To be candid, the Langham is easlity the best hotel in Melbourne. If it's full, however, the Hotel Windsor is an excellent alternative. I stayed only one night while the Grand Prix had the Langham filled to capacity, but my stay was excellent. Robert, the doorman, was a great pleasure to interact with, the bell staff were warm and welcoming, and the hotel, while clearly an older building, had a distinct charm and a sense of high-class refinement from an earlier era that was well-preserved in a beautifully renovated room that did not disappoint.
Even if you book here rather than the Langham, you can't really go wrong, and you would be supporting a wonderful hotel that well-deserves to be supported. Though I did miss having acces to a pool and spa like they have at the Langham, the upstairs gym was well-equipped and clean, and overall it was a great place to stay.
- 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