This was a really good hotel. The location is great. The room was fab - double height room with a mezzanine floor for the bed and a great kitchenette and lounge area. Very unique. It was a little bit dated but still in great condition. A very unexpectedly distinctive room. Had room service breakfast both mornings and I think that it was good value for money relative to other room service offers I've experienced. It also came very promptly on both mornings despite short notice of the order. The hotel itself is a lovely grand building and quite striking. There is only one lift though so you can wait a little while for it! Staff were very nice. Restaurant was distinctly average - we were guests of someone else but we felt that the meal was not particularly good - in a city renowned for its food scene this restaurant really fell short - the menu was very interesting but the quality of the meal was not fantastic so didn't really do itself justice. The waiting staff seemed a little inexperienced so a bit inattentive and flustered. Overall though, for a reasonable price, I would definitely stay here again especially for business and probably for leisure. It's not a 'romantic' or intimate/boutiquey hotel - though it wouldnt take much of a revamp to make it so. But it is a great hotel for a weekend break or work trip to Melbourne. We also all experienced some issues with the temperature in our respective rooms - we were either too cold or way too hot. Not a major issue as the thermostat did work but it just needed monitoring!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located adjacent to Southern Cross station and close to Melbourne city shopping, theatres, galleries and museums, The Grand Hotel Melbourne - a member of the MGallery collection is one of the most treasured heritage buildings in Victoria. Offering modern five star comfort, it exudes Victorian grandeur, with ornate detailing harking back to the 1800s. The Grand Hotel Melbourne provides deluxe Melbourne accommodation, with 103 spacious suites, a pool, spa, gym, library and hidden garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Melbourne
- Sofitel Melbourne