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Royce Hotel
Ranked #35 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Boutique hotel in a good location for business along St Kilda road. Great tram access almost at front door to CBD. Walking distance to parks and even city. Rooms comfortable and staff are there to please. Bathroom a good size with large shower. Lighting at mirror not as good for older eyes. Rooms a good size but TV positioned so had to sit on bed to watch as angle made not visible from lounge. Overal though it is good value.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I loved this hotel. I have stayed there once since my first stay, and am intending to stay here once again in July. The décor is exquisite, the staff were friendly, the view of the city is magnificent, and its location is about a 5-10 minute tram ride away from Federation Square. The concierge were knowledgeable, and I was even given some free fruit when I arrived in my room (as it wasn't ready when I arrived, which was early - totally my fault, not theirs). Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Choose a room that faces the city for magnificent views at night.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The Royce is a boutique hotel on St Kilda Road, just a 10 minute tram ride to the city. It is famous for it's sweeping staircase and as a wedding venue. The staff are very friendly and helpfull. The room we were given was at the end of the hallway and was very spacious, quiet and comfortable. The bathroom included a bath and a shower and we really felt pampered and comfortable. As it is a business hotel during the week, there are great deals to be had on weekends, that include breakfast. Plus you can get great offroad free parking. Even if you don't get breakfast included, it is great value and you can wonder down to Cafe Vue (one of Shannon Bennet's small restaurants) and have a great leasurly breakfase. Do yourself a favour... give it a go.

Room Tip: All rooms are good... but for extra quiet and privacy, go for one at the end of the corridor.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Great room, extremely good value, definitely recommend to all!!

A few small issues ie. Shower going from hot to cold when it felt like and the bathroom door needing a hard push to actually open, but again, the value makes up for it.

If it had a pool or spa it would definitely be a solid 5 star.

Recommend paying the slight extra for the mezzanine room, it was great!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is a beautiful, centrally located hotel, it is an easy walk up St Kilda Road to the center of town. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. I would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

A boutique hotel opposite the Shrine in St Kilda Rd.
Everything was perfect including a contained breakfast and staff were first rate, organizing taxi's for the morning.
We live 100 kms from the city and stayed overnight at Royce prior to an early morning flight from Tullamarine. Royce gives easy access to city restaurants - we dined in China Town - and is on the tram line for easy city 2 stop access in 5 minutes or alternatively a lovely 15 minute walk past the theaters and gardens.
Peter and Robin Melbourne Aust. 30 April 2013

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I have stayed here a few times over the years, often with long breaks in between, but was reminded again why I like this place so much. Great location with easy access to trams, great restaurant and bar. Very friendly service. For a 5 star hotel, this place makes you feel very welcome and comforted and works hard I think to try and remove that "hotel" feel from its 5 star rating.

Room Tip: Make sure you avoid the rooms near the conference part of the hotel. Can be a bit noisy occasionally...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Royce Hotel

Address: 379 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#34 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#48 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $131 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royce Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Melbourne's designer boutique hotel, perfectly located on St.Kilda Road next to the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens. The CBD, Southbank precinct, Melbourne's art and theatre district and the fashionable Chapel Street are all within a short tram ride away. The hotel features a lounge bar, award winning restaurant, private outdoor courtyard, business area and meeting facilities. Once renowned as Australia's most glamorous automobile showroom in the 1920s, the Royce housed prestige vehicles such as the Rolls Royce. While the exterior of the historical building retains its classical features, the architects and designers have redesigned a modern and chic interior to suit the discerning traveller. They have depicted a unique accommodation experience by creating a hotel that is distinctively different from any other. ... more   less 
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