After reading a novel, where the socialite heroine detective based herself at the Windsor, I had an urge to stay there myself. I love old school charm and service, and a touch of history. I arranged for my daughter, friend and myself to spend a weekend in this grand, historic hotel. We loved the chandeliers, big rooms and the overall ambience. The service was great despite a glitch with our booking. The hotel is also in easy walking distance of some great shopping!
Afternoon tea on Sunday was amazing, I have never seen so many deliciously tempting desserts. Here is a tip, forget the scones and go straight to the dessert buffet!
We also enjoyed a few drinks in the Cricketers' Bar on Saturday afternoon. Good selection of wines and excellent atmosphere. A must for a visit to Melbourne.
Whilst she is showing her age somewhat, you will have a memorable stay in this great hotel.
- 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