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“Fantastic stay, very comfy bed and great staff” 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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“Fantastic stay, very comfy bed and great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed in a king river view room which was very nice. Big room and nice bathroom. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud.

Booked online direct for free breakfast and wifi. The breakfast is fantastic!

My partner had a spa treatment which she loved.

I think the pool area could do with a renovation but it is still adequete.

I used the concierge to book a nice restaurant for us and he did exceptionally well with the staff spoiling us from the moment we arrived.

All in all a great stay and i would definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Spent the Christmas there. Being a long way from home over Christmas, the Langham gave a very chritmassy feel! Beautifully decorated. Great central location to Melbourne. Great service from staff.
Difficult to get into a hotel restaurant - we hadn't thought it through though, as it was Christmas Eve/Day. But would have been nice for hotel to say "we'll be busy do you want a reservation".

However, still a great place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights at a discounted rate using wotif/a summer special offer. It was still pretty pricey but everything was absolutely amazing.

The location is great, just on the south bank of the river, 5 mins walk to town and 15 to the MCG. Beautiful riverside views too.

Service was outstanding - all of the staff were helpful and friendly and really make the place very special. And the buffet breakfast is awesome....we are quite well travelled and think it is the best hotel breakfast we have ever seen! It's like a smaller version of the brunches you get in Dubai.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had a Grand River King room for one night before Christmas. We arrived to the temp in Melbourne of 39deg and so the air con was very effective in the room. The room itself was very comfortable, clean and had a wonderful view over The Yarra towards Flinders Station and Federation Square. The bed was superb! We had a good buffet breakfast in The Melba but one negative. There was only one chef dealing with numerous requests for eggs/omelettes etc. resulting in too many guests hanging around waiting and causing confusion! We had afternoon tea in Aria which included the Chocolate Bar as it was a Sunday. This was an increased price to the weekday tea of which we were not aware of at the time as it had not been explained to us in detail. However, having queried the matter it was all resolved very quickly and satisfactorily. The pool/spa area was very busy with children and adults when we visited and we only stayed a short time as it was quite noisy. Apart from the couple of blips mentioned our stay at The Langham was super!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Every aspect of the stay was truly excellent - interactions with all staff, food and rooms.

We asked for and received early check-in (8am), late check out (1pm), fast check out and had airport transfers flawlessly organised by the hotel.

Business Club offers fantastic breakfast and free afternoon drinks and snacks.

The only reason for a reduced mark on rooms is that there should be a better selection of TV channels.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

A good hotel in a good location. Great views over the river, lovely roon, beautifully decorated, very clean and a good size. The food was good but on the expensive side. Service was patchy at times, nothing major just not as slick as you would expect from this standard of hotel e.g. Restaurant slow to replace drinks and clear plates. Internet access which is often free in this type of hotel was expensive

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Langham does give what you would expect. Luxurious surroundings, well appointed public spaces, great furnishings, luxury bedrooms and oversize superbly comfortable beds. All this at a price. Service is excellent throughout. Great choice of buffet in the restaurant though we ate a la carte and it was equally good. In room breakfast for one certainly was enough for two. Right on the Southbak overlooking the river with many restaurants nearby. The City Centre just a short walk across the river bridge. What a shame they charge for WiFi as this really should be in the room rate.

Room Tip: Choose Grand River room for best view of river and city. Great view at night.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about The Langham, Melbourne

Address: 1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#1 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#2 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#2 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#2 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Langham, Melbourne 5*
Number of rooms: 387
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