Albany Hotel, South Yarra
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Albany Hotel
t subject yourself to this place.from queenjojo02
Ok, so the pictures of the building on the booking websites show a beautiful old georgian building, but the rooms you can book off the internet are not in that building - they are in a building behind it - which is just some cheapo crappy building built 30-40 (or longer) years ago. So that was our first shock.
Second, we check in and are given keys to what must be a 'standard' or 'standby' room - the ugliest thing I have ever seen - there is nothing standard about them - double bed + a single - within the ugliest linen ever. A desk and bedside tables that you could not give away - that ugly and worn - they must have got them for free from a youth hostel. The bathroom, was pink and ugly - so tiny - no joke, smaller than a walk-in closet.
So we marched back down to reception and said we booked a room that was specifed 'renovated'. The receptionist eventually 'upgraded' us to a superior room.
This room had recently been renovated - but it is tiny. Very dark style - purple walls and really gloomy. The TV was up on the wall. These superior rooms are on the ground floor and like other reviewers have said, noisy because you're too close to the road and carpark. The bathroom in this room was just as small as the standard one and the shower hadn't been renovated (replaced). THere is no way that these rooms could sleep 3 people as the website says - 2 people in the queen/double bed.
You do get free breakfast, which is of good quality, but considering you pay about $90 for a room the size of a walk-in closet, it's not really worth it.
Also, judging from what others have written, it seems that it is standard policy that if you book a superior room, you are shown to a crappy standard room first, and only if you complain, are you given the correct room.
DO NOT STAY HERE - The superior room is only bearable if there is no other place in melbourne available!
Upon arriving we were shown to a dark green walled room with plaster falling from the ceiling and dirty fridge. We booked a Superior room and this wasn't it!
After the fright of that room we were moved to the correct superior room.
These rooms are only average and are on the ground floor right next to the car park for the whole hotel which means you will here cars coming and going ALL NIGHT. The room had a mini bar and fridge and TV but nothing superior about it.
The hotel is centrally located to all transport just being a block away to the Como centre where you can get some fantastic meals for lunch.
Across the road from the hotel are tennis courts (if you're so inclined) and down the road to the right as you leave the hotel are places like Subway, Chinese restaurant, Gloria Jeans Coffee etc and Trams to the Markets (which I Can highly reccommend).
I wouldn't stay in a room here any lower than a Superior room and even then I would try a mansion room or something much quieter.
Find Somewhere Else!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Nothing specialfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel information folder told me the room had recently been through some profound changes. The bed was nice, one table was lightweight Ikea cheepo, the other one had seen better days. Pretty OK for the price. Just wondering what the rooms without renovations look like. :)
The reception people were nice but clearly "just working" there. They had the most annoying habit of letting you stand there for ages for any small thing while they kept answering the phone, one, two, three, four phonecalls before they would find the time for you.
Tiny rooms, smoky hallways and teenage boys next doorfrom georgiamorrison
the one we stayed had supposedly been renovated recently.... not that you could tell! the bathroom was cramped (don't be fooled, when they say a shower over a bath, they mean a bird bath) and had the most hideous pink decor (not to mention the lould in the grouting).
the room itself was so tiny you could barely move, and there was no where to put your bags or to unpack your clothes. the heating is set to 30DC and you can't change it. if you open a window to let some cool air in you get cigarette smoke from the smoking area down stairs. the walls are also so thin that you can listen to the conversations being held in the adjoining room (not to mention everything else).
overall it was very poor. we have stayed in significantly better places for significantly less money.
Absolutely stunning place!!from A TripAdvisor Member
I'll say i'll come back again very soon.... LOVED IT!!!!!
Is this the darkest room in Melbourne?from Viminalis
Not as flash as everyone makes out, but still a good place to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I loved this small little Gem of a hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Loved the Albany!from A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for Albany Hotel
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- Address: 1 Millswyn St Corner Toorak Road And Millswyn Street - South Yarra - Victoria - 3141 - Australia
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