We stayed 2 nights taking advantage of a discount offer online. We stayed in a clean small traditional or classic room with a queen bed and no view apart from a brick wall opposite.A requested pillow change in person at reception, due to the room phones not working, ensured a better sleep the second night.
The building is obviously aged with varying floor levels evident in the hallways.
The staff were very attentive and pleasant.
Breakfast in the dining room had an old world charm and the included breakfast was for continental only with the option to add and pay for extras such as cooked courses. The continental breakfast was of a very good standard.
The hotel location was very good to access restaurants, arts centers and the CBD.
We could not compare this unique old world hotel to other five star properties at which we have stayed due to the hugely differing facilities associated with the age of the building.
We did get what we considered fair value for our discounted rate.
- 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