Australia recently welcomed its first Tune Hotel to the State of Victoria's capital city, Melbourne.
Tune Hotel Melbourne
Tune Hotels, with its headquarters in Malaysia, offer a large selection of budget hotels throughout Asia and a growing network of accommodations throughout the rest of the world.
Based on the 'no-frills' business model practised by low-cost airline carriers such as AirAsia, Tune Hotels promote their brand as a budget 5-star hotel experience. Hotel room prices fluctuate depending on demand and also how far in advance rooms are booked. Guests are encouraged to "Book Early and Book Online" to get the best deals.
Another interesting component to the hotel chain, is their 'pay as you use' option. Guests pay for a standard room rate, and have the option of adding on extras such as towels and toiletries, breakfast, late check-in/check-out, in-room Wi-Fi, Foxtel TV, luggage storage and parking.
We were impressed by the hotel staff's courteous welcome and help with questions we had in relation to our stay.
We parked our car in the hotel's parking facilities (additional cost which can be arranged on arrival) and felt safe in the knowledge that we could leave our vehicle in a secure underground car park.
We commend Tune Hotel Melbourne for its tip-top location situated in Carlton on Swanston Street. There are plenty of activities nearby to keep guests busy, with Lygon Street (popular for Italian cuisine and fine restaurants) a short 5 minutes walk away, and the heart of Melbourne can be reached on foot within 10-15 minutes.
We have small children, and wondered whether noise might be an issue for a stay in a city based budget hotel. We were positioned on the 4th floor above busy Swanston Street, but need not have worried for disturbance, as we slept without interruption and didn't particularly notice noise from road traffic either.
Hotel rooms do not have tea or coffee making facilities or a fridge, but there is a café downstairs serving hot drinks, cakes, muffins and a small selection of hot food. Guests have access to boiled water in the hotel's laundry room if required.