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InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

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Sydney
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Recently stayed here for only one night. Arrived quite late at night and everything was easy. We even had our room upgraded to a huge suite with two bathrooms and a separate living area! Great service and well located.

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear Andygeo86, Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback from your recent stay with us in Melbourne. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and I hope that sometime in the near future we might have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel. Kind regards, Kishor Narayanamurthi Asst. Rooms...

Blacksmiths, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed here previously and was disappointed with Club Room and dinning room service. My recent visit with my wife on business to say the least was awesome. The service was second to none, dining room, staff and overall feel was memorable. At the time we visited with the Asian Cup soccer teams staying in the hotel. However the staff...

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear Nick F, As a return guest to InterContinental Melbourne thank you for taking the time to share the feedback from your most recent stay with us. I am so pleased to hear that you and your wife had a great stay with us earlier this year after a disappointing stay previously. It is always nice to hear that my...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Stayed midweek for 3 nights. Great location, right in the middle of Melbourne. Staff very professional and friendly, upgraded upon arrival. Nice touch. Rooms were large and very clean. Bar was good, didn't eat in so can't review. Would I stay again? Yes. Only issue was the cost of car valet. Very expensive, but I do suppose it's the CBD...

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear Ray767, Thank you for taking the opportunity to share the feedback from your recent stay with us in Melbourne. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to be well located in in the CBD. It is also lovey to hear that you had the opportunity to view the hotel...

nj
Reviewed 14 April 2015

From the moment we arrived, Sarah and James went out of their way to make this trip great. This boutique hotel has everything, great location, great staff at a very reasonable price. The business center was available and very useful.

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear almenj, Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback from your stay with us in Melbourne. I will be sure to share your feedback with Sarah and James, I know that will be thrilled with your comments and I am pleased that they were able to assist you in making this trip and enjoyable one. Kind regards,...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Having had a very enjoyable stay at the Rialto in the past, I decided to visit again for a long weekend with my partner. I'm glad to report that its still a lovely experience staying at this hotel. The lobby and atrium are awesome, the room was nicely appointed and clean, and the breakfast was fantastic with lots of delicious...

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear Farsteed, Thank you for taking the opportunity to share you feedback from your stay with us at InterContinental Melbourne. I am pleased to hear that we are one of you favourites and I hope that we have the chance to welcome you back to the hotel again soon! Kind regards, Kishor Narayanamurthi Asst. Rooms Division Manager

Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

This is not what I was expecting from an Intercontinental hotel - in a good way! It is much smaller with a lovely boutique hotel feel about it. Room service dinner and the buffet breakfast were both delicious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear Lenore T, Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback from your recent stay with us in Melbourne. It is great to hear that we were able to surprise you in a good way by having a hotel with a boutique feel. That it wonderful feedback and I am so pleased to hear that we might have...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

This hotel is beautiful. It's not flashy, but it's just really interesting. The glass ceilings were a great touch, this way, everyone in the hotel gets a bit of sun. Breakfast was fantastic. Wide array of breakfast treats from organic yogurt to fresh fruit. The location is in a prime spot as it's close to most of the touristy places...

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear purplemuse, Thank you for taking the opportunity to share the feedback from your recent stay with us in Melbourne. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the hotel and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the selection on our breakfast buffet. I hope that if you have the chance to visit Melbourne...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I stayed at the intercontinental over the weekend with my partner to celebrate our anniversary. I do have to say the location of the hotel is a positive as we walked down to Crown and only took us 15 min max and the reception upon arriving and departure where nice and sufficient. The room was nice, but felt very claustrophobic...

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear Lauren F, Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback from your recent stay with us in Melbourne. It was pleasing to hear that overall your enjoyed your stay with us in Melbourne however I was disappointed to note the challenges you faced with the prices of our valet parking and breakfast. I would always encourage you...

Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

A quick one night getaway in Melbourne and hadn't been to this hotel for quite a while. Still as great as I remember it. From the airport via the SkyBus (quick, easy, cheap) and it takes you right to Southern Cross (Spencer St) Station - only a 700m walk to this hotel. Great check-in experience - I'd booked this via...

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InterContinentalMlb, Manager at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, responded to this review

Dear Dokken, As a InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Ambassador member thank you for taking the time to share the feedback from your recent stay with us in Melbourne. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to be well located within the Melbourne CBD. It is also nice to hear that you found...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

My bias stems from the fact that we got married here three years ago, staying three nights in the Turret Suite and the hotel and staff could not have looked after us more. On top of that, I love the architecture of the two old wool stores and lane way converted into this hotel. Saying that, we stayed here again...

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Alistair T, I appreciate the time taken to share the kind feedback from your recent stay with us in Melbourne. I am so pleased to hear that we had the opportunity to share such a special occasion with you. I also love the grand architecture of the hotel, it certainly is a beautiful place to work and I look forward...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Food & drink at the hotel
Alluvial
Alluvial
Cuisines: Australian, International
Market Lane Bar
Market Lane Bar
Cuisines: Australian
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Celebrated as one of the world’s hottest and best new hotels by both Conde Nast Traveler and Wallpaper* magazines, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a fascinating example of the city’s fusion of old and new. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto represents the resurrection of one of the city’s last remaining examples of 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture into a timeless and inspiring luxury hotel. Its city centre location on Collins Street is at the heart of the laneways, attractions and experiences that give Melbourne its international appeal. Behind the Gothic façade is a sleek yet intimate hotel that is home to two very different bars – the Bluestone Wine Lounge and the Market Lane Bar – and a variety of dining establishments, including Alluvial Restaurant and Guy Grossi’s exciting new venture, Merchant. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto has also teamed up with Shannon Bennett, providing valet parking for his new Vue de monde restaurant on the 55th floor of the adjacent Rialto building. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s warmth and exceptional service belies its size, with more than 250 guest rooms across two soaring wings, including a stunning collection of suites as well as the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge and facilities for premium guests. The hotel’s rooftop is also a destination itself, home to the kitchen’s own market garden and beehives, the Scandinavian-inspired swimming pool and the glass-encased fitness centre overlooking the Melbourne cityscape. Also available is the luxurious candle-lit East Day Spa offering east-meets-west treatments and therapies. Before guests arrive, they can take advantage of the concierges’ passion and Insider knowledge of the city. Chief Concierge, James Ridenour and his team are the key to authentic experiences of the real Melbourne and everything the city has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Address: 495 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: €163 - €354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 5*
Number of rooms: 253
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#10 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#17 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#17 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#29 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Check if the construction still continues and if so, ask for a room away from the construction site”
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“Club room is excellent and great value”
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“Always book the Club Rooms so you have breakfast, afternoon tea and canapes included.”
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“All rooms seem to be quite good but need to ask for a view. Some rooms face inside the atrium”
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