Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score Poor Value
Good For Families
Top spot for a stay
The Saville on the park used to be part of the Holiday Inn chain and is a really good place to stay. Located overlooking Centennial park and its exhibition centre, the Saville on the Park is a nice spot to live and watch Melbourne wake up.
The rooms are more pricey than some other places but we found it worth the money. Have a look at lastminute.com.au for up to date prices. Remember that in January (tennis) and November (horse racing) the room rates will almost double and be very hard to get.
Unique Quality: The is a nice pool and sauna facility plus a very good restaurant (Owl & Pussycat) and cafe for the morning coffee. The ground floor has a small shop where you can get bread & milk etc so you never have to walk far for the basics.
Fun in the Henhouse - I mean Penthouse!
The Saville Park Suites are a great place to base yourself for your stay in Melbourne. Brilliant in terms of convenience - you are right by the City Circle free tramline to take you round the city, within walking distance of China Town and the main shopping area (Melbourne is famous for its shopping, so this is a big plus), you overlook the scenic Carlton Gardens park, and there is a great bar/restaurant down by the lobby (the Owl and the Pussycat).
The accommodation is great - I got to check out 3 different styles of accommodation, you can choose between one or two bedroom self-contained appartments or be spoiled in a spacious penthouse suite - and there is an indoor pool and sauna. Even the smaller appartments come with their own balconies, and the kitchens are more than adequate. You also get a small but well-equipped laundry. Overall, very comfortable, pleasant and convenient.
Unique Quality: In terms of special qualities at the Saville Park Suites, for me it was the amazing company I stayed here with. VT member Anne12 organised the 2006 Big Meet and kindly invited me to stay with her and some of the others - after some jiggery-pokery the penthouse suite ended up being home to Anne, Andrea, Ann, Deb, Bob and myself and was venue to one or two lively parties with other VTers! A big thank you to Anne, who did a wonderful job on the organisational side, and is such a fun lady to room with!
Directions: On Exhibition Street right opposite the Carlton Gardens park.
Tina, Steve and I had a great stay in our two bedroom apartment while attending the Melbourne 2006 VT meeting.
The living areas where a good size, however, the en-suite off the main bedroom was very 'tight' and two people would have had a hard time manoeuvring around in there. The main bathroom has plenty of room and also has a 'laundry' concealed behind sliding doors.
I would definitely stay here again.
Tip: On arrival, make sure you are checked in on the right floor. Unknown to us at the time of booking, the Saville Park Suites have Smoking and Non-smoking floors and the first night we all suffered from passive smoking as we had been checked in on the Smoking floor and woke up congested and miserable. The staff had us sorted out the next morning and the air quality difference on the Non-smoking floor was remarkable!
Unique Quality: The Saville Park Suites has 144 one and two bedroom apartments the hotel offers two penthouse apartments, restaurant, indoor heated pool and sauna. Large private balconies offer fantastic views of the Melbourne city skyline and the beautiful Carlton Gardens.
The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with full size cooktop, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. Laundry with washing machine, dryer (great for de-creasing suit-case squashed clothes), iron and ironing board (if the dryer has a hard time convincing the creases to relax!)
Directions: In the heart of Melbourne's CBD the Saville Park Suites are only minutes from best shopping, restaurants and clubs in town.
A meeting place for many VTers
The Saville Apartments were in a good locality. They were close to the city centre, musuems and many great restaurants including ChinaTown.
We stayed in the Penthouse with some other great mates. Although it was very nice, I was disappointed that the King size bathroom didnt have a shower...and the spa didnt work..
The staff at the hotel were excellent and would bend over backwards to help you or to get you a cab!
VT's Best Accommodation in Melbourne!!
Anne12 arranged the best accommodation in Melbourne for our Big Vt Meeting 2006. So if you are looking for the best accommodation in Melbourne, then look no futher than the Saville Park Suites (Now called Mantra on the Park) in Exhibition St, Melbourne. You can always trust a vt member. Thanx Anne for the wonderful accommodation!! Website below.
Here's the view from the Penthouse of the Saville. :o)
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