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Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Ranked #19 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
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Huntington Beach, California
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85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This Hilton has a great location for moving around Melbourne on foot. It is located directly next door to the Convention Centre on the Yarra River. It has absolutely stunning views of the city and river. It's also a short walk to the Crown Entertainment Complex, which is a luxurious casino, dining, and shopping center. Skip over there for lunch instead of dining at the hotel.

The hotel is beautiful with it's rustic woodwork throughout, including the sleeping rooms. The best part of the room is the spacious bathroom, although if you really like privacy while in there, you won't get it. The toilet room has a 6" gap under the door, which doesn't leave much for the imagination. The shower fits two and is nicely designed without a door. The bed and linens are extremely comfortable.

There is a card advertising spa services in the room so I called to inquire if the spa had a sauna and its hours. I was told that there is no spa, sauna, or pool, and that if I wanted to arrange any spa services that they would arrange for someone to come to my room. I passed on that.

You can also catch the City Circle Tram not far from the hotel , which provides a free way for visitors to explore Melbourne.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience.

I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, especially the rustic woodwork through out the hotel, along with the spacious bathroom.

We hope to see you soon on your next travels to Melbourne.

Rupert Hallam, Hotel Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Wonderful hotel experience. Convenient to the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. Luxurious room, nice meal in restaurant, staff very helpful. Lots of great restaurants near by. Bath rooms in room spacious the bath a perfect size to stretch out.

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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you so much for sharing your 10/10 experience with your fellow travelers.

I’m so glad you enjoyed you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Safe travels…

Rupert Hallam, Hotel Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Just a 10 minute walk along the river shore and across to Docklands. Great night city views and a robust breakfast with friendly and helpful concierge staff, I'll stay here again. The requirement for 200 characters for the review is annoying.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Glad to hear that that enjoyed the location and the hotel breakfast.

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback and we hope to see you soon.

Rupert Hallam, Hotel Manager
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Hilton for a second time, he was at a conference and I was just going "along for the ride". Perfect location if you are attending a conference on South Wharf, and should you have limited mobility or wheelchair bound it is ideal, with plenty of space and large lifts/elevators. The room was immaculately clean and comfortable. The internet was rather expensive for the five days that we were there. The views over the river and CBD were magical, a large picture window with views that you would never tire of.
The buffet breakfast was very nice, all freshly cooked, with a huge variety of food to suit all tastes. The service was quick and came with a smile, nothing was too much trouble.
Sadly, there was no pool......so, I went shopping! Perfectly located next to the hotel is a large DFO shopping outlet, with many designer shops selling at hugely discounted prices.
Just a ten minute walk and you will be in the main city shopping area with beautiful shops and street restaurants tucked away serving delicious cuisine.

The Hilton staff were delightful, from the lovely ladies who serviced our room to the concierge who appeared as if from a Gene's lamp. Always helpful, informative and pleasant.

A great location ......if you are a single traveller the Hilton is an ideal location for accessing Melbourne with most attractions being only minutes walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Just wanted to thank you for your recent stay here at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf!

So glad you were able to experience our warm Hilton hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Rupert Hallam, Hotel Manager
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sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Hotrel is aways very neat and tidy,Bar and restaurant really good. Rooms especially bathroom are excellent. There is a good vibe overall. Restaurant food is very good quality and not in any way pretentious. Location is only a short walk to casino,southbank etc and lots of Melbournes attractions.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

I am very happy to read your comments about your recent stay and glad that you found the location and service levels of the hotel to your satisfaction.

Hope to see you return soon....safe travels.

Rupert Hallam, Hotel Manager
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Asia, Peru
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here while attending a wedding and loved this property from the start. The rooms were very well appointed, modern yet cosy.

This was the first time we started seeing PeterThomasRoth amenities at the Hilton chain and this was much appreciated. The staff were always very professional and friendly. The breakfasts were lovely, as was the coffee they served!

We also really enjoyed walking around the docks in the area, eating at the Vietnamese restaurant next door and exploring the shops in the mall nearby.

Would certainly return again but given our equally positive experience at the Westin Melbourne, it will be hard decision to forego either hotel on our next trip to Melbourne!

  • Stayed September 2012
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. So glad you were able to experience our warm Hilton hospitality.

I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, especially the in-room amenities and our friendly staff.

We hope to see you soon on your next travels to Melbourne.

Rupert Hallam, Hotel Manager
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Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Excellent location, great views, friendly service. No pool is a drawback. Very convenient particularly for conferences at Melbourne Convention Centre. The twin room was perfect for my baby and wife to stay in whilst I attended the conference.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience.

I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, especially our great views and friendly service.

We hope to see you soon on your next travels to Melbourne.

Rupert Hallam, Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

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
#18 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Melbourne South Wharf 4*
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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