- Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
East Melbourne is charming, and this is an old East Melbourne mansion converted into boarding-house style rooms. It offers all the East Melbourne attractions of proximity to the city and (in my case) a work site, and that was the attraction for me. On the down side, my room was large but not especially clean, and the fittings suggest that time stopped in about 1970. The internet is marginally usable, about 0.31Mb download, 0.13Mb upload which will not work if you have video or large emails. Breakfast was advertised but turned out to be extra - I settled for a sandwich every morning from the 7-11 on the corner. There are also very short front desk hours, so look out if you're travelling or need late-night help. Overall a bleah kind of experience, and I'll probably look at my alternatives before booking again.