Rated 5 out of 5 by TheEmu2012 The Westin Melbourne continues to impress
The Westin Melbourne offers service and facilities at a consistently high level. From the friendly door (great to see Ian Morrison still doing it) and front desk staff to the housekeeping staff, nothing is too much trouble. The only (minor) glitch was the paucity of bathroom consumables when I arrived in the room, a situation very quickly remedied by the friendly housekeepers.
The bed was amazingly comfortable, the room tastefully furnished and bathroom spotlessly clean. The Lobby Lounge is a very pleasant spot to enjoy a beer and a chat.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Crawford Great potential
My hotel experience was reasonably enjoyable. I was a little disappointed with the value of the hotel and extremely disappointed with the food. I decided to try the hotel restaurant Allegro and my meal was far from what I would expect. The buffet breakfast was satisfactory but nothing more. Overcooked and food left too long to sit and dry out. Overall this really dampened my experience. The room was reasonable but I also had a deluxe which I felt was fairly standard compared with other hotels I have stayed in, not really worth the extra cost.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sam4 why I stay at the Westin
I choose to stay at the Westin as I come to work in the hotel. I take an internally facing room as it is quiet and I am not distracted by any street noise or a view. The room suits my needs and I am not disturbed in any way. The staff at the Westin are efficient, courteous but never intrusive. I take Room Service and the food is of a very high quality and the service is admirable. Moreover, the bathroom has a quite superb shower along with understated features. I also feel very rested after my stay as the bedding is very comfortable.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lottoo Gorgeous hotel
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Melbourne.
Location is fabulous!!!!!!! In the middle of the city, with trams outside and train station opposite.
The rooms are really large and comfortable, the gym and pool fantastic.
Staff courteous and extremely helpful.
I cannot wait to go back for another stay.
November 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by patty a great hotel in Mel
the one and only Starwood property in Mel CBD, with the uprising of other competitors in Mel. Westin offers refurnished rooms. However, they need to pay more attention to cleaning like the windows are dirty and the coasters in the bathroom I wonder how long they haven't been changed with all the water marks and stain on it.
as a Platinum member def. not as much recognition as the other Starwood hotels, may b it's due to high occupant rate.
The late night supper- Pumpkin soup that I ordered came in cool not even warm very disappointed.
May 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ammi Great hotel...pathetic staff
I am a Platinum member and checked in on Oct 10th. I assumed I would be upgraded but no such luck. I found it exceptionally unusual that they claimed they were at 100% occupancy and therefore could not upgrade me. The hotel has no lounge, no happy hour....no happy staff either. There is no free breakfast. I took 500 starpoints. I told the staff that I needed to check out one day later and they confirmed it. Only to find that they sent me the bill and and email message asking why I had not yet checked out. The room was not cleaned on one day. The day I checked out, I asked for milk for my tea and got it about 40 minutes later.
All in all, i would not recommend this hotel. Unhelpful staff, no recognition if you're platinum, bad Service Express experience.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spaceman Crazy nice hotel
After having amassed Starpoints for several years I finally redeemed for a 5-night stay and I was not disappointed. Granted this category of hotel is not one I usually stay at; I felt so underdressed to virtually all other clientele that were there - but that didn't seem to bother any worker there. The staff were excellent, the room and location were both amazing, and my bill was settled with 100% accuracy upon check-out. My only minor complaint is that the in-room internet signal strength was not particularly good. We were busy in Melbourne so did not really check out any of the facilities, but I would bet they'd be on par with other Westin properties in this category. Definitely 2 thumbs up. It was a great part of my experience in this first class city.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate22 This hotel offers exceptional service and attention to detail.
We spent a wedding anniversary there. From the celebratory chocolates we found in our room upon arrival to the courtesy we received from not only concierge, valet and even housekeeping- we were never let down. Our bed was incredibly comfortable and being located on the 6th floor ensured the street noise was kept to a minimum which contributed to an amazing nights sleep. Even the gluten free requirements for my husband at breakfast in the morning were attended to as much as possible. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone!!
December 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by cywy A guaranteed good time
When I went here, they summed up what good service was all about. The valets would remember where we were going to each day and would confirm our arrival and departures for the next day. The room service was always prompt about asking if we wanted out ice "Chilling or Drinking". It was conveniently located. Our arrival coincided with Australia Day and we were able to watch the parade from our hotel room. The Australian Open was also happening and we were so close to that as well. I would recommend this property in a heart beat.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichaelS51 A night in the City
From the first minute arriving on the forecourt to be met by the concierge who whisked our car away to valet parking our experience at the Melbourne Westin was one of a very warm welcome and wonderful comfort. Check in was smooth and efficient, easy access to a very pleasant king room with our bags delivered shortly thereafter. Enjoyed a bottle of champagne from the mini-bar (French of course) before heading off to the theatre for the evening. Slept like logs on our return with a relaxing sleep in followed by an expansive and enjoyable buffet breakfast in the Allegro Restaurant before heading off to explore the City. Check out was equally smooth as our car was waiting for us in the driveway. Wonderful caring staff all with a smile and an interest in our night in the city.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susie25 Bliss on Collins
I recently spent two Nights in a Westin Spa Studio that occupied a corner space with great views overlooking Swanston and Collins Street. Love everything about this hotel! The extraordinary service starts the moment you pull up in your vehicle. The hotel management are to be congratulated for the way in which they ensure staff are helpful and courteous at all times. Nothing is any trouble for this hotel's staff - a rare find indeed. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Melbourne! Oh, and the beds......absolute bliss.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fabash Our room was very comfortable
As mentioned, our room was very comfortable. The bed was magnificent.The staff at front of house was very welcoming and accommodating. We were let down by the quality of the buffet breakfast, especially because of the cost. We expected something much better. The valet parking service was also a let down. Even with 1/2 an hour notice, we came out to find that the car wasn't there - and it had not even been sent for. Overall, it didn't turn out to be quite the 5 star service that we have experienced elsewhere in Melbourne
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMDH Another perfect stay
Another fantastic stay at this hotel. Very impressed by the Porters, from the initial welcome, to the goodbye, they were extremely attentive and extremely knowledgeable.
I was very impressed that they sent out bags straight up to our room without even asking for any details - It wasn't until I was in the room that it clicked, "how will they know where to take out bags?!" as we were leaving for a late lunch, I briefly asked the Porter about our bags. They knew exactly where it was going and who I was. Very impressed!
This little act made the entire stay even more enjoyable because it gave a sense of belonging and welcomeness.
Once again, another perfect stay - There is no decision to make when choosing accommodation in Melbourne - it's guaranteed to be The Westin.
July 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sabina77 The Best Hotel in Australia
I frequently stay at the Melbourne Westin and cannot speak more highly about how wonderful it is. The staff are very caring and no request is too much for them. The accommodation is also always lovely with lots of small tokens like free bottles of water in the room and magazines available. One visit knowing it was my daughter's birthday we were given a lovely plate of pastries delivered to the room. I would recommend this hotel over any others in Melbourne. You will be guaranteed a memorable stay.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by crb75 Central Location
Very good hotel. Location is very central to everything you need in Melbourne.
Good sized, comfortable and modern rooms - nice sized bathrooms as well.
Excellent and friendly staff.
Breakfast buffet ok, but several levels below the competition.
Minor nuisances: the power points beside the desk don't fit my standard apple laptop power adaptor, the TV remote/system is slow and horrible to use and the lift key card is often over sensitive. All minor issues that don't detract from the overall positives of the hotel.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sarmc1 Melbourne`s Finest
I have stayed at a lot of hotels around the word, and the Westin Melbourne is definetly in my top ten. Amazing rooms, Exccelent Food and Service, Located in the best part of the city and most importantly some of the kindest most helpfull staff in the business. I dont reccomend hotels lightly and more often you would hear me warning people of places not to stay, but the Westin Melbourne deserves a reccomendation for all the wonderfull experices i have encounted there over the years. dont think about it. Just book it!
December 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lucky I would recommend this hotel but...
Everything is perfect on the day of my arrival until I find out that there is no wireless connection in the room! Although complimentary internet connection is provided in the lobby, I would still love the privacy and comfort of being able to connect my IPAD in the room and facetime with my daughter and wife. Can I respectfully suggest to the hotel management that wireless connection (paid/complimentary) be provided within the room; this is a standard feature in alot of the hotels I have stayed around the world.,..
May 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vicky04 Anticipation disappointment
We arrived at 5pm only to be told that our room is still not ready ( check in is meant to be 3 ) -
The front desk clerk was rude and only offered for us sit and wait and have a drink on the house. We needed to get ready to go to a show.
Left my car in valet but the next morning found my Rayban sunglasses on the floor with a chip in it ( not happy ) - how do they drive the car for this to happen ????
Bedding was uncomfortable my sister woke up with a neck pain we were there for her birthday asked for chocolates and a card to be in the room on arrival - the chocolates arrived later but am still waiting on the card.
Cooked breakfast was ordinary - variety was good though
Was looking forward to staying but left grately disappointed.
I am a travel consulatant and will be wary to have my clients stay after how I was treated.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jen33 It's a pleasure to stay at the Westin
Yet again we had a great time at the hotel. I had 2 rooms booked and both were upgraded which was fantastic. My daughter was on crutches due to recent surgery and the staff went out of they way to accommodate us by putting her a few doors away from us. They left a little gift with a get well card in her room. It was no trouble for 1 of the staff to get me an ice bucket for her at almost midnight after we arrived home from a xmas function. They are all wonderful and can't wait to get back for another visit.
December 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by skiskis No staff
The staff were slow and hardly anyone was there. The room was dirty and badly designed (the shower door wouldn't shut keeping the shower wet) and the flush on the toilet was behind the toilet seat so you have to put the seat down each time. The gym was in awful condition - the yoga mats looked as if they hadn't been cleaned in years. Checkout at 11am also is way too early and when asked for late, they gave me 12pm checkout which is standard everywhere else. No recognistion of SPG whatsoever and no benefits
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThePat Great weekend
We started the weekend with a beautiful high tea.
the staff were fantastic and told us all about the tasty courses we had for the high tea.
we then did a bit of shopping only to come back for a swim and sauna in the excellent pool.
we went out for dinner and a show on the Saturday night and came back and had a great nights sleep on the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on.
All in all The Westin was absolutely brilliant and i would not hesitate in recommending it to anybody
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Duke52 Great location and ambience
One of our favourite hotels as it is very well located in the midst of shopping, dining and business areas with a lovely style and feel. The rooms, location and staff are its best assets
Staff uniforms could do with an update as the grey fabric is drab & tired and a number of staff need to be better fitted and presented - not to the same standard of other Westin properties.
The restaurant has a good atmosphere and food selection however we avoid it because better options are available within very close proximity.
The gym is small but acceptable and would be improved with a Concept 2 type rowing machine.
On a recent visit, one of many so far this year, was unable to dial out from the room phone and unable to have the problem resolved - gave up after 3 contacts with Guest Services.
March 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mal80 Hotel not up to 5 star rating
I recently stayed for my 10 year anniversary. We got checked into a different room to the one booked over the phone. The room was good but on checking out were told our car would be 20 minutes. That was ok but we waited an hour only for the staff to hand us the keys to another car which wasn't ours. We also got charged a different amount on our credit card to what we signed for which we had to follow up. Overall these mistakes shouldn't be made when you are paying for 5 star service.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Charlie63 Great friendly staff in fantastic location
This hotel is now where we choose to stay when coming to Melbourne. Cannot beat the location nor the friendly staff, all very happy to greet you with warmth and accomodate any requests. Unlike other hotels that offer reward points, this one does upgrade frequently and is most appreciated. It is one of the few in a large city that has rooms with opening doors which is lovely to enhance the feel of the city but can be a bit too noisy to leave open all night due to central location.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aloysius24 The feeling was excellent.
The hotel is in a great spot.valet parking was taken care of,the staff at the reception were out standing ,had a coffee just after we checked in and yes the coffee was the best coffee I have had for some time .we went shopping as we were early.when we got back to the hotel our room was ready and it was a delight.breakfast next morning met our expectations and the coffee lattes were 10/10.The check was seamless as was the
pickup of car.I am all about the feeling.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by stewnug Look forward to coming back soon
A great hotel, from the minute I arrived to my departure everything was as expected of a hotel of this standard. The room was fantastic, well furnished, the Heavenly Bed was so comfortable!
Breakfast in the room was pricy, but food was of a high quality.
All staff that I encountered during my stay were friendly, had a genuine approach to service & demonstrated a can do attitude.
I would definitely recommend this hotel and look forward to a return visit in the near future.
July 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by billyradz Bill
Unfortunately due to Aust wages being so high, it is difficult to meet the service standards for a true 5 star hotel.
Balcony bar service was poor. Chairs dirty and stained with food. Balcony floor was not swept and cigarette butts were littered around tables.
Room TV did not work and need fixing.
On returning to our room at 11.00 PM a very loud party was going on next door.
We had had enough.. checked out and went home for a quiet nights sleep.
A disappointing experience.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buster75 Consistently Excellent
We stayed on the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. The process from phone booking to check out was faultless. We were surprised with a bottle of champagne which was a lovely touch and totally unexpected. We have stayed once previously and this trip exceeded our expectations. The only exception was the breakfast buffet which was average in variety and quality. Not enough to stop us returning, though. Possibly our new favourite place to stay in Melbourne.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ftc5 Just Delightful!
We needed 4 rooms to accomodate us all for my sister in laws 50th weekend Birthday party....From the minute I booked there was no hesitation with any requests from 5 in a room ( family - tick) , keeping all the rooms together (tick), breakfast together (tick) to a little late checkout (tick).... the weekend was just delightful ...with a big smile from Ian (concierge), gorgeous rooms, fun in the pool, great sleep, delicious breakfast and fun by all...THANKYOU WESTIN !
July 18, 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