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The Langham, Melbourne
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Southgate Ave | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia   |  
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“Totally enjoyed Langham!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

I stayed in Langham for a total of 5 nights and was truly impressed with the location and quality of service that the hotel provides.
I love the location of this hotel - beautifully located on the Southbank. Everyday, i enjoy walking across the Yarra river to flinders' and the CBD area. There are many nice stylish eateries located near the hotel, and Crown Casino is just a short walk away.
All in all, I love my stay here.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Langham, in October, the hotel was excellent rooms very comfortable, bathroom had an excellent shower. Very clean

Staff were brilliant nothing was too much trouble for them.

Hotel is ideally placed for eating out or walking, near to the river cruises and the trams

I would recommend it without reservation.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2008

The hotel was one of the best I have stayed, the staff very friendly, we needed to wear more upmarket clothes, but after a few days there it did not matter as we felt like royalty.

  • Liked — excellent staff
  • Disliked — the restaurant
  • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

I stayed here a couple of times during November 2008 for work. It's very conveniently situated for restaurants on the South Bank and is just across from the footbridge for Flinders St train station. The rooms are olde-world stylish as you'd expect with a Langham so if you're slightly old fashioned like me ;) you'll love it.

Opulent lobby and staircase give feeling of grandeur.

I didn't eat in the restaurant itself but the room service wasn't anywhere as good as e.g. the Lanham in Auckland and was only OK.

  • Liked — Olde-world grandeur
  • Disliked — Food was a bit of a dissapointment but it's so close to many eateries anyway
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

This was our second stop of our honeymoon and when we first entered the hotel, we felt a bit uncomfortable, as we were in shorts and t.shirts. However, the staff made us feel very welcome and we soon settled in. We had a room facing the river and the city, which was fantastic. I agree with other reviews, that the bed and bedding was so fab. The bathroom was gorgeous and the room was lovely.
The hotel itself was fantastic, with an amazing entrance and a lovely pool and spa, which has big open windows looking out onto the city.
We experienced a meal in the hotel, which was a buffet of various choices. It was nice but as expected, very expensive, however, you pay for what you get! We had breakfast every morning and it was just yummy, we highly recommend the pancakes.
The only crticism was that as honeymooners we expected a little gift. We had at least a card or a bottle of wine at the other hotels and the Langham was the most expensive hotel but didn't provide anything.
We would stop at this hotel again, as the location to the city was great with all modes of transport nearby.

  • Liked — The view from the room
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

The Langham is an impressive looking hotel.

Its location is most convenient, with excellent access by tram and train or for pedestrians.

My bedroom was fine and up to standard.

However, the bathroom could do with some work.

This hotel is reasonable value for money although it should be noted that I was staying in the period between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, also known as the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne, which is a fairly busy time for hoteliers in this city of 3.7 million people.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Bathroom requires some attention
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

The Langham was our second hotel in Melbourne last week, we chose very carefully looking for a luxurious 5 star experience, which the Langham lived up to in parts but disappointed in others. Our room was a deluxe corner King, a slightly pricier option for increased space and light.
To get the negatives out first - we were on level 21 facing the neighbouring IBM building so no river view (very disappointing for the price). The room decor was older style, not to my more contemporary taste so adding to the disappointment with the lack of view.
The positives however - the bed was wonderful, comfortable with luxurious bedding - very top shelf quality - as were the towels, fantastic. The housekeeping, quantity of towels, turndown service & water etc, the bathroom had a double sink and a bath.
We loved the location, adjacent to the Southbank shopping & restaurant centre and riverside promenade which was great for eating and drinking out in Melbourne.
Checkin and Checkout were easy, the staff were friendly. I don't think we would stay at the Langham again as it didn't live up to our expectations.

  • Liked — Luxurious bed & bedding
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Also Known As:
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Address: 1 Southgate Ave | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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