Novotel Melbourne Central

Novotel Melbourne Central
399 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Central Business District
Victoria 3000

Comfortable & Modern Business Hotel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: Sep-2022
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Budget about SGD $1,130 per person.
- $1,130 Accomodation 4D3N

Nearby Attractions: Flinders Street Railway Station, Federation Square, Melbourne Museum, Shrine Of Remembrance, Eureka Tower, Yarra Bend Park, Southbank Promenade, Queen Victoria Market, Immigration Museum, Police Museum, Old Melbourne Gaol, Royal Exhibition Building And Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Zoo, Luna Park, St Kilda Pier, Royal Botanic Gardens, Woodlands Historic Park, Brighton Beach, Koorie Heritage Trust, Hosier Lane, AC/DC Lane, St Paul's Cathedral

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Paid Wi-Fi, 1 Restaurant (Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse), Gymnasium, 1 Lounge (Lobby Lounge), Smart Cable TV, Meeting Rooms, On-Site Parking, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Meetings, Shopping


Located about 30 minutes drive away from the Tullamarine international airport in Melbourne, Australia, the Novotel Melbourne Central is a comfortable 4-star business hotel right in the city's central business district. Co-located with its sister brand Ibis and surrounded by ample shopping, dining, and entertainment options, Novotel Melbourne Central offers a modern urban retreat that's convenient for both business or leisure.

Ambience at Novotel Melbourne Central is modern, contemporary, and functional. Straight lines with bright lights and some minimalist decor that lends character, the place exudes a prim and proper professional feel. While co-located, they occupy the upper floors of the building, which offers city views of the urban landscape.

Rooms at Novotel Melbourne Central are clean, spacious, and comfortable. I stayed at the Superior King Room, which has a large and comfortable king size bed with good back support. The wardrobe is decently large, and the pantry is stocked with free instant coffee and tea, along with a nice sized mini refrigerator. The large smart TV is cable-enabled with a decent selection of channels, and also allows for casting. The working desk is sturdy and equipped with an international power adapter, while the bay window sofa is large and comfortable for up to 6 people. Odd design for the open bathroom, while the toilet is functional, the shower area doesn't have any hooks or bars for hanging clothing or towels (it's all outside at the sink).

Food at Novotel Melbourne Central is provided by the Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse, which specialises in Italian cuisine. Quality is decent, as I note other non-hotel guests visiting, though the place is quiet most days. Dishes are simply prepared and clean-tasting, highlighting the freshness of the ingredients.

Service at Novotel Melbourne Central is friendly and efficient. While I initially had some difficulty in understanding what the staff were saying to me, I appreciate their patience and willingness to accomodate requests. The housekeeping staff work quickly in cleaning rooms, and maintenance staff are courteous in their interactions. The reception made checking in and out a breeze.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Novotel Melbourne Central are limited, with a seeming lack of laundry service (I couldn't spot it). The gymnasium is large and well-equipped with various workout machines, and the meeting rooms are modern and fitted out with proper business and conference technologies. The best thing about the Novotel Melbourne Central is their location, within walking distance to ample dining and entertainment options, and within the city's free tram zone.


Novotel Melbourne Central 01 - Exterior Facade

Novotel Melbourne Central 02 - Bedroom

Novotel Melbourne Central 03 - Pantry & Television

Novotel Melbourne Central 04 - Working Desk & Living Room

Novotel Melbourne Central 05 - Bathroom

Novotel Melbourne Central 06 - Rain Shower

Novotel Melbourne Central 07 - Gymnasium

Novotel Melbourne Central 08 - Meeting Rooms & Foyer

Novotel Melbourne Central 09 - Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse

Novotel Melbourne Central 10 - Lobby & Reception