Rated 5 out of 5 by Suze67 Fantastic location
What a fantastic hotel! I stayed for 3 nights with my 14 year old daughter in a deluxe room and we loved everything about the hotel. The staff were so helpful and friendly. The rooms were spacious, and the beds were so comfortable. Loved the bathroom, especially the large overhead shower.
The location was superb for our daily shopping expedition, afternoon coffee and cakes, and for eating out at night.
We can't wait to book our next weekend in Melbourne and we will definitely stay at the Westin.
April 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by robertfm Good, but ....
4 minor comments:
1. Checked in around 10pm and had to wait in a queue for 15mins as there was only one staff member checking guests in;
2. My employer had provided payment details, but this was not recognised when I went to check out and required unnecessary follow up;
3. I had paid for refreshments in cash upon checkout, but the amount was left on the bill and paid for (again) by my employer
4. My room was above the entrance where noisy revellers woke me up at 2am as they exited the hotel
August 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SydneyTraveller Excellent Concierge - Some Disappointments
I was very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of your Concierge team in particular, but the staff in general
I was disappointed that you are now charging for shoe cleaning - this is not appropriate in this level of hotel. I also thought the minibar offering was poor - "red label' whiskey, and only a 1/4 bottle of wine - not something that could be shared between two
August 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by boxalldg Unacceptable Door Noise
A major issue with the Westin Melbourne is the high level of door slamming noise. You need to update your door closing mechanisms so the doors don't slam shut. You need to train your staff to quietly shut the doors when servicing rooms not just allow the doors to continuously slam loudly. I will not be using the Westin Melbourne again till the issues are resolved.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geoff53 Love the location and the overall experience
The Hotel is beautifully appointed,with generous proportions and facilities in the lobby and bar area.
The fireplace is a lovely feature,which gives the hotel bar a nice overall welcoming feeling.
The lounge furniture is extremely comfortable however in some sections could do with a steam clean.Overall,the hotel for me is the only place to stay in Melbourne.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul10047 A favourite hotel in Melbourne
I really like the Westin. Friendly staff, nicely furnished rooms, very stylish public areas. It is also in a very convenient location. The free wi fi in the reception area is nice but it really should be available throughout the hotel. Wi fi connectivity is just so standard now, why not simply factor it in to the room rate? Those wireless signals can't be too expensive! All that said, this remains a favourite hotel in Melbourne and is a very nice place to stay.
August 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NicShef4 Very comfortable room - wonderful bed & bath
Awesome room - I wish I has more time to enjoy it. Bath was to die for!
August 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jonnyrock This Hotel needs to Improve
1) The power point next to the toilet/basin was faulty.
2) The newspaper was not delivered for 2 out of 3 days.
3) Allegro said not necessary to show SPG card, as would be adjusted at checkout. At checkout they claim it must be done by facility at time of dining. No adjustment was made at checkout.
4) Quality of food at breakfast was below standard one would expect from the hotel.
5) Room not made up on return at 3.30pm.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveJB Great overall experience
The hotel oozes class, sophistication, style and high standards the moment you walk through the doors, and this is immediately reflected by the great customer service provided by staff and the pleasure you gain when opening your door into the very inviting rooms.
August 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by frequenttraveller90000 Great Hotel, Poor Staff
This hotel is an amazing property with excellent facilities. The building is magnificent and the rooms are quite stunning with fantastic facilities. The location is one of the best in Melbourne.
Unfortunately I had a very poor experience with staff at the front desk on my arrival which tarnished my entire stay.
I hope that this is an isolated incident and I perhaps will try this property again.
May 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Best Starwood Property in Australia
I travel extensively throughout Australia and have had the opportunity to stay at every Starwood property in an Australian capitol city. The Westin Melbourne by far is the best. The service and recognition I receive as a SPG member beats all of the other Starwood properties in Australia hands down. Many thanks to the staff at the Westin Melbourne for providing another memorable stay.
August 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KEWgirl The hotel is a great place to catch up with friends
It was a girls weekend away to celebrate my birthday. There were 9 of us that stayed there from other parts of the world. The hotel ticked all the boxes - close to shopping, great eateries, art galleries, public transport, business centre, swimming pool and spa, friendly staff and most helpful. We loved the convenience and the cafes next door. Loved every single minute of our visit.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MountainRider Perfect location
If you are looking to stay in a central downtown location with easy access to the Trains/Trams and riverfront - the Westin is the perfect choice.
This hotel has an elegant feel to it and the staff are some of the best I've encountered (I travel frequently).
Loved the recreational options with the pool and steam/sauna rooms- but be advised the fitness center is quite small.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammysue Great Location
We stay here every year and it is a great location. Unfortunately this year our room was very noisy from outside noise. Every morning between 3-4 am the rubbish trucks were emptying bins and the noise was like it was just outside our window, so not a lot of sleep. Hopefully this won't happen again as we will continue to stay there. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
August 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mugsey84 Beautiful hotel in the center of town
Hotel is outstanding, both in terms of looks as well as practicality. Heavenly beds and showers were great. Staff was very helpful in planning activities in Melbourne, as well as designing a Great Ocean Road itinerary and picking restaurants/clubs to go to. Very nice gym as well. Far exceeded expectations and would definitely recommend/return! Confirmed love for starwood.
May 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Robbie55 Nice hotel needing some food menu updates.
I always enjoy staying at the Melbourne Westin. It provides very comfortable accommodation in the best possible central city location.
The food offering, both in-room and in the restaurant and lobby bar, has not changed for some time and is in need of an update. As an example, the 'super foods' menu is not particularly healthy.
I feel that the atmosphere in the Allegro restaurant is too bland and down-market for a hotel of Westin standard; it really is due for a makeover. As a result, I almost never eat in there.
I am happy to stay in the hotel, but it is time for an upgrade in the food area, in my opinion.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jen33 Great hotel
I love going to the Westin in Melbourne, it's in a terrific location. The staff are always so friendly, sometimes a little slow in the lobby lounge with service. We ate at the restaurant on our first night and we were very disappointed. We normally go a couple of times during our stay for meals but this time we didn't feel it was up to it's usual standard.
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bella8 What a perfect Birthday
My partner celebrated his 50th Birthday and when we checked in, we had a knock on the door and were presented with 3 beautiful cakes, a plaque, champagne, a lovely card and a beautiful Westin Robe. The room was beautiful with the lovely Juliette Balcony, it really made celebrating my partners birthday that much more special. Thank you to all the staff
May 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by averagehuman Comfortable bed, excellent staff and strategic location
I found the staff were really friendly and doing their job excellently such that everything was smooth during my stay. Checking-in was a brisk, ad-hoc requests were satisfied in shortest-time possible and I can even ask concierge help to send my postcards.
Overall, friendly people, great service and I really love the bed after tiring day at work :)
August 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by None888 Excellent hotel
I have always enjoyed this hotel It is well located and comfortable. Two observations:
1. The bacon for breakfast is always hardly cooked, why can't it be made crispy without asking?
2. The "make up room" button seems to have no practical effect. I went to breakfast at 8.30 and when I returned at 10.00 the room had not been cleaned.
August 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nancy21 Great service
Our thanks to Paul at concierge desk, friendly and patient, very helpful tips and sightseeing recommendations. Our stay was made all the better with his help. BUT, don't understand need for in-room WiFi charge policies, it's a free service almost everywhere we have traveled (we did forego the 250 points option). .
October 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ozemum Excellent features in great central location
Fantastic hotel with very friendly & helpful staff who made us feel very welcome. We arrived early, left our bags at the hotel & went out. The hotel called us to let us know as soon as our room was ready so we were able to freshen up before attending a matinee performance. It was mentioned that my husband was celebrating a special birthday & when we returned there was a lovely surprise of a dessert platter in the room. A really nice touch!
August 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lorrie123 wifi & room comforts
I was extremely shocked to find that there was a charge for Wifi to the room. In the last 12 months I have traveled to USA, Mexico, UK & France, all hotels i stayed at provided free wifi to the room. In 2014 it is ridiculous that at hotel of this caliber to have an additional charge for wifi.
Furtermore i've always held the Westin in high regard for the superior quality of bedding, linen, towels etc. With my most recent stay I found the pillows to be of poor quality, the towels felt worn and no longer fluffy and the quality of tissues and toilet paper was extremely poor. Since my last visit at the Westin, 12 months ago, i have to say that i left feeling very disappointed.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by F1Maniac Simply amazing!
I have not seen anything that comes close to the Westin Melbourne in terms of service, room decor, cleanliness and attention to detail!
all three of my stays here has been just perfect. If you go to Melbourne for any reason and can afford 5star just choose Westin. You will not be disaapointed
May 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ziggys a couple of minor issues
all good as expected from staff and comfort. Major issue is the in room TV. The sound system with speakers at the rear is atrocious and is almost unbearable. I feel sorry for the people in the next room with the booming from our tv ,even on low volume. Also in this day and age HD TV is considered normal on channels where it is available and this is also of concern in a hotel of this rating.Even a 3 star motel has this available.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cobbychic The Westin has wonderfully friendly staff
It is the small things that mean the most, Courteous staff, clean bathrooms in lobby,
The complimentry bar nuts with your drink in front of the warm fire in downstairs area. My husband and I had the most relaxing lovely time and would not hesitate to stay at the Westin again.
July 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by markf A bit below my expectations for a Westin.
A bit below my expectations for a Westin. Just too corporate and not a personal feel. No one was rude but just not overly friendly. I don’t think I would not stay here again. SPG does not mean much to them here and they do not have a club for or floor for SPG members.
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Burnbank Very comfortable quiet rooms great location
We have stayed at the Westin a few times now and can recommend it highly for consistent quality and service. The rooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. We were delighted with some complimentary wine and small box of chocolates when the staff knew it was our wedding anniversary. Will defintely come back again for a special occasion
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fraite64 This hotel lives to its expectations
We try and come here every year, and have not been disappointed. The Westin Melbourne by far is the best hotel I have stayed in. Large quiet and clean room. Service is exceptional. Thanks to the staff at the Westin Melbourne for providing another memorable stay.
August 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoRaRoBa1 Great Hotel with great staff
The rooms are fantastic, clean, new and confi.
I would like to make a special mention to
Steve Ciric & James Berechree, at the concierge desk, they save our lives with a delay package. People like this makes SPG hotels the best in the world
January 28, 2014