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“Luxury” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

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Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Convention Centre Place | South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia   |  
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Ranked #17 of 156 Hotels in Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Luxury”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This Hotel is impressive. The foyer, alone, when you walk in is complete luxury. I especially was looking forward to seeing the gigantic artwork behind the check-in counter and wasn't disappointed. There are lovely bits of art dotted around also, as well as a gallery on the fourth floor.
The room was total luxury, if smaller than I expected for a two bedroom suite. My main gripe is the windows. I paid for the luxurious city view and the windows were absolutely filthy - to the extent where it marred the city view. Please, Hilton, clean your windows!!
At night-time you can't notice the dirt, but day-time it is awful.
The beds are the comfiest i've ever slept in, although my friend, staying in the other room mentioned that her pillow was way too soft for her liking (although I loved mine). Only the next day did she discover the 'pillow menu'.
Complimentary champagne to offset the room not being made up to our request was a lovely surprise.
All in all a wonderful, luxurious night.

Room Tip: City view is worth paying for as bay view at night is very average. Thats if Hilton cleans their dir...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank maebrazil
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. I am delighted that you enjoyed the hotel and its services.

I apologise for the cleanliness of the windows during your stay. We do schedule regular maintenance of our windows, Unfortunately with the inclement weather constantly changing in Melbourne we are unable to keep them spotless in between scheduled cleaning. Cleaning of our windows commence on the 27th of May.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hilton Melbourne South Wharf.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you ask most native born Melbournians where is South Wharf? Most will look at you with blank stares.
Despite the fact that it’s only a short walk from the casino and theatre district et al. So it must have been a brave architect indeed who walked into Hilton headquarters with the plans for a new Hilton located in South Wharf, Melbourne tucked under their arm.

But we should all be glad they did.

The building is just a lovely space. Toned in a gentle autumn hue, just before it turns to winter, the building has a warm welcoming feel to it. Check in fast, efficient and friendly.

I had a room on the 21st floor- which gave a lovely view of the river. The room had a sort of cosy log cabin feel to it. It’s a large space, with a lovely bathroom which comes replete with top class toiletries. The only tiny (and I mean tiny “fault”) I could find with the room was that, over the large desk which is ideal for working at. There is no direct light. At least not one I could find.

The hotel has one large dining area. Which by day is where you eat breakfast (which, is as you’d expect from a hotel of this calibre fantastic) and I assume enjoy lunch. But by night, it morphs into a cool nightspot, where drinks and delicious tapis can be consumed alongside the rest of Melbourne’s beautiful people.

I was only here for 2 nights on business, but I really enjoyed my stay.

I will stay here again when next in Melbourne.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank PerthMovers
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on this website.

I really appreciate your comments, as they enable us to assess the standard of our facilities and services.

I am truly delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed all we have to offer; we really appreciate the support you have provided the Hilton brand.

We hope to welcome you back to Hilton Melbourne South Wharf on your next trip back to Melbourne!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed here in May 2013, we got upgraded to a two bedroom suite which was a nice surprise and had access to the executive lounge which was lovely. The room was perfect in every way, staff were pleasant and helpful. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Jack A
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on this website.

I am truly delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us; we really appreciate the support you have provided the Hilton brand.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed here for seven nights in April 2013. Everything was great: location, bedding, staff, view of the city, products in bath room, breakfast ... The smell of cigarette smoke which obviously came through ventilation was annoying. We spoke about this to staff at reception three mornings in a row. Nothing changed. On the fourth day there was eventually no smell anymore; I reckon the person who smoked in his/her bathroom must have checked-out of the hotel (hurray). From then on we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Room with a view of South Warf and city in distance
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank DorCologne
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback regarding Hilton Melbourne South Wharf.

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologise for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay with regards to the smell of smoke in you room. I have discussed the issue with my senior management team.

We hope to welcome you back to Hilton Melbourne South Wharf on your next visit to Melbourne.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Arrived mid evening and received a warm welcome as I have every other time I have stayed here. Received and upgrade to the Yarra Suite. This is the only Hilton that I have received an upgrade to a suite every time. As a Diamond member most Hiltons upgrade you to a higher room and rarely to a suite.

The room was well appointed, comfortable and very quiet.

The Executive Lounge is roomy and has great views and ample food and beverages. Breakfast is also worth the visit in the Lounge.

If you are at a conference at the convention centre then the hotel is well placed, but still only a short walk to South Bank.

Room Tip: High rooms with a view of South Bank so you can see the gas show at the casino every hour.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Peter-Mckie
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on this website.

I am truly delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us; we really appreciate the support you have provided the Hilton brand.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Hilton Melbourne South Wharf on your next trip from Canberra!
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Luxury at its best. There are only a few hotels who can balance prestige of a brand as well good old fashioned welcome home hospitality. And this has made it on my list. Physically not doubt the interior from the foyer to the rooms to the restaurant are sleek, spacious, and builds on character. Employees are well received, going out of their way to make even one night extra special. I really do appreciate staff that further build on the character of the place. Truly makes a better standard then most places. Looking forward to many more other stays with this Hotel

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Nicolas M
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on this website.

I really appreciate your comments, as they enable us to assess the standard of our facilities and services.

I am truly delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us; we really appreciate the support you have provided the Hilton brand.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Enjoyed our 3 night stay, newish hotel with every convenience. disappointing though to find room smelt of previous guest smoking. Caught staff in hallway who obligingly sent someone to "spray" room with a vanilla smelling spray which just made carpet wet.
Room did not lose smoke smell over stay, should have requested another room but did not want to move with clothes already in wardrobe. Foolish decision.
Would I stay again, yes but be more forthcoming to make sure I got what I paid for, a smoke free hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms our family had were in good location in hotel complex.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank LucystellaAustralia
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review.

I genuinely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay with the smell of smoke in the room from the previous guest. I sincerely appreciate your feedback and have discussed this with my senior management team.

Once again, thank you for your time. We hope to welcome you back to Hilton Melbourne South Wharf in the future.
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Property: Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Address: 2 Convention Centre Place | South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#13 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#16 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Melbourne South Wharf 5*
Number of rooms: 396
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is located in the riverside South Wharf leisure precinct, on the banks of the Yarra River. Overlooking heritage sheds filled with dining and bar options and the Polly Woodside tall ship, the 396 bedroom hotel is a 10 minute walk to Etihad Stadium, the Melbourne Aquarium, Crown Entertainment Complex and Southbank. The free City Circle tram stops just across the river from the hotel, taking guests to the historic city centre, renowned Melbourne laneways and major tourist attractions. At the hotel, it is easy to indulge and relax, no matter what the occasion. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views from every room, the Relaxation and Yarra Suites offer dramatic ambiance for a romantic getaway. The unique Two-Bedroom Suites are ideal for families or for longer stays. The expansive executive lounge features a riverside outdoor terrace on which to enjoy an aperitif at the end of a day's sightseeing, and complimentary breakfast. The hotel also offers in-room spa and massage services, a spacious complimentary Fitness Centre, upmarket Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen and casual Caffe Cino. The hotel offers guests the expertise of the Hilton brand, and the bold styling, intimate service and stylish boutique touches of an innovative, modern hotel - a perfect city getaway. ... more   less 
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