Jump to content

Melbourne hotel help please


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#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 TheSmithFamily

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 IsolaBella

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 Captain Plum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

Personally don't like the Langham in terms of decor, pool area is worn out and ugly. Not a fan of Southbank.


#10 ~*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

#11 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.

#12 lizzzard

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

I'm a Sofitel fan in Melbourne...

#13 #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.

#14 *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.

#15 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 :-)

#16 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.

#17 carls888

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

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

C

#18 lamarque

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

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

Grand Hyatt

original.gif

#19 YellowKittyGlenn

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.

#20 snortle

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

-

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





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.