To say it upfront: the hotel is a very very good one, but I did not give full points because there IS NO FREE INTERNET. This is a joke nowadays!
Location: At Southwharf, close to city center. Next to a nice river promenade, just a couple a minutes walk to lots of great restaurants and shops. Close to Crown Entertainment Center (where you can find cinemas). I had a room on 1, 1th floor, overseeing downtown, beautiful view, especially at night.
Room: Big enough, very clean, modern, good desk space, comfortable bed. Separate bathtub and shower (something that I prefer over the American solution of having a shower standing in a bathtub). Minibar provides free Lavazza (!) coffee and a Bodum French Press coffee maker - a small but welcome difference.
Breakfast: well sorted, high quality fresh products: continental and "full" (i.e. English) breakfast. Swift and friendly restaurantstaff. Did not try room service, but heard from a colleague that he was very satisfied.
Staff friendly, helpful and quick. Had late check-in and some special requests, no problem at all.
All in all: one of the better business hotels I've experienced (stayed four nights), and it would be perfect if they had free internet. Will come back when back to Melbourne, and I recommend it warmly.
- 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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