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“Very nice” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Central Business District)   |  
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night using reward night. I came in @ 10 AM and was immediately given the room and upgraded to a Suite Room. The whole stay was excellent. The staff was nice and friendly. The location is near the Sky Bus station. The best way to go to the airport.
The only complaint that internet is not free. I just dont get this.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Turku, Finland
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This hotel is quite typical Holiday Inn, pretty basic and nothing fancy but still good enough. Restaurant was quite nice and the best part is that kids under 12 eat for free (out of kids menu). Hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpfull - they made us feel very welcome! Hotel is in good location, close to everything (public transports, downtown restaurant&nightlife and shopping as well as Aquarium, Crown Entertainement Complex (Casino)). Wi-Fi is too expensive. Room was ok, maybe a bit tired but we had a very good sleep there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Travelled with a group of collegues to Melbourne & found that this hotel was very affordable.
The rooms were spacious, the breakfast options were fantastic (maybe a touch on the expensive side) & the hotel was in walking distance to tram stops, Spencer St train station & Crown Casino.
In the area there wasn't much nightlife but there are many decent areas only a few minutes walk away.
Good hotel for both the business & family traveller.
The staff at check-in were very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Evanston, Illinois
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed in this hotel recently on a business trip. The public rooms are clean & comfortable, the bedroom I had was spacious with a large floor to ceiling window overlooking Spencer Street, the location of the hotel was ideal with the free city loop tram just a short walk away, Southern Cross Station just up the street, Federation Square either a 5 minute tram or 15 minute walk away, Southbank & South Wharf no more than 5 minutes away but the big downside....expensive wifi (even with a discount) & poor signal strength. In my opinion wifi should always be free (there are areas in the city of Melbourne which offer free wifi, so why not the hotels?) & there is no excuse for a signal which keeps dropping. Having said this, i would absolutely return to this hotel due to it's friendly & welcoming staff, comfortable rooms & great location...hopefully by the time I do return the wifi issue will be fixed though.

Room Tip: Get a room on the opposite side of the hotel to Spencer Street - these rooms are said to be much qui...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Was here during but not for the Australian Open in January. I was lucky enough to secure a room at a good rate (compared to other colleagues who paid up to $200 extra per night at other hotels close by - namely because of the Australian Open)
Excellent location to Etihad Stadium, Crown, Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the Melbourne CBD. Rooms were clean and functional (I will ask for a room above the 2nd floor next time) - the only challenge is that because of the cheaper rate they were unable to give me a queen / king bed and I had to suffice with two single beds in the room. As a tall gentleman I prefer the bigger beds to stretch across.
As I was starting very early hours, room service breakfast was punctual and good. Very quiet area at night (most of Melbourne CBD is!) No complaints - a good rate for a good stay

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Launceston
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The airline tickets were booked as were the tickets to Cirque du Soleil. Planning on using our 'free' Priority Privlege' night for accommodation I discovered it was Grand Prix weekend and a 'blackout' for free nights. A change of date was no longer an option and we attempted to book our first hotel option Crown Towers, however that was fully booked. Holiday Inn were able to give us a suite. Yes, it was horrendously expensive but it was very comfortable and being located on the corner of the 7th floor there were excellent views from the floor to ceiling windows for some distance up Spencer St. With a lovely outlook and being quite high up there was no street noise. The suite was very roomy with welcome chocolates (little racing cars!). I cannot speak highly enough of all the staff. They were welcoming and genuinely keen to please. We ate in the hotel restaurant Sirocco, for dinner and breakfast and our meals were lovely. Although the hotel was extremely busy the staff always had a smile and readily engaged in conversations with the guests. The hotel decor is typical of a four star hotel, understated and nothing special.
Holiday Inn is very centrally located and it is a good base for most activities in the city. Trams, including the City Circle, going in all directions, are a 2 minute walk from the front door. Taxis were often parked outside the front door. The Spencer St station and Skybus depot is less than a ten minute walk away.

Room Tip: Rooms on 7th and 8th floor are very quiet. Corner suite is roomy, sunny and has a lovely streetscape...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Dianna04
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Canberra, Australia
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62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I was in Melbourne on business so wanted a room close to the office. Check in was quick and efficient and I was in the room in no time.

It was late(ish) when I got in so ordered room service. The burger and chips was very average, no condiments other than salt and pepper and so a bit disappointing. I thought I would wash it down with a beer but alas, no minibar. Hmmmm.

The room was quite small and frankly very tired. Scuff marks all over the bottom of the walls, taps that didn't match each other and not a lot of confidence in the cleaning staff. The bed was clean and comfortable and the room was quiet though.

The next night I took a quick walk around Melbourne and found 20 good spots to eat within 5 minutes of the hotel. It is also close to everything in the city.

I had beer in the bar and the service was fine and the beer cold.

My only other comment is the price of Internet access. Like many hotels, this one is a rort at $22 for 24 hrs.

Checkout was again quick and efficient.

I wouldn't recommend this hotel, there is simply too much competition in Melbourne and next trip I will try somewhere else.

Room Tip: Not bad on a budget but don't expect too much
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear Oztraveller64,

Thank you for your review and your recent stay with us. I am delighted you were satisfied with the convenient location of our hotel. I certainly apologize for the inconveniences you experienced with the services you received as well as your room accommodation. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your valuable comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our service continually.

Once again many thanks for your feedback.

Sincerely,

Karen C
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Address: 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#52 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#64 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders 4.5*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, a truly friendly and personal boutique-style hotel is perfectly located in the financial hub of Melbourne. The ideal base for any business traveller close to the Melbourne Convention Center, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, World Trade Centre and Stock Exchange. The hotel also caters to the needs of any leisure traveller with most of Melbourne's iconic sightseeing spots, art and cultural centres within easy reach, including Etihad Stadium and the Docklands precinct. Southern Cross Railway Station is just a two minute walk away and the International Airport can be reached via direct freeway access in easy 25 minutes.Sirocco Restaurant & Bar offer a rich hot & cold buffet breakfast and market fresh specialties during the day and evening. The cocktail lounge is the perfect place to meet, relax and enjoy. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders hosts three meeting rooms, three board rooms and all required business facilities. For leisure your the hotel offers a heated outdoor pool, mini gym and sauna. Holiday Inn Melbourne On Flinders is a 100% smoke free property and won the prestigious 2007 Australian Hotels Australian (AHA) Awards for Excellence in Best Environmental Initiative of all hotels Australia-wide. The hotel is recognized for its friendly and courteous service and enjoys a great share of regular return customers. ... more   less 
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