Super friendly staff here! We stayed in 3 different hotels on our Melbourne trip. The other 2 were in the CBD. This hotel is along St Kilda Rd, about 15 mins walk to Chapel St, and a tram ride into the CBD.
Rooms are quite nice, clean, well maintained. None of them have baths though (we actually paid for an upgrade on night 2, but were told none of their rooms have baths, only showers.)
Enjoyed the heated spa pools, even though it was summer and it got pretty hot in the spa room with the sun shining in.
My only gripe was that this hotel comes up under "CBD hotels" on Wotif. HOWEVER, it is NOT in the CBD. The Melbourne Airport door-to-door shuttle will NOT drop off or pick up from this hotel. There is an airport shuttle that services St Kilda, BUT only until early evening. If your flight arrives later than 8pm, you will not be able to find a direct airport shuttle to this hotel!!!! We ended up having to take the SkyBus to Southern Cross station, and then take a taxi to Parkview. Quite a costly exercise, and the last thing you want to do when arriving late at night.
Obviously this is not the fault of the hotel, but just so you know, and don't find out until it is too late, like we did.
- 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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