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The Hotel Windsor

111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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#43 of 170 hotels in Melbourne
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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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Paid internet
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
406Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
111Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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MissMicha wrote a review Aug 7
Sydney, Australia64 contributions36 helpful votes
I stayed here for a conference that was in town as I managed to secure a great rate. I booked a standard room which served its purpose and was what I expected for the rate that was paid, but I would probably pay more for something larger and better furnished if I were staying longer. The service at check in and check out was efficient and I enjoyed the old world charm that the property had to offer.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
John M wrote a review Jul 2020
Cairns Region, Australia33 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed for a week to catch up with various social and business obligations. The Windsor was friendly, secure and comfortable. Service was of a high order (what you'd expect from ahotel with the Windsor's reputation). The rooms were large and confortable. They may be alittle dated, but well equipped, quiet and confortable. The Gin bar became a favourite with great service and knowledgeable advice.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Spring Street-facing rooms are best to avoid tram noise
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Sandy897 wrote a review Apr 2020
Terrigal, Australia115 contributions52 helpful votes
I would like to let everyone know not to book Christmas Lunch at this hotel. The price you pay is incredibly exorbitant for what you receive!! Not enough staff to serve you (so we ended up pouring our own drinks), Roast Turkey not cooked enough (so no Turkey until a Rolled Turkey was eventually served!). No one to shuck the oysters, which means you couldn't have any. We had to stack our own plates on our table, as there was no staff members to clear away the tables. We came down to Melbourne to meet with friends who were flying in from Singapore. So to say we were disappointed with what we received for our money would be an understatement!!! Both parties have been in correspondence with Management and to our disappointment we were offered Afternoon Tea for 2, which may sound wonderful. However one party lives in Singapore and the other in Sydney! They were totally flippant of my agitation, once I made they aware of our living out of Melbourne. I believe a total refund would be acceptable, as our plates were hardly full of food for the main course!! I am concerned that many people will fall for the Romantic notion that Christmas Lunch at The Windsor Hotel is a once in a lifetime occasion. It most certainly is, once you go. You'll never ever go back again. Totally ripped off
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Date of stay: December 2019
Eddy wrote a review Apr 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is quite a different hotel from others in Melbourne. It has history, a sense of class. It is old worldly in places. The staff are professional more in keeping with a bygone era. You won’t get flash modern. But the rooms of course are very comfortable with nice furnishings. This hotel isn’t for everyone, and I think suits a smaller niche market. But if you are in this niche, you will undoubtedly enjoy this little gem. They are a dying breed, so it’s nice to see it still thriving amongst the bigger more modern less soulless hotels.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Biggles66 wrote a review Mar 2020
Delaware, USA10 contributions2 helpful votes
The Windsor has much history, and a lot of it is still in place. Many features once hugely grand and glittering are dated, faded and are tired. Room furniture shows many battle scars, the tv seemed locked on to one channel and resisted all attempts to change it, in-tub showers are difficult to manage, bath towels leave deposits of fluff, and the restaurant - tried just the once, that was enough - operates in the past and can’t compete with local bars and fooderies of all types. That said, we came to love the place in the 15 night stay we had. The staff are extremely nice, helpful and responsive. We’d reserved a “Superior” room but saw nothing superior in the room initially offered to us.The management then moved us to a room more fitting the title, and did so cheerfully and were clearly anxious for our satisfaction. We had free wifi throughout our stay (important to us) and the position of the hotel gave ready access to beautiful local parks, gardens, theaters and many, many good restaurants and bars. The free tram rides about the city were well utilized. We loved Melbourne! Two years too soon? We learned that the Old Girl will be completely refurbished in times ahead and while we recognize the need for the updates we hope the charm and character is retained as much as possible.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$115 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hotel Windsor
Which popular attractions are close to The Hotel Windsor?
Nearby attractions include Depot Adventures (0.05 miles), St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.2 miles), and Old Treasury Building (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hotel Windsor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Hotel Windsor?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Hotel Windsor?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hotel Windsor?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hotel Windsor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hochi Mama, Harley House Kitchen, and Straight Outta Saigon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hotel Windsor?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Hotel Windsor have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Hotel Windsor offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Hotel Windsor located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Melbourne.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Hotel Windsor?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Hotel Windsor offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.