We stayed at the Hilton South Wharf during the Melbourne Wine and Food festival. It was the ideal location as everything is in walking distance and when you are at a wine and food festival, that's a big factor. We stayed two nights. I sometimes wonder whether booking through Wotif or similar sites they decide to give you a room that is on the "B" list. Anyhow we had a room that had a great view overlooking the DFO car park. The room was comfortable enough with a great bathroom and the bed was one of the nost comfortable beds I have slept in in a hotel.
The first morning we decided to get breakfast and didn't want the buffet as it is always too much so we thought the coffee shop would be a good option. At 8.00am it wasn't open, and when inquiring with the doorman he said it should be open and didn't know when it would, maybe in the next half an hour. We then decided to try the restaurant and see if they do a la carte. They did, so we were taken to our table and handed a menu. The restaurant was not very full with only a handful of tables occupied. We placed our order and waited and waited and waited, 20 minutes later we asked as to the progress of our order. The waiter came back to inform us that it would be prepared shortly. That's when we walked out!
Overall a good hotel let down by some average service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is located in the riverside South Wharf leisure precinct, on the banks of the Yarra River. Overlooking heritage sheds filled with dining and bar options and the Polly Woodside tall ship, the 396 bedroom hotel is a 10 minute walk to Etihad Stadium, the Melbourne Aquarium, Crown Entertainment Complex and Southbank. The free City Circle tram stops just across the river from the hotel, taking guests to the historic city centre, renowned Melbourne laneways and major tourist attractions. At the hotel, it is easy to indulge and relax, no matter what the occasion. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views from every room, the Relaxation and Yarra Suites offer dramatic ambiance for a romantic getaway. The unique Two-Bedroom Suites are ideal for families or for longer stays. The expansive executive lounge features a riverside outdoor terrace on which to enjoy an aperitif at the end of a day's sightseeing, and complimentary breakfast. The hotel also offers in-room spa and massage services, a spacious complimentary Fitness Centre, upmarket Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen and casual Caffe Cino. The hotel offers guests the expertise of the Hilton brand, and the bold styling, intimate service and stylish boutique touches of an innovative, modern hotel - a perfect city getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Melbourne