A nice hotel located on a very busy yet important street if you want to use public transportation to get around which I would recommend. Leaving out the main hotel entrance, turn right until you reach St. Kilda road and go left about a block and you will see the stop. Most trams at this stop will take you to the CBD. The hotel or a convenience store can set you up with transit card for traveling.
The hotel doesn't have a shuttle service so if you don't rent a car, your best option is to hire a shuttle bus to give you a lift from the airport and back. Price was good for the service and the hotel can tell you the name.
The interior of the hotel is very nice. Rooms are also nice. The bathroom, in the room I stayed in, was a little cramped and with a door opening into the bathroom, made it hard to get around. Also, not a lot of room for storing clothes but I guess most people don't usually stay for 9 nights. The front desk has power adaptors if you need them for the outlets in the room. I like the beds to be a little harder but that is just a personal preference. Wifi is free but isn't very fast but its free so you cant really complain. They have a premium option for faster internet. They did a great job cleaning the room during my stay.
The breakfast buffet is very good. Never had many issues with food running out. Quick to replace something that did. Selection is on the better side of what I have seen. Breakfast came free with my booking so I couldn't say if the selection justified the cost for those that do pay. Also, they have free newspapers by the entrance to the restaurant so you can read while eating breakfast.
The staff at the hotel are excellent. They are very polite and are quick with any requests. I appreciate them booking my tour and show and being so quick with the shaving kit, they must carry them in their pockets. Always greeted with a good morning when I went down for breakfast.
The hotel has a sauna, hot tub, pool and gym on the 9th floor. It has an amazing view overlooking the city. A very nice sunset on a clear day.
Overall, a very solid hotel that is well maintained and is in a good location.
- 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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