November 26, 2002
This hotel is very luxurious from the moment you step into the sumptuous foyer -you feel pampered. The hotel is opulent and spacious. My room on the 11th flooor looked over gardens and Parliament house. The room is beautifully appointed, ultra modern yet wood paneled Japanese sliding doors to the bathroom and dressing room make it very pleasant.
The bathroom is sumptuous with dual glass basins, a spa bath, and separate shower and a remote control for television in the wall of the spa and background music - very romantic for couples, alas he was at home in Sydney.
The king size bed was very comfortable with fabulously comfortable pillows. The bath robes were thick and a decent size. Tea and coffee making facilities and the fully stocked fridge and mini bar are very good.
The business desk and Internet facilities were excellent, making it easy to work in the room and the french doors opening to the fresh air meant that I could leave them open and avoid air conditioning. Room service food was excellent with a wide array including simple choices through to exotic and cosmopolitan choices. Equally the restaurant and coffee lounge are comfortable with excellent service offered everywhere you turned. There is health club which is of course complimentary.There are gardens closeby and it is only a couple of blocks from the centre of town- expensive, yes, and worth it.
From journal Exploring Melbourne