The Sebel Melbourne
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Yet another early start today, we walked down to Manchester Press.. a gorgeous wee cafe down a lane way I certainly wouldn't have even looked down before my day exploring Melbourne! On one corner there was a outdoor equipment shop, and on the other just a brick building. It almost looked dodgy down there. The cafe itself was really funky with crazy …
The forecast was quite correct (hence the stay in a hotel) the weather has deteriorated somewhat. Yesterday was quite cold (about 16C) with a bitter wind which made it feel colder. The gauling thing is that they are having a heat wave at home.
But....we don't let that spoil our fun do we? On Thursday we went to see Vinnie and Hils' new …
... Our famous 'side ways glance' took over mine and Mo's faces...
We turn around after hearing a battle cry, to see a whole army of nerds playing sword fights. I was creasing up (almost as much as when I saw Moses work uniform). They proper went for it! Running full pelt at each other with these ...
... had camera views so you could see the plane taking off and landing - you could also watch the terrain below. Flying across Australia through the dawn and sunrise gave a real sense of the scale and beauty of the country and also the vast wilderness of the seemingly endless red and barren interior of this stunning land. The Outback! As we settled into our hotel, which is set in the heart of the city, just on the Yarra ...
... outside chance of sunshine. It did break through the clouds a bit but the wind made it impossible to go on the beach, with everyone opting for the grass next to it. I don't feel like I've got enough of a tan, but temperatures are expected to pick up in mid January when the tennis is on, and I'll be in New Zealand where the sun is even more intermittent. Christchurch forecast is good for tomorrow though. Back in Melbourne I left the beach when all I could see in the distance ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sebel Melbourne
My room looked out onto a blank wall and was very gloomy. Apart from that it was comfortable and well located.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Sebel Melbourne
The Sebel is very centrally located in Melbourne, being converted from an old bank. It has been thoroughly modernised without losing the charm - the original tellers windows are still intact in the bar/lobby, and it has beautiful cornicing throughout the public rooms.
All ok but nothing to write home about..
Everything was just ok. Perfunctory staff, food average, especially compared to the other places we ate at in Melbourne. Typical business hotel but good location.
Absolutely Fabulous!!! Loved it to death!!!
I cant tell you how fabulous the staff, the location and the overall experience was!
I would love to spend the rest of my life in that place!
Will definately book again.
Another great stay at the Sebel
This is my second stay at the Sebel - the first being a couple of years ago.
The Sebel is still in great condition. The suite was very clean and spacious - I'm not sure if they are all the same size though. The bathroom was spotless and having a washing machine is a bonus.
I did not eat at the hotel, so I can't comment on the food.
The staff were friendly and efficient.
The locations is excellent - it's very close to all things central including transportation.
The only reason I am giving this an 'above average' rating and not 'excellent' is that I have also stayed at the Sofitel in Melbourne and nothing will top those views.
I stayed at the Sebel for 2 nights in March with my best friend and we both absolutly loved it! The staff were fabulous right from our initial enquiry through to check out. They could not have been more helpful. Especially the guys at the bar (Great cocktails)!
Fantastic hotel, excellent location
We stayed at the Sebel for a 5 day shopping break and really loved it. We had a studio apartment, which was spacious and stylish. Staff were helpful and the location is great. Walking distance to shopping, interesting arcades, Southbank and some great restaurants like the magnificent Italy 1.
Great Hotel - Employees
We stayed at The Sebel in March of this year while vactioning around Australia. This was a great location and great accomodations. Kitchen facilities, laundry facilities were great! The employees, especially at the front desk, went out of their way to make sure we had any assistance we needed and treated us like good friends who had come to visit. We will definitely recommend this hotel - we also stayed at a Sobel in Brisbane and loved it also.
Great hotel even the locals stay and love the service and rooms
I come back to australia quite offen but are from melbroune and have stayed at most of the 5 star hotels in the cbd but keep on returning here as the service is next to none and good vaule for your money if staying ask for a loft room as these come with dinning areas, lounge room ,full kitchen ,upstairs bedroom, 2 tvs, 2 bathrooms and a sofa bed downstairs if guests need to stay over(just in case it helped me out once with vistors)the spa in the room is a godsent in the morning the buffet is great with staff that really want to be there the restaurant for lunch food is great and you feel like dinning in all the time it so much in the middle of all that goes on in the city i couldnt think of a better place to be
I stayed at the Sebel Melbourne in March 2004 and recently in May 2005. I was travelling on business both times but would have stayed here even if I were travelling on holiday.
Loved the sebel
Although the Sebel was undergoing refurbishment when we were there 18 months ago - it is definitely up to the Mirvac standard. great location on Collins.