In search of a family hotel getaway or staycation in Melbourne?
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne CBD but still want easy access to the city, St Kilda and other south-side attractions in Melbourne, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park promises an unforgettable family-friendly stay on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD.
Here’s why this hotel should be your top pick for your next family staycay!
Pullman Hotel Albert Park Overview
Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is a luxurious 5-star hotel in Albert Park.
The hotel offers 14 different accommodation types, with a combination of 169 Pullman guest rooms (higher-end rooms) and 209 Mercure guest rooms (the more affordable option).
Revel in stylish touches – from plush beds to contemporary décor – ensuring a comfortable and classy staycation.
Relax in the Pullman Rooms designed with modern amenities and a chic ambience. Everyone will enjoy a great night’s sleep in the 5-star featherbeds!
For a family of 4 we stayed in a Deluxe Room with 1 king size bed and 2 single beds (or can be made up with 1 King Bed). Note it’s a single room, not an interconnecting room.
Stay in with entertainment from the 40-inch LCD TVs, free wifi and 24-hour on-demand movies (paid subscription required). Note that the TVs haven’t been upgraded to Smart TVs, which means you won’t be able to stream Netflix or other streaming services on the TV.
The Mercure rooms are also comfortable and spacious, with options for King, Queen, or Two Double beds. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms also have a walk-in shower or bath-shower combo.
Note that pets are not allowed at Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park.
If you feel like getting a sweat up (without the kids) then head to the FIT Lounge for top-of-the-line exercise equipment and weights. The gym is open from 6am daily until 11pm.
During our stay, we found the service to be excellent, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Pullman Albert Park Family Friendly Features
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park caters wonderfully to families, offering an array of facilities tailored for kids’ enjoyment.
Tailored Family Rooms
Certain rooms feature interconnected spaces eg the Deluxe Room we stayed in had 2 king beds (can be split into 4 single beds). Some of the rooms are accompanied by stunning views of Albert Park.
Splash into Adventure at the Indoor Pool
Take a plunge into the indoor pool, open daily from 6 am to 9 pm. The heated pool provides a balmy retreat any time of the year, along with the same-gender sauna in each of the change rooms and a small heated hot tub spa adjoining the indoor pool.
You can wrap yourself in a fluffy robe from your hotel room and pool towels are provided.
Scenic Delights With The Pullman Albert Park Breakfast
At the hotel’s Windows Restaurant, you can indulge in an extensive breakfast buffet daily Monday-Friday: 6.30am-9.30am and on weekends: 7am-10.30am.
The buffet caters to all tastes and preferences, with a hot food, cold meats and salad options, a large toaster with all sorts of bread products, pastries, fresh fruit and a tea and coffee station. On weekends there are pancakes!
There are beautiful views of Albert Park from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the calming vista sets the perfect tone to kick off your day of adventures.
The hotel also offers all-day in-room dining if you’ve had a big day of exploring and want to experience a more tranquil dining experience in the privacy of your room.
The menu is similar to that offered by the on-site bar Mortimer’s. There are a la carte options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and you can book room service from your room from 6.30am – 9.30pm with a flat $6 delivery charge. View the Pullman Albert Park room service menu – note there are kids menu items available.
Pullman Mercure Albert Park Location
Situated on the doorstep of Melbourne CBD, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s top attractions, with valet parking and convenient access to public transport.
Pullman Albert Park Parking
With kids and all the luggage that comes with them, you’ll want a parking spot.
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park offers valet parking services for $45 per day. Alternatively, guests can also choose a self-park option for $25 daily. Self parking rate is per vehicle for single entry and single exit only. Valid for 24 hour period from the time you park your vehicle – access via Lorne Street entrance.
Easy Public Transport
If you decide to leave the car at home it’s easy to get around the local area.
You’re just a short walk to the tram stops on St Kilda Road, which makes exploring the city and south-side suburbs such as St Kilda super easy.
We decided to head into the NGV Triennial exhibition opening and were able to take trams into the CBD easily – eight routes go up and down St Kilda Road.
The hotel is across the road from expansive Albert Park. The park boasts a running/walking track that circles picturesque Albert Park Lake as well as Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre and the Middle Park adventure playground.
Feel like shopping? Iconic Chapel Street is moments away, with the nearest cross street being High Street.
A short tram ride up St Kilda Road from the Albert Park accommodation to the Royal Botanic Gardens offers an excellent opportunity for family picnics and exploring diverse plant life. The same trams will take you into the CBD as well.
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park FAQs
What time are check in and check out?
Check-in at Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Park is from 2 pm, and check-out time is 11 am. Please contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.
Are there any special amenities or services for families with children at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park?
Yes, Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park offers a range of amenities and services for families with children. These include cribs and rollaway beds available upon request, as well as babysitting services for an additional fee.
The breakfast buffet at Windows On The Park offers lots of dishes that are kid-friendly options.
Is there a kids’ pool or play area at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park?
While there is no dedicated kids’ pool or play area, the indoor heated pool is suitable for all ages. Children under 16 years must be supervised by an adult while using the pool.
Also, the hotel is located across the road from Albert Park, which offers a wide range of recreational activities for children, including playgrounds and sports fields.
Are there any nearby attractions or activities suitable for children?
Absolutely! Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is located near several family-friendly attractions and activities. Within walking distance, you’ll find Albert Park, which has playgrounds, walking paths, and a lake. Major attractions such as Melbourne Aquarium, Luna Park, and the Melbourne Zoo are also just a short drive away.
Are there any nearby parks or outdoor spaces where my children can play?
Yes, Albert Park, located just a short walk away, offers plenty of open green spaces, playgrounds, and sports fields where your children can play. Additionally, St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens are also nearby, providing even more outdoor recreational options.
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Packages
Ready to book your memorable family retreat?
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park regularly offers hotel packages, ensuring a seamless and delightful stay at a discounted price.
Enjoy accommodation, buffet breakfast, welcome drinks, late check-out, parking and more with packages such as Summer Stay & Play, Summer Escape and Melbourne Staycation offers.
Book your family’s stay at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park today and discover a world of comfort, entertainment, and cherished memories!
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TOT: HOT OR NOT attended as a guest of Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. All opinions are our own.