Almost on the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel St in Melbournes CBD is the Como Hotel. I was put onto it by a friend who had stayed a few weeks before and raved out it – Not only for the location and the rooms, but the price – from around $220 per night in the lead in room, which is what we stayed in. It’s the Como Suite, and is huge. It has a king size bed, floor to ceiling mirror in a funny frame facing the bed, flat screen TV and a large desk, chair and mini bar. All of the drinks and snacks are gourmet and local, as are all the bathroom amenities.
Things I loved:
Chilled Champagne in a bucket on arrival because when we booked we wrote that it was out anniversary in the comments (which it was!). Considering they didn’t know what time we were arriving and we were quite late, this was great!
I had considered upgrading to the Japanese Spa Suite, because this was the recommended room but as a couple on a ‘house saving’ budget I opted for the basic room. I’m so glad I did because our bathroom had a huge jacuzzi bath anyway! And just to be completely ridiculous, it even had a ‘Bath Menu’ – $30 and you ‘self draw’ your bath but you’re given bath salts etc, right up to a butler drawn bath with champagne!
The size of the rooms – Even though we were only there for the night, the rooms were so spacious, with ample storage space, huge grey bathrobes and a gorgeous grey black bathroom.
Even each floor, on our way to our room was grand, broken up with big sitting areas and wide hallways.
The location was so handy – We walked to a wonderful dumpling bar, past rows and rows of cool bars. We were heading up for the Melbourne Storm game at Aami Stadium, only a 10 minute cab ride from here.
They have a parking garage right next door that almost connects, but is not actually owned by the Como. It’s only $9 per day on weekends, which is super cheap for Melbourne (yesterday we paid $5.50 an HOUR!).
Room service is 24/7 and you can put out your breakfast menu with what time you would like it brought up and as long as it’s on your door handle before 2am, you’re sorted!
There isn’t anything to add on the’ things I don’t like’ list. It’s refreshing to find a wonderful hotel, with great service and prices in such a central location. Highly recommended!
*This was not a commissioned piece.