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#1 carls888

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

Hi

DH has a golf tournament two weekends in a row for both Saturday and Sunday in March so I have decided to take the children and myself to Melbourne for 10 days to see some family and friends.

I think I have narrowed our stay down to either the Westin or the Langham. I want to be in the city and walk so I can save $ on hiring a car. We normally stay in an apartment but as it's just the children and myself I think I would feel more comfortable in a hotel.

I am open to suggestions on other places (4*-5*) or opinions on these please.

Thanks

C  biggrin.gif

ETA: both are similar prices

Edited by carls888, 13 February 2013 - 03:03 PM.


#2 eachschoolholidays

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

DH and I stayed at the Langham in Jan.  We loved it, but we had left the kids with their grandparents.  We both commented that it wasn't really child friendly.  I wouldn't take my kids who are 3 & 1.

#3 smithsholidayroad

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Luck you!

What about Crown towers? I have done some private nannying there and it's pretty nice! The pool is amazing! Not sure of price difference to Westin though.

I agree the Langham seems a little more couple friendly. We stayed without kids a few years ago.


Hope you have a great visit!

Bron


#4 adl

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

I have stayed in both... preferred the Westin... but then didnt have kids those times....



#5 VeritasVinum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Loved the Westin.

I too would suggest Crown for the Poolwith the kids.

Have not stayed Langham. Sofitel at the Top of Collins is lovely and has great views.



#6 Charlies Angel

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

10 days?

I would definitely get an apartment. More space, kitchen facilities, people can visit you...

#7 Sunny003

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

The Seasons Botanical in StKilda rd. opposite the shrine, gardens etc Quick tram ride into the city. Apartments with kitchen etc Pool & gym.

Medina Executive (has changed its name recently) on Flinders (88 I think). Apartments, iga just downstairs. Short walk to mcg/rid laver, fed square. No pool though.

HTH

#8 42n8

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Staying with kids, I'd choose the Langham over the Westin by a mile.

I have stayed at the Langham with my 2 kids a couple of times now and the staff are fantastic with them and are very accommodating. They certainly make my girls feel like welcome guests in their own right.

I second the PP recommendation for Crown Towers as well.



#9 ~*Amethyst*~

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

Another one here for Crown Towers. I like South bank with kids. There are always people about & it feels safer.

I like the fact that you can walk along the riverbank or inside if you prefer.

Have a lovely holiday.

XxxAmethyst

#10 jayskette

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

The langham just isn't decked out for kids. I've stayed there and it is much more suitable for adults only. How about the Crown hotel, literally a 5 minute walk away from the Langham and still very close to all the CBD attractions.

#11 lizzzard

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

I'm a Sofitel fan in Melbourne...

#12 #tootired

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Crown Metropol. Lots of my friends have stayed there with kids.

We have stayed at Mantra southbank. It has a pool, rooms are more apartment like and it's just near Southbank.

#13 *LucyE*

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

I like the Westin. It's more my speed than Crown and the Langham isn't geared towards children.

#14 cuddlebud

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

I agree with Crown Towers or Metropol over the Langham. There are also a lot more eating/entertainment options in the crown complex.

Enjoy your trip - lucky kids :-)

#15 kandj

Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

We've stayed at the metropol with a 1 year old, the pool was amazing. it is also joined to the crown complex without having to cross any busy roads etc.
otherwise crown towers would be a good option as well for locality. There's a lot to do in that area, lots of buskers and markets on weekends and the aquarium is close by. movie theatres etc.

i haven't stayed at the westin in melbourne but the spot its in is also nice and central to everything. very close to chin chin's if you like good se asian food original.gif

I've been to work functions and to dinner at melba's at the Langham a few times. I personally don't love the style and it doesn't seem overly kid friendly.

#16 carls888

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Thanks everyone. I will check out all of your suggestions, I appreciate your advice!

C

#17 lamarque

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Carls - I've stayed at the Grant Hyatt (pre-kids though):

Grand Hyatt

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#18 #YKG

Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

Depends on the weekend. The 14th - 18th is Grand Prix weekend so you will find you may struggle to get any accomodation in Melbourne CBD and surrounds. It's usually booked a year in advance.

If you are coming in the week before or after you may still struggle but will be a little easier to get accomodation. The Langham is good and comfy and secure. Its on southbank with easy access. Crown towers, metropol or Prominade are all good hotels as well.

#19 snortle

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

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Edited by snortle, 20 May 2014 - 09:29 PM.





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