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Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
Ranked #78 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Starting to get a little tied.”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have been staying at this hotel for about 6 years and while it is in a fantastic location for transport and access to football grounds (Etihad and MCG) I don't think much has been spent on updating the rooms. The staff are always friendly and helpfull and the dinner and lunch Ala carte menu at the resturant is good the breakfast is a bit ordinary and not worth what they charge. You would be advised to skip breakfast and head downtown to a laneway cafe, far better food and and cheaper.
The rooms are always clean and tidy but have not been updated for quite a while with the exception of a flatscreen TV. The rooms and bathrooms desperatly need some dollars spent on them and some new towels in the bathrooms.

Room Tip: Go down to a laneway cafe for breakfast
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Swannie 47

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We greatly appreciate your feedback, and I am glad that you enjoyed the location and friendly service from our staff. We are currently reviewing options for updating the bedrooms and bathrooms and hope to see a change in these areas shortly. We have recently ordered new linen for the entire hotel which should be implemented within the next month. Thank you for nice comments regarding our lunch and dinner offerings, and I hope you see improvements in the breakfast offerings as we have been focusing on this meal period and making many changes including the addition of an egg chef and egg station.

Kind Regards
Simon Carter
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Reasonable rooms but a bit tired. Vanity basin was cracked, paint peeling off some of the doors, but clean and tidy. Breakfast OK. Standard motel fare. Location is central to most areas of the CBD. Off street parking available for a fee.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Bootsjjs

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review, we greatly appreciate your feedback.
We are sorry you had a less than perfect experience with your room and we are currently addressing the issues that you have mentioned

Kind Regards
Simon Carter
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stayed at this property for 2 nights last week. Very impressed. From the moment I arrived and was greeted by Amanda on the front desk through until check out my experience was nothing short of excellent. Perhaps it was the upgrade, courtesy of Platinum PriorityClubRewards membership, but I don't think so. From my observation all of the guests were treated in a similar manner, but perhaps not everyone got upgraded. I was also impressed by Scott the breakfast chef. Armed with an infectious smile and a great attitude Scott made the breakfast experience very enjoyable. Who'dve thought watching a chef cook eggs would provide a such great start to the day. I must also pay credit to Kristy from the Old Sydney Holiday Inn who recommended I try Holiday inn Melbourne on Flinders. I'll be back!

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Holiday Inn M, Manager at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Mark C

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review, we greatly appreciate your feedback and share it with the team, Amanda and Scott both have a passion for service and will appreciate the personal mention. I am very happy that the egg station is adding another dimension to our offerings, as it is a new addition to this hotel and it is great that guests are enjoying the extra service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Simon Carter
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Melbourne
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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
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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
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Secunderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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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 12 helpful votes
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

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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.

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Simon Carter
Operations Manager
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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:
#51 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#51 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#73 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: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melbourne is alive all year round, but there’s something extra special about this holiday destination in autumn. With amazing restaurants, quirky cafes and a plethora of shopping options, including designer boutiques in charming laneways, there is plenty to keep any traveller busy. Whether you are planning a staycation, weekend getaway, family holiday or attending one of the many events occurring in the city, Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is perfectly located in the free tram zone in Melbourne CBD on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street. When it comes to family holidays, nothing can beat accommodation at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders. As part of the world’s most family friendly hotel chain, our team happily engages with all guests big and small to create a kid friendly holiday environment. Kids under 12 Stay and Eat Free with any paying adult. Relaxation begins at arrival with a safe off-street driveway, onsite car park and efficient check-in process. Comfort extends to our modern, spacious and secure hotel rooms. For larger families, we also offer interconnecting rooms, plus free rollaway beds and portacots. Kids receive special treatment from gift packs at check-in to our Kids Stay & Eat Free program. Kids menus have been designed by nutritionists to satisfy kids’ appetite for flavour and fun, and parents’ desire for healthy, nutritious food. The city’s best family attractions are within easy reach. Walk to Melbourne Sealife Aquarium or Melbourne Star, visit the zoo, attend a sports event or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. ... more   less 
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