We stayed in The Westin for 1 night while attending a concert in the city. Having worked in Melbourne for years, it's somewhere I've walked past many times and thought it would be a great place to stay. Our concert was around the corner at Regent Theatre so it was lovely to be able to finish there and be back in our room in 5 minutes.
The location is absolutely fantastic, especially if you've got a City View room or better with views across City Square to Flinders St Station, St Paul's Cathedral and the general hubbub of city life below. Our room had a little balcony that was perfect for standing out and watching the world go by or just letting some air in on a beautiful Melbourne day. The room itself was huge as was the bathroom with all the bits you would expect of a hotel of this standard - comfy bathrobes, relaxing bath, complimentary morning paper, ipod dock, etc. I am a lover of soft beds but this one was a little too soft for my liking - not so much a pillow top as sleeping on an actual pillow. Linen was gorgeous though.
Breakfast was ok but nothing special and very expensive - glad it was part of our package otherwise we wouldn't have bothered. Pretty much everything 'extra' was charged at premium rates - room service prices were very high as were mini-bar prices. Staff were mostly friendly and efficient although I struggled through the door with my bags without being offered help and the valet had parked my car quite tightly between 2 others then watched as I struggled to get it out, also without offering to help. You can tell from my previous reviews that I don't normally pick on such little things but, when you're paying the rates that you are at The Westin, I'm expecting consistent high standards so little things matter.
Overall, enjoyable stay and I would recommend it to others, especially for the location which really can't be beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern, chic and elegantly understated, The Westin Melbourne's dramatic staircase and light filled lobby overlooking the vibrant City Square sets the tone for one of Australia's leading hotels. Boasting 262 luxurious guest rooms, the award winning property is surrounded by theatres, galleries, designer boutiques and the city's finest attractions.SPG Members receive complimentary in room internet when booking direct. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Westin Melbourne
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