Stamford Plaza Melbourne

111 Little Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
(5 star hotel)
#19
Rank 19 of 331 hotels
in Melbourne
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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The first ever -34 star hotel.

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 4, 2012

When you think of places like The Stanford Hotel in Melbourne, it can only be related to such things as the 911 bombings or Pearl Harbour. Upon entering the hotel my friends and I came to a realisation that the elevator didn't work, that lost a star. We walked into the room which we hoped would be painted blue; it was white (star deducted). On the first day we all lost large quantities of money in the local casino and as a scapegoat to this the hotel lost a star, it was down to 2 stars on the first night with 3 days left. Many other factors came into play that cause the hotel to lose more rating stars such as: us getting lost several times, me personally losing my toothpaste, the swimming pool being closed too early, our keycards not working and above all we lost our multibets from the TAB. My friends and I are better than this and we demand an accommodation worth it's price in which this wasn't, by the end of the trip we were quite tired and wanted to be home (not really). I also have listed this as a hostel referring to the movie where i'd rather have my nipples and other sensitive parts of my body tortured than staying at the Stanford Hostel in Melbourne, get ***ed.

Not 5 stars!!!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 22, 2009

This is not a 5 star hotel. It was like staying in our old house back in the 80's. Old carpets, old lounges, horrible decor, scary bathroom, old fittings, dingy kitchenette, horrible air conditioner, the worst TV set you may ever find on a 5 stars hotel............. It was so unpleasant to know that the backpackers where our teenage son was staying was more comfortable and 10 times cheaper. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!!

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Fabulous suite

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 21, 2007

The Stamford sits in a great location in Little Collins Street within easy walking distance to the heart of the city. Little Collins Street is known as “The Paris End” specializing in boutique and exclusive shops. It is also close to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and cafés. Upon arriving we were upgraded to a two bedroom suite (1512) actually one could call it an apartment. A spacious lounge dining area with colour TV and CD player. A separate kitchen with marble bench tops, standard size fridge, microwave, stove, toaster, kettle and coffee peculator!! (with fresh coffee provided).

The main bedroom has sliding wooden doors off the living room with queen size bed and ample wardrobe space, the bedroom has a dressing room with a small bathroom with spa bath and overhead shower. The second bedroom has two twin beds working desk, wardrobe and bathroom with walk-in shower and toilet. The furniture is elegant with silk curtains and Roman blinds which creates a attractive stylish atmosphere.

This apartment would certainly suit a family or two couples looking for value, as its spacious and relatively private with two separate bathrooms. There are three balconies in the suite, one large with opening sliding doors from the living room, with cute iron table and chairs offering a outlook towards the Botanical gardens. The other two balconies are petite with views of ugly office blocks.

CONS: In day time the rooms are dim..one needs to put the lights on. Two buildings east and west towers are separated by in-house covered bridge; it can make you feel isolated from hotel. No king size bed for my 6ft 4ins man.

Unique Quality: Other facilities include small indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa on the 16th floor. There is premium in-house dining, laundry service and broadband connection. Harry’s Bistro and café is located on the Lobby floor with a average lobby bar next door.

PROS: Centrally positioned within walking distance to heart of city. All rooms are suites roomy and gracefully furnished. Staff are cooperative and welcoming. The Stamford feels more like an exclusive apartment building than a hotel. Highly recommended.

Directions: Located in Litle Collins Street.

Luxurious Apartments

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 23, 2005

Stayed there for 2 nights in 2003 cos I got a very good deal from Ratestogo. Very plush accomodation. And I loved the Jacuzzi tubs in the apartment. We stayed in a 2 bedroom which was very spacious. Even the kitchen area was cool.
Will definitely stay there if I can get a good rate on it again.

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"Paris end" in Melbourne

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 18, 2005

Stamford Plaza is located on Little Collins, a little alley-like street, but don't let the "alley" fool you. Stamford Plaza boasts its location as the Paris end of Little Collins (very much like its big brother, Collins Street, just one street over).

The hotel is actually two buildings set side by side and if your room is not located in the same space as the lobby, then you have to cross a very small street outside to get to your rooms (but that building does have their own entrance and you don't have to go through the lobby each time).

Upon entering, you immediately feel the customer service bearing down on you in a way that you almost feel embarrassed by the attention.

But the best part are the rooms. They're all suites and you can choose from, one, two, or three bedrooms, with a living room, kitchen, and small dining area. The bathroom also comes with a spabath.

However, here's a negative: lack of closet space and just clothes storage as well as very little counter space in the bathroom sink. If you're staying a few days, it's always nice to unpack a few things, but the lack of space didn't really make unpacking worthwhile.

However, however, screw the unpacking and just stuff your clothes on the very spacious lounge area and go out and explore central Melbourne on foot. Yes, the hotel really is centrally located. We walked everywhere and when it was too far to walk we took the free City Tram (marked red--the ones with a green trim are fee-type trams).

Basically, the hotel's location and very helpful concierge makes you feel like the whole of Melbourne is right outside your door.

Unique Quality: Views are probably great, but we were on the 5th floor and not high enough to see Melbourne's cityscape, so ask for higher floors if that's important. Also, the pool (indoor/outdoor) and sauna are on the roof, as well as a gym, but didn't go near it. Melbourne's just too cool to stay inside for very long.

Directions: On Little Collins Street, between Exhibition and Russell streets. Exhibition and Russell intersects Bourke and Collins Street.

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The Stamford Plaza Hotel

by written on August 24, 2002

Unique Quality: An apartment house type hotel, kitchen+living room and bedroom with a shover+bath. There is an indoor pool, a sauna and some workout facilities and also business centre. A very friendly staff.

charlie1950 Nov 5, 2013 at 7:26 PM

My Daughter and I stayed at the Stamford in October. We have stayed there before, but I will never stay again. I left some precious items of clothing in the room and after numerous phone calls, being put through to people that have no idea of what I was talking about and then being told they would look into it later. Four weeks down the track, still waiting. the Two bed room apartment was very noisy with road works all night and when I mentioned it was told I should have bought a pair of ear plugs. there are around 500 other Hotels to stay at in and around Melbourne.

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Address: 111 Little Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

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