Overall- would recommend this hotel based on its central location, ease of registration, Buffett breakfast, and helpful staff.
Travelodge Southbank is convieniently located right next to the Eureka Tower and is within walking distance to the Yarra river, and therefore Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. With stops for the free Melbourne Tourist Shuttle and city circle tram (number 35) close by, access to key CBD points of interest are a cinch (basically, got a overview tour on the shuttle, then got around Melbourne wither walking or by using the free tram).
Booking online was easy and requests were meet.
Room was well suited for us- brothers who were meeting for a couple of days as a catch up, though would also suit business trip or couple. Free wifi access in the lobby for 15min a day was enough to catch up on essential emails and Travelodge had paid options if needed.
We also opted for the buffett breakfast. If Pre-register for it at least the day before, this was AUD$15, though could be booked on the day for $19. Good selection and ran through to 9.30am on most days.
Staff were always helpful, and there was consistency in that the reception staff seemed to be there at all hours (Ann never seemed to go home...)More