The Langham, Melbourne
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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 …
... Schrittkombi...), fanden wir ein nettes Restaurant mit Terrasse direkt am Wasser; wir freuten uns über ein feines Znacht und Gax insbesondere über die Tatsache, dass er den Outdoor-Kochlöffel ausnahmsweise nicht schwingen musste. Eingequetscht in ein wiederum mehr als überfülltes Tram ging’s danach etwas zeitiger als am Vortag zurück zum ruhigen Campingareal. Wie vollgestopft die Stadt zu Zeiten von den Australian Open oder des Formel-1-Rennens ist, mögen wir uns gar nicht ...
... in meinem Hirn kramen, bis wir den Strand finden, aber nach einem Kurzbesuch in Altona (ich sag ja, die Einwanderer, nicht gerade einfallsreich...) hatten wir den wichtigen Hinweis bekommen, UEBER die Bruecke zu fahren, da waere es dann gleich. OK - gesagt, getan.... und schon kommt die Erinnerung zurueck und wir haben den Parkplatz schnell gefunden. Doch leider koennen wir hier ja nicht unser Zelt aufstellen, also muessen wir ...
So here's another quick summary of our life in Melbourne, the 2nd time around. Jan and Tez again saved our little lives by having us to stay AGAIN, and after Mealsy moved out of home we became fully fledged adopted daughters. (The favourite ones)! We did move into the city for the final few weeks, joining William in Greenhouse backpackers. (The highlight was clearly bingo on a Wednesday night).
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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.
Langham Melbourne Beaut Little Spot of Luxury
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.
Arriving on an autumn Friday night at around 6.30pm, we were greeted by a queue to access the driveway of the hotel. We had driven into the area via CityLink and taken the Power Street turnoff. We appreciated the fine assistance of the valet parking and bell staff who were very efficient, friendly and fast.
Our check in was delayed due to the long queues of people attending the conference, and the reception staff were not well prepared for our arrival.
Our room was a "classic" (i.e. not a riverview), #2324 with a view of the IBM building directly opposite, as well as a 10 - 20 degree view over South Melbourne and Port Philip Bay.
We enjoyed a buffet dinner, a sit-down dinner, and a buffet lunch organised for the conference. All the food was delicious and beautifully prepared. The service was excellent.
We enjoyed two breakfasts at the Melba Brasserie on level 8 with a view across the river to the city. The breakfast is wonderful, and not to be missed, including excellent coffee with a pot on your table, lovely fruits, hot breakfasts from the buffet cooked while you watch (we had pancakes), and freshly squeezed juice.
On Friday night, we experienced many difficulties with the lift access key and so did many other guests which we encountered. This was a very annoying problem which did not occur on the Saturday or Sunday. Some guests were left unable to access their room level, and had to wait for staff assistance.
In our room, the radio alarm clock had been set to ring at 3am and woke us at this time to our horror. You can imagine that we will be checking these alarm clocks carefully in the future when we stay at hotels. We managed to disarm this annoying device before our second night.
We spent our Saturday enjoying the pool, and also with a visit to the nearby National Gallery of Victoria - International. The pool, located in the Chuan Spa area on level 9, consists of a two lane 15 m lap pool 1.2 m deep with salt water, heated to a pleasant temperature. Adjacent is the spa bath, heated to a high temperature with bubbles. The area is lit with natural light, with pool lights coming on after sunset. A view of the city skyscrapers is spectacular at sunset. The spa area is filled with the fragrance of essential oils.
While we did encounter some difficulties, these were resolved before the end of our stay, resulting in a very satisfactory completion to our visit. We hope that other visitors would receive a stay more approaching perfection as this is definitely a worthy 5 star hotel.
Great first stop
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.
After a 24 hour epic journey and saga, what a relief to arrive at the Langham.
The staff is perpetually smiling and helpful. Check in was a breeze and the room was as advertised...corner with great views of the Yarra and the CBD.
If you can, upgrade to Club level. It is entirely worth the extra few dollars. The "continental" breakfast was a smorgasbord of incredible fruits, cereals, breads, cold cuts, cheeses AND bacon, sausages and poached eggs. The tea had good petit fours and sandwiches and the canapes were filling enough for dinner. Also, there are world papers, including the New York Times, USA Today and German and French dailies. Free internet is also available.
Overall an excellent stay.
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 !!!
Lovely hotel in a great location.
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.
The staff were excellent, the bed very comfortable. I think the restaurant in the hotel is far, far too expensive but there are several more reasonable options close to the hotel, some with lovely patios overlooking the river.
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!