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“A little of Paris in Melbourne.”

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The Westin Melbourne
Ranked #17 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4,001 helpful votes
“A little of Paris in Melbourne.”
Reviewed May 12, 2006

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.

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
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8 Thank Ellemay
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As a "local" I was extremely disappointed with the service, room size and the attitude of some staff members. Although our room looked out onto some sort of inaccessible courtyard, with the curtains opened you could see directly into the room set at a right angle to ours. They had their curtains opened so we had to keep ours closed for privacy. The room lighting was extremely confusing. Our luggage was 2 hours getting to our room and several searching phone calls were met with abrupt responses. The man who finally delivered it said nothing, not even a response to our thanks. Chocolates and some champagne were later sent by way of apology but by that time we had formed our opinion on this pricey hotel which did just not cut it overall at AUD$400.00 minimum a night. Good aspects included of course, location and martinis in the bar were hard to fault. Give me the Como in South Yarra anyday for service, room size and although pricey is less than the Westin, is a ten minute cab ride into the CBD and has all the amenities of Chapel Street and Toorak Road.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Property: The Westin Melbourne
Address: 205 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#10 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#11 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#16 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#17 Family Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Westin Melbourne 5*
Number of rooms: 262
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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