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Melbourne Marriott Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Exhibition And Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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40 hotel reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Bargain luxury!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We spent one Sunday night at this hotel and were very impressed by everything that it offered. It is in an interesting part of the city- just a short walk to China Town and lots of bars and cheap places to eat. The Exhibition Gardens are just a short stroll away. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The service at the front desk was extremely friendly and welcoming. We were even offered a drink as we checked in and a free bottle of wine and buffet breakfast were included in the particularly good deal that was offered on WOTIF. The breakfast was excellent and we enjoyed the late checkout as it allowed us to have another walk around the gardens. The gym facilities were also great. Overall, we would definitely recommend this very good chain hotel to any visitor to Melbourne. The service was particularly good!

Room Tip: Our room was on the 5th floor and we overlooked a rather nice courtyard. It was quiet, too.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbourneMarriott, General Manager at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear McKinnon2,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review!!

I am so happy to hear that you and your partner had a pleasant stay during your stay with us here at Melbourne Marriott.

I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our front office team!

We look forward to seeing you both back at the hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

George Varughese
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

One of the best Marriotts I ever used. Stayed four nights while exploring Melbourne and surrounding area. Staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. In central business district across street from China Town and one block from free tram. Great Executive Lounge with hot/cold snacks. Clean and spacious rooms.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbourneMarriott, General Manager at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Jim G,

WOW!! Thank you so much for such a flattering review following your recent experience with us here at the Melbourne Marriott.

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our executive level rooms.

I have passed your positive feedback onto the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future!

Sincerely,

George Varughese
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very clean room
Everything needed for a business trip
Good selection of tea and coffee
Good table to work from
Good lighting
Huge tv
Very clean bathroom
Nice pool and hot tub
No complaints at all
Great location - easy to walk everywhere and a taxi rank across the road
Only down side was the wifi was a bit slow in one of the meeting rooms as was in the centre of the hotel
Great food too

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MelbourneMarriott, General Manager at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear TravelfromBrisbane,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor following your recent experience with us.

All your comments have been taken on board and shared with the team.

We do look forward to seeing you back at the hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

George Varughese
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Melbourne Marriott in late February and had a wonderful experience! Celia at the Front Desk and Concierge Ben Foster were both extremely nice and helpful - they gave us great suggestions for things to do, transportation and restaurants. I felt they really took an interest in us and helped make our first trip to Melbourne memorable! Our room was spotless, quiet and comfortable and the breakfast and snacks in the Executive Lounge were a perfect start and end to our busy days of sightseeing! The hotel is in a great location - especially if you like jazz - we found two awesome little jazz clubs around the corner from the hotel! We loved the hotel and Melbourne!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbourneMarriott, General Manager at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Wandergirl55,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review following your recent trip to Melbourne.

I am so pleased to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your stay with us at the hotel, and got to experience some of the jazz bars that surround the hotel!

The executive lounge is always a great way to finish the day whilst traveling with a few drinks and canapes in the afternoon.

We look forward to welcoming you both back in the not too distant future!

Sincerely,

George Varughese
General Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We booked two adjoining rooms at the Marriott for a three night stay at the beginning of March.
First impressions were very good as we pulled up in our taxi from the airport and the door was opened for us and our luggage promptly retrieved.
Tried to see if early check in was available, but given it was only 10am didn't expect the room to be ready/available. They said they would call us once the rooms were ready.
Mid afternoon we received a call to let us know one room was ready, so we made our way back from Vic Markets (within walking distance) to check in.
The second room was still not ready upon arrival which was disappointing given we had been up since 3am and were all very tired, so had to rest in one room (5 people). It was not too long after that the room was in fact ready, but given it was well after check in time, it was a bit poor. The welcome truffles in one of the rooms were a nice touch - though there were none for the second room, not sure if they meant for them to be shared amongst both rooms...??

Rooms were clean and tidy, and had ample storage and desk space. Nice large tv on the wall in the centre of the room and the room (8th floor) was nice and quiet. There was no view, other than out to other high rise buildings - but this didn't bother us.

We utilised the gym and pool/spa a couple of times. Gym is small, but adequate for a simple workout - elliptical x-trainers, a bike, 3x treadmills and a few weights and a swiss ball. The pool is indoor, and not large, but is enough to have a swim and a splash around. The spa was lovely. It was quiet every time were there and there was always plenty of towels available to use.

Had breakfast in the restaurant one morning... this was fine. Half of us ordered and other half had buffet. Selection was what you would expect - and prices accordingly. Kid were half price - but was still $17 for a 7 years old buffet breakfast. Perhaps they could look to charge per age... ??

Concierge was very efficient in hailing cabs or organising maxi taxis, never had to wait long for this... hint - don't travel in the city in peak hour - took us half an hour from the hotel to Southbank and cost over $30 - and only $10 for the return trip later in the evening - either go early or wait until a bit later - there are cars EVERYWHERE, and the lights duration is very short...!

Just a note re housekeeping... they do a great job - HOWEVER - it would be beneficial if they came round a bit earlier in the day... we had been out since 9am one morning, and returned just after 3pm to see they were just getting to our floor... the lovely lady did offer to do our rooms next, but we just wanted to rest, so instead just retrieved clean towels... I know they cannot predict guests' schedules as to when they will or will not be around - but I feel it worth a mention.

Our package did come with daily internet - though I feel this should be provided as standard being a 5* hotel.

Air con unit was quite noisy at times, and a bit clunky.... but this was only intermittently.

And just a point on the bed and pillows - very comfortable... best pillows I have had in a hotel ever!

I would recommend and stay again at this hotel due to its location, efficient concierge staff and cleanliness.

Room Tip: When you receive email notification prior to arrival opt for selecting a quiet room - our was lovely...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbourneMarriott, General Manager at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Sarah H,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review following your recent experience with us here at Melbourne Marriott.

I am glad you had an overall very enjoyable stay. I am sure that others will enjoy reading your comments as did I. I will be sure to share your feedback with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you and the family back to the hotel when you next visit Melbourne.

Regards,

George Varughese
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Having travelled all day on planes, it was great to be greeted by the very friendly door staff. In fact, all staff I came across from the minute I walked through the front door of the builidng to the door of my gorgeous room were courteous and friendly with a genuine smile. Chief Concierge Anthony Szostak and Guest Service Agent Sonia Ahmed should be commended on the friendly staff and atmosphere. It truly was the best place to stay during a very long and tiring business trip.
My boss and I were greeted with a sparkling wine of the month. When we commented on how nice it was and wondered if the Hotel stocked it, we were presented with a bottle to each of our rooms!!!
The hotel is situated in the best spot. Close to a nice park, Trams, and food. The main shopping mall is a short walk and more importantly, I slept like a baby with no noise of the city.

Room Tip: The rooms in the middle of the Hotel, South facing, only had a view of the building behind it and of...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MelbourneMarriott, General Manager at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Chezboe,
I was thrilled to read your comments and SO pleased to hear that you enjoyed your business stay. Our people do their best to ensure you are well looked after and made to feel "at home" and your appreciation will be passed on to our team, especially Anthony Szostak and Sonia Ahmed from Front Office. It's so special to be singled out and very rewarding for their efforts.
Thanks so much for taking the time to respond.
Kindest regards,
George Varughese
General Manager
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Newton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week here in mid-February and had a wonderful time. Friendly staff, good concierge level service, clean rooms, comfortable beds, and a great location.

On Feb 14, the concierge brought up a free bottle of red wine and chocolates on a plate... Free. Awesome!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MelbourneMarriott, General Manager at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Oscar_Retriever,
Thank you for your posting.
We decided to extend Valentine's Day and declared the month of February as "Marriott Loves You". I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay (and the special treats!).
Kindest regards
George Varughese
General Manager
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Additional Information about Melbourne Marriott Hotel

Address: Corner Exhibition And Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#11 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#13 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#20 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Melbourne Marriott Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the city, the luxury Melbourne Marriott Hotel features exceptional facilities and service that is unparalleled amongst other Melbourne luxury hotels. Boutique in size, yet grand in style, the Marriott offers the perfect welcome. Featuring spacious rooms, starting from 36 square meters in size, our luxury Melbourne hotel's accommodations are at the center of the city's theater precinct and just minutes from the shopping delights of Bourke and Collins streets, as well as the cultural and culinary extravaganza of Chinatown, Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. For sports enthusiasts, our hotel is a short walk from MCG and Rod Laver Arena and only a seven-minute tram ride to Etihad Stadium. And for business travelers, we offer stylish, state-of-the-art event space for up to 250 guests, as well as on-site event managers, exceptional catering and a full-service business center. Discover a leader among luxury Melbourne hotels at Marriott. ... more   less 
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