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“Nice hotel near Southbank” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

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Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
Ranked #74 of 156 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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50 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice hotel near Southbank”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This was the first time I had stayed at the Holiday Inn on Flinders and was pleasantly surprised. I found the rooms were a very good size and contained a writing desk, king size bed, excellent lighting and full size bathroom and bath. The airconditioning was also very effective. Breakfast was included and although not the variety of many other buffets, the selection was, nevertheless, very good.

Location of the hotel is opposite Southern Cross station and the tram and free city circle tram are only 50 meters away. Southbank and Crown Casino are just a short 5 minute walk across the Yarra river, so there is plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Navy35
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Navy35

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate your feedback, and I am glad that you were pleasantly surprised by all that our hotel and rooms have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards
Simon Carter
Operations Manager
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Secunderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Its a pleasant hotel, in typical Holiday Inn colours, decor etc - its centrally located, and within walking disance of the offices in Docklands and the Central Business District....

The breakfast buffet has a decent spread and is a good option to include in the booking, at least works for me !

Quite a few restaurants close by,and a nice one called Sirocco, inside the hotel - room service is decent as well, with a few things available around the clock for folks with erratic schedules :)

In all a nice warm Holiday Inn experience !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank VVTRIP
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear VVTRIP

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate your feedback, and I am glad that you received a nice warm Holiday Inn Experience. We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards
Simon Carter
Operations Manager
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Rooms were clean and nice breakfast really good. Close to everything found service desk staff a bit hard to deal with. Doesn't hurt to smile Dave! Definitely worth the stay good value under $200 deals change overnight so keep checking and don't lock in package

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Darren W
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Darren W,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate your feedback, and I am glad that you enjoyed the room and breakfast . I am sorry that you had a less than perfect experience with the front desk team and we have addressed this with the staff member concerned.

Kind Regards
Simon Carter
Operations Manager
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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Holiday Inn is in a great location despite the old-looking buildings that surround the property.
The free City Circle tram is just down the road on the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets enabling many CBD points of interest to be explored e.g. Melbourne Exhibition Building, Flinders Street Railway Station, and the Immigration Museum.
Docklands is nearby (just past Southern Cross Station) which has Harbortown Shopping precinct.
For sports fans, Etihad Stadium is nearby and the MCG is a 15-minute walk away.
If you want to go on organized tours, pick-ups can be arranged from the hotel front door.
Rooms were warm and comfortable and enough space for a couple. Possibly a bit tight for a family. Laundry facilities are on the second floor and were easy to use. The restaurant on the ground floor is spacious and serves good food. Room service is efficient and of a good quality. There is internet access in the rooms for those who feel the need to stay "connected".
Checking in and out was easy and staff made sure that everything was okay before completing the transactions.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Spencer Street afford a good view of the sky to check the weather, which is very import...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Terry H
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Terry H
Thank you for taking the time to complete your review, we greatly appreciate your feedback and share it with the team. It sounds like you packed a lot into your stay and enjoyed all the attractions that our location has to offer. I am glad that you enjoyed our restaurant and room service offerings and made use of our guest laundry. We look forwad to welcoming you back soon and look out for our new restaurant and room service menus that will be launched next week.

Kind Regards
Simon Carter
Operations Manager
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Blaxland, Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I usually stay at the Holiday Inn on Flinders when I travel to Melbourne for work. It is well maintained and has very friendly staff. It is well located on the corner of Spencer and Flinders Lane with a short walk to Docklands Stadium and Spencer Street Station. the cheap factory outlets of Spencer Street are also close by. A five minute stroll has you at South Bank, with access to excellent dining, a leisurely walk along the river or, if you must, a night at the casino. A trip up to the Eureka Sky Deck is also a good way to see Melbourne.

Room Tip: Ask for the King Bed Superior room. Its a bit more space for the same or not much more price than th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Peter0457
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Peter 0457

Thank you for completing your review, it is great to hear from a regular guest of the hotel. I am glad that you have enjoyed your stays with us and have received great service form our friendly team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards
Simon Carter
Operations Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed in room 218, and it had a funky smell.
Beware of the shower curtain - it smelt very funky also.
We spotted two daddy long leg spiders in the room also.
Not sure what the story is with those lingering about in the room.
I was faced with two pillow options - firm or soft - firm was too firm - and soft too soft. I ended up with a sore neck. The bed itself was quite firm.
Overall, this is a hotel which is in a very convinient location - close to the Skybus, southbank, Crown, Exhibition Centre and there is a tram stop right out the front, and the City Circle tram around the corner on Flinders St.
The breakfast was great, I cannot fault it - the breakfast staff all very friendly and fantastic. The egg chefs were both very friendly.
The hotel staff were also very friendly and happy to help with all enquiries.
If i was to stay here again, I'd definitely ask for another room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ooValentinaoo
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear ooValentinaoo,

We appreciate that you took the time to review our hotel. We are happy to read you found our location and staff commendable. However, we regret that your stay was negatively affected by the unusual smell of the curtain and cleanliness of the room. We will address the matters with the respective departments in order to avoid these unnecessary issues in the future. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and we are grateful that you brought this matter into our attention. We hope to have the honor of serving you again in the future and provide you with a better experience.

Sincerely,

Zelyn N
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Property: Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
Address: 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#51 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#68 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders 4.5*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, a truly friendly and personal boutique-style hotel is perfectly located in the financial hub of Melbourne. The ideal base for any business traveller close to the Melbourne Convention Center, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, World Trade Centre and Stock Exchange. The hotel also caters to the needs of any leisure traveller with most of Melbourne's iconic sightseeing spots, art and cultural centres within easy reach, including Etihad Stadium and the Docklands precinct. Southern Cross Railway Station is just a two minute walk away and the International Airport can be reached via direct freeway access in easy 25 minutes.Sirocco Restaurant & Bar offer a rich hot & cold buffet breakfast and market fresh specialties during the day and evening. The cocktail lounge is the perfect place to meet, relax and enjoy. Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders hosts three meeting rooms, three board rooms and all required business facilities. For leisure your the hotel offers a heated outdoor pool, mini gym and sauna. Holiday Inn Melbourne On Flinders is a 100% smoke free property and won the prestigious 2007 Australian Hotels Australian (AHA) Awards for Excellence in Best Environmental Initiative of all hotels Australia-wide. The hotel is recognized for its friendly and courteous service and enjoys a great share of regular return customers. ... more   less 
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