One of the new breed of boutique hotels - which I am very enamoured with at the moment. Fronts the very busy Flinders street (tricky for cars during the afternoon clearway period but taxis unfazed by this). Gorgeous huge front door which was a bit tough to open for a lightweight like me (more on size issues later). Inside it's all atmosphere: comfortable and warm foyer-bar with the restaurant to one side. Further in, there's a cosy lounge area and also a pool table room.
There's a lift to get up to any of the 4 floors of rooms but there's also a lovely restored wooden staircase for when you're luggage free. The corridors are wooden floor with carpet down the middle for quietness.
The staff are professional and warm. The rooms are huge and comfortable. I understand that there's some renovations going on (the lift was clearly undergoing refurbishment); and part of my superior room (thanks for the upgrade) seemed to be in need of a 'reno' (the bit where they put the fridge and glasses and so on). But the rest was understated and warm in style. Loved the chaise for that brief recuperating rest between work and dinner.
Security note - there was no extra lock thing on the door; the one that prevents the door coming open. I hadn't realised that such an absence would make me pause but it did.
Okay - here's my other size beef: it was a really tricky stretch to hang my clothes in the wardrobe - way above my reach; and similarly with the hooks in the bathroom for the robe (yummy soft robe btw); and as for adjusting the shower from the pulsing type shower head to the rain one - forget it!
I really liked this hotel and hope I can get back there and try their restaurant too (breakfast was delicious; perfect eggs, perfect toast and good coffee).