With its recent $40 million renovation, the Pullman Melbourne on the Park’s 419 rooms has been completely transformed and upgraded, lifting the hotel’s status as one of Melbourne’s premium hotels.
This upgrade was evident with the furniture and finishes in our room. It included sturdy marble table top finishes, solid-duty steel tables, a modern bathroom design with plenty of mood lighting, and a luxurious privacy screen.
The hotel also includes an Executive Lounge area with luxurious fittings overlooking Melbourne’s iconic skyline. However, we swapped the opportunity to experience the Executive Lounge with its daily refreshments and pre-dinner drinks for two connected Superior Rooms. This allowed the family to enjoy a mini staycation more comfortably without stepping on each other’s toes!
First impressions of the Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel
Despite its simple white and brick exterior, I felt relaxed entering the large open reception area with its high ceilings and decorative lighting with a cozy dark ambience.
Some specific things I appreciated during the stay:
- Plenty of branded toiletries — I can never have enough! It would have been nice to have some toothbrushes, as we’d assume they’d provide some.
- Different pillow thicknesses to choose from – Ideal for super fussy sleepers like me.
- An extremely tidy, clean and new room
- The location. The stunning lush and green garden right opposite the hotel was great for the kids. I like the fact that the hotel is off to the side at the top of the city. Perfect for those like me who prefer to stay in a quieter location but still close to the city.
- The continental buffet breakfast
- Multiple options for your dairies, sweet and savoury breads, pastries, and proteins.
- The honey station — This was super fun for the kids. Who knew a honeycomb station was going to be that entertaining? We just had to make sure they didn’t eat too much honey.
- Quality condiments, natural juices, crispy pastry and plenty of hot and cold breakfast options. You can easily enjoy the breakfast menu for a more extended hotel stay.
- The modern touches in the room
- iPhone charging dock station located on top of the bedside table alarm clocks – These worked a charm even with our iPhones in protected cases.
- Easy-to-use lighting settings that even my young son could figure out how to use.
- A firm mattress.
- A vast skyline view.
- The view from our rooms was stunning. It opened up the space, and the kids enjoyed getting as close as they could to the windows to peek at the view during the day and night. A view like this makes a difference if you plan to stay longer.
One of the things I was looking forward to was having a dip in the pool. However, the large, deep hot tub was out of order, which was a shame because it would have been lovely to enjoy that hot tub with its massive skylight with the kids. We also couldn’t enjoy the 26-degree heated pool as it simply wasn’t warm enough. So, if you plan on swimming this time of the year at your hotel’s heated outdoor pool, pack your warmest swimmers because even at the start of November, the weather was cold in Melbourne for the pool.
All and all, it was an enjoyable stay. This hotel was contemporary and fresh. It was fabulous for our mini stay and guests looking to come to Melbourne (or the city) for a family or sporting event or an extended stay). The hotel is within walking distance of trams and trains, and beautiful walking and cycling paths as with Melbourne’s city at your doorstep. Lastly, I couldn’t help myself but also mention the gorgeous little Italian restaurant at the corner from the hotel. Their generous-sized Tiramisu was one of the best I’ve had in Melbourne.