Prior to this stay, I was last at the Westin in 2008. I rated it "excellent" then, and have no reason to change my view now.
Check-in was efficient and friendly, and I was delighted to be upgraded to a superior King room on the SPG member's floor. The room itself was huge, with a wonderful bed, and a vast marbled bathroom, with separate bath and shower. The room outlook was towards the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street, a busy precinct, yet there was very little street noise in the room (on the 4th floor). The air-conditioning was quite and remarkably effective, when compared with many hotels I have recently stayed in.
The lounge and bar area on the ground floor is a great place for a coffee or something stronger, and attracts many show business and TV personalities, given the property's proximity to Melbourne's theatre district. I was there the night King Kong opened, in the next-door theatre, and although the hotel was full to bursting, it retained its relaxed and polished demeanour.
The Allegro restaurant is excellent...for breakfast, and, more formally, for dinner. It needs to be; some of the city's best restaurants are but a short walk away.
I checked out at 5am...no fuss, transport organized, and a friendly smile. What more could I ask for?
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- Modern, chic and elegantly understated, The Westin Melbourne’s dramatic staircase and light filled lobby overlooking the vibrant City Square sets the tone for one of Australia’s leading hotels. Boasting 262 luxurious guest rooms, the award winning property is surrounded by theatres, galleries, designer boutiques and the city’s finest attractions. ... more less
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