Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
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Arrived on a Saturday and having a dAy off on sunday was cool. Learning Push in 2 days was a little bit pressured. Must make sure i type up the notes from the Push tech so I have them for the next time! Crew here are great - Fallen for the lovely Ty who has broken me by telling me he is 21! So tired here! (must be the jet lag and the earring from …
... is via toll roads, which was a relatively new experience, especially being alone in the car. It became more nerve wracking when B realised she'd be driving through the city to get there! After exiting one freeway, B ended up in South Wharf, and then had to drive through some streets on the outskirts of the city, before heading through the Burnley Tunnel. The traffic was so banked up in the tunnel you had to wait at traffic lights to enter the ...
... the years, excluding home and car purchases, I have aimed to keep my bank balance higher than the year before. This year, I aim to break that rule without any qualms. On top of smug, picture me just a little bit wicked and gleeful at my wickedness. That will do for today. I must now settle to the selection of a ripping yarn, designed for indulgent reading in airport lounges. For smug and slightly wicked people like me, that is a task full of delight and anticipation. ...
... been devastated by Black Saturday and is now rebuilt.
At Marysville we walked to Steavenson Falls and visited Bruno's Sculpture Garden,, his sculptures were amazing! Then drove back via Healesville, lots of wineries there. Another day, we went to Yarra Junction to the Upper Yarra Museum and the Blue Lotus Water Garden.
Many afternoons were spent ...
... chatted - it was really quite nice, we had a fantastic time. Our children are growing up way too fast... Afterwards we took the kids down to the beach and showed them the infamous Brighton Beach Houses.
Being so close, we also decided to visit the site of 'The Block' 2014. Trace and the boys watch the show every night and couldn't resist a look! It's in a great spot ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
My husband and I stayed three nights at the Sofitel November 2005 in one of the newly refurbished suites. The suite was spacious, well laid out and best of all had a fantastic view of the city and beyond. The walls are almost entirely of floor length windows, really giving you a birds eye view. The hotel is situated in a small shopping complex and within walking distance of the city center and only a few blocks away from the Regent Theatre and the train station. The rooms were fresh, very clean and the beds were made up with sheet type duvet covers. This means they are washed after every visit and you don't mind sitting on them, a plus in my book. Closet space was very good and had plenty of room. A nice touch was the flat screen TV. The bathroom was of good size, the only thing I would liked to have had would be a seperate shower and bath.
Good choice for Melbourne
Nice hotel convenient to meetings, shoppings, and Melbourne's best restaurants. The rooms are high up and I was given a nice renovated room. The view was excellent. Up to the quality of the best hotels in Sydney or Melbourne. I would stay here again.
We stay at the Sofitel every year for our Wedding Anniversary (which we have done for the last 8 years )Each year the service keeps deteriorating. There were so many stuff ups and incidents of poor service that it really ruined our stay. Yeah the views are great, yeah Cafe La Breakfast is great, but it's all about the service. The majority of staff we dealt with had poor customer service skills. Do not go expecting good service, you won't find it here!
My friend and I stayed in a suite for just one night, on the eve of her wedding. The hotel is being renovated and we had a newly appointed room, which was beautiful. A bonus was the sofa bed in the huge lounge-room; also the complimentary plunger coffee available in the room, and the extra-late checkout. The hotel staff also allowed us to have a pre-wedding gathering in the room with friends and family before we departed. The views were awesome, and we got a really great price for the room - perhaps because of the renovations taking place within the hotel. If I had to complain, I would say that there was a bit of dust - probably from the renovations - circulating through the air-con, which made sleeping a little uncomfortable. But overall, a great stay.
For the past few years we have been staying at the Sofitel because we liked it and were a member of their loyalty club. The hotel is located on levels 36?? upwards of a high rise building and has the most amazing views of Melbourne. The windows in the bedrooms are floor to ceiling in height which gives the nicely decorated rooms a feeling of openness and light. We stayed here for our wedding night this time and there was a lovely free bottle of champagne waiting for us on arrival.
We stayed here for 3 nights. I have to say that I was quite disappointed in the service we received overall. Firstly, rennovations are happening until October 2005 (beware!), but I wasn't told this when I booked or upon arrival. Was taken up tp the 40th floor and as soon as we got into the room the jack-hammering began above. I could actually hear the workers footsteps above me. Once we informed the front desk, we were told the noise would stop at 5pm (it was 1pm at this stage). After much discussion, we was moved to a lower floor. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that my husband and I were 'very lucky to be moved at all'. Hmmmmm.
I made all of the reservations, e.g. hotel, tours, and shuttle with the Chief Concierge at this hotel. Initially, I was unable to get in touch with the concierge by e-mail, but finally I was telephoned by this person, which I thought was wonderful. I received a profuse apology and an offer of complimentary pick-up by hotel limousine upon arrival at the airport - what a treat, and after arrival and giving the chief concierge our verbal thanks and an appreciative gratuity, we were told our return to the airport would also be by hotel limousine at no cost. This was most gracious and really topped off our most delightful stay at the hotel, etc. until we checked out and found the hotel limousine charges added to our bill. I adamantly informed the front desk clerk of the c
A little disappointed
Stayed at the Sofitel mid 2003 and was a little disappointed. I was expecting a bit more for the 5 star price tag. The views were absolutely the best in Melbourne, however the room was small (and we upgraded from standard), only above average amenities in rooms, bathroom was nice. but again expected much more for 5 star.
Loved the Views
We recently stayed at the Sofitel Hotel on Collins street, Melbourne. At all times the staff were most welcoming and helpful but the thing that made the experience so memorable for me were the views from any of the windows -e.g our room on the 38th floor, or the restaurant/dining room on the 35th floor -absolutely amazing at any time of day, but magical at night with all the lights of the city twinkling away before you. the rooms were very comfortable with all the usual appointments you would expect to find in a hotel room, mini-bar, hairdryer, dressing gowns, computer/fax access etc The hotel is situated within walking distance of the main city shopping area and there are many restaurants in the vicinity.I would reccommend the Sofitel to anyone visiting Melbourne.
We stayed on the 40th floor overlooking Melbourne. Trams outside the front entrance. Staff are courteous and cannot help you enough. Internet access in rooms and private room near Reception. Room service immediate. Want to go there again. Staff treat guests with a lot of respect. Environment relaxed and top class rooms.