My (long suffering) partner Alex did a very smart thing recently when he booked us to stay a night at the “new” Hilton Hotel at South Wharf, Melbourne. I actually initially gave him a hard time about booking a hotel at South Wharf given we were going to attend the tennis that night and the Tennis Centre is at the opposite end of the city to South Wharf. But… having now stayed at the Hilton, South Wharf, I take it all back Alex and admit that I was r…r…wrong (which is very difficult to admit)!
Being so impressed with the Hilton, I thought it worthwhile to write a review on the Hilton Hotel, South Wharf, Melbourne.
Firstly, the Hilton Hotel’s exterior is very black and minimalist and gives you a sense of what awaits inside.
The reception area and interior are very sophisticated and expansive.
The valet parking is amazing.
And inside it is a little bit sexy dark and mysterious (apart from the well labelled room numbers and exit signs… because they need to be well visible.. obviously).
Being only just over 3 years old it is obviously all very new. There are shops next door to amuse and more eateries and restaurants along the Yarra River nearby if you need it.
We stayed in a twin room (long story). Our single beds were a king size single and super comfy.
Both the room and bathroom were impeccably clean and tidy (until we got there) as well as a really decent size and the bathroom really gives you that “this is luxury” feeling. This might have something to do with the full size bath or the phone in the loo (Alex, you didn’t ring anybody did you, you know they charge extra for that?).
Also full size is the room’s window, which comes complete with automatic blind. The room has all the standard gear like flat screen TV, desk and leather tissue box holder (of course) etc.
Now to price… what would you expect to pay for all this luxury? Well, lets be honest… nice hotels cost lots… but, if you look for those good deals that are out there they can be affordable. Alex found and booked our room through Agoda for $280. This price included breakfast for two which I think is excellent value for money considering what you get.
The decor in the dining area is comfortable yet sophisticated.
The room’s floor to ceiling windows provide a nice outlook and glimpses of the Yarra River.
In terms of the breakfast spread… what a breakfast.
The quality and volume of food on offer was some of the best I have seen.
Lets just say quietly that we (Alex) got good value (ate like a pig) at breakfast. Well… it will save us buying lunch I guess.
The staff was first class and couldn’t have been friendlier. They were even offering us take away coffees as we were leaving (did they not see how much we ate?).
My review concludes that the Hilton Hotel, South Wharf, Melbourne is a first rate hotel with quality everything and an understated elegance.
Now Alex, I just have one question for you… “Can we go back there again sometime… please?”