The Prince

2 Acland St., Melbourne, Victoria, 3182, Australia

Cutting-edge design, contemporary artworks and sculptural furniture, and spare yet inviting luxury make this boutique hotel perfect for aficionados of unfussy elegance. The "floating" bluestone reception desk is an artistic exclamation mark. Every room has a slightly different plan, determined by the 1937 "seaside" hotel building; the timber cupboards, tables, and beds were made specifically for each space. Some rooms have views of Port Phillip Bay and some look toward the city; all have high-end sound systems and opening windows that let in lots of light. There's a long list of indulgences on the menu at the in-house Aurora Spa Retreat, and the restaurant Circa the Prince ($$$) is one of Melbourne's best eateries.

PROS

  • super comfortable rooms
  • gallery feel
  • great location

CONS

  • the modern shapes and neutral hues might not appeal to some

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Trendy
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-9536–1111

HOTEL DETAILS

39 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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