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the patch
Reviewed 7 November 2012

I have reviewed Clarion Gateway before but,i have to say that you just can't beat a quality hotel to relax and be comfortable in.My wife and i had tickets to See Icehouse at Hamer Hall to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary.We booked at Gateway without hesitation as i know how great Tony and his staff are.I was not let down...

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CSGManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to once again leave a review on Tripadvisor, your continued patronage is well recognised and most welcome at our Hotel. We really appreciate your positive comments about our rooms, amenities and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Clarion Suites Gateway when you next visit Melbourne. Kind Regards...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2012

I have stayed at the Clarion Suites Gateway a few times before as it always accommodates for my needs; prime location, stunning views and good service. This time I had booked in for a girl’s night out. As we were checking in we were greeted by a gentleman at the front desk who was very friendly, welcoming and had a...

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CSGManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Clarion Suites Gateway, you patronage is well recognized and most welcome at our hotel. Thank you for your review, it is pleasing to read that you enjoyed our rooms, amenities and service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kelly Matthews – Executive Office

Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Stayed at this hotel for work. Attended conference at MCEC and only 5 minutes walk each day. While location is great it can be noisy in the morning when the trains get started. Staff were very friendly and helpful with information.

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CSGManagement, Public Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review, our location is indeed very convenient and close to various conferences venues like Crown and MCEC. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Cindy Colliver – Executive Office

West Aussie
Reviewed 31 October 2012

We stayed at Clarion Suites Gateway in April this year whilst in Melbourne celebrating my husband's Birthday. We were a little apprehensive when we arrived at the hotel due to roadworks being carried out at the time in William Street right outside the hotel. We need not have worried as the only inconvenience was to taxi drivers and did not...

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CSGManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It was a pleasure for us to host you during your last stay in Melbourne. Thank you very much for sharing your experience on tripadvisor, and for the nice words about our property, rooms, amenities, staff and services. The team are very happy to hear they were able to make your stay more enjoyable. We look forward...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2012

I have come not to expect too much from Australian hotels in general. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the Clarion Gateway Suites. On arrival, I was greeted by very friendly staff and was advised that my room had been upgraded to a river view room. The room was very clean and well equipped and surprisingly quiet in the bedroom...

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CSGManagement, General Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are certainly pleased to have had an opportunity in being of service to you during your stay in Melbourne. I do apologise for the internet concern, unfortunately the delivery of this service to the hotel and guest expectation of faster speeds, is a real challenge for hotels in Australia....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2012

A great locaton in CBD , Cnr William and Flinders, with 3 minute walk across the road to tram and Acquarium. take the Sky Bus shuttle service from the airport , quick into the city for A$28 return. The hotel had cooking facilities in my room and was a 8 minute walk to Coles Supermarket on Elizabeth St. The hotel...

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CSGManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, The team at Clarions Suites Gateway are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We look forward to seeing you return in the future. Kind Regards Cindy Colliver – Executive Office

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2012

My husband and I stayed on a Saturday night in October, 2012 following our son's wedding. The staff were helpful and friendly. We booked a studio room, but to our surprise, were upgraded to an apartment on the 12th floor. It was quiet, clean and roomy with everything we needed and more, for a night's stay. The shower was awesome...

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CSGManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Helen, Thank you for your review, it is kind of you to highlight our breakfast. We really appreciate your comments about our rooms and service and we look forward to welcoming you back to Clarion Suites Gateway in the future. Kind Regards Kelly Matthews – Executive Office

Melbourne
Reviewed 26 October 2012 via mobile

ideal location opposite aquarium and casino. great view of casino flames at night. offsite gym is nearby. I was given an upgrade thanks to membership of one William. close to trams and city centre. under cover car parking. some offers provide a free bottle of wine.

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CSGManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback, we are situated in a great location and with Crown Casino and the shopping prescient within easing walking distance we appreciate that you enjoyed our location and all that Melbourne has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Melbourne. Kind Regards Cindy Colliver – Executive...

Torquay, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We were looking for apartment or like for a stay with children. Went with gateway on review but worried about noise from trains. Could hardly hear them, bit like hum of AC unit really. Had 1 bdm apt overlooking river towards south bank. Large room great bed and million dollar views, best I've experienced in melbourne. Tram pretty much outside...

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CSGManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Suites Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to post your review on tripadvisor, we are glad you enjoyed the location and our hospitality, may we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Clarion Suites Gateway when you next visit Melbourne. Best Regards Kelly Matthews – Executive Office

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2012

My husband, my 6 month old daughter and I stayed in a 7th floor one bed suite at the beginning of Oct 2012 - we were very impressed. We parked for 3 nights, this was very simple and cost us $20 per night (I believe though this has now increased to $25 per night - we would still park for...

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Dear Lisa, Thank you for staying at Clarion Suites Gateway and taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor, your feedback is much appreciated as it makes it possible for our team to assess and monitor our service quality and performance. I would like to assure you that our Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager have been made aware of...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast Available
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Contemporary High-rise Hotel situated 200 meters from aquarium & 500 meters from casino, shops & Yarra River Cruises. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Suites Gateway

Address: 1 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $166 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Clarion Suites Gateway 4.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Clarion Suites Gateway Hotel Melbourne
Clarion Hotel Melbourne
Clarion Melbourne
Melbourne Clarion
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#15 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#25 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#26 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#31 Business Hotel in Melbourne
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 of 5 bubbles Pete_Williams_100, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Staying near the lift is not a problem as there is a double door system to keep the hallway noise out.”
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“The carpark is directly next to the entrance and can easily be overshot when turning the corner”
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“Just be aware that they don't have movies on TV and you need to take your own DVD's as they have a DVD player in each room.”
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“Reasonably Central for the Shopping”
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