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“Melbourne Magic” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Suites Gateway
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 William St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Preston, Lancashire
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“Melbourne Magic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

We stayed at the Clarion Suites late Nov. Hotel is good very well situates with easy walking distance of the main Melbourne city centre. We booked a suite which overlooked the Yarra river and the casino on the opposite riverbank.

Hotel was clean and comfortable, kitchen was well equipped and gave us enough for breakfast & snacks.

Plenty of eating places in the city and across the river.

A number of the reviews we read commented on the railway that runs in front of the hotel. It wasn't an issue for us, hardly heard the noise and certainly didn't intrude.

We booked directly from the UK and the staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend the hotel if you are planning a few days in Melbourne, which we would advise a lovely city with a really good feel to it.

  • Liked — It's location overlooking the Yarra river and close to the city centre
  • Disliked — In house restaurant facilities were only OK
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

We stayed at the Clarion for 2 nights, on NYE, this hotel was perfect, great staff & friendly service, room was lovely with a great view of the river, cheap rates for the time of year, most importantly the apartment was clean and modern.. Fantastic location, just a short stroll across the river to the shops & casino. Will def be going back to stay in the New Year & highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Melbourne.

  • Liked — The Friendly Staff, Price & Cleaness
  • Disliked — Nothing !!!
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

Great value apartment hotel. Super location with views across the river to the main casino location. From our room we could see the nightly fire display along the river.

Had a deluxe suite which was very comfortable with our two children on a sofa bed and rollaway in the sitting room.

Easy walk to all the main sites in Melbourne.

  • Liked — location and value for money.
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

Booked a suite for half the published rates through wotif. Wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise, and we were so glad to have stayed here.
Clarion Gateway was the perfect place for a city break in Melbourne. Situated within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to be - and additionally with the free circle tram going straight past, we couldn't have been better located.
The guys on the reception were really friendly and helped us out with getting around etc. They informed us of the tours on offer (and the discount to guests) without being at all pushy and noting seemed too much trouble for them.
The suite itself was great: plenty of space, tv in both living and bedroom, fully stocked kitchen, etc. The bathroom was small for my tastes but not really a problem.
The only disappointment was the pool because it was tiny, however this really wasn't a problem to me.
In terms of both comfort and location I would definitely return if I went back to Melbourne.

  • Stayed December 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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victoria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

We recently stayed at this hotel which we booked over the internet, and I have to say that it was everything and more! The room we stayed in was comfortable , very stylish, with elegant settings, and also being family friendly. The kids loved the indoor heated pool and the cable tv was a real hit. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was also great to cook in. The room service was efficent and delicious, and very reasonable.
I would definately give them a 10. Will definitely be telling my friends and re -booking a stay!!!!

  • Liked — Up tp date furnishings
  • Disliked — ????????????????
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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tocumwal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

Upon entering the hotel we were treated like royalty. No wait to book in and no problems. Room was perfect- clean and had all the comforts of home available.
We didn't dine in due to other commitments
Upon check out the service was equally as good.
We would definately recommend and will stay there when we are in Melbourne again.

  • Liked — efficent and friendly service
  • Disliked — no negative experiences
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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corlette,Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

We had the best "Mother, Daughter, Grand Daughter. holiday The position is excellent for shopping , the service and the staff
are excellent , I would recommend this Hotel to all
Regards Sunday9

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed January 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Clarion Suites Gateway

Address: 1 William St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
#26 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#27 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#35 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Clarion Suites Gateway 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary High-rise Hotel situated 200 meters from aquarium & 500 meters from casino, shops & Yarra River Cruises. ... more   less 
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Clarion Suites Gateway Hotel Melbourne
Clarion Hotel Melbourne
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