It’s not every hotel room that greets you with a Spiral Staircase. But it seems that selected Two Bedroom Apartments in the Ibis Melbourne on Therry Street do just that. I was lucky enough to spend a night in one such room last month.
Greeted by friendly staff at the front desk, and a vibrant atmosphere (including some free to use computers for those that need to book a flight or whatever they need to do), my room key and welcome letter were ready to go in an envelope, ensuring for expedited service. It’s part of the benefits the Accor hotels chain offer their frequent visitors in Le Club.
Once I hit my room, comfortably situated on the top (11th) floor of the building, it’s hard not to notice the spiral staircase ahead of everything else, sitting amongst a clean and modern interior. A dining table – which kindly had some beers and water waiting for me on arrival – and a kitchen surround the staircase, and with 57 square metres of space, there’s plenty of room to explore.
Also downstairs are the two bedrooms and the bathroom. The bathroom, which separates the shower from the toilet to ensure the family can multitask, is comfortable and sits with all the expected amenities.
The first bedroom hosts a small TV, comfortable Queen Bed (which they list as being their new “Sweet Bed” – indeed a comfortable nights sleep) and a wardrobe. It seems against the trend of hotels at the moment to provide such a small TV in the room – but then again, even as a 2 Bedroom Apartment, this remains a budget option – starting at just $250 and housing up to five people.
In the second room sits two single beds and a wardrobe. Moving upstairs, we find our living room, with the bigger TV, couch and a working space. Wi-Fi is available in your room for an additional cost, though it’s provided complimentary to Le Club members.
With a central location, comfortable rooms and an affordable price tag – with all the trimmings you’d need or expect from any hotel – the two bedroom apartments at Ibis Melbourne are perfect for a night or a weekend away with the family. Spiral staircase and all.
Location: 15 Therry Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The reviewer’s night was kindly provided by Ibis Melbourne.