The Langham, Melbourne
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Today we went into the city to meet Grandma and Grandpa who were singing in a choir at St John's Lutheran Church at Southbank. While we were waiting we had a bowl of the best fries and watched the footy. When we met them we hoped in the car ready to go to Ballarat the distance we traveled was 101 km. The population of Ballarat is 85935. Ballarat is …
Many people describe Australians as friendly, which, while true, doesn’t quite capture their true demeanour. The best way to describe Aussies is to call them affable: their friendliness is informal, uncomplicated and delivered with a good dollop of unselfconscious humour. Already we have encountered many examples of this. Arriving at …
We arrive in Melbourne and go through immigration and customs swiftly and wait just a short while before finding Terry, a rep from Tauck (our tour company) who will be overseeing our transportation to our hotel. We meet up with about 8 others arriving on other flights and head to the shuttle bus. Gavin, our driver, is friendly and doesn't seem to …
So…. After the big rap on the weather, we spent Friday looking for the sun and being cold. But at least there was no rain to ruin our day. We wandered around the city, visiting the sites, both old and new. The museum is now the library, but apparently it was originally the library and the then the museum moved in. Don’t know …
Made it to the airport for our little holiday. Standing in the baggage queue at Virgin and the husband notices a familiar ex AFL face. After some brain storming he came up with the name …. Fraser Gehrig. Not that interesting until he ends up sitting next to us on the plane. The husband can never again complain about his legs being too long …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Langham, Melbourne
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Langham, Melbourne
Perfect hotel to start our trip to Australia. We checked in early and were accommodated immediately. We were traveling with my parents for their 50th anniversary. They not only put us in rooms 2 doors apart but also sent them an anniversary dessert. The staff was extremely friendly with questions and travel assistance. The location set us up for easy access for exploring the city and had extension dining options nearby. Our room had a wonderful view of the city and river. The rooms were extremely clean and well appointed. I would definately recommend this hotel.
Perched on the banks of the Yarra, the Langham Melbourne is squeezed in tightly between the tower blocks of a now crowded Melbourne Southbank. We attended as a family, where we participated in a conference held at the hotel. Its difficult to describe the address of this hotel (and no one I know has ever heard of the Langham Hotel), but many remember it as the old Sheraton Towers.
Melbourne has changed a lot in the last decade. The southside of the Yarra has undergone a renaissance of sorts. The Langham, along with the theatre and museums are a great anchor for the south shore.
This is a really first class hotel. The staff are helpful and efficient. I stayed here twice during a five week holiday in Australia, once with my mum and my sister when we went to the Tennis and again with my partner because I was so impressed with the hotel. If given the opportunity I would most definately stay here again. Very convenient to shops, restuarants and Federation Square.
A Melbourne Gem
This Hotel is sure to become one of Melbournes finest. It has been there for quite a few years but know as the Sheraton. Over the last 18 months Langham have taken over this hotel and are renovating it without any interferance to the patronage of the hotel. The spa and gym are up there with the leading spas of the world and the service outstanding both in the hotel and spa.The Hotel is also central to the heart of Melbourne and all the fine resturants on the banks of the river. This is definetly the best in Melbourne.
Luxurious hotel with fabulous position
The Langham Hotel formally known as the Sheraton Towers is situated overlooking the Yarra River at Southgate with stunning views. Close to shops, cafes and restaurants. A easy walk across footbridge to Flinders Street Station and the main CBD. The foyer and reception area on second floor are elegantly furnished creating a impressive entrance.
PROS: Short walk to city and casino. Heaps of cafes, restaurants and bars near by. Luxurious spacious rooms with large marble bathrooms. All modern facilities, mini bar, internent connection, hair-dyer, air-conditioning, laundry service, inhouse movies and room service. Fabulous breakfast and fine dining restaurant.
CONS: Expensive - but who cares !!!
We recently spent three days in Melbourne during an Australian vacation and were at the Langham Hotel. This hotel is in a wonderful location, right on the South bank of the Yarra River, between the Crown Casino and the Southgate shopping complex. It is also within walking distance of the Art Museum, the theatre and the botanical gardens. There is a pedestrian bridge right outside the hotel, which you can use to cross the river to go to Federation Square or for shopping. There is a wonderful esplanade behind the hotel,which extends for some distance along the river for walking.
Hotel was ok
Very nice looking hotel and the food was great. very upset we how cold the pool was, but the chuan spa was very nice. Impressed with the club floor. I would stay at the langham again, but only for the club floor, there are much better hotel rooms and hotel pools in melbourne, westin, grand hyatt, crown.
Oh, gosh, a Four Seasons Equivilent
Superbly located on the south bank of the Yarra river. Close to all public transportation, attractions, etc. The room had a guide with suggestions what to see with explicit directions how to use public transportation to get there. Concierge was most helpful with directions how to drive to the business I was auditing. The hotel is just beautiful but expect a price to match. $15 australian for a martini. The buffet breakfast was robust with made to order omelets, etc. I would definitely stay here again. The room was beautifully appointed. Bathroom was completely tiled in marble - someone had really great taste when this was specced out.
Stayed in the Langham foe a week in February really impressed. Great location staff really friendly - food great!