The Hotel Centrally located on Downie Street, I checked into the few months old Hyatt Centric Melbourne for my recent much anticipated Melbourne trip after close to two years of non-travel. I was keen to check out Hyatt Centric Melbourne as this is the first Hyatt Centric property in Australia.
The location of Hyatt Centric Melbourne is minutes from the city’s Docklands and Southbank precincts, though there is no proper drive through and it can be an issue for arriving guests if it rains. For foodies, there are famous cafes within walking distance of the hotel such as Higher Ground Melbourne and The Hardware Societe.
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The lobby exudes a cosy vibe, with pockets of indoor plants around different corners. It is not meant to be old school posh, but it reminds me more of an Andaz vibe.
The Room There are 277 guestrooms, and I checked into the king bed room which at 32 sqm, is a decent room size. The hotel prides itself with its locally sourced and crafted amenities from Mr Smith, where you get a multifunctional workspace and lounge corner even in the entry level room.
You will see the walk in shower once you enter the room, and I like the choice of its stylish brick red tiles which forms a nice contrast to the wooden theme of the room.
Overall, the room design is quite minimalist and cosy, and there is also ample space to place two big luggage bags. The wardrobe also comes with sustainable Hyatt Centric Melbourne hooded bathrobes and slippers.
The Facilities 24-hour fitness studio for gym junkies, with a good mix of cardio machines and free weights. It is a good size hotel gym, though it is also one of the very rare hotel gyms which does not have a single mirror. That said, I like that there is a basin and soap for gym goers to wash their hands within the gym.
Another main highlight of the facilties is the indoor heated pool, which provides a good mid-day respite for me after all the coffee and shopping. There are plenty of lounge seats to laze around, though the pool area is relatively dim.
The Restaurants The all-day dining concept is Toma located on level 25 which is the space for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It also offers a pretty good view of Melbourne from the restaurant, so try to score a table beside the window.
There is also a casual concept called Allie Lane located at the lobby to grab some light bites or coffee.
Rants Lack of shelter from the side road to the property is an issue when it rains.
Overall Experience Brand new property with very decent hotel facilities and good location in Melbourne. Hyatt Centric is more of a business and lifestyle concept, and it is a relatively pleasant stay for me.
Hyatt Centric Melbourne
25 Downie Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
For more information, check out the Hyatt Centric Melbourne website.
Ranted by The Ranter