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“My 70th Celebration”
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The Hotel Windsor
Ranked #26 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Importance! We were just around corner from Sir Robert Menzies suite - wonderful 'old world charm' & service to match. Room extremely comfortable & breakfast & dinner in grand old dining room was equisite.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DavidGAPerry, Manager at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

Dear Mr/Ms C...Deni,

Congratulations and thank you for your kind words on dinner (we are fortunate to have a great Kitchen and Restaurant team) , breakfast and the hotel service throughout.

Again, we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for many Birthdays and celebrations to come in the years ahead.


Yours sincerely,

David
David G.A. Perry
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed here during the Australian Open in January. It was a really busy time in Melbourne and I'd booked through one of the discount sites so I was (happily) surprised when we were upgraded to one of their 2 new concept rooms. They had renovated these rooms in a new style and were keen to get guest views. The room was lovely. Huge comfortable bed - so comfortable i want to buy the same mattress and pillows. The bathroom was open plan, with a claw foot bed. The furnishings were beautiful. The only thing I didn't like was the small, enclosed shower - but I don't like those in any hotels that i stay in (I travel a lot for work and am in 2-3 hotels every week).

The hotel itself has a lovely sense of Australian history and there are lots of interesting pieces of information and memorabilia around for guests to read and look at. We liked the cricketers bar for a drink when we came back to the hotel. Location wise the hotel is extremely convenient. You can walk anywhere you need to in the city from here. It is 5 minutes from Chinatown, 2 minutes from the great shopping areas, 5 minutes to the main train station and trams are right out the front. I would stay here again in a heartbeat - particularly if I got the room upgrade again!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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DavidGAPerry, Manager at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

Dear Madam...Sudie,

Thank you for your kind words.

We do have 4 new concept rooms - 2 from 2009 (and 2 from the early 1990's). Plans for our rejuvenation now allow larger spaces with larger showers taking advantage of the original corridor layout back in 1883 - 1887.

Meanwhile it is wonderful to read that the hotel left you both feeling so good and to hear that you would return in a 'heartbeat' is humbling indeed.

Until then, I remain,

Yours sincerely,

David
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had a perfect 10th wedding anniversary night at The Windsor. We were upgraded to a suite with complementary champagne and the flowers we ordered were great.
I would recommend a stay at The Windsor for any special occasion.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DavidGAPerry, Manager at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Dear Mrs K…Rosemary,

Congratulations to you both once again.

Thank you for your generous endorsement – the pleasure of your company was ours.

Looking forward to welcoming you both back for many more special occasions in future months and years.

Yours sincerely,

David
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We only stay at the Windsor when travelling to Melbourne. Great position and the staff and so friendly as well. Look forward to seeing the new Windsor I hope they don't change it too much as we love it

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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DavidGAPerry, Manager at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Dear Ms C…Josie,

It is always a pleasure seeing regular and most valued gusts so kindly taking the time to post reviews on Trip Advisor when their stays have become quite regular. Thank you.

And please do not worry.The rejuvenations planned will only enhance this magnificent testimony to the optimism and celebration of the of the 19th century Victorian era.

Yours sincerely,

David
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you want something different in a top class hotel then stay at the Hotel Windsor. Perfectly located opposite Parliament and gardens, and very close to the train and tram stations. This hotel luckily survived the renovating or removing passion of developers in the 1970s to 1980s and has now been returned to its former glory. We had a huge bedroom, with separate dressing room and bathroom. Every part of the stay was excellent. We love this place.

Room Tip: We did book a basic room, but were upgraded on arrival. This is the second time this has happened...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DavidGAPerry, Manager at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Dear Madam…Alianna,

Thank you for your kind words.

Delighted that we could look after you both with suite accommodation on your recent Trans-Tasman visit.

Until next time, I remain,

Yours sincerely,

David
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Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant hotel maybe a little tired but clean and suited our needs perfectly. The room was clean and a good size. Great location. Disappointing that Wifi is not included free as part of your stay because the tariff for using it was expensive. Would stay again.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DavidGAPerry, Manager at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for your review and advice.

Regarding Wi Fi there is a message at the top of this page on that subject. Glad to say that yesterday we increased the speed of the service as well as increasing the number of devices that can use the service in the room or suite at any one time from 2 up to 4.

Oh, and a major rejuvenation is scheduled for the end of this year.

Hoping to welcome you both back soon.

Yours faithfully,

David
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

The location of the hotel is very central to exploring Melbourne and staff were very pleasant. The hotel has a wonderful 'old world' atmosphere . It was great value for the special deal I,had purchased. The only problem was that the room was too hot and, noisy if the air con was running, we were also disturbed by early morning noise external to our room. Possibly a work lift.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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DavidGAPerry, Manager at The Hotel Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Dear Ms K…Robyn,

Glad to hear that service impressed yet my apologies are extended for the inconvenience and any discomfort resulting from your air conditioning issues.

Next time please request a particularly quiet room

We need to leave you both with unblemished memories of The Windsor.

Yours sincerely,

David
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Address: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#21 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#25 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $116 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hotel Windsor 5*
Number of rooms: 180
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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