Stamford Plaza Melbourne
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Met up with the sisters (Anita and Jessie) and the nieces (Aleisha and Tiana).
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Stamford Plaza Hotel
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We had not originally planned on heading to Melbourne but after rearranging the time we spent traveling along the east coast it turned out we had time to squeeze it in. We booked a return flight from Sydney for $95 with Tigerair. This would give us three days to explore the cultural city.
On arriving into Melbourne airport we took the Skybus into central station ($28 return) and from there the tram to ...
... to take pictures of all the things we found, but we decided against going back seeing as we were more than halfway into the hunt. We ended up at Fed Square about half an hour before any other group, and we went to Krispy Kreme and 7-Eleven, as well as completing some of the student surveys. It was frustrating (but funny now) that Mr Daw had gotten his things mixed up, and we had to walk all the way from Fed Square to Southern Cross Station. It was a fun ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Nice except for size and noise
I stayed at the stamford plaza over the weekend with my family and was a little disappointed. Our suite had 2 bedrooms and the second bedroom was so small that I had to crawl over the bed to get in and out. The stamford is also dirictly behind a very ugly and noisy construction site, which starts at 7.00 am in the morning including Sat and Sun. So be aware.
Over the years I've stayed at this hotel about 12 times, just returning today from another visit there. I do stay at other hotels in Melbourne too.
I recently stayed at Stamford Plaza with a group of friends for New Years eve. When we first arrived we were very happy with the hotel room, very nice furnishing and a good sized room. Was vry diappointed to find after getting out of the shower that there was no hairdryer in the room as stated, had to wait 2 hours for one to brought up to the room.
My husband and I stayed at the Stamford in June 2004. For an advertised 5 star hotel we were expecting something with a bit more style and excellence! We found the room to be cluttered with big lamps, out dated furniture and wall hangings. The kitchen was barely a kitchen at all as we had to share some plates and cutlery between us during breakfast.
The Spa bath sounded great but it was ancient and noisey. Also there was no Foxtel (cable TV), which could prove to be an annoyance if you go during league season...
Friendly and comfortable hotel
once or twice a year my husband and I have a weekend in the city, to see a show, have dinner and explore new places etc. this was our first visit at the stamford, which we found to be friendly, first rate accommodation, staff who were genuinely courteous, especially the staff at Harrys bar and restaurant!!! we will definitely be back, and have no problem in recommending the stamford to others.
we stayed 16/7/04.
Highly unrecommended. Now there's an interesting story for you.
I've stayed in the excellent Stamford Plaza hotel in Melbourne on several occasions suring 2003 and 2004. I have to say that it has been excellent on each occasion. The rooms are very well decorated and the facilities (including the pool and spa) are very good indeed. Room service has always been on time, is relatively competitive price wise and the menu is good. Staff have always been very efficient and helpful. I have no hesistation in recommending this hotel to my colleagues and friends.
Excellent value during Aus. Open 2002
I stayed there during the Aus. summer, specifically for the first week of the Aus. Open, when demand is probably highest. The location is excellent (within walking distance to Rod Laver Arena, and close to everything downtown), the rooms are very modern and moderately luxurious, the price was more than fair for a studio including breakfast (and with great exchange rates at that time, dirt cheap). The breakfasts (can be served in your room; you can choose from room service, e.g., eggs, bacon, etc.) were huge but the quality of cooking was not excellent. Service was ok but not gracious (in contrast to the Hotel Intercontinental Sydney, for example). I would definitely stay there again.
Excellent service. Great Location. Close to all the Melbourne attractions. Very spacious rooms. Highly Recommended.
Best break ever!
Every November (except for 2002) my girlfriend & I get away to Melbourne for a 4 night weekend. We always stay at the Stamford plaza.
We arrive Friday, Friday night we go to The Purple Onion jazz bar in Flinders Lane. Saturday is the shopping bus tour, Staurday night is the Casino. Sunday is Queen Victoria Markets, Sunday night is theatre night. Monday is Fitzroy/St.Kilda/city shopping. Monday night is dinner in Lygon Street. Tuesday we grab whatever shopping we forgot or over looked & then fly home. We get all our Xmas shopping, personal shopping, meals & accomodation for under $2,000 each. Add up what you spend on Xmas each year & you'll be shocked. We love it so much we do it every year.