I have stayed several times at the Crowne Plaza in the past and this time it was for nine nights. The location is excellent and the staff friendly and welcoming. The local resturants along South Wharf, Byblos and The Boat Builds Yard are great.
But I have to agree with others, the hotel does need a refurbishment. The rooms are clean and of a good size, but you can see where what looks like temporary repairs have been done. In the bathroom, repaired floor tiles that don't match. In the public areas the carpets certainly need replacing. The pool is nice, but let down by now rather shoddy changing facilities. It is a shame as this hotel has one of the best locations on the Yarra, views up river and out to sea. You're on route 96 to St Kilda, really close to South Bank, right by the Airport Shuttle Bus at Spencer St station.
While this did not spoil my stay specifically and I would stay again, I'm sure a small investment would give the hotel such a face lift.
Thanks to the staff and management for a pleasant stay.
- 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