Brooklyn Arts Hotel is brilliantly situated in funky Fitzroy with an amazing array of great restaurants, local designer boutiques and fascinating curiosities on the doorstep. I have now stayed there three times and hope to stay there many more! Having stayed in both the Blue and Green Rooms, I was delighted with the unusual eclectic mix of furniture, the bookcases overflowing with fascinating titles and the huge, warm and comfortable beds with lovely crispy white sheets. The charming light-filled enclosed verandah that opens from both rooms is a perfect spot to sit in the evening with a glass of wine. With no flat screen TV, but instead a selection of interesting 'objets' and art works, it is a far - and very welcome - cry from a typically sterile motel room.
Maggie is a delightful, caring and thoughtful host, who creates a genuinely friendly atmosphere, both in person and evidenced through the multitude of hand-written notes around the property. I really like the welcoming touch of having my name written on my bedroom door - it also helps with the introductions at breakfast when you can recognise your neighbour's name from their door too!
There is an abundance of up to date information available on what's happening across the Arts in Melbourne, enhanced by Maggie's experienced and informative first hand feedback. Brooklyn is an unusual and delightful haven - complete with gorgeous leafy garden - in the middle of the city. If you don't like dogs and can't handle a bit of dust, I suggest you try somewhere else, but if quirky comfort, great tea and coffee, delicious bread at breakfast and the opportunity to meet an interesting mix of creative and engaging guests sounds appealing, you'll really enjoy what Brooklyn Arts has to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brooklyn is a perfect place to stay if you are not looking for a standard hotel room. It is beautiful, friendly, quiet, interesting, quirky and personal, within walking distance of central Melbourne. The atmosphere is relaxed and congenial. There is a garden to sit in and birds to listen to.Brooklyn is a big old house on the city edge of Fitzroy. You can walk through parks or take a tram a few minutes from the door, to city venues, stations and airport connections. Fitzroy’s great mix of people makes this one of the most interesting parts of Melbourne to hang out in. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brooklyn Arts Hotel Fitzroy, Greater Melbourne