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Great Hotel, dreadful food experience in the onsite Orchard Restaurant
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2023
Pro: New, modern, comfy beds, friendly staff, nice foyer with fireplace.

Cons: The rooms at the back are adjacent to the train line, soundproofing does help, sound is quite muffled but it would have been nice to be told.

The onsite Orchard Restaurant looks great, modern, stylish and great ambience but that’s where it ends. The food that the ‘cook’ (could not call the person a Chef) provided was extremely basic.
For $36 I got a just warm $5 Aldi scotch fillet (really poor quality piece of meat), a big serve of silky mash (nice) and the Mushroom Sauce consisted of maybe 3 teaspoons of pan juice with one (1) paper thin sliver of mushroom placed on top of the steak. That’s it!!! It was the most expensive plate of mash ever.

I complained and was offered a free dessert or drink, which I declined to accept, getting something for free was not why I complained.

Whomever is responsible for the content of food on the plate and quality of the produce used in the restaurant needs to fix the problem.

The Orchard was all ambience and promise but zero substance. A very very disappointing experience (we drove 8 hours from NSW to get there for a family function)

So, would we stay at The Sebel, Ringwood again??? Definitely, but we would not eat again in the restaurant.
Date of stay: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

Nice hotel. I love the design and decoration of this place. The room is spacious and it has all you need. The restaurant open even in Good Friday. The breakfast is good as well. Have to set aside the vehicle for guest temporary parking and unload the luggage before getting in for overnight parking. Leave some time for this hustle.

Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Isobel Iredale, Other at The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2023

Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed our design, spacious rooms, and restaurant. We apologize for the temporary parking situation and appreciate your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Sebel soon.

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Reviewed 9 April 2023

The room was spacious, modern and extremely clean. Shower had both a rain showered and corded shower head. Slept well on the bed and great choice of quality pillows. Service was excellent as well, from reception and room service. Restaurant not open Monday nights. Breakfast in the restaurant the next day was cooked to your liking and the restaurant is first class. Great value for money, 5 star with a four star price tag.

Room tip: If you are an Accor member great discounts and perks offered here.
Date of stay: April 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Isobel Iredale, Other at The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2023

Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you found your room spacious, modern, and extremely clean. We're glad that you slept well on our comfortable bed with a great choice of quality pillows. We're happy that you enjoyed our excellent service from reception and room service as well. We apologize that our restaurant is closed on Monday nights but are glad to hear that you enjoyed our first-class restaurant for breakfast the next day. We appreciate your kind words about our value for money and are glad to provide a 5-star experience with a 4-star price tag. Thank you for choosing The Sebel.

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Reviewed 13 March 2023

The Sebel Ringwood has so many good points. It’s close to transport, shops and restaurants. It offers full king-size beds, and a large bathroom with a night-light. It’s set up for modern travel – we were able to charge all our devices at once from the numerous power points and USB plugs. The staff are overall very professional. So we will definitely stay at the Sebel again.

The one downside was breakfast. We had to make an early start, so we were pleased to see that breakfast starts at 6 am on a weekday. It didn’t work as planned. There’s no buffet, we ordered cooked meals. There was only one cook, he hadn’t prepared in advance, so he ambled in and out of the storeroom getting ingredients, and our breakfasts arrived close to 6:30. My portion turned out to be very small, so I went looking for fruit. There’s none! No fruit salad, no bowl of bananas and oranges, nothing! So I left the hotel hungry. Because breakfast had taken so long, we had to rush to brush our teeth, do a final pack, and hurry to catch our train.

I would much prefer what I’ve seen in other hotels of the same standard, where there’s a buffet plus a cook who makes to order dishes like omelettes, scrambled eggs, or full English. Before I forget, breakfast at the Sebel included freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee from an espresso machine, which were both very good.

Date of stay: March 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Isobel Iredale, Other at The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2023

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the many good points of The Sebel Ringwood, including our convenient location, full king-size beds, large bathroom with a night-light, and modern amenities. We appreciate your kind words about our professional staff and are thrilled that you plan to stay with us again.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by our breakfast service. We appreciate your feedback and will take your comments into consideration for future improvements. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee from an espresso machine. Thank you for choosing The Sebel Ringwood and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 6 March 2023

From the moment I checked in I felt this was going to be a great experience..... and it was...... Exceeded my expectations. The reception staff were all delightful and my room #305 was just great..... Super quiet and SO very spacious with everything you could ask for. From fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, 2 TV's, small balcony, plenty of wardrobe space & SUPER comfy bed. A very happy camper !!!!
Thank you once again all staff at Sebel Ringwood. 10/10

Room tip: My room was fantastic..... super quiet.
Date of stay: March 2023
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Isobel Iredale, Other at The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2023

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that your experience at The Sebel Ringwood exceeded your expectations and that you found your room to be spacious and well-equipped with everything you needed. We're delighted that you had a great night's sleep on our super comfy bed and enjoyed the small balcony. Thank you for your kind words about our delightful reception staff. We're so happy that you were a happy camper and gave us a 10/10 rating. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 6 March 2023

Excellent breakfast apartment rooms spacious and clean. It is walking distance to the train station and Eastland. They cater for gluten free breakfast with choices.
The staff professional friendly and helpful

Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Isobel Iredale, Other at The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2023

Thank you for your excellent review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and found our apartment rooms spacious and clean. We're happy that our location, within walking distance to the train station and Eastland, was convenient for you. Thank you for your kind words about our professional, friendly, and helpful staff. We're delighted to hear that we were able to cater to your dietary needs with gluten-free breakfast choices. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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