A city centre hotel with no wifi:(
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.
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.
Situated directly opposite Flinders Street Station, in Melbourne’s dynamic central business district, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne – Flinders Street is within walking distance of many major corporate offices, and the dining and entertainment precincts of South Bank and Federation Square. Explore the meandering cobblestone alleyways of Melbourne Laneways - home to unique boutiques, art galleries and eclectic cafes and bars. Enjoy easy access to Melbourne attractions including Collins Street and Etihad Stadium. Unwind in a stylish and modern guest room, equipped with amenities designed to help you feel at home. Lie back on the signature Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree bed while you browse channels on the flat-screen HDTV. Check emails with WiFi (fee applies), work in comfort at the large ergonomic desk, and luxuriate in the spacious bathroom. The onsite restaurant serves tempting Australian and international specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the relaxed Lobby Lounge Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine. Maintain your exercise routine with contemporary equipment in the complimentary 24-hour Fitness Center. Ensure that your meeting, conference, or wedding is a successful one by holding it at our Melbourne hotel. There are three flexible meeting spaces available, and our friendly, professional team is always on hand to help. Fax or print documents in the complimentary 24-hour business center, and take advantage of the latest A/V technology. Feel welcome the moment you arrive at our hotel in Melbourne with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in.
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