This is an interesting hotel, with a wonderful location in the middle of a gorgeous city. But to make it work, you need to know who to speak to. At the front desk, Chris is one of the managers and Mo is a clerk there, and they're terrific. Chris will one day be running this hotel. He's very very good. The concierges, Nathan and Matt are world class, and these guys are both going to wind up at world class hotels in Europe. They are really outstanding! And the manager, Stuart David, could not have been nicer or more accommodating. He was presented with a specific problem that he couldn't solve, but is nevertheless a smart, charming and capable guy on the way up. He handled it with real skill. Downstairs the restaurant is good, while Ann the omelet lady (breakfast only) is sensational. She's also the only omelet lady in all of Australia who can do a proper "Western Omelet." Only drawback to this place, the WIFI sucks. It is far too expensive. It times out. And everything about it is far too annoying. WIFI should always be free. (Just bury the price in the room, if you must.) This place needs to radically improve the WIFI if they're ever going to complete for business traveler bucks with the top class hotels. / Jeffrey Robinson
- 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