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Melbourne Parkview Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   562 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly St Kilda Road Parkview Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
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“clean and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

on arrival we asked for a room with twin beds. the request was acted upon although we had
to wait until about 2 p.m. the room we had was one of the best for space and movability.
the bathroom and shower were excellent. the small room between the bedroom and the
shower , was terrific. it had the fridge, coffee making equipment, the safe, the closet and
space for luggage. the staff was very friendly and helpful. only one thing to find fault
with was the buffet breakfast for $29.00 . the scrambled eggs were cold, bread stale,
and not much else. there was no service from staff as to clearing plates and so on.

Room Tip: choose one not to close to st kilda road because of traffic noise
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

A lovely hotel with friendly staff but not ideal for a short stay in Melbourne as it is a bit further out of the CBD. Even though it is a short tram ride to the city what you make up in price you spend on taxis (ie going out at night or if you are in hurry) The hotel is not on the list of hotels on the skyline shuttle run but the best way to get there (apart from an expensive taxi ride) is to catch the FAPAS shuttle from Tullamarine airport which takes you right to the hotel in about 30mins at a cost of $19. The beds were super comfy, and the showers excellent but our room had a view of a concrete wall and was fairly noisy as it was close to the elevator and we had a lot of noise from the hallway. It was a good location to explore Chapel Street though.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the park or St Kilda Rd and not too close to the elevator
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is in a pleasant location on leafy St Kilda Road, south of inner Melbourne.
From the tram stop outside Flinders Street Station take a 3/3a, 6, 16, 64, or 67 tram heading south. Approximate 10-15 minute tram ride. Get off at stop No 25 (Commercial Rd/St Kilda Road. The Parkview hotel is located a short distance from the stop, looking southwards on the right hand side the hotel is easily spotted; a sports oval on one side and the Loreal Building behind.
Our King room looked over the adjacent sports oval and the distant inner city skyline. Large picture window, modern interior decoration, room light and very spacious. (A section of the window can be opened if fresh air is preferred although some road noise is then experienced.)
Careful thought has gone into the fittings and fixtures; the placement of little things which add to the look and room comfort.
The modern bathroom is fitted with a glass partition walk-in shower, huge rain shower head, contemporary shaped hand basin with fitted, open shelf underneath for bath amenities, hairdryer etc. Large fluffy towels and white waffle cotton robes.
The roomy, separate dressing area outside the bathroom cleverly incorporates a counter top backed with another large mirror, fitted robes, luggage storage, in room safe, minibar fridge and coffee and tea amenities counter storage....stylish, functional, uncluttered.
The minibar is locked and can be opened by phoning reception if its use is required. The downside is a lack of refrigeration for personal treats, like yoghurt, etc A stainless steel electric kettle (not cheap plastic thankfully) mugs as well as cups, and a good variety of teas are supplied.
In the bedroom/sitting area - good lighting, flat screen TV neatly fitted into a timber feature, a comfy lounge chair, oval table/desk with one chair. ( A second chair for the desk would be make in-room dining more comfortable). A pillow menu is also available.
We selected this hotel on this visit to Melbourne because of its location close to the Palais Theatre, St Kilda; this hotel's location being more convenient than an inner city hotel on this occasion, and were pleased with our choice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Had a 4 night hassle free stay here. Convenient location - close to tram stop 25. Friendly, professional staff at reception & housekeeping. Room is very dark in morning so great fora sleep in! Overall, a great stay!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We recently flew from Brisbane to Melbourne for a four night stay with Parkview. This hotel is lovely, right from the greeting at Reception to the featherdown toppers on the big beds. The room is roomy, and I especially like the dressing area outside the bathroom. Excellent idea for a busy weekend when you are sharing and both getting ready at the same time. We bought vouchers on-line for this hotel which included breakfast and a bottle of wine, each day. A couple of nights before we arrived there was a flood on the 9th floor which knocked out the cables for TV and internet. This did not affect us too much as we were not in Melbourne for business and after busy days were too tired to watch TV. The hotel was very apologetic and sent us a refund for portion of our accommodation paid. This was a very costly exercise for them but was appreciated. Afterall what happened was an accident and accidents do happen. I was pleased to be informed that the person who caused the flood was still employed so shows what sort of management this hotel has, good on you management. The breakfast each morning was superb, everything you could think of was on the menu. The trams are a short walk from the hotel and tram tickets are available at Reception. Anything we asked of the staff was greeted with interest and solutions were found, this was mainly to do with instructions on how to get anywhere and maps were printed out off computers. I thank the Reception staff for doing a great job. It was a lovely weekend at the Parkview and at the end of the day sinking into that feather topped mattress was devine. Thankyou for a lovely weekend Parkview. We will be back.

Room Tip: Loved the rooms facing the city .. parkview.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This hotel is fantastic proximity to the Alfred Hotel and offer special rates for those having treatment at the Alfred. Rooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard. The rain shower is excellent and the pillow top mattress ensure a good night sleep. Only downside was we could hear a lot of corridor noise. Tram stop is out the front and only 10mins to the City. Taxi from hotel to airport is approximately $55. Staff were extremely helpful at the front desk.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed here for one night with a special deal from Travelzoo for $119.
That's exactly what it's worth.
This is not a four star hotel, on par with Days Inn quality.
Location is convenient since it's right on the tram line, but about 10-15 mins from CBD.
Parking is expensive. I think it was $20 or $25.
There are plenty of street parking. It works if you come back to hotel late at night and be flexible enough to get up at 8 am to feed your meter then it's worth it.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 562 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly St Kilda Road Parkview Hotel)
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Melbourne Parkview Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
** AS OF JULY 1 2013, WE ARE NOW OFFERING FREE WIFI THROUGHOUT OUR HOTEL (IN ROOM AND IN ALL PUBLIC AREAS)Just a stone’s throw away from the CBD, the Melbourne Parkview Hotel is located along St Kilda Road’s famous tree lined boulevard on Melbourne’s city fringe. Our 206 spacious, warm and inviting rooms provide guests with a separate dressing and wardrobe area, well-appointed bathroom with large walk in shower, individually controlled air-conditioners, work desk and plenty of fresh air from one thing you won't find in most other hotels, windows that open.Other room features include mini-bar, tea/coffee facilities, in-room safe, bathrobes, pillow menu, double glazed windows, high speed wireless broadband internet access, High Definition LCD TV with Foxtel Cable Television and a Media Hub allowing direct TV connection for your media device.Hotel facilities include 24hr reception, 24hr room service, dedicated conference floor, gym, concierge, guest laundry and dry cleaning service, business center, complimentary newspapers, on-site secure parking and complimentary wireless internet in public areas. Relax and indulge whilst taking in the views of Melbourne and surrounds from our indoor roof top spa & sauna.Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in Woods Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, with its outdoor terrace, café, restaurant, and bar.Many of Melbourne’s tourist attractions are only a short tram ride away including the iconic Federation Square, Chapel Street, Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens, MCG and Etihad Stadium. The Melbourne Parkview Hotel is in the perfect location to enjoy the best of Melbourne. ... more   less 
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