Not the best DoubleTree we have stayed in. There are several little things that leave a bit of a bad taste in my mouth: the carpet was spotted and pilled, the bed is on casters making it easy to catch your toes, there is no closet, the room feels narrow, the toilet was left running until we removed the panel and manually stopped the tank, the sink basin never fully empties so there is always toothpaste/soap/whiskers left in it, and the front desk isn't super helpful. None of these things altogether is awful but feels more significant when traveling with very young children. I didn't really trust them crawling on the carpet trying to scratch up dried food. There is also no bathtub, another minus for kids. And the cookie upon check-in tasted like soap.
The positives: outstanding location! It's near heaps of stores, food, and many Melbourne attractions. Quick walking distance to Flinders Street Station, Fed Square, Botanic Gardens, several museums, St. Paul's Cathedral, and more. It's also quite easy to catch the free tram.
I don't recommend it for families with young children or babies. If I was traveling alone or only with my spouse, we would happily stay again and deal with the minor bumps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Melbourne's dynamic city centre, DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne - Flinders Street directly overlooks iconic Flinders Street Station. This 180 room hotel is within easy walking distance of many corporate offices, famous Melbourne laneways, the vibrant arts and entertainment district that spans Federation Square and Southbank, and a huge variety of the city's best restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. A multi-million dollar refurbishment of the entire hotel is nearly complete. The result is a design-driven upscale hotel filled with new furnishing and boutique touches inspired by Flinders Street Station and the grand age of train travel, executed in a contemporary and warm way. Guests can socialise at the lobby bar and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the ground floor restaurant. Room service is available 24-hours a day. When it is time to energise, guests can do so in the 24-hour fitness centre, or if it is time to work there are three meeting rooms and a complimentary 24-hour business centre. Stylish, modern and spacious, every refurbished guest rooms offers WiFi (fee applies), a flat-screen HDTV and a desk with ergonomic chair. Refresh with a selection of luxurious amenities in the contemporary bathroom and enjoy a restful night's sleep in the plush Sweet Dreams(R) by DoubleTree bed. All of this is just 22km from Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citigate Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Citigate Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Citigate Hotel