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The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure

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Yarrawonga
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot get a better location for a hotel if you are going to Melbourne right in the centre of the CBD. The room are large, clean and very comfortable. The staff at reception are very helpful when asked directions directions to places. Chinatown is 30 metres away. Nothing more to say, just great, and the price is very acceptable.

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Timmins, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a nice full service hotel with all the amenities. It's very clean & comfortable & well located, but no free wifi! Come on folks get out of he dark ages. I've had good free wifi from Cambodia to Zambia. Get with the times.

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Olot, Spain
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room is big and clean but it is quite old. Noisy chiller in the room. Breakfast needs a lot of improvement. The quality of the food was very bad and no pastries available. To summarize, in my opinion it was very expensive for the given service.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent spot for shoppers. Room very dated carpet bad condition bath worn. No personal attention. It was going through a self serve . Dinning are more like a school cafeteria . Very central for shoppers!

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Thank Mina B
Erdi G, Guest Relations Manager at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, responded to this review

Dear Mina, Thank you for your comments and I'm really glad that you enjoyed how close we are to all the best shopping Melbourne has to offer. You will also be pleased to hear that we are beginning a complete refurbishment of all our rooms. We hope to see you again for more shopping adventures some time soon. Best Regards,...

Canberra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure how this is a Grand Mercure. At best, only a Mercure. We had a twin double bed room and it was spacious. But tired. Nothing special. No extra pillows. Old bathroom. And a 7:30am housekeeping visit...they thought the room was vacant. We didn't eat-in, why bother when you have so many options available in the neighbourhood. If you...

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Erdi G, Manager at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, responded to this review

Dear CanberraAussieMum, I'm glad the location of the hotel was ideal for your needs. It is certainly well placed for a shopping, theatre or sightseeing holiday. The close proximity to many of Melbourne's iconic eating and drinking establishments doesn't hurt either! I am sorry that the accommodation provided was below your expectations. In regards to the extra pillows, in the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here after the Adele concert so we didn't have to deal with 75,000 other people trying to catch a train/cab/uber. For this purpose it was fine. The rooms are somewhat dated, but functional. Shower was great. Paperthin walls, could not only hear the neighbour on the phone, but could also hear the person she was talking to. Air conditioning...

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Erdi G, Manager at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, responded to this review

Dear Todd_82, Thank you for your review. I am delighted that the accommodation served its purpose for when you're in town for the ADELE Concert. Apologies that the accommodation provided didn't tick all the boxes. We hope that we can still look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Alex Mihardja Operational Project Manager

Rumbeke, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I go to Melbourne, I said i will change hotels as the isolation is so bad and the hotel really needs to be updated urgently. It is not worth the name Mercure anymore. The only advantage is has, is the perfect central location, and that is why i went again

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Erdi G, Manager at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, responded to this review

Dear peter v, I am sorry to read of your experience and that once again you're disappointed with the hotel's facilities. Appreciate your constructive feedback. and best wishes for future hotel stays. Regards, Alex Mihardja Operational Project Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noisy with no evidence of sound proofing. In the middle of the city and convenient to every noise, all night. Buskers, trams and the hotel makes no effort to disfuse it. Location is important as is sleep, care and telling customer they need ear phones but its ok, after 11pm, we call the police, if they come the buskers quienten...

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Erdi G, Manager at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, responded to this review

Dear Anthony M, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read your experience with us and the lack of care shown by our employee. I am sorry your expectations were not met on this trip. Sincerely, Alex Mihardja Operational Project Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of The Swanston Grand Mercure is second to none for shopping and eating in and around Melbourne. All the big name shops are located just a couple of minutes away. It is so easy to shop, go back to your room and drop the bags off and then continue shopping. With the free trams in the city it...

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Erdi G, Manager at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, responded to this review

Dear Kylie M, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay. We’re so glad to hear that you continuously enjoyed your stay! We truly appreciate your feedback about the hotel and will ensure that your kind words and feedback are passed onto our team. Thank you again for sharing the...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived early which always happens when you fly in from New Zealand. The female staff member on reception was more interested in continuing her conversation with her male colleague and flirting with him. I asked if i could leave my bags and was told yes around the corner. When I got to the luggage store I was told she...

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Erdi G, Manager at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, responded to this review

Dear Sonnie_dee, I am sorry to read of your encounter with one of our female staff on arrival. I have since passed it on to our Front Office Manager for his urgent attention. Thankfully your other encounter was positive. Sincere apologies and we hope to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Alex Mihardja Operational Project Manager

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure is a 4.5-star hotel positioned in an unrivalled location in the very heart of Melbourne's CBD and city, surrounded by the city's most popular business and shopping precincts, theatres, galleries, bars and restaurants. With shopping meccas like Bourke Street Mall, Emporium Melbourne and H&M right on your doorstep, other attractions like Federation Square, Southbank, Her Majesty's and Regent Theatres, Queen Victoria Markets and Melbourne Central Shopping Complex are just a short stroll away. In addition, with a tram stop conveniently located at the front entrance - a quick tram ride will take you to all major sporting venues including the MCG and Etihad Stadium plus the city's cosmopolitan shopping and entertainment hotspots such as St Kilda, Chapel Street, Bridge Road and Brunswick Street. The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure is Melbourne's most centrally located hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure

Address: 195 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Mercure Grand Hotel on Swanston)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $170 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure Hotel Melbourne
The Swanston Hotel Grand Accor
Hotel Style:
#50 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#66 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#68 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#74 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“go for a high room to avoid the street noise”
 of 5 bubbles Sonnie_dee, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you can stay clear of the south side of the building as you all the buskers music and singing from the Bourke Street Mall.”
 of 5 bubbles chunkyknees, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a corner room above the 8th floor, rooms on the West side are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Adamant_About_Travel, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure they don't put you in the room next to the Gym”
 of 5 bubbles 14alanf, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Swanston Street was a bit noisy, as the trams start ringing their bells at 6.00. Didn't bother us but might annoy others though.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenC395, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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