One of the hardest things when reading reviews is trying to decide where the people are coming from and what their expectations were for the hotel. So I'll try to make it easy for you. My wife and are in our late twenties, love to travel and typically stay in 2-3 star type hotels.
When visiting Melbourne we decided to treat ourselves and stay in a fancier hotel. We came across the Windsor and were drawn in by the architecture and history of the building. On arrival from the Skybus shuttle we were greeted by the doorman and had our bags taken from us for delivery to our room. Check-in was a breeze and the staff extremely helpful. Up the beautiful staircase we went to our 3rd floor standard room. The room itself was pretty small, the chair pretty worn, but the bed and bathroom were nice. I think we were in the addition wing rather than the original part of the hotel. We took advantage of the pillow menu and ordered new pillows, which thought was kind of fun.
In summary, the room was really nothing to write home about, but the building was beautiful and the staff excellent.
- 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