We stayed at this hotel over the AFL Grand Final weekend when it is nearly impossible to get a room anywhere in the Melbourne CBD. This hotel was also totally booked out, so it was naturally quite busy. However, despite this we had no problems with check in, or out and had no complaints at all. The hotel is only about 300 metres from the airport shuttle stop at the Southern Cross Station, from where a trip from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport takes about 20 minutes and costs $17, compared to about $55 by taxi. In addition the hotel is also only about 100 metres from the City Circle tram stop, which is a free service and can be used to get to most places in the city, or connect to other tram and train services. Breakfasts were excellent with a station where eggs fried, poached or omelettes could be ordered to suit. Other hot food to go with these eggs was also plentiful. Of course there was also a vast range of cereals, fruits, juices, toasts and pasteries. Restaurant meals were also quite reasonable. The hotel is getting a bit dated, but the convenience to transport and the excellent meals, especially breakfasts made up for that. Staff were friendly and helpful and I would have no hestitation recommending this hotel, especially for anyone travelling to Melbourne to attend AFL footall games at either MGC, or Docklands Statiums.
- 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
- Melbourne Holiday Inn