We decided to stay a little way from Clifton Hill on this trip to avoid all the busyness and summer crowding. In fact we didn't even make it down to the "entertainment" area we ended up finding so much to explore around and in the hotel.
As soon as you walk in it feels fresh, clean and modern. Friendly staff and a nice, simple set up. The rooms where very clean and contemporary. I loved the lamps, the on/off levers where really cool! This room was great since it had a mini fridge and microwave. We've stayed at places that cost twice as much with no fridge, so this was nice. The washroom was very clean and up to date. There was a full size shower/bath and it even had hand pump soap and conditioner!
Lots of counter space and a large mirror.
The bed was amazing and so where the pillows. We actually found a place that sells them and my girlfriend bought one, it's like a cloud!
The TV was a good size and there was plenty of channels. The AC worked amazing and was not overly loud.
It would have been nice if the windows opened, but it's not the end of the world.
Our view was average, just stores and restaurants.. but it was a good angle to see the sunset.
The hall ways and elevators where clean and stylish.
Now the pool, this was very unexpected and very exciting! It was almost as if it was outside with all the "street" lights and plant life. We came after dark so it was really cool to see the "street lights" lighting up the pool area. Our room wasn't near the pool, but there is pool side rooms that would be perfect for people with kids. You can see them from your door, very cool set up.
The water was great, actually warm! Most pools we've been to are cold and unpleasant to stay in for too long without really moving to stay warm. The two hot tubs where nice and new and all the jets worked well. They where also a great temperature.
The pool area closes at 10 pm so we thought if we got there after 9 it wouldn't be very busy. Unfortunately for us, it was and there was A LOT of kids. I got kicked several times by them in the pool. At 10 pm a guy came around to tell all of us it's time to get out, some kids just kept doing cannon balls ignoring him. The parents where no help.
I suggest that either between 9-10 or from 10 to 11 pm there should be nobody under the age of 16 allowed in the pool area. Period. It's a shame that adults have to deal with other peoples children when they won't even tell their own kids to settle down and be respectful. It's a shame that after a long day when all someone wants to do is go for a relaxing swim and hang out in the hot tub that they need to worry about getting kicked, ran into, watch out for flying balls or hear yelling kids.
Over all this hotel was great. We will likely come back in the winter on a weekday when kids are in school.
This hotel is highly recommended if you want to get away from "down town" and all the chaos with the summer rush. less