We stayed for several nights starting on a Thursday.
We had a junior suite for a couple of days in the older wing and the room was spectacular. Very clean and nicely appointed. Breakfast wasn't as amazing but ok. Interestingly they have the same pastries as the airport Parkroyal but not the same broad range.Saturday breakfast was mad, all the waiting staff were run of their feet and service suffered.
We also stayed in the senior suite with club access. The bedroom is separate from the loungeand there's a tv in the mirror in the bathroom. Very American overindulgence which I loved...
The suite warranted the extra charge but the club isn't worth it.
Didn't go there for breakfast but did visit for the afternoon tea and "chef selection" in the evening. Not that great in a nutshell. Drinks were alright but I think the occupancy rate must have been too low to warrant a proper club experience, though on Saturday again it was very busy. The melbs Marriott do it a lot better in comparison even though their accommodation is not as good.
Free WiFi was great and the pool and fitness area excellent. Really loved it overall.
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- Celebrated as one of the world’s hottest and best new hotels by both Conde Nast Traveler and Wallpaper* magazines, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a fascinating example of the city’s fusion of old and new. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto represents the resurrection of one of the city’s last remaining examples of 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture into a timeless and inspiring luxury hotel. Its city centre location on Collins Street is at the heart of the laneways, attractions and experiences that give Melbourne its international appeal. Behind the Gothic façade is a sleek yet intimate hotel that is home to two very different bars – the Bluestone Wine Lounge and the Market Lane Bar – and a variety of dining establishments, including Alluvial Restaurant and Guy Grossi’s exciting new venture, Merchant. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto has also teamed up with Shannon Bennett, providing valet parking for his new Vue de monde restaurant on the 55th floor of the adjacent Rialto building. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s warmth and exceptional service belies its size, with more than 250 guest rooms across two soaring wings, including a stunning collection of suites as well as the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge and facilities for premium guests. The hotel’s rooftop is also a destination itself, home to the kitchen’s own market garden and beehives, the Scandinavian-inspired swimming pool and the glass-encased fitness centre overlooking the Melbourne cityscape. Also available is the luxurious candle-lit East Day Spa offering east-meets-west treatments and therapies. Before guests arrive, they can take advantage of the concierges’ passion and Insider knowledge of the city. Chief Concierge, James Ridenour and his team are the key to authentic experiences of the real Melbourne and everything the city has to offer. ... more less
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