Langham Hotel Melbourne, Southbank
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Langham Hotel Melbourne
So disappointed I checked out early and moved to another hotelfrom allthroughoutasia
On day 2, I had to ring about the papers again. They said that they would need to charge me for the papers. Again -- for $300 per night, this should be complimentary.
Yes, it is a chain and feels very much so. Neither character nor personality. This stay has also made my decision to not stay at other Langham properties either.
The accomodation at the hotel is excellent, large rooms, beautiful decor and very comfortable beds, I could hear toilets being flushed and showers etc. during my last stay, this was disconcerting.
I have found that the Langham does not exude the ambience and grace that the "Sheraton Towers " did. It now feels like any five star hotel and in some areas could be graded lower than five star.
Melbas restaurant no longer has the feeling of luxury and ambience, it is just like any other buffet, albeit five star. The difference is that guests and goodwill do not go hand in hand as it did when the hotel was "The Sheraton Towers". I quote
as told to me by a staff member from Melbas "WE HAVE TO MEET OUR BUDGET". How tacky and unprofessional to mention this to guests.
One of the bestfrom DaiBell
Nice hotel, good locationfrom mwardle
Enjoyable stay.from A TripAdvisor Member
We booked the hotel using the hotel's own website and chose it because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and the hotel's impressive website. We booked a "Club Room" which is in fact a normal hotel room based on one of the higher floors with use of a Club Room on Floor 24. Guests can use this room for breakfast, afternoon tea, early evening drinks and internet faciliites. The staff in the Club Room were all very friendly and helpful.
There is also a spa, swimming pool and gym. I did use the spa for a couple of treatments and it was excellent. Again the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
We dined at the Restaurant on two separate occasions but although the food was excellent the service was very poor.
Although our stay was very enjoyable I have to say it wasn't quite the five star "experience" we were hoping for.
The best in Melbournefrom luckystrike
The location is perfect – within five minutes you can be at Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, all of the restaurants on the North Bank, and the bars, cafes and attractions of the South Bank. The pedestrian bridge across the Yarra River is right opposite the hotel.
We booked one of the club classic rooms on the 24th floor and had access to the club lounge – this is very worth while, whether you are staying for one night or for two weeks. Firstly, the rooms are superb and have every amenity you are likely to need and more. Even the slippers are the best!
The club lounge has a huge selection of delicious food at breakfast, sandwiches and snacks mid afternoon and drinks and savouries in the evenings. At all other times the coffee machine is available and a complimentary selection of pastries. Furthermore, there are two PCs with free internet and printing, a concierge, daily newspapers and magazines, board games and a massive plasma TV.
I also must mention that at very short notice on a Saturday evening the concierge ordered flowers for my wife to take when meeting up with some family, and recommended a local liquor shop where we could pick up a couple of bottles of wine at much better prices than by ordering through the hotel’s own bars.
Furthermore, we arrived on at the hotel at 6:00am due to our flight from Asia and were over the moon to find that our room was ready for us despite not having booked for the previous night! This meant that we could get unpacked, have a few hours sleep in the amazingly comfortable bed, and still enjoy our day.
When in Melbourne, I suggest dining on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, exploring the shops on the North Bank, and if you are a fan of the soap ‘Neighbours’, then visit the real-life Ramsey Street and go to the Elephant & Wheelbarrow pub in St. Kilda for the ‘Meet your Neighbours’ night which is on every Monday!
We recommend this hotel very highly.
Superb hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I highly recommend this hotel.
JCL Bern, Switzerland
Disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A 3 Star Experiencefrom jake15362
Our overall experience of the hotel was dampened by the service. We ordered room service which came with incorrect food and prices. When we were handed the bill I brought to attention the discrepany from the menu to the bill. I was told the menu was a misprint and the bill was correct. Rightly to say we refused to pay the higher price which was accepted.The main restaurant was in renovation so the roof top club room was used which was not able to cope with the capacity of the hotel. We went up for breakfast and was told there was a half an hour wait for a table. We went back to our room until called. The buffet breakfast was very poor and not the quality or range you would expect from a Leading Hotel. There is no ala carte options for breakfast so the buffet is all you have to go for. The in room dining breakfast menu had more attractive options and had we been told in advance would have stayed in our room.
On the positive side the location of the hotel is great. Very convenient to everything. The new Chuan Spa facility is very high quality however once again not matched by the service. The mens change room was out of towels and the dirty linen basket was overflowing. When we told reception we were told there were no male staff on so it was difficult to adress the men's room. Once again not quite what you would expect from a 5 star leading hotel.However the seperate team and saunas were great. The massage I had was also of high quality.
We spoke with the manager about our experience and it was received well which was great.
However I would not choose to stay here again and would definitely recommend the Park Hyatt as my favorite Melbourne Hotel.
Fabulous Hotelfrom ChicagoJetGirl
Top Local Tips for Southbank
Stay on the southbank This is a good area to eat & drink at night , great atmosphere, but you need to shop around as some of the eatting houses offer substandard food at very high prices. Also walk down the river to the crown casino area and watch the fire heaters (on the hour every hour at night time).
Chapel Street - shopping Get the number 8 Toorak tram to some of the best shopping in Melbourne
Spa Try the spa, its fantastic!
Other names for Langham Hotel Melbourne
- the langham melbourne
- Address: 1 Southgate Ave - Southbank - Victoria - 3006 - Australia
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