Built in 1883, this aristocrat of Melbourne hotels combines Victorian-era character with modern comforts, and is a must for history lovers. Plush rooms have rosewood furnishings, although the marble bathrooms are modest in size. Standard rooms are a reasonable size; if you need space, book one of the vast Victorian suites or a two-room executive suite. The 111 Spring Street Restaurant serves Continental-style dishes in a formal setting. The hotel commands a position opposite
Parliament House, close to theaters, parks, and fine shops.
Nov 21, 2005
I don't agree with previous review, as I stayed recently and thought the hotel absolutely charming. A refreshing change from cookie-cutter american style hotels. The hotel is very English is style but with the lovely Australian staff only too happy to help. Our room was located overlooking inner-courtyard, but was very quiet. You can open the windows for fresh air, which is a big plus. The decor is very elegant with high ceilings. The restaurant
is beautifl and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea..don't miss it.
Jul 16, 2001
Must have looked pretty good fifty years ago, but now just tired and old-fashioned. Go with the glitz at the Sheraton or the dazzling views from the Hyatt.