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Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Ranked #20 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“The Best Hilton Hotel Stay In Australia”
Reviewed 13 March 2011

I have travelled across Australia and the United States and I have high standards for accommodation and the Hilton Southwarf exceeded my expectations beyond belief. We were greeted from the start by many friendly staff members offering assisstance with parking and luggage and then given a complimentary upgrade to the Yarra suite without asking. The suite was unbelievable from the small shell gift on the bed to the panoramic views if the Yarra river. There was also a kitchen, washer/dryer, loungeroom and a huge bedroom. The bathrooom was also large with a bath overlooking the city. The location was fantastic just up from the Crowne Casino and next to the DFO shopping outlet. Breakfast was delicious and again the staff were friendly and helpful. I would 100% recommend this hotel. Thankyou Hilton.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

The one week stay was booked with Hilton points + up-grade to a King Yarra suite with cash. When arriving I was not sure if this was a good choice: in the middle of motorways, parking lots all around and mid-class shopping next door. However, the perceptions started to change after entering the hotel. Welcoming lobby, picture perfect check-in layout with helpful and professional staff. The Yarra suites are worth the price, spacious and very functional. The minus is that window space to the lounge is limited, and some of that space will be blocked by the courtains. The bathroom will make you smile but beware the slippery floor by the shower. My partner slipped when getting out as the floor is very well polished. For a one week stay the wardrobe was a bliss with great space for everything.

The views are perhaps the main concern - from the top suite you'd expect more of the city rather than "asfalt view". However, during the week one starts (or is forced to) to find beauty in the view available and learns to look further afield too.

Executive lounge is very spacious and has a lot of light. Selection of food is ok, even if the evening service is a bit on the deep-fried side. As there is a wider selection of drinks (i.e. strong booze) available, it would be nice to have some information available about it. During the stay it seemed to be a service only for the ones "in the know".

Location, location location... Even if the first impressions were putting off, the location is actually very good. Not in the thick of things, but close enough. Trams are nearby, CBD is within walking distance and airport is very accessible. Shopping next door is more outlet than LVHM.

The hotel does deliver a nice touch with frangrant items as a part of turndown - and had made a note about the last night with a special momento. However, turndown is also know as night service and would be better delivered around 7 pm rather than just after 5 pm.

In summary: few edges to polish but still a gem in the Hilton jewellery.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

I'm a regular traveller to Melbourne and on nights that I have to stay I like somewhere that is uncomplicated, friendly and has great service.

The Hilton South Wharf was an accidental find, but one I will keep going back to - for a start it is new and clean, the staff make your stay effortless, and I leave next day with a sense of being well looked after. The hotel is also within walking distance to the Casino and a myriad of restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

Friendly and professional personnel. Particularly Toby in the restaurant.
Fantastic food.

Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Geelong
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

Like all Hilton Hotels we stay at, it's an absolute pleasure!!!
Comfy beds, electronic block out blinds, range of pillows and pure comfort!! A close walk to Casino, trams, trains and everything South Wharf has to offer. Pay $20 parking at Wilsons overnight and get your ticket validated at reception. Our hotel of choice in Melbourne.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2011

Stayed in King Riverview apartment. Everything was the best. Bed was fantastic, absolutely huge. Bathroom also huge with great shower. Little luxuries like an expresso coffee machine also very impressive.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

We stayed at the Hilton during the ashes cricket in December. We have been to Melbourne frequently and have struggled in the past to find a good quality hotel without paying excessive nightly rates and this seems to be the place. The rooms are a good size for a weekend/short stay visit. The bed was in that really comfortable american style where your feet can't touch the floor when you sit on it. The rooms were very clean and what you would expect in a four star city hotel. The hotel is at the end of the restaurant/bar scene on the south bank and is a good 15-20 min walk to cbd (depending on heat). The outlet mall is just next door to the hotel if you want to have a quick shopping fix. If the walk sounds too long, the tram stop is only about a 5 min walk away. The location is the compromise for getting a quality room at a lesser rate. The only small gripe I have is that on Boxing day we were advised that there would be a surcharge on the breakfast due to the public holiday. We had checked in after midnight christmas day so was too tired to argue the point, however, I think this is a totally unacceptable practice and was disappointed that the hotel felt the need to do this. Otherwise, we had a good stay and would return.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Address: 2 Convention Centre Place | South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#13 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#19 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Melbourne South Wharf 4*
Number of rooms: 396
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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