The Park Hyatt Melbourne Review is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.
- Tokyo, Japan
- Melbourne, Australia
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Sydney, Australia
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Saigon, Vietnam
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Hong Kong
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Knysna, South Africa
- Durban, South Africa
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Doha, Qatar
- New York, New York
- Helsinki, Finland
Getting There: If you take the bus & train from the airport it only costs $4-$14AUD and takes 30 minutes to an hour. Uber is $26-$35AUD and takes 17 minutes.
What’s your favorite hotel brand? If you’re not a points participant and have some disposable income, then I’m sure it is the Four Seasons. If not then I’m guessing it’s either the St. Regis, Conrad, or Park Hyatt.
Hyatt has some great brands including Andaz and the Hyatt House but none compare to the Park Hyatt. A reason to maintain Diamond Status is for the benefits at Park Hyatts including the much blogged about free breakfast.
I have stayed at Park Hyatts across the globe including:
- Park Hyatt Saigon
- Park Hyatt Shanghai
- Park Hyatt Sydney
- Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
- Park Hyatt Mendoza
- Park Hyatt Istanbul
- Park Hyatt New York (Cancelled because the pool was closed)
- Park Hyatt Moscow: Booked
When I made the reservation for the Park Hyatt Melbourne I was expecting the same level of sophistication from this hotel as I’ve come to expect from other Parks. With the exception of the Park Hyatt Mendoza, the brand had not come up short. While the Park Hyatt Melbourne was good, it was not great.
Melbourne is not a huge city. It is very walkable. The Park Hyatt is located at the top of the hill near a church on the outskirts of town. It takes a few minutes to get to the heart of the action but the location is decent enough. Consider staying at the Westin if you want to be in the middle of it all.
Not Diamond at the time of staying, I had a standard garden view room. It had the usual amenities: a king size bed, a lovely shower, and was pretty spacious.
The best part of the Park Hyatt Melbourne are the facilities. The indoor pool, hot tub, and the gym are top-notch. I usually don’t write a separate review for gyms because I’ve yet to travel and stay true to my promise of consistently working out while abroad.
The staff was friendly and helpful. They recommended places for dinner but couldn’t come up with any picks for where to go out. I find it interesting when young people work at the front desk in a big city and can’t provide names of a few ‘go to’ spots. No matter where in the world I have lived I can always tell visitors what is good every day of the week.
The hotel was very good. It wasn’t on par with the other Park Hyatts whose luxury and glamour become one of the highlights of trip. The Park Hyatt Melbourne was just another nice hotel to rest until I moved on to the next city.