We have often passed the Lindrum and have wondered what it's like inside. Not being fans of boutique hotels, we have never stayed here before. What a surprise! Behind that little facade and big, heavy door, is a modern, light filled hotel.
The lobby bar has a lovely (fake) open fire and comfy lounges, as well as Walter Lindrum's full size billiard table.
We had a deluxe room, on the top floor, overlooking Flinders Street. Apart from the occasional siren and the ubiquitous ringing of tram bells, it was surprisingly quiet. Our sleep was not affected at all.
The room itself was much larger than we expected: high celings and fairly big windows. There was enough room for a small table and several comfortable chairs. Surprisingly, however, there was only a queen bed. The TV was also quite small.
The bathroom, complete with bath and rainwater shower, was more than adequate. There was lots of room for toiletries on the vanity unit and several hooks and rails for hanging gowns and towels. Like the room itself, it was spotlessly clean.
The inclusion of upmarket T2 tea bags and top end toiletries, added to the five star feel. Coffee bags rather than those mean little sachets would have been good though.
Breakfast was delicious, served in the elegant Felt Restaurant.
The hotel is an easy walk to both Flinders Street Station and Parliament underground station. The tram stop, including the free City Cicle tram, is virtually right outside the door. It's also an easy and interesting walk to the centre of town, past all the lane ways full of tourists taking pictures of street art. Treasury Gardens are just around the corner.
All in all we had a great stay and will definitely return if we can get a similar deal.
Last but not least: Free wi-fi is most unusual for five star hotels in Australia, other high end hotels please note.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Lindrum is a boutique style hotel that combines modern design with the ultimate in contemporary facilities and personalised service. Ideally located in cosmopolitan Melbourne, close to all fashion, dining, cultural and sporting precincts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lindrum Hotel Melbourne