Listed in Hotels, Resorts, Pension Houses, Inns
- 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne
- +61 3 9250 1888
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne Video Review
Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne is a 320 roomed 4 ½ hotel on Flinders Street. Facilities include, a gym, bar and restaurant/café. The heritage hotel has been restored to keep the style of the early 1900s and would suit either leisure or business traveller.
Rooms start from the Guest Room. Each have free Wi-Fi, in room safe, flat screen TV (with Foxtel and on demand movies), tea & coffee making facilities, individual climate control air-conditioning, mini bar and 24 hour in room dining. The bathrooms come with shower or shower over bath configuration. You can book rooms either with or without views.
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne – the Verdict
I really enjoyed my stays at this hotel in Melbourne. Great location, walking distance to Yarra and all its restaurants, cafes, bars and the Crown Casino. Close to public transport and other popular tourist spots in Melbourne.
Its Travellers Bar is a nice cosy spot for a beer, cocktail or even a light snack. Great place to start the night, pre drinks before hitting the town.
Downstairs at its Straits Café, enjoy some real delicious meals (open for breakfast and dinner). I loved the prawn laksa – the flavours and the spices were amazing. For breakfast they serve a buffet style breakfast. Sometimes if you book online breakfast can be included in the room, if not you can buy when you check it. It was around $20 per person. It’s a fairly decent breakfast with fair choice of different dishes. See video for more details. I also tried out their room service, which again I went into details on the video. Overall my food experience here were good.
The rooms at Rendezvous Hotel were quite good. Well maintained, clean and stylish. I found them comfortable and nice enough beds. The bathrooms were clean and modern. You can get a better idea in the video. Two things you need to watch out for though. 1. The size of the rooms, they are small. Not shoebox size as I’ve stayed at some places in Hong Kong, but definitely something that is worth noting. The 2nd is not all rooms have views. Some you will get a view of a concrete wall! Obviously the rooms with the view come with the extra price. At night you can get some wonderful views of the city of Melbourne at night. There was a little bit of street noise. Again I’ve shown this in the video so you can get a better idea.
For rates at the hotel, I have looked over time and prices to vary a lot, depending on dates. Sometimes they do have promos. You may want to join their club program at TFE Hotels. Or check websites like Trivago, Hotelscombined etc. Again I’ve gone into details on the video.
For me it’s a great heritage style hotel in the heart of everything. It’s just convenient to get anywhere in Melbourne. There are faults to the hotel, but overall if you are looking for a good place to stay in Melbourne, the Rendezvous Hotel should be on your radar. I would rate the hotel somewhere between, above average and good. It’s not quite either. Recommended!
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Wifi is Free: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Franchise or Chain: Yes
Free Breakfast: Yes