Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 370
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by memmi pleasant experience
We recently stayed three nights at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne.
We found the checkin was quick, and the staff friendly and obliging.
Our room had a lovely view over the river, and was very comfortable.
The only thing we felt was missing was complimentary water.
We enjoyed the morning newspaper. We ate dinner twice in the restaurant in the hotel and were most impressed.
The hotel is conveniently located to make walking to some of Melbournes attractions an easy exercise, and the circle city tram is a short walk away.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would like to stay again when we return to Melbourne.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Funkytown71 Great value for money
This hotel exceeded expectations. Fantastic location, modern, clean, great city views. We dined in the restaurant as well and the meals were fantastic. Very friendly staff, lovely modern, clean rooms and nice comfy bed all overlooking the beautiful city of Melbourne. Would definitely stay again and recommend to all.
March 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Russian68 great stay
We recently stayed for 4 nights during Grand Prix weekend.
Room was very nice and comfortable. (Bathrooms are a bit dated). Staff were great and helpful.
The location is perfect.
The only complaint was trying to order breakfast to our room after getting through on third attempt. We ordered 2 continental breakfasts and received 1 egg on toast. It tasted fine but being charged $32 for 1 egg on 1 piece of toast is a bit much.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Searle71 Consistently Good
I have stayed in Melbourne many times and I always seem to return to the Crown Plaza as the service, room cleanliness and food is consistently good (if not excellent). Position is unbeatable despite costly parking.
Check pricing regularly as it does vary.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tunse The Best All Rounder
I have been staying at the Crown Plaza Melbourne for over 15 years. I have stayed there on my own, and with my team when I have been to Melbourne for business and conferences, and I have stayed there with my family when we were in Melbourne for leisure. In all aspects it meets our needs. It is clean, great service and well located. I can't fault It!
March 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheVonz Convenient. Comfortable. Helpful staff.
Five star all round. All my requests (spoken and expected) were met by a well trained and obliging staff. Love bring so close to CBD and the River.
March 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Miss Lou Good Service and pleasant stay
My daughter and I stayed at the Crown Plaza celebrating our birthdays. We found it to be very comfortable, the staff were very friendly. The room we had overlooked the River and was a beautiful view very relaxing especially of a night when the lights lit the streets and along the river. The only disappointments for me was the choice of healthy food was limited and Wi Fi was poor. We will definitely return and stay at the Crown Plaza.
March 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AllNicknamesAreTaken Good for business
Very good location and nice rooms for the ones looking towards the river (the others are depressing). Despite what my colleagues say, the service is truly good and the staff is very nice. There are two complaints in which I agree with them though, and which haven't been fixed for months:
- wifi coverage is bad to non-existent in most of the rooms
- house keeping never refills the laundry bags once you've used them
Apart from that the food is good (albeit pricy and with limited healthy choices), beds are great and everything, although a bit worn out, is clean and working well. I do appreciate that, most of the time, there's a room ready when I arrive in the morning.
March 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Flash Pleasant Surprise
I have always stayed at the Intercontinental Rialto on previous visits to Melbourne and as this was booked stayed at Crown Plaza. The King Suites were a very pleasant surprise large two rooms and the overall service and staff were very good.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tosan First time guest
Very satisfied with attentiveness of staff and location.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrMMM Great service, needs renovation investment
I have stayed approx. 20 days over Feb/March 2014 and had a very good experience. particularly the support of the front desk staff namely Sarah and her management team to accommodate my changing schedule and various needs.
I am a die hard Hyatt, Shangri-La customer but was initially swung by the outdoor pool but have to say that the excellent service ensure I did and will again return.
The actual hotel requires, in my option, a serious renovation as the building and some of the in room facilities are dated, service areas are also lacking.
Great hotel, keep it up to date!
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric11 Great hotel, excellent service!
The hotel staff was excellent — the service at the concierge in particular was superb. There is a tram stop directly outside the hotel, making commuting to downtown quite easy. The only downside was the long walk from the street to get to your room.
March 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kimmym Lovely reception and great area! Simon you are a Legend!
I have stayed before and it was exceptional. They now have new housekeeping! One could not understand that I wanted a feather pillow, and another did not think that I could have a 3rd cup and glass in the room even though we had paid for 3 adults!! Poor simon, the night manager had to come and make up the fold out bed after 12midnight (when we got back) as it hadn't been done! And then....when I checked out we were charged extra than my quote (kudos to the reception staff that fixed this ASAP). Ps...nothing was arranged for three guests....not towels, not gowns!!! Hopefully this is a once off, but the two guests I took were new to this hotel!! Methinks they were disappointed!
I am a Priority privilege member and it didn't entice my friends to join.
I will stay one more time, but hope it has improved as the hotel itself is in a wonderful position and is close to everything!
Ps...room was not vacuumed between the two nights we stayed!!
March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Proudpetop407 weekend away
We had a relaxing three night stay at our favourite Melbourne hotel. The staff were wonderful and friendly. The views from the ninth floor up river are superb. We will be back.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unitoskca Good ambience
Staff were polite and well trained. Only a very busy period during my stay. Manager on duty was also very forthcoming in making amends for any deficiencies. Overall, very good stay.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NicJ In Room Dining
Hotel and staff were fantastic and room view was lovely however my only comment is our in room dining meal was very over cooked and disappointing!
February 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jo6275 Lovely room
Every person on the staff was helpful and friendly.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Deroman Crowne review
Hotel had all we needed. Great location. Room was comfortable. The big bed was the best. View was amazing. Bathroom needs modernising. Reception looks impressive but carpet is dated. House bar is nice. Breakfast area is a bit of a dungeon. Needs minor renovation to brighten it up.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Random traveller Stayed 1 night but wanted to stay longer!
Great room, location, service. Only stayed 1 night but wanted to stay longer. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about Crown Plaza! Will be going back for sure.
February 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mgj1956 Dissapointed
I have stayed at Crowne Plaza on many occasions and have always found the place to be top quality.
Not this time.
The room was very small, had not been cleaned well and the furnishings seemed well past their use by date.
It was what I would expect from a three and a half star country motel.
February 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MargC Location
Excellent location to the Convention Centre and Southern Cross Railway station. Easy access from airport to hotel.
Fantastic greeting by concierge, made me feel extremely welcome. A little disappointed in the room as I paid extra for a wharf view room,
and when we opened our door we looked over a brick building with very little wharf view.
Bed extremely comfortable and the hotel was quiet so received a peaceful sleep.
Overall experience good and I would book this hotel again.
February 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pigrizia comfortable bed, but noisy corridors
The doors could be soundproof, as many guests are loud passing in the corridors and we were disturbed several times during the night.
Would have needed slippers for the room/bath/swimmingpool
January 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by johnpsau Good location but doesn't quite hit the spot
We spent a Sunday night here for a night away from home.
It is well-located; barely a 5 minute walk from a number of Melbourne trams, and probably 10 minutes from the Southern Cross train station.
At check-in we were acknowledged as Gold members, however it transpired that the only benefit was a later checkout, something we did not need.
We felt that at A$40, valet parking was expensive, so instead we chose one of the nearby parking stations, and spent just A$14 for 2 day's parking.
Our reserved room was a city view; we were offered an upgrade to a river view room for an additional A$20, a little surprised that we were not simply given it as a Gold member especially as the hotel did not appear busy.
We did not accept the offer.
Our room was a reasonable size with a good-sized bathroom. We had no problems with the internet speed and found the bed comfortable.
We think the breakfast prices of A$24.50 for a continental and A$32 are too high for a 4 star hotel; we chose instead to have breakfast across the road in one of the restaurants in the Casino Complex for substantially less.
We believe that Gold members at the very least should receive a free bottle of drinking water, something that is common in other countries, and an upgrade where available.
The hotel is yet to implement curved shower rails that prevent the shower curtain from sticking to your body when in the shower.
We're not sure how many other Melbourne city hotels have a 1.5% surcharge for credit card; Australia remains one of the few countries in the world that imposes this surcharge simply because businesses are allowed to by law; something foreign visitors would find strange and inconvenient.
January 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Martymagpies Poor service
Everything with the hotel was great. But the service at the reception was appalling. I've stayed with IHG in a lot of different destinations & this was by far the worst. Katrina checked us in & out. Both times she was short and rude to my self and my guests, this will affect my choice in staying at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne.
January 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by steffyb Beautiful view
I stayed in a room overlooking the river which was beautiful. The room was very comfortable and enough space. Cons were the fact that there was no information booklet about the hotel, e.g. where to find the gym. Room service was prompt and tasty.
Due to the tennis being on I had to book the room through lastminute.com to get the best rate which meant I could not claim any points during my stay which was disappointing.
Overall, nice stay for a work trip.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AussieMike Great Stay at the Crowne in Melbourne
Traveling from the States we were tired and worn out. The staff at the hotel was wonderfully accommodating and understanding. They upgraded us to a suite and helped us with all our needs.
Went to the Aussie Open every day and had a great stay.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Squirt61 Great double beds
The room had ample room and it was good to have two double beds. The staff were extremely helpful as I had taken the wrong phone charger and they were very happy to charge my phone over night at the front desk. Very much appreciated.
January 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Deeply Disappointed Bad Service
We booked a trip with a group of friends who also were staying at the Crown Plaza for the Australian Open.
The second day of our stay housekeeping didn't attend to our room. We'd come back from shopping around 2pm to find the room as we'd left it. We had also ordered different pillows which did not come that day/night. We had to call the following day to ask for them again.
Our room was extremely dusty. As we were staying several nights we unpacked all our clothes and lay some of the shirts etc in the shelves provided only to get dust all over them.
At one point our tv stopped working and the amount of dust we noticed behind the tv when we went to check out what was wrong was disgusting!
We had hot chocolate sachets in the kitchenette area which were expired.
Our friends also had horrible service from the staff at reception. We had also requested that we be placed on the same floor as our friends and after confirming that would be fine the delays associated with getting their rooms ready meant they just gave them room on different floors.
Just no attention to detail by the staff at all.
Positives: breakfast spread was good.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wen55 Value for money
A very comfortable and clean room with excellent service. Early check-in and late check-out provided. Close to all transport services.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pedroles faultless service
I would highly reccomend staying at this hotel, i found the staff at all times were most helpful, nothing was to much trouble for them & i must say the bed i slept in was wonderful, it the first time in years ive gone to bed & slept straight through, for years now ive had a broken sleep every nite, so because of that bed we are away to purchase one this w/e.
January 16, 2014