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“Nicely furnished, new hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

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Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Ranked #20 of 156 Hotels in Melbourne
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Nicely furnished, new hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Nice, new hotel. Room and bathroom very tastefull furnished, great bed. Location on waliking distance from the old city centre and part of the new river development, only no swimming pool.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lex50
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Dear Guest,

I am very happy to read your comments about your recent stay and glad that you found the location and service levels of the hotel to your satisfaction. Hope to see you return soon....safe travels.


Brett Christ
General Manager
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Stayed for 2 nites in late March 2012. Very spacious rooms and Amazing view from the 15th floor. Besides an DFO outlet that was open till 9pm on the Friday. Good parking rate for guests on the Carpak besides the hotel that you just pay $20 dollar for the day. Great service overall from the staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay ! Hope to see you soon...

Safe travels...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

One of our best hotel stays ever. The hotel itself is beautifully appointed, in a dockside type style, using lots of wood - which makes it feel like you are staying in a classy boat. Rooms are spacious, with a large bathroom that comes with a separate bath and shower area and well stocked up with high quality toilet amenities. Equipped with Hilton's usual standards of an extremely comfortable bed with their exceptional pillows - sleep quality is without doubt ranking at the very top end of the range. Noise insulation seems to be of solid standards as we hear no noise at all from the busy roads nearby.

We were provided a room with a city view on a high floor - this i think is worth while upgrading or requested for as it overlooks the Yarra River and provides you with a beautiful view of Southgate.

Location wise - not the most perfect if you want the city at the doorstep. But convenient enough especially given the difference in rates of this hotel versus the other hotels right in the heart of the city. Its approximately 5 minute walk away to the tram stop, which provides you with direct trams to the city and will get you to Elizabeth Street/Collins Street in approximately 10 minutes. Crown Casino is also a 5 minute walk, the Direct Factory Outlet (which has got good shopping deals), is literally next door and has a food court inside. You could walk to the city in about 20 minutes or so.

We had the breakfast included into our package - the buffet is not the most extensive we have seen but most importantly, food quality was good and we loved the fact that they provide take away coffees.

A very special mention has to be made for the staff at the breakfast buffet. Service with a smile was definitely the motto over here and every staff member was helpful, polite and made breakfast into a warm, sunny affair. Kudos to the staff and the manager here - simply amazing to wake up to such wonderful service.

Just one little gripe - the concierge/bell hop staff should be trained in the same way. For all 3 days we were there - smiles were lacking and unfortunately, the concierge staff are the first you see upon entering the hotel everyday. We struggled into the hotel with our luggage after arriving by taxi and in full view of concierge and bell hop staff who were not attending to anyone at that time. Not one staff made eye contact nor assisted and this is a real pity as this does not live up to the otherwise fantastic experience we have always had with Hilton hotels.

Otherwise, we would highly recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to return on our next visit to Melbourne.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank carrotnose_snowman
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your comments.
I really appreciate your feedback regarding our Breakfast and will surely share this with the entire Team. I also value your notes regarding Concierge and will discuss this with our Chief Concierge. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.

Once again, thank you for your time....Safe travels...
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I had a great stay here on my visit to Melbourne, facilities were great, room was spacious and modern and the view of the city was beautiful. My only problem was the location, while not bad, it was a bit of a trek to all main areas. The hotel staff were wonderful - we left one day in between our stay to drive the Great Ocean Road and I had left my camera in my room although we had already checked out. They were able to locate it quickly and keep it safe for when we returned.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay !

Brett Christ
General Manager
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

WE've stayed at this Hotel twice now.....we never go back to the same place as we always want to try something new. But after our first time for one night - it wasn't long enough, so the next time we stayed for 2 nights. We booked online and ticked the upgrade option and upon check in for an extra $30 a night, we were upgraded and received 'Club priveledge'. The views over the yarra, rooms breakfast is fantastic. The only thing it misses is a pool. The restraurant was lovely although next time we'll do tappas in the bar.
Love Love Love this Hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Dear Guest,

I was really happy to read your comments about your recent stay.

Glad you enjoyed the view from your room and our Executive Lounge. Hope to see you return soon....safe travels.


Brett Christ
General Manager
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Hotel was ideally located next to melbourne Convention centre where i was attending a conference. Hotel is new and open plan. the rooms were well appointed withy good size bathrooms with shower and sepaarte bath. The design reminds me of a lockwood house with the wood panelling. It didn't have the upmarket feel of other Hiltons but service was good and location excellent.
they have a coffee shop which was great to grab a coffee from and the bar was used by conference attendees to have separate meetings. Air conditioning was quiet and effective.
Next door is an outlet mall which has a pretty good food hall, and the shopping was well worth the visit. A 15 minute walk to Bourke street mall meant we were close to everything but in a quiet part of town. The casino and associated restaraunts are a 3 minute walk away, which just reaffirmed the location

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank irishkiwitraveller
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Dear Guest,

I was very pleased to read your comments about your recent stay and glad that you found the location and service levels of the hotel to your satisfaction. Hope to see you return soon....


Brett Christ
General Manager
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The hotel is new, well-appointed, and efficient. Ii is located close to the Convention Centre but across the river from the Central Business District. Main problem is that it is DARK. Hallways, rooms, lobby all have that minimal lighting that is supposed to be trendy but is actually rather uncomfortable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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HiltonSouthWharf, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. I apprecite your feedback and have shared this with my entire team.
We are always looking for constructive feedback to improve our product and services.

Hope you enjoyed your stay.

Regards,

Brett Christ
General Manager
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Property: Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Address: 2 Convention Centre Place | South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#13 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#19 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Melbourne South Wharf 5*
Number of rooms: 396
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is located in the riverside South Wharf leisure precinct, on the banks of the Yarra River. Overlooking heritage sheds filled with dining and bar options and the Polly Woodside tall ship, the 396 bedroom hotel is a 10 minute walk to Etihad Stadium, the Melbourne Aquarium, Crown Entertainment Complex and Southbank. The free City Circle tram stops just across the river from the hotel, taking guests to the historic city centre, renowned Melbourne laneways and major tourist attractions. At the hotel, it is easy to indulge and relax, no matter what the occasion. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views from every room, the Relaxation and Yarra Suites offer dramatic ambiance for a romantic getaway. The unique Two-Bedroom Suites are ideal for families or for longer stays. The expansive executive lounge features a riverside outdoor terrace on which to enjoy an aperitif at the end of a day's sightseeing, and complimentary breakfast. The hotel also offers in-room spa and massage services, a spacious complimentary Fitness Centre, upmarket Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen and casual Caffe Cino. The hotel offers guests the expertise of the Hilton brand, and the bold styling, intimate service and stylish boutique touches of an innovative, modern hotel - a perfect city getaway. ... more   less 
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