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"Good location, comfortable bed, but not a 5* boutique hotel."
The Royce is a lovely building located on a relatively quiet stretch of St Kilda Road, with parkland nearby. The door was opened for us by a member of staff returning to the Reception, but there is not a doorman. Check-in was easy enough and we were directed to our room. There was no offer to carry our baggage or show us the room. The room and bathroom were a good size, there was enough wardrobe space and we had been given a bottle of sparkling wine to mark our honeymoon, which was a nice touch. However I would not describe the decor as "boutique" as the rooms are all decorated the same, in a generic hotel style, rather than being individual or having distinctive features. Unfortunately there was not a mini bar price list in the room and when we asked for one we discovered nespresso pods cost $2.50. I really would expect a 5* hotel to have nespresso as their standard, complimentary coffee facility. We also had to ask twice for replacement teabags, and we did not have teaspoons until the last morning. The cleaning service in the room was not very good overall. The shower leaked badly so that we had to use spare towels to mop up the water, though we chose not to ask to move rooms as we liked the location of our room. A piece of shower trim had been fitted to the shower door in an attempt to prevent the water flooding out under the shower door, so evidently the problem is known. Staff were polite and offered to post a letter for me. There did not appear to be a concierge service. The Royce is a nice hotel but by no means 5 star, and more a business hotel than a boutique hotel. Indeed, our check out was made difficult by the noise of a conference group having coffee above Reception!
"Lovely Place to Stay"
This Property is Beautiful.. and Elegant . Loved our stay here . The only thing I found lacking here was the variety in Breakfast Buffet. Same scrambled eggs and grilled tomatoes option became a bit boring for me by the third morning.. There were fruits and cereals but I still think they could have added one or two items for the vegetarian guests. Otherwise staff was polite and helpful. Rooms were made very efficiently. Proximity to trams was another plus point. Shrine of rememberance and Botanical gardens are at a walking distance which was another plus.
"Art Deco Ambience"
We were in Melbourne over the New Year and decided to stay at the Royce. It's in a great position in St Kilda Rd, with a tram station right outside so easy access to all of Melbourne. Our room had a lovely view over Melbourne Grammar School, it was a generous size with a good size bathroom. The breakfast was OK not wonderful but sufficient. The décor of the hotel is Art Deco and it is charming, the breakfast room has large windows over looking St Kilda Road, so you can view what's going on. If you want a comfortable, well positioned hotel in Melbourne....The Royce is a great choice.
"Our favourite hotel in Melbourne"
Great St kilda road location close to trams. Wonderful boutique hotel with high end quality, attentive staff and excellent restuarant called Dish. Rooms are spacious and amenities are lovely. Price is half of that of other 5 star hotels, but quality is just as good. 10 minute cab to Crown casino, 5 min tram to federation square and Flinders St station. We stay here every time we come to Melbourne.
Our daughter chose this hotel to prepare for her wedding. Which was catered for very well. Such an elegant hotel with its beautiful staircase. We stayed here just one night in a suite it was spacious and very comfortable. Plenty of room for four bridesmaids and a bride to prepare for the big day. 38 degrees was unnoticed and the trams at the front of the building went unheard. The rooms are a little older but clean and well set up. The bed comfortable too. The staff were polite and accommodating. The breakfast was basic but all we needed and available till 12md a bonus with the girls getting hair and makeup done from 7am. The dinning room staff were great even supplying our daughter with a warm honey and lemon to soothe her very sore throat. The barman was great too making a refreshing cocktail for the bride. I would recommend this hotel to people who don't want to be right in the city but still have easy access to city and beach.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM