We have stayed in many Crowne Plaza hotels as we are IHG members and you do expert a certain standard. The hotel is on a busy main road but the kerb appeal just doesnt exist, although you have to walk upstairs to the main entrance the bottom of the stairs were always really dirty with rubbish and fast food wrappers lying around, further down they are an entrance with double glass doors which were also extremely dirty this gives a really bad impression of the hotel. I know the entrances are on public paths but you would think that the hotel would keep it clean. On entering check in (after walking through a large dis-used part of the hotel lobby which was used as a dumping ground)the girl was on facebook and looked as if we had disturbed her!!! The room was very nice as we had a river view, we ate breakfast everyday in the hotel and we had an evening meal which was very good as well as the service just unfortunate that the dining room was empty! The hotel is well situated you are across from the Casino and the tram station and it is a lovely walk into the city.
- 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