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“Melbourne is wonderful - and so is the Hilton South Wharf” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Convention Centre Place | South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 170 Hotels in Melbourne
Son, Norway
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“Melbourne is wonderful - and so is the Hilton South Wharf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

I'd have to agree 100% with most of the other reviews here. There are many reasons why this hotel is constantly among the best in Melbourne, and from my point of view, I could not fault it at all. I stayed in an executive room, which was incredibly comfortable, stylish and relaxing. You really have to be there to appreciate the views after dark for the rooms facing the city centre, and you really have to meet the staff to appreciate what excellent customer service is. The executive lounge is huge, has an outside terrace overlooking the river, and is the perfect place for an evening drink or two. I also liked the location which was central enough for my liking, without being directly in the middle of the city. It might not be the cheapest loding alternative in Melbourne, but you really do get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Anything facing the city centre.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

My husband and I have just returned to Hobart from staying at the Hilton South Wharf. We travelled there for our twentieth wedding anniversary and the hotel far exceeded our expectations. We booked an king executive suite but were upgraded at minimal cost to a Yarra Suite. Breathtaking views of the city and bay, huge room with separate bathroom (bath is under a window) and lovely toiletries and magazines. Executive lounge was amazing. In room espresso machine was delightful and all the staff and management couldn't do enough for us. It's an easy walk across the river or to Crown and the DFO is directly next door. Will definitely stay there again and would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Will absolutely come back to this hotel. Great stay, close to outlet shopping, pleasant walk along the river to the City. Staff were professional and courteous, room immaculate. I travel frequently with work and am no stranger to the large hotel chains but the Hilton South Wharf is outstanding.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Upper Hunter, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

My husband and I recently stayed atthe Hilton South Wharf in the Relaxation Suite. The room was beautiful and the views magnificent. The bathroom was huge with a lovely shower and bath. We slept in each morning as the beds were the most comfortable I've ever slept in and with the electric blinds it blocked out all the light. The room service was very prompt and the cleanliness of the room was excellent.

The staff were friendly, professional and always happy to help with anything you needed. We had drinks in the Sotano bar which was great and dinner in Nuevo 37 with friends which was beautiful.

The facilities in the Executive Lounge were excellent, great to be able to access the internet or sit quietly with a magazine and drink. Breakfast had a good choice of food, hot and cold and pre-dinner drinks/snacks were a nice way to start the evening.

This is the best hotel I've ever stayed in and I'd highly recommend it to anyone, especially if you stay in one of the suites and have access to the Executive Lounge, it's worth it. We will be staying here again on our next trip to Melbourne.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

Our third stay here at South Wharf - again delighted. Excellent check in and fantastic staff experienced from beginning to end. Our Executive King Room was nicely furnished, including a very large and spacious bathroom with both walk in shower and separate bath. Bed very comfortable, with a pillow menu. Air-conditioning did however, not go below 18 degrees, which was too hot for me. Turned it off and was much more comfortable.

Executive Lounge is fantastic and highly recommended - great value for money. A large, purpose built facility, with very comfortable furniture. Canapes and evening drinks were of good quality (incl beer, wine and basic spirits), breakfast had a great range of options.

The hotel was full, but at no stage was it noticeable.

I do recommend self parking in the DFO carpark ---IF---- you don't intend to use your car during your stay. We did some shopping at DFO and obtained a 50% off parking voucher. This reduced our parking to $14 for the duration of our one night stay. Valet parking is $45, however this would be good value if you did need to go in and out with your car.

Room Tip: All rooms are great.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne ,Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We have stayed at most 5 star Hotels in Melbourne but the Hilton SW is a standout.I am a Hilton gold member and myself and the wife stayed here for the Anniversary of the day we first met, where do the years go eh ?
Made a booking over the phone the night before Good Friday.Booked in by the Lovely Jenny,who said she would help me surprise the wife.
Checked in at 12.00pm the next day by the Charming Celeste into a Relaxation suite.
Great room on the corner of the hotel facing the City, the Hotel stands back a bit from the CBD and Docklands and Consequently takes in top views of both on the side we were on.There are no better views to be had in Melbourne from a Hotel IMHO.
The suite itself is all class,bout 270 degree views.A walk in shower, massive bath, separate toilet' which you could swing 2 cats in, electronic blinds,two plasma tv's and a great long couch in the lounge area being standout features.The hidden bar in the wall is a nice touch too that we have never seem before in our travels.
The Club lounge is huge yet has a nice cosy feel, down in no small part to the lovely lighting.The free sparkling and breadcrumbed Prawns hit the spot nicely!
Back to the room after 8 and a nice card under the door from Michael, the manager, wishing us well.Nice touch.Ordered room service which was most tasty and received a complimentary bottle of sparkling on Ice, compliments of Michael.Most impressive, and really topped of a great night.
Late checkout of 2pm next day was much appreciated too.

All in all, highly recommended.
One more little tip:just park in the car park in the shopping center on your right when you go in, if you leave the car there it's only $20 for 24 hours, just get your ticket validated at one of the desks on checkout.

Love the brillo pads on the wall on check in too!

Room Tip: Corner rooms facing the city
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

Stayed on Saturday night for the wedding anniversary. Check in was supposed to be at 3 but we arrived at 2 and had no problem checking in. Check in staff were fantastic and most helpful. Was upgraded to a relaxation suite. Biggest room I have stayed in in melbourne. Room 1102. Panoramic views from South Melbourne beach to Docklands. Views stright up the Yarra to Crown and all of city. Awsome at night. Bed was huge and had electric drop down blinds which left the room in total darkness at anytime of down. Seperate lounge area with great minibar and espresso machine.

Room rate included access to executive lounge on forth floor. free soft drinks and nibbles all day and an outdoor balcony overlooking the river. From 5-7.30pm free beers and wine and spirits. Help yourself. Canapes included prawn dumplings and samosas, cakes etc. all included.

Right next to DFO outlet shops and Melbourne Convention centre. 5 min walk to Crown and not much further to the footy at docklands. Very happy with this ultra modern central Hotel.No parking but you can park at DFO next door. The hotel will validate your ticket.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Convention Centre Place | South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#8 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#12 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#16 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Melbourne South Wharf 5*
Number of rooms: 396
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Synonymous with quality, service, and style, Hilton offers the best of Melbourne.Immerse yourself in riverside cool that is the innovative Hilton Melbourne South Wharf. This upper upscale hotel is located in dynamic South Wharf Promenade and only a short stroll to the CBD, Docklands, Southbank dining precinct and Etihad Stadium - and beside the premium DFO South Wharf. The hotel offers spectacular city views, and mouth-watering dining and drinking options at Nuevo37 restaurant and Sotano Wine + Tapas bar. It has sophisticated private event spaces, and a unique conference offering with partner Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. •Stylish riverside hotel on South Wharf Promenade, next to DFO South Wharf•Internal access via first floor link to Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre•Executive Lounge with outdoor terrace•396 generous rooms with spectacular views of the city or bay•60 Executive rooms and 54 Yarra, Relaxation and Two-Bedroom Suites•Four-point bathrooms with Peter Thomas Roth® amenities•Sophisticated Nuevo37 restaurant•Authentic Sotano Wine + Tapas Bar•Casual all-day Caffè Cino•24-hour Hilton Fitness by Precor® ... more   less 
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