We booked with Clarion based on the reviews from this website and was not disappointed at all. In fact we love it so much that we extended our stay with Clarion for a total of 7 nights from 29 May till 5 Jun 2012. We chose the river-facing room and never regretted our decision.
The rooms were clean and everything was way beyond our expectation. Our 2 young children, below 6 years of age, loved our little apartment lots. They enjoyed the view of the Yarra River with nightly fire show from the Crown Casino and mostly from spotting the different trains that were passing by the railway tracks below.
Service was exceptional from all the staff, particularly Thomas who checked us in, who made us feel very welcomed. House-keeping service was lovely, we did not even expect them to clean up after us when we left the dirty dishes in the sink when we rush out one morning for our activities. We thought we would wash them up when we went back later in the evening. So it was a really pleasant surprise to find that all dishes were sparkling clean and returned back to their original places in the cabinets.
The only 2 minor complaints we had was the bed was a little too soft to what we were used to and some inconsiderate guests who smoked in their room and the smell got into our room as well. Thankfully it was a 1-2 times occurance in our 7 night stay there.
We would definitely recommend this place to everyone and return to stay with Clarion when we visit Melbourne again.
Thank you once again for making our stay in Melbourne a lovely one!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary High-rise Hotel situated 200 meters from aquarium & 500 meters from casino, shops & Yarra River Cruises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Suites Gateway Hotel Melbourne
- Clarion Hotel Melbourne
- Clarion Melbourne
- Melbourne Clarion