This is one of my favorite hotels. Elegant but not overstated or over the top. Everything done just right. You really do feel like you are coming home when you stay there. With so many hotels they put on so much dazzle it is, basically, alienating.
Check-in is friendly and efficient, rooms are bright and very clean with wonderful amenities. While the hotel floors tend to be close to ground level some of the rooms offer great views of nearby Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral. In fact staying just above the rooftop of this beautiful church was, I thought, quite stunning.
Sound insulation seems excellent as we were never bothered by noise from the street, whether staying on level 7 or level 2.
Gym is well above average for Melbourne in terms of facilities, and the pool is lovely though the odor there was not the best (probably just a combination of chlorine and a low ceiling).
Both pool and gym are at a sub-ground level though and they do not offer water bottles or even a dispenser within the gym (though there is a water cooler just outside the gym). In short, very functional and appropriate but not spectacular or particularly inviting (though not uninviting either).
Housekeeping was excellent and cleaning was done to the highest standard, yet it was never the least intrusive.
Art and decoration very tasteful and interesting. Staff very efficient and friendly.
Location is brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Westin Melbourne
- Melbourne Westin