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You know what you are going to get when staying at a Punthill and although this one is not quite as stylishly furnished as those in, say, Melbourne CBD, it provided us with a perfectly adequate overnight stay at the end of our Great Ocean Road trip. Having read previous reviews, we asked for a room at the rear because it is located bang on the busy A37 and they duly obliged with a very quiet second floor double. Handy, secure and reasonably spacious underground car park with lift access and a good choice of local eateries a soon as you step outside the door.
Everything was clean and in great working order, staff were very polite and helpful. Loved the fact that there was a balcony. Overall, the hotel stay was very pleasant and comfortable. The location was very convenient for getting around and many activities. If we were to travel to Punthill again, we would definitely stay there again!
Spacious room, but smelt of smoke throughout lounge areas that did not go away with opening doors and using A/C. Shower was also dated and not representative of the pictures on booking sites, mouldy grout and chipped tiles near corners. Would not stay again.
Great location with everything on the door step. Staff were friendly and very helpful nothing was a bother. From management to cleaners, and the one bedroom apartment was amazing and very spacious. Will stay again
Great location with everything you need at your doorstep. Does need some improvements such as better quality mattresses, thorough cleaning, it is a little noisy as of the location so if you’re a light sleeper this is not the hotel for you.
Excellent hotel for a base in this area. Has really well equipped rooms that are clean and spacious. Staff are very friendly and helpful when needed. Studio room ideal for a shorter stay - with tea/coffee facilities, small fridge, kettle, toaster and cutlery/crockery provided. Cable tv ok if you don't go out every night, but not massively extensive. The apartment (with separate bedroom/bathroom and lounger/diner/kitchenette) is also ideal for a longer stay and again very well equipped with washing machine, fridge/freezer, cooker/hob, dishwasher and all the necessary equipment. Good location out of the main city but easily accessible via tram, bus or car. Immediate location has some shops, bars/restaurants too if you don't want to venture too far all the time. Would definitely use again if I ever visit the area.
Great location, comfortable bed. The decor was a little dated, and there was a strange smell in the room so I has to buy a candle and light it. Other than that, everything was great. Thank you for the hospitality.
Thank you for exceptional service and a wonderful stay. We will stay here again. Great value and location is close to the city. The room had all the amenities and the rooms are very spacious. I fully recommend for anybody to stay here. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment.
Excellent location being close to the Tullamarine freeway with quick access to the airport, and the city of Melbourne. Lots of food options nearby in walking distance and Coles next door if you prefer to buy groceries and make use of the excellent in room kitchen facilities. Very nice and relaxing stay.
Terrible service, made a complaint about noise (extremely late) which after 3/4 hour no-one had bothered to attend. When i called reception again i was told it would be another 40 minutes till they could get someone to come out. Then not even an apology or admittance of an issue. Will not stay here again!
DFO Essendon is within a mile (2 km) of Punthill Essendon Grand, and other popular attractions like Moonee Valley Racecourse are within a few miles (5 km). This 55-room, 4.5-star apartment building welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, furnished balconies, and sitting areas.
For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
Each apartment is air-conditioned and features a kitchen and a furnished balcony or patio, and there's space to spread out with a sitting area. 32-inch an LCD TV are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a phone, and an ironing board. Weekly housekeeping is available.
At Punthill Essendon Grand, guests have access to a fitness center, WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is available for AUD 12 per night. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury apartment building include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and a garden.