All in all another great stay in Melbourne. It's a fun place and the hotel is well located to Melbourne trams which can get you everywhere. Don't forget to see the Concierge for your tram tickets...easiest way. We also always take the Skybus from the airport and walk the 10 minutes to Collins Street but there is also a free shuttle from the Skybus terminal. Don't take a taxi from the airport..it will cost you over $60 and take twice as long!
Would recommend you become an Ambassador with IHG hotels just because you can get a room upgrade and free weekend night stay that pays for membership which is around $200 per year.
We got Room 321 in the Rialto building (much better than the other side of the hotel) and this room was huge. The ceilings must have been 15 feet high which really made the room feel light and airy and very large. Rm 321 is on Collins Street so you will hear noise (trams and a couple of drunks) but not a problem at all...the tram noise made us feel like we were in Melbourne. Another advantage of the room is that you have natural light.
Hotel is in a great location..10 minute walk to CBD and on 2 major tram routes so you can get anywhere with ease (ask the Concierge team for your tram tickets).
Another great stay at this beautiful historic hotel with great staff and great rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrated as one of the world’s hottest and best new hotels by both Conde Nast Traveler and Wallpaper* magazines, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a fascinating example of the city’s fusion of old and new. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto represents the resurrection of one of the city’s last remaining examples of 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture into a timeless and inspiring luxury hotel. Its city centre location on Collins Street is at the heart of the laneways, attractions and experiences that give Melbourne its international appeal. Behind the Gothic façade is a sleek yet intimate hotel that is home to two very different bars – the Bluestone Wine Lounge and the Market Lane Bar – and a variety of dining establishments, including Alluvial Restaurant and Guy Grossi’s exciting new venture, Merchant. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto has also teamed up with Shannon Bennett, providing valet parking for his new Vue de monde restaurant on the 55th floor of the adjacent Rialto building. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s warmth and exceptional service belies its size, with more than 250 guest rooms across two soaring wings, including a stunning collection of suites as well as the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge and facilities for premium guests. The hotel’s rooftop is also a destination itself, home to the kitchen’s own market garden and beehives, the Scandinavian-inspired swimming pool and the glass-encased fitness centre overlooking the Melbourne cityscape. Also available is the luxurious candle-lit East Day Spa offering east-meets-west treatments and therapies. Before guests arrive, they can take advantage of the concierges’ passion and Insider knowledge of the city. Chief Concierge, James Ridenour and his team are the key to authentic experiences of the real Melbourne and everything the city has to offer. ... more less
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