Having read some reviews I had a few concerns. However, this was a perfect hotel for my 2 week trip.
Staff: Great, polite, happy to help.
Room Service: A better menu than in a lot of hotels, the food arrived faster than promised and was always hot and tasty. No cardboard burgers! The fish and chips were crisp and hot with plenty of Tartare sauce. The seasonal choices were good too (the menu changed while I was here).
Breakfast: Full Engish with all the trimmings, Americans will be happy as they have your crispy bacon too! Very occasionally when busy some items were missing but the staff were quick to replenish.
Decor: OK.. it needs a bit of a refresh but certainly not scruffy.
Sleep: Good sound and light proofing, comfortable bed very quiet air conditioning.
Bathroom: Decor a bit tired, no natural light, shower could have a little more pressure but perfectly usable.
Internet: Basic internet was free, high speed was extra. Wired and wireless available and perfectly serviceable (I could stream movies from Google Play with no problems).
Location: Handy for docklands, cabs usually right outside if needed and a very short walk to a tram stop but its only 30 minutes walk to the top end of the CBD (Parliament). The hotel is perfectly located for the Exhibition Centre and the Crown Entertainment complex the other side of the river.
Definitely somewhere I would stay again.
- 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