The Westin Melbourne
What We Love
- The hotel’s art collection, which focuses on Australian artists
- The terrace at Allegro restaurant
- A cocktail in the gentleman’s club-style Lobby Lounge
- Views to St. Paul’s Cathedral and its soaring spires from some of the rooms
What To Know
- There’s a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times for a fee
- Valet parking is available for a charge of around $45 per night
- Internet fee is around $18 for 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This modern property overlooking historical buildings (19th century St. Paul’s Cathedral and Melbourne Town Hall) is stylish from the get go; the slick lobby has an Art Deco feel with a curving metal staircase and dark tiled floors, and the hotel’s art collection includes notable Australian artists such as Bill Henson. The 262 rooms are spacious and restrained in mostly cream and white, but floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the city views. The Allegro restaurant serves contemporary cuisine — grab a pre-dinner drink at the Martini Bar, which also serves tapas, or the Lobby Lounge with dark wood panel walls, comfy sofas and a fireplace.
In the Area
Melbourne’s Collins Street is lined with excellent examples of ornate Victorian architecture. Not only is it the location of the city’s high end stores (Prada, Cartier, Gucci, Max Mara, Chanel), it is the heart of the business district from Elizabeth Street to King Street (the southern hemisphere’s tallest office building, Rialto Towers, is also here). International theater can be seen at Athenaeum and Regent Theater. On Collins and Swanston, look for popular piece of public art, Larry La Trobe, a quirky bronze statue of a dog by Pamela Irving.
How to Get There
room is gourgeous! bath room is perfect. we arrived on mid night, service was excellent. unfortunately we cannot enjoy the breakfast. location is almost perfect. we would like to stay once again when we came to Australia.
The location. The staff upon entry. The state of the lobby. The upgrade. The room. The gifts on arrival. The interactions with all staff. The breakfast. All Exceptional. There was only one thing I could find that could be improved. I had a Gin & Tonic and they served it with a straw in a tall glass with typical bar ice cubes. Obviously this is incredibly minor, but there is always some room for improvement.
This property works so well. Professionalism, efficiency and absolute quality abound. Delightful ambience, extremely receptive and proactive staff make this Hotel a wonderful choice in Melbourne. The central position of this Hotel gives easy access to Theatres, Federation Square, South Bank , Chinatown, whether a stroll or easy to use and regular Tram.
The hotel staff shoots first, apologizes later. They will throw very unprofessional verbal insults towards you and then apologize softly in email when you complain. Move along.. Pick a hotel that will respect you more and value you as a customer.
My partner and I had a great weekend and will look to return to the Westin Melb. in the near future. The room was clean and facilities good. Breakfast was also excellent. This is our third stay at a Westin Hotel in the past 6 months.