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Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Ranked #40 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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“City Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

An ideal location to access the shops and gardens of Melbourne. The staff were very friendly and efficient while the room was spacious and well appointed. Would recommend the Stamford as an ideal place to stay when visiting Melbourne

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karl U, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear AAD65,
Thank you for noting so many of the aspects which make Stamford Plaza Melbourne stand apart from other hotels. Friendly & efficient staff, modern & comfortable rooms and an enviable city location guarantees a wonderful getaway. We hope you’ll be back soon for a return visit which will be just as delightful.
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Karl Unterfrauner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Enjoyed another Melbourne weekend at the Stamford Plaza. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room, a studio suite, was comfortable and spacious enough for a 2 night stay. As usual with an inner city hotel there was a little street noise but nothing too outrageous. A great location for the shops and the theatre or symphony, all a pleasant stroll away.
Our only negative was the rather dull continental breakfast options. The cereals on offer were all for children unless you like Bircher muesli ( I don't).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karl U, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Sue K,
It’s wonderful to read that you enjoyed your return stay at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, I am glad you found our accommodation comfortable and our service to be of an exceptional standard. Thank you for your constructive comments regarding the cereal options available on our breakfast buffet, this has been well received and I will certainly discuss your feedback fwith our Executive Chef. We look forward to your next visit and the opportunity to welcome you back to your “home away from home”.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

From the moment we made our reservation to the time we checked out the Stamford staff were friendly, obliging and could not do enough for us. The facilities are excellent the room was whisper quiet and very comfortable. We felt like VIP's. The hotel is centrally located and is a short walk to all attractions. While the hotel is certainly beautiful, what we will remember most is the excellent customer service we received from beginning to end. The Stamford Plaza Melbourne should be proud of its staff as it is second to none!! I would highly recommend this hotel and I am looking very forward to our next stay. We loved it and could not fault this excellent hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Karl U, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear lee B,
Thank you so much for your compliments regarding the high level of service you received throughout your stay. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful hotel in a fantastic location, however it is our friendly & professional staff that make the difference between a good stay and an exceptional stay for our guests. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you again for more of the same Stamford service in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

It was our first time ever to Melbourne and I had no idea where to stay. The Stamford Plaza was an excellent choice (thank goodness) as it was certainly worthy of 5 Star and was in a fabulous position, close to everything. We asked if we could be close to the pool for the kids, so they put us on the same floor as the pool and gym which happens to be the top floor, unreal! Our apartment had two floors, king bedroom with enormous en-suite upstairs, also a study, whilst downstairs was the queen bedroom with en-suite, lounge room, full kitchen, dining area and another toilet. Was lovely to come home after a big day and spread out, everyone had a nice spot to relax. A couple of minor things were one of the two hairdryers only blew cold air and the dishwasher got stuck on a wash cycle. We rang housekeeping and they came immediately to fix the problem. We also needed some help putting together some of the kids toys (we needed a screwdriver). I felt a little embarrassed ringing the concierge at 7.30pm with our dilemma but it was no trouble and a lovely man from maintenance came up and fixed the problem much to our kids delight!
The linen was lovely, the daily housekeeping was perfect even to the extent of making a special little bed for my sons teddy and the concierge was so helpful, gave us great advice of where to find comic book and anime shops.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and we will certainly be returning.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Karl U, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear GoldCoastRina,
I am so pleased we were able to assist in making your first visit to Melbourne such a memorable stay for you and your family. Children and adults love our roof top swimming pool and I am pleased that we were able to meet your request for a room close by. I am sorry to read that you had a few maintenance issues but thank you for noting that they were quickly resolved once brought to our attention. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to warmly welcoming you for your second stay.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have just returned from 4 nights in Melbourne staying at the Stamford Plaza. From the moment we got out of our taxi we were impressed with the customer service of all staff that we met. This continued until we got into our taxi on the morning we left. At all times the staff were engaging and interested. We stayed in a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom suite on the 16th floor - it was huge and with one room/bathroom and study nook being upstairs was ideal for 2 couples to have separate space. The hotel is situated in the middle of all the attractions and weather permitting we walked everywhere. We were really impressed with the hotel and would definitely stay again - no negatives. Thanks Stamford Plaza for a happy family time away.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Karl U, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear AllyCHCH,
I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed such a wonderful visit to Melbourne which was enhanced further by your choice of accommodation. The space & privacy that our two bedroom suites offer make them a wonderful option when travelling with friends or family. Thank you for highlighting the convenience of our location to all that this great city has to offer too, we hope to welcome you and your family back to Melbourne & the Stamford Plaza in the near future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Stamford Plaza for 5 nights and although the rooms were a bit dark due to the location,being down a small side street, they are all you need if you are here for a short break.They offer a lot more space than a hotel room and some additional amenities. Overall facilities are good, gym is far better equipped than most hotel gyms and the pool and spa are clean but could do with a bit of a renovation. Couple of down sides I found were there are no opening windows (not a lot can be changed with this) so getting fresh air into the room is a bit of a challenge and they do need to be equipped with a few more plates,glasses,cutlery etc.The reception staff were fantastic.We didn't have any major issues when we were there, and when we asked for a place to go for dinner they had great knowledge and really pointed us in the right direction. The cleaning staff were also very good. I would recommend this hotel to any who is after an apartment style room with a bit of luxury but would not recommend if you are after a top 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Hayden16
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Karl U, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Dear Hayden16,

Thank you kindly for your positive review and for sharing your experience with the greater Tripadvisor community. The extra space along with the luxury of a separate lounge and bedroom area certainly makes for a comfortable space. I am pleased to read that you were impressed with our facility especially our recently refurbished gym area, it makes it easy to keep up with your fitness program when away from home. Thank you also for highlighting the fantastic service you received across the board from our staff, they continuously strive to surprise and delight at all times. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Melbourne.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our first visit to Melbourne & just returned after a 5 night stint, service was excellent. Staff very friendly & ready to attend our every need. Everything close by, good 10 min walk to Vic market & Lygon St to name a few - great location to endless eateries, shopping & public transport.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Jonaje
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Karl U, General Manager at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear Jonaje,
I am thrilled that you have left with such fond memories of your wonderful stay and this fantastic city. It sounds like your days were filled with exploring all that Melbourne has to offer, which of course is so easy from our fantastic location. Thank you also for noting the friendly service you received from our staff, they will be very proud to read your comments. We really appreciate you sharing your positive experience and it would be our pleasure to welcome you again.
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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
#38 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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