The Westin – Melbourne.
Ideally situated in Collins Street in the upper “Paris end” this hotel is ultimately posited for serious shoppers or threatre goers. It has all the pros of a five star hotel, lovely foyer, trendy building ,restaurants and cocktail bars. I have stayed in Melbourne numerous times due to business, and have tried most but not all…so what I have experienced is and know what becomes important, to other travelers is this.
1)Excellent position, you are in the heart of Melbourne.
2)This hotel has a very European feel or maybe it’s just the city.
3)The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, they even remember your name as you enter at different times of the day and night.
4)Our room 439, is not what we booked, it’s a deluxe room which overlooks the street with the falling Autumn trees with a small Juliet balcony.
5)I would only book a deluxe room or studio apartment, as our room is the size as an average hotel but extremely comfortable.(supposed to be an upgrade) It has everything you should expect in a five star hotel...without mentioning them. Nice little bars/ cafes and restaurants...in a classy and very trendy atmosphere.
6)Bathrooms are very elegant, stylish and roomy with all the modern cons.
7)The pool is indoor a lap pool with a gym, sauna and steam room. In summer this could be extremely annoying if you want to capture some sunshine. (the Langham Hotel is a better bet in summer, as they have a wonderful outdoor area.)
8)Without the staff, this hotel would feel cold, pretentious yet refined, trendy and cultured.
9)It can be noisy, if you have a balcony and choose to open them but then again I liked the sound of the trams. ..and city noises. somehow it reminded me of Paris (maybe it was the avenue or the trees).
10)I really liked this hotel regardless of other posts. My suggestions are to make sure you have a deluxe room or better still 8th floor up. Do not go below the 4th floor otherwise you will have wall views. It has prime position if you can afford it, just a few minutes walk to the shops, Federation Square, Flinders Station…it is really awesome for the position…but since I have stayed at numerous hotels in Melbourne I do actually really miss Southbank…..it’s on the river with restaurants on your doorsteps.
11)Do I recommend this hotel….yes…for the position….and as the saying goes position is everything.
12)Would I prefer another. well I like being in Southbank..the Langham is the same as the Westin but different in style…both are five stars..and deserve to be.
13)Overall vote : difficult….probably say The Langham…until I try another.
14)Note: The Langham Hotel used to be called The Sheraton. The Westin and Sheraton are part of the Starwood group….but unfortunately, the Langham is no longer apart of Starwood….bummer!
15)P.S. Don’t try the Margarita cocktail in the Martini Bar…terrible. I have given this hotel excellent rating for two major reasons...position and the lovely staff.
- 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
- Melbourne Westin