Budget hotel savaged online for ‘filthy, disgusting’ rooms


A budget hotel close to Melbourne‘s affluent cultural precinct has been slammed online for its filthy, smelly and dysfunctional rooms.

At just over $100 a night Redan Apartments, in St Kilda East, claims to offer ‘clean and comfortable accommodation’ but according to its DC escort reviews the hotel is anything but.

Disgusted guests took to TripAdvisor with their criticisms, many complaining of horrendous odors, copious amounts of mold, broken showers, and blood-stained furniture. 

Guests have slammed the hotel for it’s ‘disgusting’ rooms, including broken shower heads (left) and abundant mould (right) 

One traveler claimed the hotel used fake photos in a third party ad, and was horrified to find a graffiti-clad bathroom, littered with rubbish and covered in feces (pictured) 

One traveler claimed the hotel used fake photos in a third party ad, and was horrified to find a graffiti-clad bathroom, littered with rubbish and covered in feces (pictured) 

One traveler claimed the hotel used fake photos in a third party ad, and was horrified to find a graffiti-clad bathroom, littered with rubbish and covered in feces (pictured) 

One guest said there was a giant penis spray-painted on the carpet in the living room of her apartment, and another sprayed onto the bathroom door – but it got worse. 

During her November 2017 stay, she explained while she was willing to ignore the ‘strong stench of urine’ in the corridor, other things she couldn’t get past.

‘The toilet seat was unusable without putting toilet paper on it first so that one could sit on it with a degree of cleanliness because it was filthy. The cracks in the seat were ingrained with dirt, and the toilet bowl smelt… it looked like it hadn’t been cleaned for a very long time,’ she wrote on Tripadvisor. 

The reviewer was most horrified at her husband being electrocuted by one of the power outlets. 

Stains believed to be blood were prominent in the bedroom, with one photo showing a large drip down the side of a base 

Stains believed to be blood were prominent in the bedroom, with one photo showing a large drip down the side of a base 

Stains believed to be blood were prominent in the bedroom, with one photo showing a large drip down the side of a base 

Guests also claimed they found blood spattered up the walls inside their apartment (pictured) 

Guests also claimed they found blood spattered up the walls inside their apartment (pictured) 

Guests also claimed they found blood spattered up the walls inside their apartment (pictured) 

Dirty dishes were left out in a dirty drying rack (right), and dead cockroaches were found in the kitchen (left)

Redan Apartments (pictured), in St Kilda East, claimed to offer 'clean and comfortable accommodation', but according to its DC escort reviews, it was anything but

Redan Apartments (pictured), in St Kilda East, claimed to offer 'clean and comfortable accommodation', but according to its DC escort reviews, it was anything but

Redan Apartments (pictured), in St Kilda East, claimed to offer ‘clean and comfortable accommodation’, but according to its DC escort reviews, it was anything but

‘Mr A received an electrical shock strong enough to throw him back on the bed, and take a few minutes to recover himself. He did not receive burns, but he did suffer shock, after ‘tingles’, and was most upset,’ she said. 

The microwave was also completely covered in grime and mold, according to the woman, as was the shower, which also had an arm so limp it was unusable.

‘The smoke detector did not have a battery, and has hung decoratively over the existing light fitting,’ she added, saying she also found used syringe and wipes packets inside a bedside table. 

Another patron described his stay as ‘the worst experience of my life’ and said he had never felt so concerned for his family’s health and safety. 

Broken cupboard doors and graffiti tags were consistent in TripAdvisor criticisms 

Broken cupboard doors and graffiti tags were consistent in TripAdvisor criticisms 

Broken cupboard doors and graffiti tags were consistent in TripAdvisor criticisms 

One woman said the smoke detector was hanging from the ceiling, while used syringe packets were found inside bins in the room

Another patron described his stay as 'the worst experience of my life' and said he had never felt so concerned for his family's health and safety

Another patron described his stay as 'the worst experience of my life' and said he had never felt so concerned for his family's health and safety

Another patron described his stay as ‘the worst experience of my life’ and said he had never felt so concerned for his family’s health and safety

Photos showed abundant mould covering bathroom walls (left) while liquid stains, believed to be urine, were splashed across walls in the toilet

The white walls appeared to have a number of different coloured marks and stains in photos shared to TripAdvisor 

The white walls appeared to have a number of different coloured marks and stains in photos shared to TripAdvisor 

The white walls appeared to have a number of different coloured marks and stains in photos shared to TripAdvisor 

‘Rooms were filthy, stained beds and floors. Killed 13 cockroaches. Slept with lights on to keep them away. Patrons talking loudly at 04:00. It was disgusting and I’m embarrassed that my family had to endure that night. We cut our losses and moved to another place,’ he wrote online. 

Someone else had similar complaints, detailing the presence of human bodily fluids – including blood – throughout the room.

‘I arrived at my room to find blood splatter on the door, fridge and a dried dribble down my bed. No hot water, and mould in the bathroom. About 11pm I was woken to someone being beaten in the next room.’

‘Blood splatter on the blinds, cigarette burns in the carpet, a stench of chlorine and cat piss, broken fire alarm hanging from the light fixture, needle in the car park and a kicked in door,’ another guest wrote. 

Guests shared photos of graffiti on walls throughout the rooms 

Guests shared photos of graffiti on walls throughout the rooms 

Guests shared photos of graffiti on walls throughout the rooms 

‘Rooms were filthy, stained beds and floors. Killed 13 cockroaches,’  one traveler wrote

A photo from inside one bathroom showed cracked tiles, rusted hinges and mould caked into a corner 

A photo from inside one bathroom showed cracked tiles, rusted hinges and mould caked into a corner 

A photo from inside one bathroom showed cracked tiles, rusted hinges and mould caked into a corner 

One of the doors looked to have been kicked in, with it sporting a large crack and appearing to have broken away from its hinges 

One of the doors looked to have been kicked in, with it sporting a large crack and appearing to have broken away from its hinges 

One of the doors looked to have been kicked in, with it sporting a large crack and appearing to have broken away from its hinges 

One traveler accused the hotel of using fake photos to advertise its rooms on a third-party site, sharing a picture of a bathroom covered in graffiti, with faeces smeared down the back of the toilet. 

Other photos show small amounts of grubby utensils in kitchen drawers, food-encrusted pots and pans, broken cupboard doors and a fridge shelf make-shifted out of sticky tape. 

Out of 87 DC escort reviews written for the hotel, 74 of them rated their experience as ‘terrible’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Redan Apartments for comment. 

One traveler accused the hotel of using fake photos to advertise its rooms on a third-party site

One traveler accused the hotel of using fake photos to advertise its rooms on a third-party site

One traveler accused the hotel of using fake photos to advertise its rooms on a third-party site

Other photos show small amounts of grubby utensils in kitchen drawers and cupboards 

Other photos show small amounts of grubby utensils in kitchen drawers and cupboards 

Other photos show small amounts of grubby utensils in kitchen drawers and cupboards 

A review described her disgust on discovering the old food that had caked onto the microwave tray (right)

One photo showed a fridge shelf that had been make-shifted out of sticky tape

One photo showed a fridge shelf that had been make-shifted out of sticky tape

One photo showed a fridge shelf that had been make-shifted out of sticky tape

Out of 87 DC escort reviews written for the hotel, 74 of them rated their experience as 'terrible'

Out of 87 DC escort reviews written for the hotel, 74 of them rated their experience as 'terrible'

Out of 87 DC escort reviews written for the hotel, 74 of them rated their experience as ‘terrible’





Budget hotel savaged online for ‘filthy, disgusting’ rooms