We stayed at this hotel after getting a really good deal on wotif.com.au ($149 with free breakfast and upgrade to superior room). So we were not really expecting too much in view of what we paid.
However as a good hotel should do, we were not treated in anyway as if we were second rate customers. In fact the opposite. From our welcome by the doorman outside the hotel, to the reception staff, the restaurant staff, and in fact everyone at the hotel treated us as special guests.
We were asked at reception if there was a special occasion we were celebrating and we mentioned that it was our wedding anniversary.
We were really pleasantly surprised after returning to our room after a meal to find a bottle of champagne and a personalised greeting card from the hotel. It had even been signed by some of the hotel staff. A very nice gesture and very much appreciated. We had previously stayed at another 5 star hotel on our anniversary and were quite disappointed in the lack of acknowledgement of the special event (and we paid full rate there!)
We took the opportunity to use the pillow menu in the room and were very happy with the pillows provided.
The breakfast buffet was really very good and again the staff made us feel special.
We would certainly consider staying there again and have recommended the hotel to our friends.
- 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