We stayed here in December and it was our second visit. I just love this hotel! The beds are king sized and superbly comfortable, the pillows to die for and the linen is perfect. I found out on checkout that all can be purchased online! Those pillows can't come soon enough! All this means you have a perfect night's rest. I particularly like the day bed which lies along the huge picture window which overlooks the city. The rooms are very clean and the bathrooms are well maintained. We never dine here so I can't comment. The position is great. The hotel links into the casino on the second floor via a fairly private walkway. Within the Casino and along the Southbank Boulevard are a huge selection of restaurants and if you don't mind a bit of a hike, forget the stilettos, you can continue over the road into another large dining precinct. This also joins up with the Performing Arts Centre and then if you cross the bridge you have Federation Square with a wonderful collection by some of Australia's greatest artists and more restaurants.
If you have more energy you can head into the heart of Melbourne with it's funky lane ways and many quirky eating places serving sensational food of every cuisine. I love Melbourne! The swimming pool at Crown Promenade is glorious! I had the pool to myself and it over looks this magnificent city! So much to do and see in Melbourne. Book a show if you have advance knowledge of a visit. I forgot to mention that there is quite a good craft market winding around the theatres during the day on weekends. Quality reminders of your visit to Melbourne!