My alternative initial choice was the Park Hyatt, a more upscale, luxurious hotel right next to St. Patrick's Cathedral, in the East of City Center district. However after doing further research, I finally decided on the Crowne Plaza. It was the right choice! While it had enough upscale facilities and rooms to be a very good business hotel, it excelled in two areas: 1) location -as other reviews can attest to, within a shorter walking distance to shopping, restaurants and bars of all kinds, casino and night life, Southern Cross Station, museums, Federation Square, etc., yet without the noise. 2) service- while everyone was friendly and quite accommodating, the concierge Luis Barra was exceptional. He was very helpful in facilitating the delivery of my delayed luggage. I would definitely keep staying in this hotel whenever visiting Melbourne and highly recommend it.
- 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