At the price we were expecting a nice big room, comfortably fitted out and in good condition. In room 33 there was barely enough room to squeeze past the enormous bed they'd somehow managed to jam in to the room to get to the rundown bathroom. There were dead insects in the light fittings, there was exposed wiring poking out of the ceiling, the carpet was threadbare, the tinyl tv which didn't have much reception anyway, was perched on top of a fridge in the corner of the room with a remote that was held together with bits of cardboard and sticky tape. The hanging space was tiny, the bathroom furniture was shabby and some of the other fitting were just plain broken. We were gudgingly moved to Room 14 after some argy bargy with the reception staff who seemed to think that guests arriving to see a performance of Fawlty Towers the next night might be upset if they had to spend a night in room 33...I wonder why!
Room 14 was a bit bigger so there was room to get in and out of the enormous bed and overall it was better fitted out but was still in pretty poor condition; even considering the age of the hotel. on a more positive note is a beautiful old building, the dining room and foyer are charming spaces and it is in a great location right in the centre of town. The breakfast was excellent with lots of hot and cold options and no shortage of food.
No doubt there are some lovely rooms in this hotel but we weren't in one of them and nor were the two lovely old dears locked in argument with the receptionist about their room as we were checking out.
I've stayed in hotels all over the world ranging from rat infested fleapits for the desperate up to the grand luxury of the 5 star playground for the rich and pointless and I would say that this hotel represents the poorest value for money that I've come across in a long time.
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- Also Known As:
- Vue Grand Queenscliff
- Vue Grand Hotel Queenscliff, Victoria