The Como Melbourne MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Located on Chapel Street at the center of the shopping action
- Extra spacious suites
- The indoor pool with glass ceiling
- Cool contemporary design
What To Know
- Parking costs $23 per day
- There is a hefty $24.95 charge for WiFi
- In-room massages are available, but there is no spa
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A favorite of visiting celebs and fashion types, The Como Melbourne is all airy minimalism with 107 sleek guest rooms and spacious suites — some in pale shades, others in contrasting white and inky blue walls, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. Black marble bathrooms have Japanese-style spa tubs and walk-in showers; some of the suites also offer full kitchens and private balconies. The Brasserie restaurant serves an à la carte breakfast, and the hip SOBar is a buzzy place for evening cocktails. After hitting the shops on Chapel Street, guests can relax in the indoor pool, sauna and gym, or have an in-room massage.
In the Area
South Yarra is a fashionable inner-city suburb with several architectural gems (including Como House, one of Melbourne’s earliest mansions) bordered by the Yarra River. Chapel Street is a major shopping strip home to Cylk, a Melbourne-based brand that sells neutral, minimalist clothing made from sustainable materials, and Chapel Street Bazaar for well-edited vintage duds. Cricket fans will appreciate the hotel’s proximately to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, while high rollers will feel the same about the nearby Crown Casino. There are plenty of eating and drinking options, including Woods of Windsor, a taxidermy-filled bar that offers meaty snacks, such as pig trotter fritters.
How to Get There
You can tick the boxes for all the facilities a hotel of this calibre should offer - spacious comfortable rooms, great location, lovely and well maintained facilities - but it’s the warmth and friendly manner of the staff that really put the Como above others we have visited. Nothing was too much trouble and anything we asked for was delivered with a smile, a kind word and total flexibility. If Laura was on my business team, I would hang onto her with both hands! Thank you Como a great weekend for Mum, Dad and several teenagers!
The team at The Como always makes us feel welcome and glad to be back. We live about 1 hour away and go here when we stay in the city and the hotel never disappoints. The rooms are clean and spacious, and this time we stayed in the Pearl Suite which was exceptional with a 2nd level that had a big, jacuzzi tub in a large room and a sauna, as well as two bathrooms and a wonderful lounge area. We have stayed in all levels of rooms in the hotel and all of them are good with comfortable beds, big tubs (if you get a room with a tub) and clean and tidy. This is our Melbourne hotel of choice when we go to the city, and there are great restaurants and bars all around.
This hotel is very nice. The service is very friendly, from the free macaroons on arrival. The pillows were among the best I have had at any hotel and the rooms were appointed well.
It does feel a little tired though. It needs some attention but the service and offer is great.
One watch out - check your bill. I was charged $17.50 on my minibar for no reason. Not sure how but be careful.
Next time I will probably return to the Olsen across the road, but overall this place was quite good.