The Langham, Melbourne
What We Love
- Conservatory pool and outdoor hot tub have cityscape views
- The lobby emulates the entry of a Victorian mansion
- Glass-walled Melba restaurant offers exquisite meals on the Podium Level
- 24-hour “service stylists” (personal concierges)
- Langham Club on the 24th floor offers cozy seating with wide views
What To Know
- A quiet and soothing vibe
- Located just across a footbridge from downtown
- Dinner at Melba is a bit pricey (but well worth it); reserve a table early
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Entering the Langham is like stepping into a Merchant & Ivory film. The bellmen wear bowler hats and gray woolen coats. The multi-tiered lobby has twin curving staircases, and marble and wood gleam under the Waterford chandelier. Built in 1992, the hotel has Art Deco–ish architecture, combined with a subdued palette of cream and hints of pale pink. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of the river and downtown, where one can watch the cacophony of trains, taxis, horses and buggies, trams and the occasional helicopter pass by. Ferries, kayaks, and rowers traverse the river, while pedestrians and cyclists frequent the quiet riverbank paths. The 388 ample rooms and common areas have thoughtful touches, like “child beds” complete with their own teddy bear and spa bath with bath bombs and salts. Chocolate, champagne, and pink orchids abound; most guests indulge in the chocolate bar at high tea or the chocolate fountain at the on-site restaurant, Melba—or both. “Service stylists” take care of laundry, make reservations, answer questions and arrange indulgences.
In the Area
There’s lots to do nearby. Lined with cafés, art and historical exhibits, and bars, the route from the Crown Casino to Birrarung Mar waterside park is well worth a walk. There’s usually an outdoor festival happening in Federation Square, and an exhibit of Aboriginal art is on permanent display at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. But it’s possible to get anywhere in Melbourne by hopping on a tram and anywhere in the state of Victoria by catching a train at the century-old, ochre-colored Flinders Street Station (a short stroll from the Langham).
How to Get There
Checked in for a night stay at the Langham, we have been a couple of times over the years,we think this is a way to treat ourselves,and this place never disappoints
From Check in, we were a little early but as soon as our room was ready we got a sms to advise,
It’s was my wife’s birthday,they had a little cake waiting for us,just awesome,
If you’ve not been, Melba’s restaurant is absolute deluxe,
Location wise A 1 on south bank and short walk to CBD or Crown,
Thanks again for a great stay!
Absolutely loved our night here. Only small thing we could possibly pick out was our 'king' bed was two bases put together - the mattress itself did seem to be ONE king sized mattress however there was a slight ramp up into the middle of the bed and a harder patch in the centre - however far from a dealbreaker for us! If this was something important to you though I would recommend confirming the bed details before booking as it may vary from room to room. Apart from that, very hard place to fault.
My wife and I enjoyed three wonderful nights at this exceptional hotel. It is perfectly located close to many high end restaurants and the Arts Centre, while trams are a short walk away.
Our room was incredibly comfortable with a bed that was as good as any we've experienced. The Club benefits were well worth the expense. Melba Restaurant was outstanding.
Best of all though was the staff. From the moment we arrived we were incredibly well looked after by the most professional and friendly staff we've ever encountered.
We regularly stay in Melbourne's hotels and we now have a new favorite! We'll definitely be back.