Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 269
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lofty21 All round good
The only issue that we really had was that the mattress needs to be replaced. It had the rise in the middle from age.
29 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daffy14 Welcome Back
On arrival there was a friendly greeting from Paolo, who quickly went about registering. We went to our room and commenced our relaxation. There was Happy Hour so we took advantage of that, followed by a great meal. The bar staff and food waiters were excellent.
The men urinal behind the front desk needs some attention as discussed with staff.
Looking forward to our next visit.
29 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strangybow Business & Pleasure in The Heart of Melbourne
I have stayed at this hotel for both business and for personal vacations to Melbourne. From a business standpoint it is in an excellent location on the edge of the Melbourne CBD and the new Docklands development, with easy access to the freeway to the airport.
For exploring Melbourne for pleasure it offers a whole heap more. It sits on the edge of the tram system with access to both North/South and East/West tram routes. So whether you want to explore St. Kilda, Toorak Road, Chapel Street, Port Melbourne, or Bridge Road factory label outlets etc. they are all just a tram ride away - and it's so easy with the Melbourne MyKi travel card.
The MCG is a short 20 minute walk as is the heart of Docklands. The Melbourne Exhibition Centre and attached Duty Free Outlets are only 10 minutes walk. Southbank and The Crown Casino complex are only a five minute walk.
I stay about 60-70 nights a year in IHG hotels in the various chains they own. This is probably not the most luxurious of them, but the staff are definitely the most friendly and welcoming of any that I've stayed in in Australia, Asia, the US and Europe. My guess is that this is because it is not a very large hotel.
So whether for business purposes or as a base to explore Melbourne, I would highly recommend this hotel.
24 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cardi superb staff
In particular John and Michelle, the chefs and Paul the concierge were helpful and friendly enhancing my holiday experience. Paul assisted me in organising my time with day trips in the area. The restaurant food was fine, with breakfast a particular highlight due to the attention to detail provided by the chefs and waitresses. Niki on reception was cheerful and obliging, indeed I thought the staff generally were a credit to your organisation.
21 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skippy50 Good location and friendly
We checked in on my birthday and the member of staff recognised this and made an additional fuss of me - a nice touch. Our room was clean and comfortable, though we struggled with the air-con, and the bathroom was fine. The Grand Prix was on when we stayed so the hotel was very busy, and at quite a high cost, but staff were overall efficient and only one panic when the incorrect labels were attached to our cases to be stored for the day. The location is good to be able to walk into town or across the river, as well as to the free city circle tram - recommend by the receptionist. A hotel that we would return to.
17 April 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by barbie doll Relaxed atmosphere, great food, wine and coffee
I ran in the run for the kids, it was good to be able to eave my bag when I arrived and during my run. The staff couldn't do enough to help.
16 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BazandViv Well located hotel with great facilities
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Room size and layout was extremely comfortable. Quiet location. Bar and breakfast staff very pleasant and efficient
15 April 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CCB Traveller Great bed
Stayed here recently for a weekend. The bed was one of the best hotel beds I have come across, so comfortable. Great location within walking distance to CBD, trams, trains and just down the road from the airport (Spencer Street) city drop off. Would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend.
15 April 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by constant travel Room was OK, sort off?
Air conditioning dripped water onto carpet during stay. Staff not very friendly. I found this unusual as most Holiday Inns have great friendly Staff.
When I went to tell them about the water on the Tuesday morning the male staff were only interested in speaking to females. So I gave up waiting and didn't bother anymore. It is not my carpet that will rot away.
As for coffee at night when we returned to the Hotel. Cannot complain about the service, Yes I can no one looks at you and you are left standing there until at last they decide to grace you with some service. They should at least acknowledge you while you are waiting and within hands reach.
I will pay the extra for customer service but this Holiday Inn didn't offer this.
What a let down
14 April 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JHPD Ideal Location and close to Transport.
We have stayed at this hotel a few times and would return. Service and staff are well up to standard. Rooms are clean and well serviced. However there was one thing that was not up to our expectations. Do not book this hotel should you want a romantic stay.
13 April 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bad experiance Bad experiance
I had a very bad experiance in these hotel as below:
1) Very poor and unstable wifi signal.
2) Screw up big time on my bill payment and event after few follow up call to the hotel yet the problem had not solved!
13 April 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Koala69 Good location, good value
We enjoyed our stay. Comfortable accomodation. Good value.
29 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hampton Springs The best staff of any hotel I've been to.....
This hotel is the only place I now stay in Melbourne the location, decor, quality of food and best of all the staff.
The staff go beyond your expectations every time. Nothing is too much trouble, they are there to help with everything at any time. Everything is good about this hotel, but the staff are second to none.
27 March 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ruby01 Very Happy!
Location was excellent.. Staff super friendly and helpful.. Room was clean modern comfortable.. Breakfast was delish! Thank you!
26 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHPD Convenient place for the Football
Stay here often mainly because of the convenience to Etihad Stadium. Service is excellent and the staff helpful at all times. The rooms are of a good size and outside noise is minimal. Have already booked our next stay.
26 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sagaris excellent stay
another excellent stay with staff who care for the customer
21 March 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by alihug Pleasant stay
Great hotel, very friendly and helpful service, great location. Very good breakfast, quick and easy despite being very busy. Loved the extras for being a Priority Guest like the free wifi and the jelly beans.
20 March 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Very convenience
When I arrived, everything was ready, my room key and upgraded room ready for me to check into my room. Hassle free checking in. Credit card not needed too. Very efficient. Love it. Check out also very efficient.
17 March 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by papi11 Family weekend
This was the second time that my family and I had enjoy our stay at this Holiday inn.
We like the location of the hotel,because only a short stroll away from the places and attractions that we visit.
The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The staff members are very frindly and helpful.
Looking forward to come to Melbourne , later in Spring.
15 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kelstar17 Overall very happy
Great priced hotel for family of 4. Fantastic location, walking distance to Casino and Bourke St Mall. Comfortable rooms and quiet hotel. Highly recommend.
13 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Choco chan Comfortable to stay
Comfortable to stay. Can go enywhere on foot. Good cafes and restaurants near by.
We will certainly use this hotel again on our next trip to Melbourne.
07 March 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 good location
staff are very accommodating. location is very accessible from airport. very good for family stay. at the time of my stay, I can hear noise from construction/renovation work going on at my floor. Still on acceptable level.
03 March 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by parry Good hotel
stayed 6 nights and my stay was comfortable and enjoyed the location. Service was friendly. Perhaps discount rates should be considered for loyal customers and those who stay for longer than 3 nights.
23 February 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mr& Mrs Steve comfortable
friendly staff,great room very clean,great location
18 February 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Raffles Enjoyable stay.
Stayed for 16 days. I found the staff to be without exception very friendly , always helpful and efficient. The food is good and as a long stay visiter I had the option to contact the chef if I wanted something different from the menu. Reception area and restaurant is comfortable. Although I did not use the pool, my room overlooked it And I noticed that it was cleaned every day. The bedrooms , especially the bathroom, are looking a little tired, and my floor was only vacuumed once during my stay. The hotel is situated very near to the Southen Cross railway station which has a pharmacy and supermarket and access to the Metro. I enjoyed my stay there and will stay there again when I am next in Melbourne.
10 February 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shazam Location great!
Always Love my stay always friendly and helpfull staff.
Rooms are spotless . Location is great for walking
To southbank and restaurants.
Taxi"s always avaible at the door.
Breakfast is always lovely. Great selection of food.
07 February 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Talz Excellent location and extremely friendly staff.
The hotel is extremely well positioned, just few minutes walk from CBD center. The hotel staff were always more than happy to help on any matter.
06 February 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mustang70 They love Priority Club Members
Its always good to go back to a place you like. Its convenient, close to everything in Melbourne, easy and quick to access the outer suburbs if needed.
04 February 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MilkCandy Good location but early, noisy maintenance work
The hotel is well positioned, very close to the Southern Cross Station.
Generally, the staff is friendly and the room is quiet. Unfortunately, this is marred by unreasonably early (before 7am) maintenance work on the rooftop which woke us up along with several other rooms. The loud noise did not cease until almost 8am, despite having notified the staff. What's worse, the same thing happened again the next morning, although it was later (~7:30am).
31 January 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hardtoplease Friendly and competent service.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay during the last week of the tennis. We found the staff to be friendly, helpful and competent. The breakfast was the highlight of our stay with a lovely selection of western food in particular the variety of fruits on offer. The lady on the egg station made superb poached eggs and was cheery and chatty all week. The only negative was the bathroom. It was small, tired and in need of upgrading. The price of the room was reasonable considering it was the week of the tennis open. All in all we had a very pleasant stay.
24 January 2014