We recommend booking a room with a sizable balcony overlooking both the neighboring church and King George Square. These rooms seem a bit larger and have the premium outdoor space that, due to year-round fabulous weather, can be perfect for the morning coffee or a pre-dinner toast. While these rooms don't gain access to the Executive Lounge, you can upgrade for a fee of $50 per night to relax in the lounge.
Unfortunately, unlike it' London cousin, this property does not feature the futuristic, Accor lobby inititave of a 'welcomer' and self-service iPad check-in, but since the old-fashioned way of talking to a reception staff will have to do, it might make it easier to score one of those balcony rooms.
At first glance, the buildings are a bit dated since they were built in 1971 and 1982, respectively, but that can only mean they come with a history. We've been told that Keith Urban got his start in the basement bar crooning to hotel guests long before he was choosing American Idols.
Room rates start at 161 AUD ($148 USD) per night for a standard room.
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