Well we were going to stay here whilst in Melbourne but it was not meant to be . The reception area started the alarm bells ringing , it was for want of a better turn of phase tacky and down at heel most especially for a hotel of this apparent quality. One look at the room which was the top tier variety was enough. Windows so filthy that one could barely see out , cheap reproduction furniture of the type you could buy in a second hand store because it is now so eschewed by all . The bathroom complete with plastic shower screen in the bath reminded me of a Jonh Le Carre novel. The room was musty and just too shabby especially given the prices . So without much further ado we departed after about twenty minutes having been informed that our refusal to stay in this glorified three star would cost us $450 for a night. Well money well spent quite frankly. We moved on to the Park Hyatt which was just fine being modern and above all clean.
- 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