Overlooking Albert Park and across the street from tram
Spacious, contemporary rooms with rainfall showers, minibars, and HDTVs
Woods Restaurant, Cafe, Bar & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Rooftop atrium with plunge pool and hot tub, plus balcony with city views
Serviceable fitness center, with a handful of machines, and sauna
24-hour room service and self-service laundry facilities
Family- and business-friendly amenities
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Self- and valet-parking (extra fee)
Outside of city center
Generic, chain-hotel decor with some dated details
Wellness facilities, like pool and gym, are small
Breakfast not always included in rates
The 206-room Melbourne Parkview Hotel is an upscale business- and family-friendly option situated south of Melbourne's city center, overlooking Albert Park and with a tram stop right across the street that goes to the heart of the city. Rooms are comfy, spacious, and contemporary -- if chain-like -- with modern bathrooms featuring rainfall showers, plus thoughtful amenities like minibars, bathrobes, and free Wi-Fi. The property's Woods Restaurant, Cafe, Bar & Lounge serves three meals a day and has a nice outdoor terrace, and there's 24-hour room service. Wellness facilities are small and somewhat dated, but include a sauna, fitness center, and rooftop plunge pool and hot tub set under a domed glass ceiling with great city views. Travelers may want to compare rates with similar upscale options nearby like Mantra St. Kilda Road or Bayview on the Park.
The Melbourne Parkview Hotel is an upscale business and family friendly hotel situated in a nine-story beige building. The lobby has a tasteful, somewhat generic chain-hotel vibe that, in some spots, can edge toward the dated. Patterned wall-to-wall carpeting, red upholstered arm chairs, and light wood accents are common. The restaurant adds some more modern spaces, including a cafe with wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and chic chalkboard-style signage, plus a nice outdoor terrace. Rooms are huge, and with a 2013 refurbishment, feel fresh, even if they're a bit generic.
The Melbourne Parkview Hotel is located south of Melbourne's city center, on a tree-lined street overlooking Albert Park. Most major sights will require a trip, though a taxi rank is near the front of the hotel, and trams running into the city are just across the street, with most sights reachable in 25 minutes or less. South Yarra, home to high-end shops and restaurants, is a 25-minute walk, for guests who don't mind a trek.
One-minute walk to nearest tram
Two-minute walk to Albert Park
25-minute walk to South Yarra (15 minutes via public transit)
15 minutes to National Gallery of Victoria via public transit
20 minutes to Royal Botanic Gardens via public transit
20 minutes to Federation Square via public transit
25 minutes to Queen Victoria Market via public transit
25 minutes to Eureka Skydeck 88 via public transit
25 minutes to Etihad Stadium via public transit
30-minute drive to Melbourne Airport
35 minutes to Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center via public transit
Spacious, contemporary rooms with rainfall showers -- but decor is generic
Guest rooms -- which underwent extensive renovations in 2013 -- are spacious and feature contemporary, though chain-like, decor that's nonetheless a step above standard mid-range fare. Rooms feature comfy feather-topped beds with red-striped accents, wood furniture, gray wall-to-wall carpeting, and light sage green accent walls. Bathrooms are modern with walk-in rainfall showers. Each room features a work desk, at least one armchair, plenty of storage space, and a dressing area. Rooms also include LCD HDTVs with cable, free Wi-Fi, minibars, tea and coffee service, and safes. Bathrooms, which are clean-lined white-and-gray affairs, come with robes, hairdryers, and free toiletries and courtesy kits. Room service is available 24 hours. Twin, Triple, and Family rooms are also available, in addition to large suites. Rooms higher up facing the city can have some pretty nice views.
Dining, business, and wellness facilities, including a rooftop pool
Melbourne Parkview Hotel has the dining, business, and wellness amenities guests expect from an upscale hotel, but not all of them have upscale polish. Woods Restaurant, Cafe, Bar & Lounge serves up drinks and casual eats from breakfast through dinner and features nice outdoor terrace seating. A good breakfast buffet is served daily, but it's not always included in the room rate. Room service is available 24-hours as well.
Wellness facilities, situated at the rooftop level, are somewhat dated -- but while the hot tub and plunge pool aren't huge, their glass-encased rooftop location offers awesome city views, which guests can also catch from a wraparound balcony and from the gym. The gym is pretty small, but includes a weight machine and several cardio machines, some with embedded screens. There's also a small sauna, but no full-service spa with treatment rooms.
Business amenities include plenty of conference and event spaces and related audiovisual tools, plus a small business center with computers and printers for guest use. Wi-Fi is free. Staff services include concierge service, luggage storage, and ticket assistance. Guests can also make use of a self-service laundry room. Self- and valet-parking are available, though the spaces are tiny and cost an extra fee.
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