The iconic Crown Towers on the south bank of the Yarra River
There are numerous luxury hotels in Melbourne, but as so often, no true luxury pearls. Despite some shortcomings, only the Park Hyatt and the Crown Towers convinced me. Ultimately, it’s up to you whether you prefer to stay at the Park Hyatt near the Victorian landscape garden, Fitzroy Gardens, or at the Crown Towers on the south bank of the Yarra River. The iconically striking Crown Towers is connected by an atrium to the Crown, a hotel and entertainment and casino complex. The fascinating lobby with its grandiose Christmas tree flows smoothly into this atrium.
We chose the Crown Towers in Southbank for its privileged location and its annual stunning Christmas decorations with an impressive Christmas “show” every evening. www.crownmelbourne.com.au
Our executive Club Suite 2309 – a corner suite located on the 23rd floor – including a spacious marble bathroom, offers good city views from the living room and study and unobstructed river views from the bedroom.
I didn’t test the Crown Spa, as I soon lost my desire to swim in the crowded 25-meter indoor pool. The entire pool area offers mass instead of class. The Crown Towers does try to protect its guests from the onslaught of the entertainment and casino complex, but it doesn’t always succeed. That’s why booking a suite is an absolute must, as it’s the only way you’ll have access to the dignified Crystal Club lounge and dine in peace.
The restaurant scene is eclectic and the restaurants are always fully booked. You will have to book in advance and the flow of guests should not disturb you. I can recommend the Conservatory. There you will enjoy an absolutely unique buffet. In addition, you have a direct view of the evening torches in flame optics on the car-free river promenade.
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