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“Tiffin High Tea at the Langham” 5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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“Tiffin High Tea at the Langham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

A group of six friends Went to Aria at the Langham for the Tiffin High Tea for a friend's baby shower.

$69 for a sumptuous "afternoon tea": translation more than enough for lunch and could not eat dinner as we were so full after our high tea.

A beautiful silver tray of delicacies for two to share. Six of us, so three silver tiered trays. A special one for the pregnant one who requested no smoked salmon, no soft cheeses. Not a problem for the staff: her own special three tiered silver tray. Endless pots of tea: silver pots and jugs, fine bone china cups, each cup served by the attentive staff with a silver tea strainer.

Sandwiches with the crusts cut off ( of course!) , fruit and plain scones served with jam, double cream and butter, and then the cakes and pastries!

Deconstructed lemon meringue pie, chocolate mousse, raspberry meringue, rocky road, hazelnut and salted chocolate rolls..... It just went on and on. All washed down with a bottle of champagne (the only item not included in the price) and endless cups of Darjeeling, Earl Grey,pomegranate and English Breakfast tea. Absolutely amazing.

We knew the table was required back by 2.30pm and there was a little hurried rush to get us out of our lounge chairs from 2.15 onwards: having said that, we could not have eaten or drunk another thing. Staff were very happy to pack up a take away container within unbeaten delicacies: did get us to sign a "waiver" before we were allowed to exit with the food. That was a first. Sign of the times, I guess.

Overall: I would highly recommend. Excellent food and attentive service. Very happy we chose The Langham over other High Teas on offer in Melbourne. Really great experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I stayed with my girlfriend, for 4 nights, a brilliant hotel, the entrance is amazing, with a great location. We had a great room overlooking the river, with wonderful views. The staff were excellent, friendly and very helpful at all times. The room was very clean, the bed luxurious, lots of little touches, well maintained, no complaints. The turn down service is always a feature we love. Location wise, excellent, just a short stroll across to Southbank, all in all a great hotel

  • Stayed March 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

From the valet parking on arrival through to the small details and luxuries in the room, finishing with the excellent service provided by every staff member I met, my entire stay at The Langham was a delight and a wonderful experience. The gym was excellent with a range of equipment all in working order. The pool looked beautiful (didn't get a chance to use it) and the club light and airy with wonderful views and helpful, engaging staff. The buffet breakfast was extensive and beautifully presented. Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Recently stayed at the Langham ,what a beautiful hotel . Had the buffet dinner at Meba's it was outstanding best ever, so many choices and so fresh can't wait to return. The room are comfortable and clean a great experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Langham for one night in April as a treat. The Langham is truely deserving of the #1 hotel in Melbourne, with welcoming, attentive staff, an amazing grand entrance, classic rooms and a gorgeous roof top spa. We got a great deal booked through the hotel website, including breakfast, free valet parking and 12pm checkout. The Langham is an elegant and luxurious hotel deserving of all the praise.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

In more ways than one. We loved the design, structure, lines and contour of the hotel, the elegance of the grand staircase and water fountains, the delightful smell of lilies upon every entrance into the hotel, the mystic pink inscribed into the design and the friendliness of staff, the cleanliness of everything and the comfort of the rooms, I have not one complaint.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at The Langham for tge second time now and it was better than the first.
From the time you walk in, smell the aroma of The Langham it starts the experience.
Stayed in classic room but was upgraded due to staying before.
Room cosy and beautiful.
People that work there are very friendly, warm and up for a chat or to give advice.
Ate next door at La Camera as didnt feel like Melbas. La Camera was beautiful too.
Breakfast in Melba was amazing as usual. Great view while eating breakfast.
Only issue was work being done on room next door woke us up, then just as snoozing again the window cleaners woke us again.
All in all, a great night away.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#1 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#1 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#4 Green Hotel in Melbourne
#4 Business Hotel in Melbourne
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Langham, Melbourne 5*
Number of rooms: 387
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