Modern, luxury, high rise hotel with wonderful views.
Great location right on the main (high end) shopping street. Area is considered the "French" end of Collins Avenue and the hotel is around the corner from the City's free Circle Line shuttle. (Treasury Building Museum is right around the corner too and exhibits give a great introduction to Melbourne). The hotel sits above a shopping mall which has a variety of shops and is also surrounded by many coffee shops and convenience stores.
Hotel misses some of the amenities of other high end hotels - little things like difficulty in reaching the Concierge, no free WiFi or water in the rooms, no channel listing for TV, no 24 gym, smallish bathroom, no comfortable space for smokers (friend was chased away from covered entrance).
The staff is very friendly and the hotel's location, a bit away from the hustle/bustle, is something I appreciated (others may prefer to be in the heart of things). Overall, very good stay enhanced by excellent staff.
Hotel was about 20 minutes from the airport with fare around AUS$45.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is at the Paris end of Collins Street, in the heart of the city's premier shopping, dining and theatre district, just minutes from the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. This award-winning hotel has 363 luxurious rooms that begin from level 36 offering breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room is complemented by modern furnishings, mood lighting, LED\LCD or Plasma televisions and iPod|MP3 connection. Marble bathrooms offer automated low level lighting and French amenities.Enjoy modern dining in No35, high tea occasions in Sofi's Lounge or stylish cocktails in the Atrium Bar On 35.For meetings and events, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is one of the city’s most comprehensive integrated hotel conference venues offering 12 individual meetings venues with comprehensive audio-visual services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Hotel Melbourne
- Accor Melbourne On Collins
- Melbourne Sofitel