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“Comfortable hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne Parkview Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   562 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly St Kilda Road Parkview Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Tasmania
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stayed at the Parkview Hotel for two nights in a room with a king bed and "executive trundle". We had a view of Albert Park Lake and Port Phillip Bay - very nice. We were away from St Kilda Road and so were not disturbed by traffic or tram sounds. Great location near the start of Commercial Road and on the first day we walked to Prahran - a 10 minute walk. There is a tram stop close by to take you into the city or to St Kilda Beach and Ackland Street. The room was nice, the beds comfortable, the bathroom modern with a good shower. Very clean. Used the gym on the 9th floor which has modern equipment and a terrific view across Melbourne. Had dinner at the restaurant downstairs and the meal was great. Also had breakfast the next morning and again a very good meal. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parkview562, Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Hi GortyGirl

Thanks for your great review, we love to hear from our guests especially when they have had a great stay. I'll make sure your comments are passed on to our staff.

Kind Regards
Andrew Goldfinch
Hotel Operations Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

While I enjoyed my stay here, the staff were helpful and friendly, somehow they got my booking wrong, we booked for a king room with a city view however this is not what we recieved, rather we got a double room with no view, and no discount was given for the price paid nor an appology for the mix up. The room we stayed in however was still nice enough, I would recomend for people to stay here however to call and check on their reservations in advance, and not to pay in advance as we did.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Parkview562, Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Hi Elizabeth L

Thanks for your review and sorry to hear that there was a mix up with your booking. If you'd like to contact me directly on andrewg "at" viewhotels.com.au I would be happy to follow up on what went wrong for you.

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Andrew Goldfinch
Hotel Operations Manager
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed here for one night when we were over house hunting. Very convenient location, trams close by and shops. Although after a long first day i woke the next morning (early) to the house keeping staff talking and laughing outside our room. Reception staff were lovely and very helpful.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the city, while staying the Australian open was on and we could see the courts...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Parkview562, Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi Chiara S

Thanks for your review, we appreciate the time it takes to let us know what thought of our service. I'll pass your comments about the noise in the corridorson to our Housekeeping Manager and she will address it with the staff. Hope the house hunting was successful.

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Andrew Goldfinch
Hotel Operations Manager
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Melbourne
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

The position allows for spectacular views up st kilda road of the shrine and city, take a corner room, very spacious with floor to ceiling windows on bother sides, just magical at night to lie in bed and be surrounded with views... Newly renovated, bed very comfortable. Bedlinen plush, bathroom has been made smaller with no tub to accommodate a dressing room/ coffee making area.. Allows for room to remain neat and relaxing, still would like a bath though... Have stayed here a number of times over the past ten years and always found staff friendly, not true 5 star service but pleasant enough. Handy to have trams at your door, beautiful parklands opposite too. 7/11 and cafes across the road also. I have stayed 'in' the city, crown, langham etc, but I really enjoy the views and authentic melbourne tram experience and noise that his hotel offer. To top it off the price for under 150$ per night is real value. The Belgium beer cafe, now village brasserie, is such a gorgeous venue both inside and out and from this hotel you can walk (crawl) home...

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Parkview562, Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi HkgMelbourne

Thanks so much for your awesome review we really appreciate it. We do have 5 Family Rooms that have baths, along with 2 spa suites but, as you said, the rest of the rooms only have showers.

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Andrew Goldfinch
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a meet and greet on Wednesday, free drinks and horsd'oeuvres. Staff were exceptionally kind and friendly. Room with king bed was comfortable. 24hrs room service. Trams were across the street. 7/11 was close so we could buy Tram tickets.2 disappointments, no pool a large spa instead and chefs do not understand Hard Fried. our eggs were always undercooked. Apart from that had a great stay.

Room Tip: Great for couples. Quiet, Cosy, just a few minutes from city by Tram and also lots of restaurants on...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Parkview562, Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Hi Charmed5162

Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed our guest drinks evening which we do just about every Wednesday from 6.00pm on the Mezzanine level. I'll also let our chef Thomas know about your feedback on the eggs.

Kind Regards
Andrew Goldfinch
Hotel Operations Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We spent a night at The Parkview Hotel and were really pleased. The location was terrific and we even managed a quick dip in the water at St Kilda beach. Check-in was easy and probably the quickest ever! The room (overlooking a huge green oval) was large and comfortable. The bed - King Size. Next morning we went down for a buffet breakfast in the Lime restaurant - everything we could possible wish for before a big day at the races. We parked our car in the on-site underground parking bay which was fantastic because the day was 37degrees hot so the car started off cool. Will definitely stay there again and hightly recommend to anyone wanting a bit of pampering.

Room Tip: room with a view over the oval was nice
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Parkview562, Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi HelenT4

Thank you so much for the great review, we appreciate the effort it takes. It's also great to hear from such a happy customer.

Kind Regards
Andrew Goldfinch
Hotel Operations Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I got a great deal from Travelzoo that's why I said "great place for a great price with a free wifi, free buffet breakfast and free car parking onsite". The room 415 we had was so nice and clean with a great view outside. The kids enjoyed the spa pool on the top floor. We walked around to the Albert Park Lake which was relaxing. Surely we will be going back there in May because I already bought a voucher for it again.

Room Tip: Ask for the higher City view rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Parkview562, Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi Ruby143

Thanks for your great review, it's so good to hear from people who love the place as much as we do. See you in May

Kind Regards
Andrew Goldfinch
Hotel Operations Manager
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Melbourne Parkview Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 206
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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