Sad to say, the Hilton looks tired; the rooms may have been refurbished in recent years but ours looked dark and masculine. The bathroom layout is apparently unchanged, as the shower is over the bath - and as another reader stated in his review, you need to be a contortionist to turn the shower on! The shower taps are at bath level and it's very difficult to reach around the glass shower door to turn them on!
I looked for spare pillows to sit up and watch (the oldish) TV (as there was only one lounge chair ) alas there were none! The mini bar was sparse - supposedly to allow patrons to have room for their own (cheaper?) supplies and not even a complimentary bottle of mineral spring water was provided. The continental breakfast was $30 pp - although beautifully presented, it was a lot to pay for packet muesli, raisin toast, 2 small croissants, fruit salad, and tea, coffee, juices.
If you are looking for a more quality and romantic hotel to stay - try the Langham or Sofitel. The stunning Park Hyatt is impressive, as is the recently revamped Grand Hyatt, but the rates will be higher. Unless you are wanting to stay close to the MCG, or go for a run/ walk in the magnificent Fitzroy Gardens, the Hilton does not really have a great deal to offer for those wanting to explore Melbourne's laneways, shops and culture.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the attractive inner-city suburb of East Melbourne, Hilton on the Park is an elegantly furbished hotel directly opposite the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).Each furbished hotel room has warm, natural tones and feature large windows, a flat-screen TV and a wide range of amenities to ensure a relaxing and easy stay. Offering free Wi-Fi to all guests, the iconic Park Lounge bar is the perfect place to have a casual drink before heading to the MCG. For breakfast and dinner, the Gallery Restaurant also provides market fresh cuisines while overlooking the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton On The Park Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Hilton International East Melbourne
- Hilton East Melbourne
- East Melbourne Hilton