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Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
Ranked #78 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great business hotel”
Reviewed August 5, 2009

We were in Melbourne to attend the convention centre and this hotel was perfect.
Easy walk to convention centre, Southern Cross staion and free city tram.
We stayed in a superior King which was roomy and well appointed. Good size working desk with internet access, large flat screen tv., full length mirror, iron and easy access to power.
Bed very comfortable with choice of pillows, Bathroom lacked makeup mirror. Shower over bath with good water pressure.
Large lounge chair and ottoman also in room.
Did not use the gym or pool so cannot comment.
Front desk made a mess of our transportation when they booked us an airport shuttle instead of a town car..we ended up in a cab to make our flight home on time.
We will definately stay again. Great choice for business in Melb.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2009

i was in Melbourne with my partner for 5 days for our anniversay, we had an amazing time over there.... Holiday inn is located on Spencer st and Flinder lane, to be honest, it isnt the best location in town, however, Melbourne's great tram system made things so much easier. everyday we b catching the tram around the city, it is just so easy to travel around.
the hotel is not so perfectly maintained id say, like: the bathroom door is bit rusty, the shower isnt the great for two people, the paint came off the wall, etc. but hey, for the price ive paid i shouldnt complain about any of these stupid things plus they keep it clean at least. the room service was wonderful, they kept the room clean and tidy, loved that.
people who worked in the front reception are very friendly too, everyday we asked so many questions, they always seemed quite happy to help us which was excellent.
overall, i really enjoyed stay in holiday inn, i would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2009

Charged twice for the same room, charged for minibar when minibar not used, having to fight to get the charges reversed. Not worth the bother, hotel isn't that nice.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2009

I've stayed here a few times for work in the past year, and have always had a great experience. Staff at reception are always welcoming and courteous, the beds are comfortable and I like their pillow menu. Rooms are well fitted out - standard hotel, but without feeling cheap (signs of some wear are inevitable); colour theme (deep dove grey, white, tan) is soothing without being bland. Rooms are also well kitted out, with tea/coffee facilites (they don't tend to supply herbal teas, but I called reception and they sent something up), a small fridge with minibar essentials; iron & ironing board; hairdryer; toiletries in bathroom; tv with good range of channels; work desk with lamp; closet with removable hangers. After a long day at a trade fair, it's always a pleasure to come back to a room here.

It's not suited to the budget traveller, and isn't what I would classify as luxurious, either. The location is a bit far from the retail strips/theatres/restaurants of the city centre, so may be more suited to the business traveller/trade fair visitor. Having said that, it's very convenient to the factory outlet just up the road, next to the railway station, and the casino is just on the other side of the river, if that's what you're into.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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NZ
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2009

Location-wise, I thought the hotel was pretty idea. It wasn't somewhere I'd suggest wandering alone at night, but it was pretty well located. That is one of the only good things I have to say about the hotel.

The staff that greeted me was friendly, but it was downhill from there.

The room smelled of urine, and didn't seem to be very well cleaned. There was no real view to speak of. The front desk staff made a mess of ordering me a shuttle to catch my flight home, even though I checked back with them that the booking had been made. Their error resulted in an expensive, last minute taxi ride to the airport that left me out of pocket.

I strongly suggest looking elsewhere for a hotel if you're going to stay in Melbourne, as the Holiday Inn was a big, big disappointment.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Rochford, Essex, UK
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52 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2009

Arrived at the Hotel at 4.50am following a long flight from the UK so I had booked the previous night to settledown when I arrived. There appeared only to be one person at the reception overnight but the service received and efficiency of the check in was second to none. Everything was ready and the whole process just flew by. As a Platinum Priority Club card holder my King Size room was upgrade for the stay to a Suite. This was at the front of the hotel and whilst I though this might be noisy as I was only on the 4th floor this was not the case.

The room was clean with good furnishing and linens in the bedroom with a desk, sofa, table and dining area in the living room. Good TV 's in both rooms.

One disapointment - as with many hotels I have stayed at outside the USA was the cost of the internet - circa AUS$30 a day which when you compare to the price in local internet cafe's and the free service provided at McDonalds.

Transport was excellent - the Free City Circle Tram stopping close by and a short walk to the nearest stop on the Free City Centre Tourist bus. Could also catch the City Trams to many locations including St Kilda's beach from outside the Hotel. Suburban trains which take you around the city and further away avaliable at Southern Cross station about 3 mins walk from the Hotel. This is also the start/terminus point for the airport bus.

Overall would stay again here.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
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Melbourne
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 22, 2009

bit musky smell, dirty carpets, good bed, okay I guess. Okay outdoor pool, some idiot broke a glass in the outdoor pool which was okay but then we couldn't swim in it because it had to be cleaned - but that wasn't the hotel's fault! Fremantle was staying there which was a bonus.

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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 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#51 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#72 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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