Travel Without Limits Winter/Autumn 2024 Issue OUT NOW! Subscribe Here →

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MELBOURNE – ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATION

Warm cookies and a central location make for a winning combination when I’m looking for a hotel.  DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street offers both so it was where I chose to stay for my solo trip to Melbourne.  Although I was in Melbourne for a conference which was located at another hotel, I fancied staying in the heart of the city.  I planned to take advantage of any down time to explore the city.

doubletreereception
Reception at DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street.

Our family are very sentimental about the DoubleTree chain after a couple of stays at the Santa Monica property.  Every time we returned from a day out sightseeing the staff would give the children a warm chocolate chip cookie.  I’m pretty sure the cookies are only supposed to be handed out on check-in but the staff seemed to enjoy spoiling the kids and in turn the kids lapped up the attention and cookies.  I felt a bit guilty in Melbourne during check-in when I received a warm cookie and I didn’t have one of the kids to pass it to.  I didn’t eat it so I could take it home for them.

The hotel is located opposite the historic Flinders Street Station, only a short walk from Federation Square and Southbank.  It is also only a couple of blocks from the Bourke Street Mall shopping precinct, there is a tram stop opposite and a taxi rank at the door.  To say this hotel is well located is an understatement.

As I was travelling alone I stayed in a non-accessible room which was comfortable, well appointed but on the smaller side.  I sank into the bed every night grateful for the luxury it offered – not too hard and not too soft, it was just right for me.

ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATION

For the purposes of the blog I did an inspection of one of the accessible rooms in the hotel and I was thrilled to find a spacious and comfortable room.

Collagedoubletreebedroom
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street – accessible room.

As you can see from the photos above the room has plenty of room for a wheelchair user.  The only downside is that only one side of the bed is accessible for a transfer from a chair.  As long as you don’t have a preference for a side you will love this room.

Collagedoubletree
DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street – accessible room.

The accessible bathroom is divine with an extra wide doorway, a height adjustable shower, flip down shower seat, toilet with back rest and rails throughout.  The wash basin is accessible and has lever taps for ease of use.  I am a big fan of an accessible bathroom not looking clinical and aside from the rails and additional space this bathroom is the same as the one in my non-accessible room.  I rather like the tiles in particular.

EASY ACCESS DOOR

accessible room
Electric door access at DoubleTree by Hilton – Melbourne

One of the three accessible rooms at the hotel has a swipe card electric door for guests who have difficulty with operating a door with a handle.  You need to specifically request this room when booking.

DINING

Sadly my schedule in Melbourne was very full so I didn’t have a lot of time to explore the other features of the hotel.  I did whizz by the breakfast bar on my way out of the hotel so I could share some images.  Next time I plan on lingering over breakfast because I spied waffles.  What a treat that would be!

Collagebreakfastbar
Breakfast at DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street.

TIP

Join Hilton Honors rewards program for added benefits including free wi-fi.  Hilton Honors is free to join.

STANDARD ACCOMMODATION

As I mentioned earlier, I stayed in standard accommodation as I was not travelling with BJ who uses a wheelchair.  The room was comfortable and well appointed.  The bed was so comfortable which I welcomed after long days of standing in high heels!

Collageregualrroom
Standard room at DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street.

The location of the hotel and the friendly staff are the stand-out features of this DoubleTree.  I had a great three night stay while in Melbourne and took full advantage of its proximity to the shopping arcades and sights in the city.

For more information or to make a booking contact DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street.

I’d like to thank DoubleTree for providing one complimentary nights accommodation for my three night stay, so I was able to review the accessible accommodation and share it with you all.

If you like this blog post why not subscribe to receive our blogs via email. Head to the top right-hand side of the page and you will find the subscribe tab.  If you are not already a member of our facebook community, why not head over and ‘like’ our page.  We are very fortunate to have a generous and well travelled facebook community full of ideas and information.  

 




Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

css.php