Nice hotel will stay again
Posted 06-Dec-2016 on Wotif
Great value for money, rooms as advertised, nice and spacious with balcony (standard room), clean, large bathroom with bath, kitchenette and microwave, stereo and CD player was a nice touch as I much prefer music to TV (most hotels don't give you music anymore). Very quiet with block out blinds and comfy bed made for a great sleep. Good location. Nice atmospheric hotel bar and restaurant, had a lovely lunch and drink there. Helpful and friendly hotel and bar staff.
Only negative is it's a bit tricky to find as it is very poorly sign posted from Mounts Bay Rd. I drove past it twice and almost had an accident while looking for it as that stretch of the Esplanade and mounts Bay Rd is multiple lanes and extremely busy. The website doesn't mention that access is actually of Mill St of Mounts bay Rd. You miss it because you are actually driving past the back of the hotel and as I wrote very poor/nil signage.
I actually ended up parking at the exhibition center as I knew the hotel was near this and asking the parking attendants for directions. Turns out the front of the hotel that you see in the pictures faces the exhibition center and so can't be seen from Mounts bay Rd.
Also as parking is very limited I had to park elsewhere, this is fine and normal for many hotels but beware don't park at the exhibition center as its very expensive. It would have cost me $70 had I not moved my car. There is some covered and secure Wilson parking very close by on Spring St that is much cheaper.