We spent 2 weeks here as part of our move back to Melbourne. Being in a hotel for a long period is not ideal, but the Crowne made time fly. The location is fantastic - we could see the Crown Casino flames from our room. It was Chinese new year and thus we felt quite privileged to be able to see the fireworks from the convenience of the room.
Breakfast is quite good with the usual array of hot and cold items. They have cocoa pops and nutri grain which was a treat for my kids :)
The pool is outdoors - and a bit of a challenge of get to but enjoyable nonetheless. Right next to the world trade centre and the hustle and bustle of the Exhibition Centre. They had live music at the waterfront next door which made for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. A great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the banks of the Yarra River, in the heart of the Southbank precinct Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a located adjacent to Melbourne Convention Exhibition Center and a relaxed stroll from Southgate arts and dining promenade, the city center, Melbourne Aquarium, Etihad Stadium and shopping hot spots. Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a 5-minute walk from Southern Cross railway station and a 2-minute stroll to the tramways for swift travel across town. Taxis or our car service take 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport, while our convenient valet service makes parking a breeze. Providing support for the corporate traveler our business centre provides complimentary use of PCs, Internet and stationary supplies. Whether it’s over a succulent steak at Clarendon Street Grill, a classic cocktail in the Lobby Bar or an informal meeting in the Corporate Lounge, Crowne Plaza Melbourne really is The Place To Meet with friends, family, colleagues and clients. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Crowne Plaza