The hotel is very well located on Collins street. So you can do all city center attractions by foot + using the free tram (line 35 : you will have a convenient tram stop between the hotel and the aquarium)
We have spent three days in a club room and a premium club room and it was perfect. Nice service 24h/day ( I needed the valet to bring my car at 4am and the car was ready) You can not believe that you are in Australia as usually service in hotels is rather limited if not inexistent.
the club lounge is very nice and once again with a very helpful and nice staff.
The rooms on the street are nicer and larger, but if you are sensitive to city noise (police and ambulance in Melbourne love to play sirens at night...) you will prefer a room inside the hotel as they are very quiet.
I do not know why the hotel is called the Rialto. I was afraid it was inside the Rialto tower. But it is a very nice and design restoration of two historic building.
to be noted a indoor nice pool and gym on top.
- 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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