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“Never before have I truly felt like an actual guest”
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The Langham
Ranked #5 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
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Whittier, California, United States
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“Never before have I truly felt like an actual guest”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I have stayed in countless hotels across six continents, and I have never before been welcomed as a guest in the truest sense than what I have experienced at the Langham. While the entire staff were superb, Laurie and Lyndon in particular made it such a point to not only remember me by name, but make me feel genuinely welcomed the moment I returned to the hotel - even after beeing away for two weeks! When Laurie said, "Welcome home, Mr. Fay," the moment was real and genuine and meaningful, and changed my whole perspective from being "away from home" to having just arrived there.

The location at Southbank is also the best in the city, and the rooms are first rate. The moment you walk into the lobby and see the fountains running down the center of the grand staircase, you know you're someplace special. Yet despite how top-shelf the hotel is, it is really the staff that make the Langham someplace I look forward to coming back to.

Room Tip: The rooms that aren't adjoining are quiter, and the rooms facing the river have the best views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was truly an amazing stay. Having lived in Melbourne for 3 years a few years prior to this trip I had never visited the Langham. Shame on me! This is absolutely one of the best hotels I have stayed in. We were upgraded to the suite floors since having booked through Amex but I recommend asking for an upgrade- they might give you one if you're lucky and you won't regret asking.

Perfect location and stunning views, lovely staff, breakfast buffet was amazing - even had a chocolate fountain, great gym and sun deck etc etc.

Basically the only bad thing I can think of is the constant line at the counter everyday- it was annoying sometimes when you're just after a new room key and had to line up in with all the others checking in....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Wow, what a way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Absolutely Devine. Great service, we got an extra three rounds of sandwiches, any allergies, they attend too. A must do!!! Chocoholics delights. Do not eat lunch if going at 2.30pm session, we didn't even need dinner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our main reason for picking this hotel was the location & it did not disappoint. It is located on the Southbank of the Yarra River with beautiful views across the Melbourne cityscape. It was fairly easy to find in our hire car once we had mastered the "hook turn..." athough we did have satnav. The bellboys were very helpful in holding our car for us whilst we unloaded our luggage as we had to return the car that afternoon to the depot.
The hotel is grand opulent & luxurious with a stunning lobby. Check-in was swift & efficient so we were in our room in no time.
The room was nice & of average size but we had only booked a standard for the stay. It was however clean & quiet so we enjoyed a good nights sleep. We did manage to spend an hour in the roof top spa during our stay which was lovely - stunning views & we had it all to ourselves.
The concierge service was excellent giving us plenty of tips to help us enjoy our stay & organising our dining reservations for us.
On leaving the hotel you are just around the corner from the river & a pedestrian bridge takes you across the river to the city. It is only around a 5 minute walk to the train station. There are lots of bars & restaurants lining the river so plenty of choice for an evening cocktail.
In conclusion we were very happy with our choice of hotel - well worth it's 5 star rating & the location is great for a city break.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We arrived early morning after our flight from UK, & were hoping to be able to leave our luggage at the hotel & find somewhere to relax till check - in time, but the friendly & helpful receptionist had us in our room within an hour, which was pretty impressive.

The room was lovely - tastefully furnished with a comfortable King size bed & very quiet. We really liked it.

The location of the Hotel on the Yarra River is perfect, with a pedestrian bridge just outside the Hotel which takes you into the City Centre or the Railway Station in 5 minutes.

We stayed 3 nights, & found the staff very friendly & helpful throughout our stay.

All in all, we were very impressed with this Hotel - so much so, that we decided to stay in the Sydney Langham the last few days before returning home.

Room Tip: We had a side room looking onto office buildings, but it was very quiet. I suspect most rooms in thi...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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wellington
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

One of the best short stays in the city.
best service and beautifully appointed room , a large bath and huge bed. The most comfortable beds ever . Love the roof top pool and jacuzzi . Staff very helpful . it must be that it feels like a home warm and friendly and not like a cold modern corporate hotel.

Room Tip: the roof top pool and jacuzzi and the view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The décor is a bit old fashioned but overall the room and the service have been on the up side.
The only exception was for room service.
I ordered it twice. The first time they forgot to bring one of the entrees, the second they forgot to bring the entire order, I had to call them after one hour to check and they admitted they could not find it.
They apologized profusely but I think they should straighten this up.
Food was good anyway.
Location is perfect (Southbank lots of restaurants, bars and close to the Crown Casino)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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ManagementMelbourne, Guest Relations Manager at The Langham, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We thank you for your time and effort in reviewing our hotel and are pleased that you enjoyed the lovely vantage point that our location offers with its accessibility to the city, Southbank and Arts Centre. We have refurbished bedrooms in a classically elegant style with Langham luxuries. It is what differentiates us from most modern hotels and we strongly promote our unique style. As you know we recognised our mistakes on your in room dining order. As you would expect of a top 5 star hotel this information is always shared internally so that improvements can be made. I am sorry you were inconvenienced. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Langham Melbourne in the near future.
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Property: The Langham
Address: 1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#2 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#2 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#3 Green Hotel in Melbourne
#4 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#5 Business Hotel in Melbourne
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Langham 5*
Number of rooms: 387
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