Hotel rooms in melbourne are notoriously expensive and in short supply. So this view is relative to other hotels in Australia and not hotels in Asia. Crowne Plaza is definitely a hotel targeted towards business travellers. While the rooms are average, the location is excellent. Right across the river from the south wharf, casino, restaurants and shopping (DFO outlets). The concierge is excellent and extremely helpful. Only if the staff behind the reception would have been more polite, I would have given the hotel an excellent rating. The staff looked bored and were kind of rude. The hotel has a lot of airline cabin crew staying there and the reception tends to get crowded. It would have been a more pleasant experience if the staff was more patient. Also, somehow Internet and breakfast was not included in the corporate rate and I found the Internet connection very expensive. So make sure you get an inclusive deal with the rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the banks of the Yarra River, in the heart of the Southbank precinct Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a located adjacent to Melbourne Convention Exhibition Center and a relaxed stroll from Southgate arts and dining promenade, the city center, Melbourne Aquarium, Etihad Stadium and shopping hot spots. Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a 5-minute walk from Southern Cross railway station and a 2-minute stroll to the tramways for swift travel across town. Taxis or our car service take 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport, while our convenient valet service makes parking a breeze. Providing support for the corporate traveler our business centre provides complimentary use of PCs, Internet and stationary supplies. Whether it’s over a succulent steak at Clarendon Street Grill, a classic cocktail in the Lobby Bar or an informal meeting in the Corporate Lounge, Crowne Plaza Melbourne really is The Place To Meet with friends, family, colleagues and clients. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Crowne Plaza