Stayed at this hotel for a little over a week. The location is very good, most of the rooms are towards the canal (Yarra river). In walking distance from the Melbourne business district, china town, restaurants, shops. An Outlet center in the Hilton in front. Also 2 minutes from the free tramway that takes you around the city (line 35).
Hotel is clean and not smelly. Rooms are quite spacious. They also have a gym and an outdoor heated pool. Breakfast is always the same, but we had enough choice for 10 days and didn't get bored with food. It's a bit pricey (25$ per breakfast), but in that area everything is well above average priced.
The staff is very polite and will do pretty much anything that you ask (call a cab, call another hotel, tell you where to go in the city to discover, etc.)
You can rent a bike (2.50$/day or 8$/week) which is 2 minutes walking distance from the hotel (towards the white mini-bridge). Then you ride around the city to discover it. If you return the bike in less than 30 minutes, you don't pay any extra. There are bike stops around the city and as far as the beach.
We liked Australia and will be coming back soon.
- 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