Money's worth even if room is a little tight!
Barely a 5 minutes walk out of Central Station along Elizabeth Street, you can't ask for more location wise, even though it isn't located at any of the posh or funky spots in the city. I make no pretence....the area it is located in looked pretty shabby, though hardly seedy. This part of the city has a sizeable Asian presence, as noted by the number of Indian and Korean groceries and eateries. In fact, I am quite sure the owner of this Hotel is Korean.
The Hotel looked squalid across the street. The image did not improve as you moved along the tired and occasionally stained carpeted floor of the corridor right passed an opened air light well featuring rusting and crumbling metal parts. I was beginning to regret my decision as I moved past 2 heavily locked forbidding rooms to reach my No.7 room at the far end of the corridor. Once upon entering though, the grey world outside seemingly fade away as I stepped in. No, there is no hidden palace. Yeah, I faced a small cramped room....hardly any space to walk but I had a window facing a carpark and some office buildings so I am not complaining about having natural light and fresh air!
My ensuite single room had a single bed occupying almost 75% of the space but I had my TV, kettle, a cupboard, a sink and complimentary coffee/tea as promised for A$80 a night. So where's the money worth?
There is a computer in the room, offering FREE Internet. Yes, FREE.
I did not even get enjoy such privilege in 5 stars Hotels...and yet in this self-proclaimed 2.5 stars one, I could and had enjoyed unlimited Internet access. Almost revolutionary.
Internet access is always important for travellers and the fact you can use it for free, really, you couldn't ask for more.