Guest blogger Diane Rudis is back and recently visited the Hilton South Wharf in South Wharf, Australia. Check out her review of the hotel.
The Hilton South Wharf is situated downtown along the Yarra River adjacent to the Melbourne convention center, making it convenient to attend the conferences while continuing to conduct business activities while you are abroad. The Hilton South Wharf rooms are quite spacious and comfortable beds and large walk in showers and separate tubs. The toilets are also separate from the rest of the bathrooms. In our suite, we had a great view of the river and the downtown area. The suites are quite large, very modern / rustic feel which made us feel very comfortable. Windows are floor to ceiling providing an unobstructed view. The rooms are equipped with a small, private conference table for conducting business. The living area can hold up to 6 or 7 people should you want to entertain before going out for dinner.
There are restaurants in the Hilton South Wharf hotel or you can venture out along the wharf to find a number of restaurants and eateries of many different cuisines. The wharf gets very busy in the evenings starting with happy hour and dinner; it’s definitely the place to be when the workday is over.
The amenities of the Hilton South Wharf hotel have an extensive list of offerings. From 24 hour fitness, shoe shining to conference room space, they also offer babysitting as well as tour information and the convenience of renting a car having it delivered to the hotel.
They do not offer adapters in every room for your electrics, so you will need to remember to bring your own. If you get in a pinch, the hotel will assist you.
Should you be a member of the Hilton Honors program or opt for the executive level club, the amenities are excellent. The club offers a large variety of foods for breakfast and evening cocktails as well as light snack for mid to late afternoon tea. Breakfast is a rather large continental type breakfast: you can squeeze your own juice. There is a nice selection of muffins including an egg type muffin. There is a nice selection of cereals, homemade breads with jams, butter and vegemite, and meats and cheeses in case you want to make a hot breakfast sandwich all of the fixings are there.
Drinks include sodas, still and sparkling waters as well as hot beverages like tea coffee and hot chocolate. There are usually cookies or pretzels to accompany them.
Evening cocktails and snack is also quite extensive. There are a few hot appetizers, a selection of meats and cheeses, sandwiches and a multitude of types of finger foods. You can choose from champagne or sparkling wine, at least 3 types of red and 3 types of white wines, beer and more.
The Hilton South Wharf is truly a home away from home. With a great location, offering great services for a vacation/business stay with exceptional amenities, I highly recommend staying here.