First review, but a regular trip report writer on a number of FF bulletin boards.
I have been a regular at this property since it opened, as it is a short walk into the botton of Collins Street where most of my client work.
As a Hilton Honors Gold member, I had booked a King Deluxe Room (Cost: $280, less 20% Hilton Premium Club discount). Upon logging into my room the day before to check-in online, was delighted to see that I had received my Gold benefit (upgrade), but not just to the expected King Executive room, but a Relaxation Suite, with access to the Executive Lounge on Level 4 for pre-dinner canapés and drinks, plus breakfast.
This was the first time I'd been upgraded to the Relaxation Suite, one below the Yarra Suite (top of the line for rooms at this property, excluding the apartments).
Entering the room (1702), the lounge room is straight ahead, with an angled corner at left behind a suitable round (work) table, nice space and a TV with a channel changer you don't have to jump on to get working! Bif flat screen TV, 2 sofas and a single chair.
The bathroom is entered off the loune (as well as bedroom), with a walk in shower (from both sides) - very nice! Two types of shower head - rainfall or standard, with separate twist on/off taps - easy to adjust for flow and water heat/cold. There is a separate toilet off the built in robe area.
Great sized bedroom - King bed with 6 pillows of all descriptions on the bed. Brilliant view across to the City.
The service was brilliant in the Exec Lounge - Claire at night, Dolphin in the morning (the Lounge Manager). To me, this is the best Hilton property in Australia. Everything worked - didn't have to ring about anything.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Ebookers, Agoda, Ctrip TA, Booking.com, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA, Hotel.de, Traveltool, S.L.U., HotelQuickly, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Hilton Melbourne South Wharf reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Melbourne