The Crowne Plaza in Melbourne was a little more than I usually spend on an overnight stay in the city, but our options were limited so we went with it. And I believe it was worth every cent. I liked the design of the hotel itself, all circles and curves, with appealing flower arrangements and artwork.
Our room was huge and bright, with an enormous window and spectacular view over the Yarra River. Despite being right above a main road, and only three floors up, the room was quiet and traffic noise very muted.
Everything was clean, with all essentials provided.
The package we got included champagne and breakfast. Often in such a situation the freebie wine isn't great but this was really nice and very drinkable. The breakfast buffet, from which I had a good graze, was all excellent.
All staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful.
My only complaint was that the bed was a little on the hard side and didn't seem to have a pillow top. Not as comfy as I am used to.
I would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend to friends.
- 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