Despite this hotel looking a little out dated and in need of a refurbishment in places (like the bathroom in my room) it has heaps of character and a very Victorian 'British' air about it... It also has nice traditional 'posh' touches like a personalised letter from the manager in my room welcoming me to the hotel along with a box of chocolates. The staircase and Victorian tiled hallways are just stunning and make up for the fact that it is getting a bit tired here and there. Service is as you would expect from a hotel of this ilk with uniformed doormen and bell-hops. My traditional room was comfortable and spacious and well appointed, although as mentioned the bathroom was a bit dated and in need of a spruce up. I had a good view of the Parliament building from my window. My room for one night was OZ$224 (c. GB£127) without breakfast. Would certainly recommend staying in this historic Melbourne hotel if in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Windsor is Australia’s most loved and recognised grand hotel. Built in 1883 during the Victorian era and pre-dating other notable hotels such as The Savoy, Waldorf Astoria, Ritz Paris and The Plaza Hotel, it set a benchmark for style, elegance, sophistication and charm which remains ever present today. The hotel is located in Melbourne’s most central and fashionable district. Its location is in close proximity to the corporate, financial and designer heart of Melbourne. Many of the city’s best theatres, landmark attractions and sporting venues are within a comfortable walking distance. The hotel is located 20km from Melbourne’s Domestic and International Airport, with a traveling time of between 20-45 minutes. Parliament train station and tram stops including the City Circle route are located at the hotel’s doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windsor Hotel Melbourne