melbourne: crown metropol hotel

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with 658 rooms, studios, lofts, spa accommodation and an apartment, this spacious, curvaceous 28 floor palace is industrial scale boutique, and international style modern. on top of that, there’s the fully equipped isika day spa, a serious gymnasium, plus restaurants maze, maze grill and room service dining by gordon ramsay - to keep you entertained and cosy should melbourne’s infamous weather suddenly turn european. better still, upgrade your room to get access to 28 - a executive guest floor jackpot with

clientele

a big mix.

service

things are new and falling into place.

interior

the lobby is grand, contemporary art is on point, indoor pool and sundeck impressive, and rooms super sharp. high ceilings and huge windows ensure dramatic views into a vertical skyline, and with matt and gloss black walls, burnt orange carpet, curtains, shoji screens and 60s-esque styling you could forgive yourself for thinking you were in osaka.

ambience

> scandanavia 1974 <

address

8 whiteman street southbank

phone

+61 3 9292 8888

website

www.crownmetropol.com.au/

author

superfuture

date

20 june 2010

last checked

20 june 2010

one extremely sleek modernist lodging at the far extremity of the vast crown entertainment complex. with not a brass rail, chandelier or croupier in sight, this hotel has suddenly skipped the queue and made it to the inbox of the superjetset.