To Your Home Away From Home

Dear Guest,

My team and I would like to welcome you to Essence Hotel Carlton! We hope that you will have an enjoyable stay with us. For your convenience, on this page you will find a list of services and facilities available to you during your stay. Also, you can discover local information such as things to do and see, cafes, restaurants and bars located nearby. Should you need any further assistance or your stay is not going as planned, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you. We are here for you 24/7, please feel free to contact us at any time. 

Thank you for choosing Essence Hotel Carlton.

Ezio Russa, General Manager

We are here for you.

Reception is available 24 hours and 7 days a week. You may contact us in person on the ground floor at the Welcome desk or send us a WhatsApp message or call on +61 473 858 237. Otherwise, our landline +61 3 8346 5600, and email reservations.carlton@essencehotels.com.au are also open for communication. Additionally, there is a white phone on each floor next to the elevators to be used to contact reception or emergency services only. The following are available at reception for your convenience:

  • Adaptor
  • Taxi booking
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tour booking
  • Airport transport

CHECK-OUT: It’s never easy saying goodbye – but there comes a time when we have to do it. And that time is 10am on the day of your departure. Please ensure you check out on time, as we will need time to prepare your room for the next guests. You are welcome to store your luggage at reception after this time. If you’d like to talk to us about extending your stay, or have a question about checking out, simply contact us using any of the mediums mentioned above.

In the comfort of your room.

In your room there are a number of features for your comfort and convenience:

Air-conditioning & heating - Your room has it’s own individually controlled air conditioning unit to allow you to regulate the room temperature using the keypad control on the wall. It is located next to the key slot with blue and red icons representing cold and hot respectively and plus and minus buttons. 

Coffee & Tea Facilities - There is an electric kettle in your room along with tea and coffee condiments for your convenience. Please contact reception if you require replenishments.

Do Not Disturb - On the same keypad on the wall next to the door where you manage your airconditioning, you can select the DND option should you wish to communicate to us that you do not wish to be disturbed.

In-Room Safe - There is an in-room safe located in your room. Please use the safe to place any valuables. 
Instructions: With the safe door open, select a 4-6 digit code, followed by #, then place your items in the safe, and close the door. To lock the safe, close the door shut, the door will lock automatically. To unlock the safe, enter your code, followed by # - the door will unlock.

Lights and Electronics - For use of the electrical appliances and lighting, please place your key in the blue lit slot on the wall next to the door.

Non-Smoking - Essence Hotel Carlton is a non-smoking property as we are trying to promote a pleasant environment for ALL our guests. We ask you to please refrain from smoking in the hotel room and common areas within the Property. A designated smoking area is located outside the reception area. Failure to comply with this request may result in a cleaning fee of $500.00.

During your stay.

Below are features of the property:

Co-Living Kitchen - Mensa is our creative cooking and dining facility located on the ground floor to the immediate right of the elevators. For more information about this space, please see us at reception. 

Courtyard & BBQ - Our beautiful outdoor courtyard features BBQ facilities with ample tables and benches, so you could cook up a nice dinner with a good beer!

Drinking Water - A filtered water tap is available in the game and lounge area located on the ground floor to the right of reception and opposite the courtyard. Otherwise, sparkling or still bottled water are available for sale at reception. 

Gaming & Lounge Area - Featuring a pool table and a 65" LED Smart TV, the indoor gaming lounge is situated right next to the courtyard, you will be able to enjoy a good game with your mates or spend a relaxed afternoon in one of the lounge chairs. 

Gym - The gym is available for use 24 hours, daily. This is located north of the lobby, adjacent to the meeting pods on the ground floor. Drinking water available in the gym.

Housekeeping - Our housekeeping staff will service your hotel daily with linen changed on major weekly service except for Sundays and Public Holidays or when your DO NOT DISTURB sign is displayed. If your stay is longer than 7 days, our housekeeping staff will complete a weekly service including a linen change except for Sundays and Public Holidays, or when your DO NOT DISTURB sign is displayed.

Internet - Wi-Fi is available free of charge to all guests in-house. To connect please follow the following instructions: Connect to ‘Essence WiFi – Guest’ in wifi settings and open up a browser (https://portal.reivernet.com). Please select ‘Visitors’ as your connection preference and enter your surname as the access code.

Laundry - A launderette is available on the ground floor to the right of the elevators, next to the lounge and games area on the ground floor. This facility is open 24 hours and available to all guests. To wash, you will require 4 $1 coins per wash load and $1 per 20 minutes in the dryer. Washing powder can be purchased from reception. 

Meeting Pods -  On the ground floor, just across from the reception are a number of meeting pods for reviewing of documents, working away from your room or a quick catch up with in-house or external guests.

Parking -  Secure undercover parking is available on-site for $29 per night per car. The height of vehicles is restricted to 2.1 metres. Guests should park in bays with the red and white columns only and not in the reserved spaces. If you wish to park a car during your stay, please contact reception for further details. Please note, parking in a reserved space, and failure to contact you, could result in your car being towed. 

Should you require assistance on any of the above, please contact reception.

You are safe with us.

Emergency - In case of an emergency please contact reception by using the guest phones located next to the lifts on every floor, or direct to triple zero by dialling 000 using your mobile phone.

Emergency Assistance - In the case of an emergency evacuation, a siren will sound. Please DO NOT use lifts. Emergency evacuation floor plans can be found at the back of your hotel door. For urgent assistance please contact the Duty Manager at +61 473 858 237. 

Fire Alarm - If you accidently set off the fire alarm e.g., steam from shower, please open the room window and NOT the room door. If smoke escapes into the hallways and common areas, the fire brigade will automatically be called and the guest will be responsible for payment of the call out fee.

Fire Safety - Essence Hotel Carlton is equipped with modern fire prevention and firefighting systems. Regular fire drills are held with our staff. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the evacuation notice on the back of your room door and locate your nearest fire exit. There are two fire exits on each floor. In case of a fire DO NOT use the lift.

Security - Your key card must be carried with you at all times including going to the car park. You will require your key card to access the main entry door to the property after hours as the entrance door will be closed. For your security, Essence Hotel Carlton has a 24-hour on-site reception.

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