Rated 4 out of 5 by cristal Very poor booking service
I telephoned your hotel to make a reservation. I did not realise that I was tranferred through to Cork in UK
I wanted to book a package with b/fast and parking and was told that those packages were not available.I booked a deluxe room at $398pn and was advised that it had to be pre-paid, so I did!! I logged onto my computer to ascertain the parking fee and the b/fast cost, and found that the room rate was only $300. I telephoned your hotel again, and insisted that I speak to your in-house reservations.
Your operator was very pleasant and credited my account with $196.
I then discovered that there had in fact been a package available.
I also received an email from Mastercard, offering yet a different rate plus bonus points.
When we checked in I raised this issue with your operator, and asked about your price match quarantee, she advised me to write to the Reservations Manager.
November 16, 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 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 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 5 out of 5 by TessaB It feels like coming home
I love staying in the Westin in Melb'. It feels like coming home. In particular I adore Ian. He always makes me feel welcome when I arrive. This visit I did not see him until I left. I love his style and warm welcome.
December 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sadly272 Disappointed
Nice hotel with good quality rooms. Alas, no upgrade for me as SPG Gold (I had what must be one of the worst rooms in the hotel), also. no welcome gift. Sad about that.
Was offered a.newspaper in the morning. Asked for The Age, but it never came, both neighbours received a paper. Sad about that too....
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by nerimamike Great Stay
Westin is Pricey but as a business hotel it's up there with the best in Melbourne, was a bit dissapointed to be given a twin room when requested a King or Queen but was busy in Melbounre that weekend so understandable. Late night room service menu is somewhat limited with few healthy options but plenty of eating places outside hotel!
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fuba yet another great stay!
from the moment we arrived, we had our room request met and just knew it was going to be a great stay.
upon arrival into our room we were both surprised by the generosity in size, a side balcony and of course the amazing bathroom/shower.
restaurant recommendations where spot on and service in the outlets, simple and easy.
having worked for starwood for about 17 years here & the US, its always nice to come home, well done westin melbourne, you did it again.
September 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Banksiee Standards of service are dropping
As a SPG member and regular stayer at the Westin Melbourne I must confess to being disappointed with my last experience. At check-in I asked for an upgrade as an SPG member who had an upgrade voucher but was told the hotel was full…on a Thursday night with no major events on in Melbourne. I was offered a late checkout instead but my booking already came with a late checkout.
After expressing my disappointment I asked the clerk to check again and then "miraculously" an upgraded room became available.
After check in and ordering room service we asked for the tray to be cleared whilst we were out but upon our return, 2.5 hours later, the tray (and leftover food smells) was still in our room.
Prior to leaving the hotel I wanted to have lunch in the lobby but waited for 15mins without being served. I eventually walked uo to the bar and ordered what I wanted.
SPG members should be treated with a bit more attention overall otherwise what is the point of the membership?
November 22, 2013
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 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 2 out of 5 by Sonia Room smelt of cigarette smoke
The room I was given smelt of cigarette smoke. Although the staff came up and sprayed something around, I find it disastify that in a hotel that is meant to be Non-smoking that it smelt of cigarettes.
Also when I walked in to the room (413) the man hole cover in the room had been broken and replaced with a couple of sheets of ply. For a hotel that is 5 star I wouldn't expect to see that kind of thing. It looked shabby and took away from the luxury feel of the room.
May 23, 2013
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 DonR Always exceeds my expectations
As a regular at this hotel I am always overwhelmed by the staff's attention and recognition. I will stay at no other hotel when in Melbourne either on business or pleasure. DonR Canberra
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike53 Very happy
As a frequently traveller within Australia, I can compare and contrast the service, value and consideration of many Hospitality Service providers. The Westin Melbourne is the Number 1, 5 Star Motel in Australia. From, booking to arrival to checkout and everywhere in between the service exceeds expectations and the staff are professional, genuine, warm and friendly. The Westin Melbourne sets the standard for customer services excellence in it's industry in Australia.
September 30, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lochlan1 excellent hotel and location
Excellent location and extremely friendly staff
December 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Suresh35 Nice Hotel But ...
The Hotel is pretty good. Location is fantastic and the room is great.
I am not sure about the staff. They didn't make me feel like home. They are machine like. When I arrived, they haven't informaed me what are the facilities available at the Hotel. I was there for 9 days, during my stay no Hellos or Hi. They just stood their keep looking at the monitor eventhough there is no one needs to be helped. I travel alot, this kind of weird experience for me.
July 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FitzroyTravel Needs a tidy up....
Towels very poor quality, no turndown service, main entrance particularly bland and uninviting - needs plants, breakfast buffet boring not anything compared to Sydney westin. Jerry the chef very good
November 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LaHeff Hotel has very poor service
As a long-standing SPG member I booked a deluxe room for 3 guests for my 60th birthday....room overlooked very noisy street, air-conditioning dials not working and required engineer to fix after we reported it , forgot 6.00 a.m. breakfast order even though it had been rung through night before, no bath amenities for 3rd person. Despite them leaving chocolates for 2 people, the other issues ruined my special celebration.
September 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wei900113 Smile little more, perhaps?
I stayed here for a night with my partner. Overall experience were great!
The only unhappy experience was during my breakfast in the restaurant. The food were yummy but the service from the server was not that welcoming. None of the server are smiling. There was even one of the server being rude to us when we were enquiring about the billing for breakfast!
Great hotel! Service wise, it definitely has a lot of room for improvement.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nell Paradise
This was our second stay at the hotel with our baby son and our expectations were exceeded on both occasions. The pool is well maintained, the rooms are clean and beautifully styled, the staff were friendly and helpful and the buffet breakfast was fabulous. A cot was also brought to the room on request. We felt like we were royalty staying here. I would recommend this hotel to everyone travelling to Melbourne because the location is also so central and it makes it easy to explore the city. Whilst my husband slept, I was able to take my son across the street in the pram and go shopping! He also enjoyed practising walking up and down the hotel corridors and in the lobby! Not so much space to do that at home. We also ordered room service for dinner and the food was delicious and service was prompt. Thank you all- you are doing a wonderful job.
December 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by KJHG The staff makes this hotel great
While the facilities are impeccably maintained, it is the attitude and service level of that staff that makes this a wonderful hotel to frequent. It is without a doubt the best run, best managed, most relaxing hotel in the country.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nibbsie79 First Class!
I've traveled quite a lot over the years, both domestically and internationally, but I've never stayed at a Westin Hotel before. I was a guest in Melbourne (Collins st) this time around.
I must say, I think I've found my preferred chain. The level of service from the doorman, to the staff in the dining room, and front desk was absolutely first class.
I would have no hesitation in referring my colleagues to the Westin.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FCWORLD Treated Like a Family Member, not just a guest
I only get to Melbourne about twice a year, and the Westin is my Hotel of choice due to many factors,including location,comfort, SPG recognition Etc.
The thing that makes this hotel stand out, is the warm and friendliness of the staff and management.
From the moment you arrive, Ian the doorman to the reception staff make you feel like you were there just yesterday , and are part of their extended family.
A great hotel to stay.
February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob63 Geat hotel for the Australian Open
Our room was very spacious, beautifully presented and clean. Beds were the most comfortable I have slept in for ages. Recently had 4 weeks in Dubai and Europe in 5 star hotels and the beds were awfull compared to this. Great location for access to Melbourne Park for the Australian Open tennis. Restaurant however did not match the other experience - it was overpriced and average only. There is room for improvement there.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoJo64 Fabulous Hotel!!!
The Melbourne Westin met all our expectations. It is very well located in the heart of Melbourne and is close to cultural and leisure activities. The staff are extremely helpful and very friendly. They are especially welcoming of children. They even took the time to remember that it was my daughters birthday...the main purpose of our trip, and organised a special surprise treat for her! An absolutely wonderful stay!!!
July 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cassie13 Refinement needed
The position of this hotel makes it a winner. However, having stayed there a few times now, the standards are slipping. Constant prompting to service room, (told by reception that Sundays are a late service day!) , lack of replenishment of all amenities, from soap to tea. Also, absent recognition for Platinum status. Having paid for breakfast in the room rate, the complimentary breakfast for Platinum was irrelevant.
May 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Platmem01 Most disappointing
Since I stayed here last year, the breakfast has gone from 5 star to 1/2 star. Modest selection of very ordinary produce. 2 choices of the cheapest cheese. Not only that, there is an $8.oo additional charge if you want very unappetizing eggs!!
Out of the 100+ nights I stayed in spg hotels last year, the breakfast at the Westin Melbourne runs a poor last. They really need to lift the bar if they want customers back.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ratnasam A wonderful hotel for a wonderful city.
I've been staying at the Westin Melbourne for multiple-day stays for about 4-5 years now every January. I'm pleased by the quality of the hotel in general, the size and quality of the rooms, and the friendliness of the staff. They have always tried to upgrade me to a corner deluxe room because of my Platinum status, and when they couldn't they gave me a bay window room with a gorgeous view on the Flinders Ln. side.
February 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug108 Great location for the theater
This centrally located luxury hotel is perfectly located to the prime shopping areas and commercial theaters of Collins St., as well as steps away from Federation Square, and the Performing Arts center of Melbourne, as well as the fine arts national gallery, and all the excitement of the river waterfront as well. The staff and concierge services especially were very helpful with restaurant and theater reservations.
December 13, 2011