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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Sofitel Melbourne always meets expectations. We have stayed there many times over several years and are never disappointed. Kirill has often welcomed us and is consistently so accommodating and helpful, prepared to go the extra distance to ensure guests feel welcome. Yosher in Club Sofitel is also a great ambassador for Sofitel Melbourne and always prepared to make sure guests requirements are met. Special thanks to Dagmar who made sure our experience was not jeopardised when there were staff shortages due to illness. Thank you all. Your assistance is appreciated and contributes to ensuring our stay is memorable.
Wonderful welcome, great room with a beautiful platinum upgrade and warm and friendly staff. Impressive that some of the team knew my name when I had only just checked in. Bell boys and valet team / doormen were very welcoming and warm and the hotel was just great.
The restaurant felt a little short staffed at breakfast but we used the lounge most mornings.
Overall a great hotel with warm, well trained and happy staff who go out of their way for guests. A wonderful stay and highly recommended.
Stayed here for a night between work meetings. Fantastic hotel. The service was beyond excellent with all the hotel staff (the staff at 35 the next morning were not as attentive at the beginning, but were always present without being invasive). I'd submitted some feedback when logging into the wifi about some missing amenities from the bathroom, and not even 5 minutes later, someone had called me about it to rectify it. The beds were incredibly comfortable, and the VIEW was amazing! The only gripe I have is that the baths (and shower as it's over the bath) is quite narrow feeling - not a complaint, but more an observation to be aware of when booking if you require/prefer roomier facilities. All in all, true 5 star luxury.
I have loved this place since it was built (in the 80s when I was in my 20s) and to now be able to stay on my second occasion, it exceeded my expectations.
In the 80s I would take my brother for cocktails on the 35th floor. Still love to do this, and any excuse to go, we do. However on this visit the food menu was limited, and my favourite charcuterie platter is no longer on the menu. However the Salt and Pepper Calamari hit the spot for supper.
We stayed for two nights to celebrate, (20 years later), the honeymoon night we never had. Married a farmer and lots of international guests back in 1999. The champagne in our room with a card was a very nice touch.
A huge plus was the bath. No bath salts or bubble bath in the excellent Lanvin Toiletries but housekeeping found bath salts and extra towels for us.
On Friday morning we saw two hot air balloons land at FawknerPark and discovered they depart from Sofitel one hour before sunrise and then return for breakfast at Sofitel. Wish I’d known.
If you like Parkrun, catch the #12 Tram outside the hotel at 7:12 or 7:37am to make it to Albert Park. This was the first Parkrun in Victoria and there were 400 runners today.
A work colleague told me to stay when Club Sofitel is included as the rooms are higher up.
Two years ago we stayed on the 36th floor and the noise from the 35th floor bar made sleep impossible. Even on this visit (49th floor) I noted the room doors are not sound proof enough, as the chime of the elevators are heard. None the less we slept well, the beds are comfortable. The views...magnificent. In room tea and Nescafé coffee machine was great.
Club Sofitel is superb. With breakfast (buffet and a la carte), a light luncheon, afternoon tea, canapés and pre dinner drinks it was fabulous. We don’t like to pig out, but you could if you wanted to.
The staff were superb, attentive and friendly, which is a given at any hotel but there was something special about Sofitel.
We didn’t take advantage of dessert at Club Sofitel. My only suggestion, to have the ports, bourbon and liqueurs at the time of dessert/supper. I found 5:30pm too early for that.
I am one for quiet ambiance so the following spoilt my visit. A screeching baby in Club Sofitel. I love babies but there is a time and a place. I kept expecting him to settle...he didn’t so it was over one hour of this pattern. We were there to have a romantic time to ‘adult’.
Perhaps offering a room service option for parents of babies and young kiddies would be more appropriate. There was also a meeting room next to the dining section of Club Sofitel and the ladies there were holding their loud meeting in the afternoon on our first night, which was noisy until late evening. There was no way to close off this area. Pity.
If you do book Club Sofitel, go straight to level 35, head to the East sign, down the stairs and check in there. Wish we had, I heard they give you champagne while you wait.
We will be in Sofitel Munich for Marathon and plan to return to Sofitel on Collins for the next special occasion in our lives. Next time...50th floor suite!
My stay at the hotel was extra ordinary. Hotel services and standards have blown my mind. As I was celebrating my relationship with my partner, complimentary champagne have added more personalised touch in the service.