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“The best hotel I have ever been around St.Kilda” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #11 of 172 hotels in Melbourne
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best hotel I have ever been around St.Kilda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This was my fourth visit to Melbourne and wonder why I did not find this hotel before. It was very comfortable with large room and had a walk in closet leading to the bath. Very conveniently located on St Road next to the park. Tram stops to downtown is 3 mins walk and a 20mins walk can take you Chapel street where you can find plenty of pubs, eateries and shopping.
They have a nice breakfast spread and offer snacks or drinks on the house in the evening on a few weekdays.
The Grand Prix track is just a 10min walk.
It has a taxi rank right outside the portico and thus taxi is always available.

Room Tip: Avoid taking rooms on St Kilda, it can be a bit noisy, though the rooms have large windows and provi...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LaurieLittman, General Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for writing such a nice review. I am delighted to enjoyed you enjoyed your stay.
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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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UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

On a trip around parts of Australia we had two nights at this lovely hotel with friends. Very close to the tram into the city center which took around 10 minutes maximum. The rooms were a good size very comfy bed and good bathroom. Great view of the city and the MCG where I was lucky enough to see England lose! The breakfast was extensive and we were never rushed despite not getting down till 0930 each day. The reception staff, bar staff and especially the restaurant staff were welcoming and very helpful. I often post good reviews and I am very pleased with my stay - thanks. Please organize an England win next time and good luck in your marriage, Dan and Amanda (the wedding).

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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LaurieLittman, General Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. I am not sure about the England win next time ! I hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This hotel is just a few kilometers from the Melbourne CBD. We stay in Melbourne every Xmas to catch up with family and usually stay in the CBD. i chose this hotel because they had a great package and with the Ashes on accommodation was hard to get and expensive in comparison.

The hotel foyer is very tired and it really doesn't do justice to the rest of the hotel. We found the room a good size and modern with a huge flat screen TV lunge chairs and nice clean bathroom. If you can get a room looking back to the city it is worth it. On one side you get the wall of a building to look at or a view bcak to the city overlooking a cricket oval and tennis courts. This makes the room very privtae and quiet.

But what I finf can make or break a hotel stay are the staff. At the Parkview without exception every staff member we came in contact with was extremly helpful, happy and had a genuine smile. It is so rare to get this sort of service and leaves you with a very warm feeling of your stay.

Room Tip: A view of the city
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LaurieLittman, General Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. It is always great to read positive comments about the staff which I will certainly share with them. I hope to welcome you back in the future.
Laurie Littman
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Payed $700 for 1 night through Wotif!
Room, car park and breakfast.
Friends had same deal same night for $200 through hotel.
Thought i'd be staying in a 5 star suite for that money.
Just enough room for the Kingsize bed, bed was comfortable, mini bar locked how ridiculous!
I shouldn't need to ask staff to unlock it for this price........
Bathroom and change area was claustrophobic.
Hotel will blame Wotif but its their brand they should be concerned about with this deal.
Stayed at much better for far less.

Room Tip: Don't use Wotif
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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LaurieLittman, General Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
I am sorry to read that you were disappointed with your stay. The night you stayed the majority of Melbourne Hotels were full and it was extremely difficult to find a room. In fact I believe our rate for the night although high, was one of the cheaper rooms available in the city. I do apologise that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion.
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Shepparton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is an old identity in Melbourne that has again be refurbished to a great standard. Easy public transport into the city from out front. Great roof top, indoor plunge pool and spa with a great view. Have stayed many times over the last 20 years. Always solid.

Room Tip: We stayed in a corner suite which was large and well appointed but would always recommend a city vie...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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LaurieLittman, General Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Stephen it is always enjoyable to read a regular guests comments and know that we are continuing to provide the level of service and facilities over an extended period. I will certainly share your comments with my team and I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Princetown, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Stayed two separate nights and very happy. Bed was amazing soooo comfortable. Love the bathroom layout and view, had yummy lunch in cafe and breakfast good. Location on St Kilda Rd is quieter than city hotels and easy to jump on tram to city. Short taxi ride home. Staff friendly and helpful, will definitely stay again. Very good value.

Room Tip: Higher floor with view over city lovely at night
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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LaurieLittman, General Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for writing a review. It certainly sounds that you enjoyed staying with us which is great to read. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.
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Colac, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

All was good!!..the staff we very helpful and friendly, however, we all don't have credit cards, and I could have been made aware BEFORE HAND (when i booked) that there was a $100 security bond payable required on check-in..i totally understand why this is so..but if I knew this before hand..i could have planned to save that separately before we came down (2 hour drive to Melbourne)..it left us a bit short on $$$'s for the night..apart from that..all was good!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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LaurieLittman, General Manager at Melbourne Parkview Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Alan thank for writing a review. I apologise that you were not made aware of the requirement for a deposit when not having a credit card to use. I will certainly review this procedure with my team. However it appears this oversight did not affect you stay when reading your comments. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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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 #11 of 172 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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