First with the negative: Although the room itself is large, the very small bathroom is a letdown here, and the shower is in the bath itself. I much prefer a free standing shower as I’m always concerned about having an accident when clambering over a bath rail to a floor. On past stays, a loofa has been provided with the toiletries, and a comb, but not on this occasion. (I actually found myself in need of a comb.) Rant over. On the upside, the bathroom has magnified mirror, which has an inbuilt light, making shaving, or applying make-up, easier.
The club lounge is excellent value at the Sofitel, with light offering for luncheon, as well as pre-dinner drinks and canapés. Along with standard breakfast fare such as cereals, yoghurt, bacon, and so on, some additional breakfast items can be ordered from the menu.
I dined in the Sofitel Restaurant, No.35 which I tend to do when staying here. In my view it has a fairly limited menu for vegetarians though.
The Bell staff in the car arrival area are always prompt to help with luggage in and out of vehicles.
I requested a slightly later than normal check-out to allow me fresh’n up after a meeting and before my flight and this was granted despite the fact that it was on a Friday leading into a busy weekend and this was much appreciated. I do like the Sofitel but do hope that next stay I have a room with a better bathroom!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is at the Paris end of Collins Street, in the heart of the city's premier shopping, dining and theatre district, just minutes from the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. This award-winning hotel has 363 luxurious rooms that begin from level 36 offering breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room is complemented by modern furnishings, mood lighting, LED\LCD or Plasma televisions and iPod|MP3 connection. Marble bathrooms offer automated low level lighting and French amenities.Enjoy modern dining in No35, high tea occasions in Sofi's Lounge or stylish cocktails in the Atrium Bar On 35.For meetings and events, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is one of the city’s most comprehensive integrated hotel conference venues offering 12 individual meetings venues with comprehensive audio-visual services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Hotel Melbourne
- Accor Melbourne On Collins
- Melbourne Sofitel