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“Langham style and relaxation ...” 4 of 5 stars
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The Langham, Melbourne
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
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“Langham style and relaxation ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed her with family and booked two rooms. I am an 1865 member and was upgraded on both rooms! All amenities were great and rooms were well positioned and recently renovated. Gorgeous sheets and fab bath tub! We only did the breakfast once - best to check out the Degraves St cares over the bridge but our new favourite place is the bar under the walking bridge over theYarra. What fun! Staff and attentive service at The Langham was back to its usual class and style. In all a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Above all else this place has exceptional customer service. Nothing wastoo much trouble. Some rooms are on the small side but I would always recommend this as the place to stay in Melbourne. The buffet is excellent and the location across the river from the station is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My 10 year old daughter and I stayed at this iconic hotel for four days and had a grand time from our arrival where my daughter was pleasantly surprised with chocolates,a backpack,teddy bathrobe and slippers and a cute and cuddly teddy bear.security was a huge priority and the staff went out of their way to ensure this events the point of accompanying us to our rooms after our late night return from the wedding.moreover ther is a walkway connected to a rather lovely shopping centre where we had an early dinner at lovely Chinese place but do take your key to get back into the hotel.despite the hectic afl weekend ,the staff were very professional and friendly,including at the club lounge (which I highly recommend )as well as the room service and housekeeping .nothing seemed too hard despite the place being run to full capacity,with a number of celebrities to boot.The legendary afternoon tea does not disappoint ( as my guests would attest) as was the other food and beverage on offerIt was a lovely stay for mother and daughter and I highly recommend this grand old dame to anyone.

Room Tip: The club floor rooms have superb views of the river and the city.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The great thing about the Langham is their old-style personalised service; from the moment the guys open the taxi door and make your bags miraculously appear in your room before you arrive to them hailing taxis when you leave, there is an attention to personal service that is seldom found in hotels today.

Arriving can be a bit confusing once your bags have disappeared as reception is on the first floor and accessed along the side of a long cascading water feature –all very impressive. Check in was usually slick (I say ‘usually’ having alternated between here and the Crown Towers over 3 months while working in Melbourne) and it was generally a treat to wander upto your room bagless even though you still have to contend with key-card lifts again.

The rooms are maybe a touch smaller than some newer hotel and the furnishings feel solid and homely rather than the minimalist brushed aluminium popular in other hotels but overall the effect is comfortable and speaks with touches of lost elegance. I especially liked the old-fashioned clothes hanger with room for a suit, cufflinks and tie all in one place which saved having to put everything on hangers in a wardrobe.

In room facilities included the usual TV with plenty of in-house channels and pay to view movies (once you’ve learnt how to navigate away from the in-house welcome channels), iron, hairdryers, kettle etc. and bottled water was freely available; there were normally at least two in the room on arrival and two more provided every night by the turn-down staff.

Room service was exceptional as it all arrived in a cart with an onboard heated box to keep everything warm and almost every meal seemed to be accompanied by a complimentary selection of breads with balsamic vinegar and olive all and individual pots of sauce. The complimentary box of travel mints that accompanied every meal was also greatly appreciated.
The swimming pool and gym were not large but certainly adequate for a morning or evening work out and I spent plenty of time swimming lengths in the mornings. There didn’t seem to be any changing rooms so remember to take a bath robe (although towels are provided in abundance).

There was only really one bar which was all open-plan and a bit of a let-down and similarly the dining room was a self service/buffet affair. Breakfast offered all the usual cooked and cold options you’d expect from a large hotel, but having access to the executive lounge as part of package I took breakfast there most mornings.

The executive lounge is quite small an intimate but the staff there treat everyone as an old friend after the first night and loudly welcome everyone by name as they appear for breakfast each morning (which can be a bit disconcerting to start off with but after a couple of days you realise that the sheer enthusiasm of the staff is enough to send everyone off to work with a spring in their step – maybe they should be employed as corporate moral trainers?).

Check out again was generally slick except that my room package included internet access and I was charged for it on every occasion; the hotel systems didn’t seem to be able to not charge anyone accessing the internet even if their room package included it. These errors were always corrected once pointed out although I often felt that the standard of the younger reception-area staff was not quite up to the confident high standards of the other older staff. They could at times be a bit stiff and robotic and could do with working on that.

Overall the Langham works hard to be a real home away from home; it maybe lacks some of the glitz and sparking lights of other, larger hotels but it’s ideally located for the Southbank restaurants and CBD and has a charm and welcoming demeanour that many of its glitzier neighbours lack.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed here for a long weekend during the Footy season.
The hotel is in a great location. Easy to walk into the city & also to the MCG.
Staff were pleasant. Check-in & out quick & hassle free.
Room was spacious & bed very comfortable
Didn't eat here-too expensive!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Loved the Hotel and the location..
Staff is nicer than other places in Australia
It is surely expensive but a great place have dinner and brekky..
rooms are v nice .. pretty and oh the beds... just dive in snore away
I will go again for sure.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I booked this hotel for a romantic weekend away for myself and my hubby for his 40th birthday. It was far better than expected and we were both pleasantly surprised. Tastefully opulent entry, friendly and helpful staff and concierge with a sense of humour who helped us find a few nice places for dinner were just the start. Rooms are large, beautifully elegant and spacious. Location is fantastic with restaurants, shopping and cafes in adjacent complex and along Southbank. Breakfast buffet was also fantastic with fabulous view of the river from your table. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#1 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#1 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#2 Business Hotel in Melbourne
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Langham, Melbourne 5*
Number of rooms: 387
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