I stayed at Pullman Melbourne On Swanston as a guest of Pullman Hotels and Resorts.
MELBOURNE | The recently renovated Pullman Melbourne On Swanston is a contemporary hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. It’s aimed at those looking for a well featured accommodation option while on vacation.
The hotel is one of the best located in town, with unassuming entrances on both Swanston Street and a laneways on Little Bourke Street, giving little clues as to what hides behind. Being located directly on Swanston Street means you have direct access to several tram routes, and are only a short walk from both Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Central Station.
The excellent bars and restaurants of Chinatown are at your doorstep, and you can easily walk to the CBD’s many food, drink, and retail establishments. Several of Melbourne’s theatres are nearby, and the city’s sports and arts precincts are also easily accessible by foot, public transport, and taxi.
There are 204 rooms and suites in the hotel, ranging from the compact ‘Classic Rooms’ to the spacious ‘Premium Executive Room’. Each room features a purple, white, greyscale colour scheme and furniture, in line with Pullman’s most recently refreshed hotels around the world.
Artwork throughout the rooms and the hotel, reference Melbourne – maps of the city, urban photography, feature walls dotted with the name of the city’s iconic places. Each room features a couch and table, as well as well-sized, comfortable beds.
Bathrooms feature regular and rain showers, with larger rooms also containing a free-standing bathtub. For toiletries, it’s the Aspar range of products by Aurora Spa. Each bathroom features illuminated make-up and shaving mirrors, and full-length mirrors.
There’s free Wi-Fi in all rooms (and throughout the hotel), 55-inch flat screen smart TVs with Chromecast, and a tablet for all of the ordering and information essentials. There’s GHD hair straighteners, Bose wireless speakers, a bar fridge, pod coffee maker, and tea kettle.
The minibar features quality products from small, independent Melbourne producers, like snacks from Wondersnack Co, and bottled cocktails by Everleigh Bottling Co.
The Pullman Melbourne on Swanston has a gym on level one which features cardio equipment and weights. It’s open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm.
This isn’t a hotel for business conferences and meetings, rather it’s focused more on the leisure traveller. If you’re looking to hold a private event, you can enquire about the hotel’s private dining space ‘Room 1954’.
Eat & Drink
The hotel is home to two food and drink venues, and a club lounge. On the 14th floor, you’ll find Melbourne’s highest rooftop bar, Blossom Rooftop Bar. The bar features a stunning 270 degree view across the CBD, and a compact wine, beer, and cocktail menu. To eat it’s wood-fired pizzas and a seasonal rotating menu of bar snacks and share plates.
Eva’s Restaurant and Bar, meanwhile, is the place to go if you’re looking for a more substantial meal. At the hotel’s main restaurant you’ll find a menu featuring modern Australian and pub classics. Think eggs benedict, smashed avocado on toast, and coffee for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, it’s options like beer battered fish and chips, grilled porterhouse steak, and confit chicken with veg.
If you’re an Accor Hotels member, staying in the Premium Executive room, or have paid for access, you also also get into the Club Lounge. It’s a quiet space to relax or get some work done, with included breakfast until 11:00am, canapes from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and “Chocolate hour” from 8:00pm to 9:00pm each night. The latter includes all sorts of delicious chocolates, cakes, and treats.
Pullman Melbourne On Swanston
195 Swanston Street