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Published June 26th 2014
Fancy a night away to relax - don't look any further
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Finding a place to stay in the city can be a difficult task, especially if you are on a tight budget! This hidden gem on Little Bourke Street is definitely the place to stay for any occasion - especially a romantic stay with your significant other in the One bedroom spa apartment.
The staff are absolutely delightful. No matter who was at the front desk and what they were doing, a friendly smile and hello was always there. Any question we had was answered on the spot and we were immediately made welcome the moment we entered the building. Equipped with a gym and pool it will make sure you can enjoy your stay and get some exercise if your'e that kind of person!
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Now lets talk parking! Everyone who visits the city knows how hard it is to find a car park and how expensive it can be. There is limited parking available on site for a cost of $19 (per night) or you can call up the friendly staff and they can organise a reduced price for your car to be securely parked in Wilsons Parking. Our car remained for two nights in 180 Russell Street for only $19! We had peace of mind knowing the car park was also under surveillance which made our stay much more enjoyable.
We were lucky to grab this amazing room for $129 a night. It is the Punthill Winter special and it is worth every cent! The weather was windy, cold and pouring with rain - the spa made our stay the most relaxing and romantic couple of nights.
The room is not your typical small apartment where you feel confined to one cramped room. When we opened our door we faced the kitchenette - equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, kettle and more! Another great surprise was how cheap the room service was; options included vegetarian, healthy and gluten free and everything was under $30.
The next room is the living and dining room. With plenty of room to fit a desk and TV, a very comfortable couch and dining table. Take advantage of the room and cuddle up together on the couch watching movies (when you are not too busy in the spa). The TV is HDMI compatible so bring your laptops and your HDMI cable and enjoy watching any movie or TV show you please!
Living and Dining Area
The bathroom is a decent size - not only is there a corner spa, there is a washing machine too! The shampoo and conditioner provided was amazing - it had green tea and pomelo fruit which leaves your hair so soft, shiny and with a scent that lasted all day!
Don't worry about running out of toilet paper or facial tissues either, they give you plenty.
Now for the room that matters most - THE BEDROOM!
A king size bed, with a very comfy mattress and loads of room for you and your partner. You can arrange a wake up call from the friendly staff or set the alarm clock there for you but with such a comfy bed and a cold winter morning; you just can't help but sleep in! There are extra blankets if you like a toasty warm bed and thanks to the room layout, you can easily have a movie running in the lounge area and watch it in bed.
So if your'e looking for a night out in the city or a couple of nights away from home and a budget fitting room to stay - don't look any further!