Crowne Plaza Melbourne
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"The meek may inherit the earth - but they will never win games of football."
- Mick Malthouse, Legendary AFL Coach
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After the debacle that was yesterday I decided to venture out with a fresh perspective, having had a good night's sleep. I am staying right in the heart of Melbourne so exploring was going to be easy. After having a bit of a sleep in (8 am is sleeping in if you can believe that!! And this is vacation!!), a hearty breakfast...thank God it was a …
Vi har nu været en dag i Melbourne og skal rejse videre i morgen.
Vi er en meget træt familie.
I dag mødtes vi med Peter (dansker) og fik nogle fif til at komme rundt, vi var bl.a ude at køre med sporvogn og på Victoria Market, en stor markedsplads, med alt fra legetøj til mad.
Vi forsøgte at få fat i en …
This is the second leg of my Australia training event. I'll be here for two weeks conducting training.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Melbourne
We stayed at this hotel from 28/9/06 to 04/10/06 which is one of their busiest times being the AFL Grand Final. The hotel was fully booked and extremely busy however we were made to feel like we were the only people there. We went with 3 other couples and we all recommend this hotel. From the concierge, to the Lobby bar staff, to cleaners they all had a welcoming smile and were helpful in every single way. The rooms were extremely clean, the decor lovely and the beds very comfortable. We have travelled to Melbourne for the last 4 years but this was our 1st stay at this hotel. I can guarantee I will not be staying anywhere else on our future visits to Melbourne. This is the place to stay. You cannot go wrong. Location is great, opposite the Crown Casino and the trams stop right at your door. Do yourself a favour and give this hotel a go. You will not be disappointed.
Stayed at this property for one night about two weeks after it was rebranded as a Crowne Plaza. Left the day before the Commonwealth Games began. Melbourne was buzzing.
Certainly a cut above most HIs I've stayed at (someone has actually thought avout the colour scheme and decor in the rooms) with rooms spacious enough and a good location.
Message from teabag
My wife and I stayed for a week at the holiday inn in October and had a great time. The location of the hotel is great - just a short walk to the centre of town and the great restaurants along the Yarra. We found the service to be very good and the staff friendly and helpful - particularly AJ in the bar, who serves a mean coffee!
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Melbourne in May 2005 for a business trip and really enjoyed my stay. I had an upgraded room with a view of the Crown Casino complex across the street & river (definitely worth the extra money). Every hour, the casino's many outside towers shot huge flames of fire into the air in varying sequences - quite something to see from your room's wall-to-wall windows and in-person just a few minutes away by foot.
Good points: Lobby and lobby bar are stylish and pleasant, guest services (aka concierge) helpful, location is good for the Casino and CBD.
Great view and quality service
This Holiday Inn is one of the best in the chain and offers really good value for money. The executive rooms are a high standard and the view down the Yarra River is amazing. Overall the location is super being close to Spencer Street station (where the airport shuttle buses terminate) and the town centre. Several tram lines pass the door so access to any part of Melbourne is quick, easy and cheap. The hotel food was great whether dinner or breakfast. The business service centre was available 24 hours per day and internet access was free.
More a business hotel and not much atmosphere but the service, rooms and food more than made up for this deficiency.
I will certainly use this hotel again.
We - my girlfriend and I - arrived at the hotel at 5 o'clock in the morning after a *very* long flight.
Best views! Amazing Location!
Attended meetings in melbourne and aussie friend told me to stay at the Holiday Inn. Great choice. I had a view overlooking the beautiful Yarra River and with great modern rooms with floor to ceiling windows I had the best view. At night you can watch the fire flame display next to the casino from your room window. View was worth the extra dollars. Right next to the convention & exhibition center where there was a great boat show on. Hotel has a good bar, nice breakfast, and a unreal chinese restaurant. Will stay here again and recommend this hotel especially because of the staff. Also free 24 hour internet in business centre!
Good location for casino
Perfect location smack opposite the Crown casino complex and with lovely river views. 5 minutes walk to the city centre and only 10 minutes to the beach at St Kilda (by tram).The crown casino must be seen to be believed - it is huge with restaurants, bars, cinemas etc. a weeks holiday in itself. The hotel is just about what you would expect from a holiday inn. Very clean and comfortable but no character. The outdoor swimming pool is only small. All in all a good clean hotel in a perfect location to explore Melbourne city.