I did not stay at the hotel so I cannot comment on the hotel or rooms.
However, I can comment on the restaurant - it was awful. I was greeted by a waiter who was very condescending of my solo dining, and made me feel uncomfortable about doing so by making comments about it. I was seated between two other tables which was fine; however the woman at the table to my right was served the wrong meal and promptly left, and the family to my left were served at totally different times, the parents were told their meal was taking longer and it would be 20minutes after the kids - this is terrible service. My own experience with service was okay other than the condescending waiter and the waitress who obviously didn't know what was on the menu. The food was very average, and not much care had been taken with chopping vegetables. I then went to pay, and the bar staff tried to make me pay for the family next to me, and got snotty with me after I told them for the fifth time that the bill produced was not for my table.
I would NOT recommend this restaurant at all, I was appalled by the standard of service.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Melbourne On Flinders Hotel Melbourne
- On Flinders Holiday Inn
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