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“Loved every part of it” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Ranked #36 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Loved every part of it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

This hotel is amazing I believe they have just finished their refurbishment and the rooms are excellent, loved the large LCD TV's and our room had a full kitchen. If you want to cook in your room you need to call and ask for a cooking kit.

The restaurant was great really good service and interesting menu, even though the bar was busy we got great service.

Checkin was quick and efficent bags were delivered before we got to our room which was always a nice touch. On check out our car took about 15 min to come up but least the staff let you know (other places I have stayed at they just leaving you waiting).

Overall a great experience all staff were friendly and look that they enjoyed their job.

Will definaltey be back without the baby.........

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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DustyMelbourne, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear Guest,

We were delighted you had a great stay. Hope you come back in the near future.

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Karl Unterfrauner
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

The Stamford Plaza Hotel, is an ideal business hotel located in the CBD. The rooms are comfortable and very typical of what a business hotel would like like internationally. The beds are comfortable, bathrooms spacious and the living area comfortable. The room service was efficient and the food good. The breakfast was quite simple overall, but had all the usual items, such as eggs, fruits and croissants....all the things you would need to start the day. The gym is quite small, so I would recommend going for a run around The Botanical Gardens instead.

I checked in on a Sunday. Checking in on a Sunday at around midday is not ideal, as you will find quite a few couples and party groups who have stayed over for the weekend checking out, whilst you are checking in....and this can take ages.

Overall, I would recommend the hotel!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bongolina
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DustyMelbourne, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for putting your comments on Trip Advisor. Yes I agree, checking in at midday is a busy time, I would suggest checking in after 2.00 pm. We look forward to welcoming you back to Stamford Plaza Melbourne very soon.

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Karl Unterfrauner
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Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Stayed here over the June long weekend. Suite was clean, quiet and reasonably spacious.
Well located to walk just about anywhere in the CBD. The restaurant was disappointing with very limited menu choice. The staff were friendly and apologetic about the one hour wait for our main course but we felt that management had not made appropriate staffing arrangements for what appeared to be a very busy period at the hotel. There are enough excellent restaurants in the vicinity, however, not to put anyone off choosing to stay here on that basis.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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DustyMelbourne, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comments to our Executive Chef for his information. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Karl Unterfrauner
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Sydney
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153 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

Great location - centre of the city. Spacious rooms with a kitchenette and separate lounge.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emma071
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DustyMelbourne, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear Guest,

I am so pleased you enjoyed your weekend in Melbourne. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Karl Unterfrauner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

This hotel was a second choice for us as our first hotel ended up being not what we had expected. The hotel over all was very clean and in a great location. The staff and service was more than fantastic and even threw in a free movie.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laurenmaree
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sydney
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

We stayed at the Stamford using one of their winter offers which was an excellent value. The location of the hotel is in one of Melbourne's best shopping lanes and also close to the various theatres and public transport. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. You know there is a BUT coming - the bed was not that comfortable and the robes that were provided were so worn and tired I would have used them for cleaning rags. I told the front desk clerk and was told the robes would be replaced - if they were it was their identical twins! The hotel was having trouble with one of the lifts, and whilst that is not a service / hotel / amenities problem - it was a challenge since there are only two lifts. On Sunday it was a challenge during checkout.
All in all the hotel was good but I think in need of a refit.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank foodie62Sydney
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DustyMelbourne, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear Guest,

Our Winter packages have been very popular. I am so glad you enjoyed it. We are also very pleased to advise that all our robes have been replaced. Try them out on your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Karl Unterfrauner
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Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

Had a one night stay, a weeknight special deal, which included breakfast, and a voucher for parking or percentage off meal/drinks in the restaurant. The room was great, just what you'd expect from the Stamford, and the breakfast was more than expected, however, don't bother with the restaurant for an evening meal. The selection was very poor, the food was average, and the service was terrible. Once we were seated, order taken, food and wine arrived, then they seemed to forget that we were even there! Had to pour our own wine, and didn't get offered dessert or coffee. We waited half an hour after finishing the meal, to enjoy the wine, but at no stage did we get service, our plates stayed in front of us, so we decided to head back to our room for coffee. With a fantastic food culture like Melbourne, the hotel should be able to do better than this.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Waddles54
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DustyMelbourne, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comments, concerning your meal in the Restaurant, to our Executive Assistant Manager to discuss with staff. Please accept my apologies.

Yours sincerely
Karl Unterfrauner
General Manager
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Additional Information about Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Property: Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Address: 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#27 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#28 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#35 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Stamford Plaza Melbourne 5*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stamford Plaza Melbourne is a leading 5 Star Melbourne CBD hotel with 282 suites and 26 brand new superior rooms.Located at the "Paris" end of Little Collins Street, Stamford Plaza Melbourne is the ideal choice for guests looking for quality accommodation in Melbourne's central business district. Set amongst theatres, renowned restaurants, fashion boutiques and Melbourne's finest attractions, guests can relax in the boutique surroundings whilst immersing themselves in the city's vibrant culture. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Flinders Street station and Federation Square and a 25 minute drive from Tullamarine Airport. Your home away from home, the hotel's elegantly appointed 283 suites are a sanctuary with a luxurious sense of space and comfort. Each suite contains a kitchen with cooking facilities, spacious lounge and dining areas and separate bedroom/s with bath spa en-suite. Guests can enjoy the pool facility featuring sleek furnishings, a hydration station, spa and sauna facilities, and a well equipped gym with cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Services such as 24-hour reception, Concierge and room service, valet car parking and laundry, ensure a relaxing and fuss free stay. ... more   less 
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