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Stamford Plaza Melbourne
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“Great location - loved the upgrade!”
Reviewed May 17, 2010

We stayed here after booking a mystery deal through lastminute.com for a Queen studio. When we were checking in, we were pleasantly surprised to find out we had been upgraded to a suite on the 14th floor. The room was nice, with a large balcony looking towards the Yarra River and we could even see the bay, which was lovely. The bed was comfortable, and the room was spotless. The room had a bar so we invited friends up for a drink before heading out for dinner. As mentioned in other reviews, it's been a while since it was last refurbished, but this did not bother us. If I was travelling alone, and wanting to watch TV, then I would probably have been disappointed with the TV and reception. We would happily stay here again - such a great location!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

We stayed at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne, and the location was great, as it was very central and the rooms were nice and clean. It was nice that the rooms had separate sleeping area from the lounge area, as we were travelling with a small child. However being advertised as a 5 star hotel, we expected more. The first day our room was not cleaned while we were out, and we had to ask for housekeeping. In addition, it was lacking the little "extra" you expect from a 5 star hotel.
The building being divided into two towers made the layout a bit more difficult, as we had to go out to get to the reception (or on the Passover on 1. floor, but that was inconvenient with a buggy). In general a good value for money (as we got a deal), but not sure if I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2010

Stayed here only 1 night as i was in Melbourne on business. The two tower arrangement of the hotel takes a little getting used to, but the rooms themselves are fine, spacious for Melbourne and have all the things you would expect from a chain hotel. Had a good meal from room service and staff were good to interact with. Location is good, close to the main places, but not so close that it is too noisy at night/early morning. As with most hotels in Melbourne they could do with an update of decor. I'd stay here again if it was convenient for business.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 26, 2010

We stayed at the Stamford over the Easter weekend, check in was fast and friendly and the porter had the bags in the room quickly. It's an older property and you should be aware that there are two towers with most rooms either overlooking the alleyway and tower next door or internal rooms - needless to say natural light is limited. The fittings and fixtures are old world and tired but still in good condition, the tv wasn't a flat and only had the regular chanels and a sports (unusual these day) The roof top indoor heated pool and spa are small but clean with plenty of fresh towels.
Our room was advertised as separate bedroom and it did, but it didn't have doors so having a sleeping child limited activities in the lounge area. When we were checking out we peeked in a few rooms that were being cleaned and noticed other rooms did have doors - perhaps it would be worth requesting when booking.
Breakfast was included in the rate and it was fresh and dishes were constantly replaced. Valet parking was also included but the valet staff were very disorganised and it took 40 min for our car to be returned even though we called them 20min prior to check out.We had a nice weekend but it felt a little like a motel rather that the 5 star we had hoped for.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2010

We booked a "secret deal' with last minute.com and found we were staying at the Stamford Plaza in Little Collins Street. It was excellent. We had a small apartment with a city view and it had everything we needed. Small well fitted kitchen and bedroom was small but quite adequate. it was quiet inspite of the location. I liked that they offered you a no-service discount on the restaurant every day. (if you opted not to have the room serviced they left you a voucher for the restaurant downstairs - Harry's). We did not swim in the pool but it looked OK if small. The staff were very very helpfull. They could not do enough for you, from the doorman, the reception, the housekeeper when i could not work the TV, the concierge. It made our 4 night stay a pleasure - and the location is superb to enjoy the city centre.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Victoria
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

I had two nights in Melbourne over the Easter weekend and was most impressed with this hotel. Great room and amenities (everything we needed) beautiful looking hotel. Such a great location for getting around Melbourne. My mother and I walked to St. Patricks Cathedral on Easter Sunday, had afternoon tea at the windsor and then attended Jersey Boys at the Princess Theatre that evening. Great stay. Great to come and go from the hotel in between events as it is so close to everything.

  • Stayed April 2010
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

To me the Stamford plaza in Melbourne is an ok and I tend to like it because of good rates and large rooms, probably stayed 5 times in the last 6 months. However as many other people have stated the rooms are dated and the TV very small in a strange location and old fashion, I however don’t tend to watch the TV when in town. The other thing is the rooms are fairly dark and no real lights in the ceiling so you go by just lamp light, which are not that bright. In my view it is definitely not a 5 star hotel, but I have always found the service to have been good. The one other thing which is just great is that every time I have stayed there I have been in a room it has a full kitchen so if I am in town more than 2 days it is just magic, also compared to some of the city apartment providers the rooms are significantly quieter.

The one thing that does make me stay in other hotels probably 70% of the time, usually the Sofitel or Crown Promenade is the temperature control is just awful, on just about every stay I have had trouble with the cooling system (I like a room to be cold).

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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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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