I’ve been very blessed to stay in a fair few 5 star hotels now so I know the general way things work and what hotels should have on offer to its guests. However, as you may have guessed I have a bit of an eye for detail. For me, it’s the small things that win my heart and help create an extraordinary experience. The Langham Melbourne had many beautiful touches and I can’t aptly describe just how perfectly made for me this place is. Luckily, I’ve taken a lot of photos to help with that!
The bedroom was spacious and flooded with natural light. Whoever did the interior design did a fabulous job. It melds a classic old school luxury with with a subtle fresh modern feel. This is where I felt the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne fell down. The patterns are subtle but still evident enough to feel elegant and the natural colours complement each other well. Using block colours in the quilt cover, bed head and chairs gives a modern feel. I can’t emphasis enough how important white linen is in making a hotel feel ‘clean’.
The view of sunrise…WOW. As we stared out the window at the birds above and the rowers in the river below flying past us, it felt like we had really stopped in our busy lives – and it was awesome.
In terms of suggested improvements, the only things I can think of (and we are getting really nit-picky here) is that the room and bathrooms were without flowers (fresh or otherwise) and a bin in the room near where you make the tea would have been helpful. Also, be aware that not all club rooms come with a balcony so be sure to clarify when you book. The bathrooms were supplied with beautiful products from the Hotel’s own spa. I was really impressed that they also offered a scrub and loofa – something that I had not seen in a hotel previously. See, it’s the small things!
Breakfast had a wide range of selections; from hot breakfasts to bread and pastries to cereal, fruit, yogurt and cheese. No one was going hungry! But the scrambled eggs had sugar in it…not sure what was going on there. It was a very weird sensation when you expected something savoury. We later found out that the hotel is very popular with international guests, which explains some of the differences.
Pre-dinner Canapés and Drinks
We ordered a low sugar high tea and it was amazing. Want to see more pictures from the high tea? Check out this post.
Remember when I told you it’s important to find a hotel with a good gym to help you stay healthy on holidays? Well this one rocks. You will want to be there, it’s new and tech-savey! You can access the internet from the screens of the treadmills. Sending emails whilst running, why not! Now unfortunately I’m not a fan of gym-selfies – so no pictures this time, you’ll just have to go see for yourself.
The Langham Difference – PINK!
As I mentioned earlier, the branding is consistent. Right down to offering their own ‘Langham Pink’ OPI nail polish. Oh. My. Heart.