Last night I stayed overnight in Melbourne as I was catching a flight back to Brisbane the next day (review on that particular flight coming very soon). As I no longer hold Hyatt Globalist status, I decided to make use of Marriott Gold status which I obtained through the American Express Platinum card.
At the time of booking, it looked very busy and there were only 2 room types available, both being either a Queen Deluxe or Double Deluxe. The rate was $469 AUD and I was given a Double Deluxe room due to capacity. The hotel itself is 21.7 km’s from the airport has a beauty shop and parking available at $60 AUD daily.
I arrived just past midnight, check in was completed in a few minutes and I was given the keys to my room.
The hotel is a category 5 property which means you’ll need 30,000 points for a one night redemption. The Marriott Melbourne features 166 rooms ranging from Queen deluxe rooms up to 19 suites.
The room itself is what I’d call old modern. The carpet and yellow lighting makes it look a little aged, however, the bathrooms were bright and really modern looking.
As you enter the room, to the left is where the wardrobe and bathroom is found.
As you can see, the marble and wood makes the bathroom look fresh, bright and modern.
The room includes the basic vanity kit, shaving kit and dental kits.
The property also provides a few types of Thann products.
As I mentioned, I had 2 double beds but only one was used as I was travelling solo.
For a basic room, it’s pretty spacious and includes a desk, 2 chairs and a fairly sized TV. All rooms also include free wifi and a couple of bottles of water.
The hotel offers 24 hour in-room dining, 3 different restaurants, a heated indoor pool, a gym and a sauna.
The minibar stocks the basic essentials, juice, soft drinks, beers, wine and champagne.
The interesting thing I found out about the room was the window. There’s actually 2 screens of glass, one obviously doesn’t open but the one closest to you slides open, not sure what the purpose of that it.
One thing I wasn’t a fan of was the air-conditioning. It was set to 18 degrees and and definitely didn’t feel like that, it actually got too hot at one point I woke up and took the duvet off. I’m someone who can only sleep when it’s really cold so this was quite irritating for me. Am I the only one that finds more and more hotels have terrible or not properly functional air con?
For those that wanted to see, this is the indoor heated salt pool.
And this is the gym with access to a courtyard.
I quite liked my stay at the Marriott Melbourne but the one draw back for me personally was the non functioning air conditioning. If you’d like to find out more information about the property click here.