From the moment we arrived the Hotel and its staff exuded quality. From check in to check out the staff were superb, helpful, professional and friendly, with a personal touch. We particularly liked the fact that they recognised and remembered you each day and welcomed you back to the restaurants.
We liked the location on the south bank of the river Yarra, loads of bars and restaurants all around, and about an easy, flat 20 minute walk to the City Centre. We also found it easy to stroll to the various lovely open grassy parks that ring the outskirts of the CBD and also to the Cricket ground and Rod Laver Arena.
As for the Hotel décor, as other reviewers have stated, the foyer and we felt the corridors and doors could be a little brighter, but our Queen family room was beautifully appointed and very clean. The floor to ceiling windows from our 16th floor room afforded magnificent bay views of the sea, and weren't spoiled by the views of the freeway or the retail outlets below, most spectacular when picking up the night time lights of the City. We slept very well in the comfortable bed and experienced no noise.
We loved the very extensive breakfast, and ate at the Nuevo 37 restaurant in the evening, which we found to have a varied menu and very good service.
We had a lovely stay in Melbourne and were very pleased with our choice of Hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Melbourne