4 Saville group apartments on our trip around Australia, this was by far the best, plenty of room, two bathrooms, two large bedrooms, good sized lounge, kitchen, clean, desk staff not the best. Convenient location, parking underneath hotel. The double glazing was hopeless as usual thus very noisey, didn't get one good nights sleep.

Great Hotel

from Janie M
We checked in at 4am, after a very long flight, and the staff were so efficient and helpful. The suite was lovely, very spacious and nicely decorated. It was great to have a full kitchen, washing machine and dryer and the hotel provided all those little things like packs of washing powder.

The pool is an average size for a city hotel pool, its very nice and although not large, when I was there (leading upto Christmas) never crowded. The gym overlooks the pool and I was pleased with the 2 treadmills, bikes and all the weights etc. We only used the restaurant for breakfast once (we self-catered for the rest of our stay) but it was excellent and we felt we had value for money at $15 AUD per person. We will definately be staying at the Saville on Russell when we go back to Melbourne.

Great value for money!

from FITCHICK711
Stayed here for business for a couple of days. This is the first time I've stayed with this hotel chain and was pleasantly surprised.

Reception and concierge were very helpful and handled the busy times quite well. Rooms very nice with a kitchenette, and more spacious than most hotels.

I used the gym and pool and it was not bad at all. Location is also excellent, Bourke St. mall and Melbourne Central are just a block away, very handy as I was doing some Christmas shopping.

I agree with another reviewer about parking - safe, secure and direct access from the hotel - a very big plus when staying in Melbourne, as parking can become a nightmare sometimes. We had a really horrible experience once when we stayed at Oaks on Market - see my review about it.

Back to the Saville - I would highly recommend this hotel if you want good value for your money and if you are doing a lot of shopping! :-)

Very Nice

from R3kl355
Im was very happy with Saville of Russell. After staying a week at the close by Hotel Causeway, The Saville was a breath of fresh air.

The rooms (I was staying in varios studio apartments) are well designed and give a good impression of space. Even the smaller rooms have a kitchenette and sink. Bathrooms are nice, soaps such are complementary. Room service menu and cleaning was spot on.

The main reason I prefered it over The Causeway however, was

1/ The Parking. Hotels on the cheaper scale in the Melbourne CBD generally dont have parking, or have a deal with a nearby Public park that they can give you a cheaper rate at. Saville have their own enclosed lot on level 5 or the nextdoor parking structure, and you are alble to use an elevator from it to your hotel floor. 24 hours accessible, with a moderate flat fee. This beats other hotels I stayed at where you park blocks away, cant enter after midnight or 2:00am, and have crazy fees like $13 every time you exit the structure.

2/ Balcony. The rooms have balconies, with view. This doesn't sound so amazing until you stay at a hotel without one. This also helps keep the rooms smoke free, as people are more inclused to smoke outside on the balcony, and not in the room.

3/ Internet. Most Melbourne hotels rip you pretty hard for internet. And yes it was expensive here, and not that fast or high in bandwidth, but it worked. Causeway, and many other hotels still have dial-up only. I can't remember when I last used dial up... Anyway, when Saville at some point get hotel wide wireless for free of very cheap, Ill be even happier.

4/ I was able to book my room most of the time for $125 AUD, which is 10 more than some motels in the area, this is brilliant and insane value. The same room can cost around $315 AUD at busy times, which is a bit expensive IMO, but I belive that the rooms are worth $200 - $240 AUD, as nothing is shabby, and I would pay this.

ALl the staff where very friendy, and it was a breeze for me to check in and out, both times of my 2 seperate stays of 2 weeks. nice

Loved the Saville on Russell

from pixie_06
Last minute booking and worth every dollar. Located right in the Chinatown area, this hotel aims to serve and please. Choose/Ask to upgrade to the 1-bedroom apartment. We stayed here in the middle of our trip and as every traveller knows, having clean clothes is a luxury when you're packing light. This problem is solved because the apartment comes equipped with washer and dryer that you are free to use! Other than that perk, the rooms are immaculate and the full kitchen is nice if you are staying for a few days. The staff are amazingly helpful and courteous. The location is great and within walking distance to the shopping areas. We used the hotel car service to get us to the airport and while the price is a little bit more than a taxi, the smooth ride and great conversation is worth it(ask for Max!)

Great stay

from jillybeansan
We stayed at the Saville for 3 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment. The hotel is very clean, modern and in a fantastic location close to Chinatown, shopping and supermarkets. We had a problem with the aircon in our room and were moved to another room as soon as one became available. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

Top Local Tips for Melbourne

Famous and amazing restaurant The Flower Drum restaurant is around the corner. Book weeks in advance.

Trams There is a free tram service called the City Circle running in both clockwise & anticlockwise direction throughout the day which is great for reaching the new docklands development. There is also a running commentary on points of interest.

Trams Some of the city trams are free off peak and on certain city routes - worth checking out espcially for those who dont want to walk everywhere


Other names for Saville On Russell Melbourne Hotel

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  • Address: 222 Russell Street - Melbourne - Victoria - 3000 - Australia
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