Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Luxurious rooms and the city’s finest amenities in a quiet but convenient downtown location.
Rising over thirty floors above a fashionable part of the city center, the Hyatt offers the sort of sophistication this international chain is renowned for. All rooms and suites feature gorgeous marble bathrooms and sublime views of the parks, river, and inner-city streets from their floor-to-ceiling windows. The facilities are also world-class – from the massive gym to the unique rooftop tennis court. At the hotel entrance are plenty of stylish places to eat, drink, and shop. This section of downtown, however, is not so hectic and the laidback city-edge vibe with nearby parks and historical buildings adds greatly to the attraction.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – The Location
- Address: 123 Collins Street, in the eastern part of the city center. Two entrances: the main one (also for vehicles) is along Russell Street and flanked by giant eagle statues and the other (for pedestrians only) faces Collins Street.
- Area: Fashionable, with likable city-fringe feel and parks not found elsewhere in downtown. About a mile from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (see below).
- How to Get There: Taxis to/from the airport (14 miles, about 1-hour drive) cost around A$80. For about A$20, SkyBus (approximately every 10 minutes, 24/7) takes passengers from the airport to the Southern Cross train station (1 mile, 15 minutes by tram), but ask SkyBus about a free transfer from the station to the hotel. Otherwise, Starbus shuttles (5 am-10 pm daily) travel directly between the airport and hotel (about A$30).
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – The Basics
- Guests: Combination of business people and tourists.
- Pets: Not permitted.
- Views: In the eastern part of the city center, so there are fewer high-rises blocking views. Many rooms overlook parks, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and inner-city suburbs. The ‘river views’ claimed on the website are distant, with city streets and train lines in the foreground.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: A few 1 King Bed Rooms with Spa Tubs, Diplomatic Suites, and Premier Suites have jacuzzis.
- Extras: Guests of the suites and some Club Access rooms have access to the Grand Club Lounge on the 31st floor. Also includes buffet breakfast and evening drinks.
- Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
- Parking: Valet parking available on-site for a reasonable fee.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +61 (0)3 9657 1234
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: hyatt.com
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Amenities
- Pool: Long, indoors, and heated. Features an unusual but likable checkered tiling. Jacuzzi and sauna nearby.
- Spa: Part of the fitness center, the spa offers the sort of massages, therapies, and treatments rarely found at rival hotels.
- Fitness Center: The City Club Health & Fitness Centre claims to be the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Certainly very big and with all the latest gear, but open to the public so it’s usually quite busy. Personal trainers available.
- Other Facilities: Library-cum-business center. Rooftop tennis court. Golf driving range with nets.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Collins Kitchen – Main restaurant offering breakfast for guests (extra charge), High Teas, and Sunday buffets. • Every winter, the hotel hosts a new and exciting pop-up restaurant.
- Bars: Ru-Co Bar – Likable jazz theme and well-known for its extra-long menu of cocktails, locally-crafted beers, and imported wines. Lovely position with a courtyard and fireplace. Live music some nights. • Bistro Bar – Open long hours for coffee and all sorts of drinks. • Lobby Lounge – With a pleasant setting and drinks and meals all day, it’s always packed.
- Breakfast: Not included but can be, if booked as part of a package deal.
- Room Service: Available 24/7.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Rooms
- Room Types: 1 King Bed Rooms • 2 Twin Beds Rooms • 1 King Bed with City View Rooms • 1 King Bed with River View Rooms • 2 Twin Beds with River View Rooms • 1 King Deluxe Rooms • 1 King Bed with Club Access Rooms • 2 Twin Beds with Club Access Rooms • 1 King Bed with River View and Club Access Rooms • 2 Twin Beds with River View and Club Access Rooms • 1 King Bed Deluxe with Club Access Rooms • 1 King Bed Rooms with Spa Tub • Grand Suites King • Ambassador Suites • Diplomatic Suites • Premier Suites
- Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed in the rooms or public areas.
- Best Room: Although not as large as the Premier Suites, the Diplomatic Suites are more appealing. With extraordinary views of the parks and river, they are more than four times larger than the standard rooms and feature jacuzzis (with views) and incredibly spacious living/dining areas.
- For Families: Some rooms have connecting doors, while the suites can add in extra single beds, but generally not that well set up for families.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Local Transport
- Public Transport: Every few minutes, trams shuttle along Collins Street (and other roads) just in front of the hotel. Trams also head to suburban areas like South Yarra, Docklands, and St Kilda Beach. All trams are free within the city center and to Docklands. Two blocks west of the hotel is the major train station at Flinders Street (0.3 mile, 6-minute walk).
- Taxis & Ride-shares: Arrange a taxi at reception or find one along the streets. Uber and Ola operate all over Melbourne.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
So much to choose from in all directions. These are along Collins Street.
- The George on Collins – Finest of several street-side cafés along this part of Collins Street. Colorful tables on the sidewalk and basement bar inside a restored historical building next to the Verandah Café. Contemporary cuisine. 2-minute walk (150m).
- Verandah Café – Charming setting inside a historic church. Coffee and light meals at lunchtime. Pleasant stroll west down the street. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Collins Place (see below) – Terrific food court and many other options including Roozervelts, a spacious café, bakery, and coffee shop packed with locals eager for tasty burgers, salads, and pastas. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Howitt House – Very appealing street-side bistro for light meals and world-class coffee. East of the hotel. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Bourke Street – Fashionable boutiques, meandering arcades, and appealing department stores all over the city center, particularly along Bourke Street, 2 blocks north of the hotel. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Collins Place – East up the street, this complex features several levels of shops, restaurants, and other useful amenities, as well as an arty cinema. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
A pleasant stroll away, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) hosts up to 3 games of Australian Rules Football every weekend from March to September. The rest of the year, it holds cricket matches, including the renowned Boxing Day Test Match (from 26th December). Tours also available. 18-minute walk (1 mile).
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