Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
What We Love
- Panoramic vistas from guest rooms, restaurant and gym
- Sleep comes easy thanks to very comfortable beds and pillow menus
- Dinner with a gorgeous view at No35 restaurant
What To Know
- A large modern hotel popular with corporate set and special occasions
- Despite 5 star luxuries, there is no in-house salon, spa or pool (although room treatments are available)
- Occupies the top 15 floors of a high rise tower within an office and retail complex
- Parking On Site
Tree-lined Collins Street sits at the centre of Melbourne, and the modern Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, located at the prestigious ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, provides the perfect home base surrounded by galleries and gardens, architectural masterpieces and the city’s finest attractions.
Bed and Bath
The 363 guest rooms and suites are decorated in rich cream palettes and feature floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the city. Uber-comfortable beds are complimented by a pillow menu and bedside mood lighting control. Marble bathrooms featured luxe French products from Roger & Gallet.
Sofi’s Lounge offers tea and snacks all day, as well as a high tea service starting at 2:30pm. Breakfast buffets are presented at No35 restaurant with floor to ceiling views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay, and also offers a modern Australian menu for dinner. Pre-dinner drinks are a must in the Atrium Bar on 35 under a fifteen-floor mirrored canopy.
In the Area
From the Paris end of Melbourne’s main tree-lined boulevard, Collins Street, you’re well placed to explore the city’s riches – elegant buildings, churches, theatres, gardens, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and more. Try one of city’s hot no-bookings restaurants, Mamasita for Mexican taqueria, Melbourne style. While global luxury brands with flagship stores and exclusive jewelers adorn Collins Street, slip onto Flinders Lane and Little Collins Street for quirky boutiques and sophisticated local designers, like Scanlan and Theodore. Collins Quarter bar and restaurant is the unofficial barometer of the city’s financial health. If it’s pumping, so is the economy.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed for two days the view from our room was towards the western suburbs and we were on the 47th floor. Great pillows room was small the shower was above the bath so it was hard for my husband to get in and out. We didn’t eat at the restaurant so can’t comment . There are shops on the lower ground floor and meal outlets for breakfast and lunch. There is a small theatre if your not up to traveling to far . It was rather expensive I think two nights cost about $750 or so. And that’s without anything, including a complementary biscuit or bottle of water. Would we stay there again maybe not. And we had no bed turndown service .
I love staying at the Sofitel; it's one of my favourite Melbourne hotels. From the moment I walk into the reception lobby, it feels special and exciting. The rooms all have fabulous views of the city, the beds are comfortable like a dream, and the nightly turn-down service makes me feel spoiled every time. On this visit, I enjoyed the Sunday Brunch Buffet at the restaurant, No 35, with a friend. It was wonderful. Such a great variety of food, and again the amazing view. The staff are always friendly, efficient and willing to go the extra mile.
Whilst the Sofitel isn't the cheapest hotel in town, you get what you pay for, and the quality fo the hotel makes it good value. Also, the excellent Le Club Accor loyalty program means that I can take advantage of excellent members' room rates, as well as the ability to use loyalty points to pay for part of the cost when I book, which makes it even better value, and quite affordable,
Had the worst service at the hotel. They not only lost one of my ring during cleaning but they didn’t sincerely care about it, making me do the claim over and over. They promised to get back and never did
It’s nice but a bit outdated. Location of the hotel is good, but for that amount of money you can find a better hotel. Breakfast was good with amazing views of the city. The entrance to the hotel is a bit funny.
Arrived at 11am, no room ready, had to pay for upgrade to get a shower...room old and all the Hotel not at Sofitel Standards, even pay garantie for adapter, breakfast at Ibis standards. Brd comfortable and location is central