We decided to stay at this hotel as we were having a night out in town and our friends had already booked a room there. Despite room rates of $350 advertised on various websites, when booked, the rate suddenly jumped to $510. We were placed in the back blocks on the fourth floor in a nice enough room with a view of a light well. The corridor smelt of stale chip fat and the carpet is a little grubby. The staff were professional, friendly and helpful. The hotel does not provide enough staff to cope with breakfast and we had a very non-5-star wait to be seated and for service of coffee (why not have self-serve coffee - so essential after a night out on the town!). They also have a very odd system of ordering. You must order your eggs but you don't get toast with them. You have to make that yourself on the revolving toaster. So, unless you are lucky to get the timing right, either your toast or your eggs will be cold. I usually like to write favourable reviews but staying at this hotel left me feeling .... blah.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrated as one of the world’s hottest and best new hotels by both Conde Nast Traveler and Wallpaper* magazines, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a fascinating example of the city’s fusion of old and new. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto represents the resurrection of one of the city’s last remaining examples of 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture into a timeless and inspiring luxury hotel. Its city centre location on Collins Street is at the heart of the laneways, attractions and experiences that give Melbourne its international appeal. Behind the Gothic façade is a sleek yet intimate hotel that is home to two very different bars – the Bluestone Wine Lounge and the Market Lane Bar – and a variety of dining establishments, including Alluvial Restaurant and Guy Grossi’s exciting new venture, Merchant. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto has also teamed up with Shannon Bennett, providing valet parking for his new Vue de monde restaurant on the 55th floor of the adjacent Rialto building. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s warmth and exceptional service belies its size, with more than 250 guest rooms across two soaring wings, including a stunning collection of suites as well as the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge and facilities for premium guests. The hotel’s rooftop is also a destination itself, home to the kitchen’s own market garden and beehives, the Scandinavian-inspired swimming pool and the glass-encased fitness centre overlooking the Melbourne cityscape. Also available is the luxurious candle-lit East Day Spa offering east-meets-west treatments and therapies. Before guests arrive, they can take advantage of the concierges’ passion and Insider knowledge of the city. Chief Concierge, James Ridenour and his team are the key to authentic experiences of the real Melbourne and everything the city has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto Hotel Melbourne