The Windsor in Melbourne surprised us in a pleasant way. This is the oldest hotel in Melbourne and in the way as it is now, it is worth a stay; if you are into this.
The hotel has changed management a couple of times last 10 years (if I understand correctly); and as it is now; I would certainly return.
So, the hotel is a bit old fashioned, but for in the good way. It gave us a smile on our face. The concierge people are fun and nicely dressed up.
Our room was on the small side for a 5 star hotel, but hey, you can't change the size of the rooms.
The beds were fine and the TV up to date. The bathroom wasn't really my taste and there was some very unhandy construction on the tub to keep the water from the shower out. I don't know if all the rooms have it; but ok.
The location is great and there is the free tourist-tram right in front of the door.
The WIFI is not for free, something they really have to change as it is 2013 now!
I booked the hotel via a blind booking (5 star and CBD filtered); in that way I got a price which was beating most 4 star hotels.
So, if you want something different and something in the old fashion style, this might be your pick.
- 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