This is the Grand Hotel of Melbourne.
I know some people have given poor reviews- I suspect they have stayed in the lowest priced rooms.
If you intend staying here, stay in a "better" room- "Superior" level or above.
Avoid the temptation to stay in a cheaper "Traditional" room- it's a recipe for disappointment.
It's a lovely, gracious hotel, with wonderful staff, who remember your name, and greet you on your return.
The ambience is that of a grand hotel of the past. To some extent, this is dated, but that is part of the charm.
Certainly, the standard of the better rooms is acceptable, and their pricing is quite aggessive and attractive, in terms of offering you realistic value for money.
The high tea is an expensive indulgence- enjoy it once for a splurge.
The 111 Spring Street Restaurant is a beautiful dining room. The service is friendly and professional.
You don't see too many hotels like the Windsor these days- it's an experience worth having! A good place for a romantic weekend, or a special occasion- the theater district is nearby.
- 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