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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel with history and reputation ....I was visiting with my girl friend from Melbourne, who remembers this place from the 1990's. Seems like they haven't decorated since ... the pub at the front is still great....however the hotel itself is a little tired, the statement piece in the lobby- an expensive Eames chair - was badly scratched and chipped....carpets were...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Psyfi67, Thank you for taking the time to provide your constructive feedback. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean and decent for St Kilda. Great position, too. Dead bird on the window sill - no-one bothered to remove. We stayed Saturday and Sunday nights and on one night there was a wedding and on the other there was a club party going on. Revellers where having fun in the corridors leading to the rooms -...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Ronoosa, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your stay at The Prince. I am pleased to read you found the room clean and enjoyed our location. The Prince of Wales building is home to some iconic venues like Prince Bandroom and The Deck so can be quite lively with events but appreciate your comments....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I regularly visit Melbourne and will definitely return to the Prince. The location is fantastic, especially if you have a car and need to be traveling around, however, even without one it's in good reach of public transport. It is in a nice pocket of St Kilda, close to the beach and also there are some lovely little cafes, restaurants...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Ms_CC, Thank you for choosing The Prince and providing your feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and our location, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely design although the bedrooms were fairly plain. Issue with bedsheets which are too short for the bed. Staff over all excellent and friendly breakfast good especially poached eggs with pork belly. V good coffee

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Steven-Philips, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Prince and providing your feedback. I am pleased to hear you had a great breakfast and coffee to start your day, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

Reviewed December 13, 2016

The central air-conditioning did not appear to be working the day I checked in (mid-December 2016). In the first room, I called to complain about the heat in the room. I was first asked to leave the temperature at 20 degrees (I had clicked it down to 16) for 20 minutes. This did nothing to relieve the heat. I then...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Joshua L, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on recent stay. I do sincerely apologise regarding the lack of air conditioning, this has new been fixed. I am pleased to hear that our team were helpful during your stay. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

Red Hill, Australia
Reviewed December 4, 2016

IF being close to everything is why you ant then the Prince is for you. St Kilda is alive and thriving if not a little seedy, but also only a short tram ride from the CBD which gets better an better every visit. This hotel is not encumbered with all the bells and whistles, but has everything you need. The...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Bogwog68, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is great to hear you had an enjoy an enjoyable stay, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 30, 2016

A huge thank you to Biz, Kurt, Renaud, Siobhan, Tom and all the other staff to were so helpful to me, the other Earthcore crew and all the DJ's we had staying. It was a little chaotic at times with all the running around, pick ups, drop offs, late night/early morning check ins/ check outs over 5 days but the...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Kiwisita, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It was a pleasure looking after your group and we hope to see them again next year. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Having stayed at The Prince whenever in Melbourne for the last fifteen years I was expecting a relaxed stay in a nice (deluxe) room accompanied by slick, discreet service - oh dear. At check in we were offered a 10% discount card for the hotels bars and restaurant, that's new - should have realised something was awry. This might have...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Stephen M, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Please allow me to sincerely apologise regarding your experience with us, please be assured we take all feedback seriously and this has been shared with senior management. We do hope that we have the chance to see you again and improve your impression of The Prince. Kind...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 31, 2016

The hotel was recommended as being well priced, well positioned and good value. All of this is correct. The room was spacious enough, the bathroom was large and the amenities were good. There were weddings with bands on both nights that we stayed. we did not hear any noise from our room. The bed was a little too soft but...

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Alan W, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Prince and your great review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great hotel with fantastic staff. Circa is superb. A special mention of Rhys the Head Chef who is highly creative and to Anthony who is a true gentleman. Tom on the front desk was also really helpful. Have been going there since 2002.

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Kurt B, Manager at The Prince, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Prince and for such a long time! Great to hear you enjoy your stays with us and our team, I will be sure to pass on your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Kurt Bunyard Accommodation Manager

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Prince is Melbourne's premier boutique hotel, hidden in the cosmopolitan bayside suburb, St Kilda. With 40 individually designed rooms, Louis Roederer in the mini bar, 24 hour room service, exclusive Aurora Spa Rituals amenities, award-winning Circa restaurant in the property and service standards set very high - a stay at The Prince will be an experience to savour. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Prince

Address: 2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range: $105 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Prince 4.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
The Prince Hotel St Kilda
Prince Hotel St Kilda
Prince St Kilda
The Prince St Kilda, Greater Melbourne
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in St Kilda
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“I have been advised that some of the rooms are very small. Make sure you select a larger room”
 of 5 bubbles alanw69, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Corner suite is more expensive but faces out whereas most of the others face into an open roofed courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles theboullys, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“I would go higher floors as I was on the 3rd and a bit noisy when I went to bed from downstairs but I still fell asleep easily”
 of 5 bubbles andreat851, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“anything facing fitzroy street is nice”
  • luxurious and amazing bathroom and bath
  • the uncomfortable bed
  • lovely marble finishes
 of 5 bubbles SusannahPK, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“Having the bathtub room is worth it.”
  • Simple but stylish
 of 5 bubbles Globalgirlmaz, Jun 5, 2016 | Read review
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