Review – Grand King Room, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

by Zac George

After landing from in Melbourne from Abu Dhabi after a canceled trip, I was supposed to be connecting onto a Qantas flight back to Brisbane. However, the flight left AUH late, and the connection was going to be very tight, and I decided to move the flight to the next morning. As I was on the phone to the agent, he said ”your payment hasn’t gone through for the booking” which was strange as I was using the same card all day. I then got an email from Citi explaining my card had been locked due to too many international transactions, great!

So as I arrived in Melbourne, I had no Idea what I was going to do until I saw my good friend Darren was staying at the Grand Hyatt. So I decided to book a room and stay there for the night and fly home the next morning. I ended up booking a Grand King room which was the cheapest rate at $238. Unfortunately, I didn’t take photos of the whole hotel only the room, so in this post, I’ll review the Grand King room.

Elevator Area

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a category four property which would require 15,000 points for a standard room, 21,000 for a club room, 24,000 for a suite and 7,500 + 100USD for points plus pay. I was assigned room 2103 located on the 21st floor.


The hotel has 550 guest rooms, 80 Club rooms, and 25 premium suites.

Room 2101

The bathrooms are all beautiful marble, and they look great. The bathroom is quite a good size for a basic room.

Marble Bathrooms

The hotel offers June Jacobs amenities for its grand rooms.

June Jacobs Amenities



The thing that I liked about the shower is that it has a strong stream of water, that’s something I always find some hotels don’t do well.

Shower And Toilet



Right next to the bathroom was the closet.


Another thing that impressed me with the hotel was the air-conditioning controls. At a lot of hotels, you can’t change the temperature, so I was happy to find I am able to. I seem to sleep better when I’m colder, so I was impressed.

Air Conditioning Controls

Here’s the layout of the room:

Grand King Room

The room was spacious and comfortable; I especially liked the table area.

Minibar Bench

The bench had draws which housed various alcoholic beverages and snacks as well as a minibar fridge.

Alcoholic Beverages


Alcoholic Beverages


Snacks And Water

Underneath the draws is thein room safe.

In-room Safe

The minibar fridge is located to the right of the bench.

Minibar Fridge

The minibar fridge offers various beers, soft drinks, and chocolates.

Minibar Fridge

The bed has Egyptian linen which feels awesome to sleep on.

King Bed

The couch/table area is a great place to get some work done, and that’s where I worked at 2 in the morning, courtesy of jetlag.

Couch/Table Area

The room also had a large LCD television and complimentary wifi for hotel guests and visitors.

LCD Television

The desk also had various writing papers and magazines.

Reading Materials


Bedside Table

The view from the room is pretty nice!

View Of Melbourne

Bottom Line

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. I would definitely like to return sometime and would be interested in checking out one of the suites. I really apologise for the lack of photo’s of the hotel, so hopefully soon I can return and do a full review.

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1 comment

Paolo March 6, 2017 - 10:51 pm

One “sweet spot” for this hotel is cash and points . Availability is usually good, even when the cash rate creeps up during high demand periods. It has a very good lounge, tasty breakfast and pre-dinner snacks. You were lucky to get that rate: the second half of January it’s pretty much booked out because it’s the Australian Open hotel.

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