Melbourne is a hidden gem and a cultural hub of Australia. It is a great place to explore food, art, music, culture and sports. With so many amazing hotels it can be overwhelming to decide where to stay. To save you all the trouble we have narrowed down the 5 best ones for groups travelling in Melbourne.
Hotel Windsor is situated on Spring Street just opposite the historic Parliament House. This is a prime location. Theatres, beautiful gardens, restaurants and bar, Chinatown and luxury boutiques are a stroll away.
This heritage listed hotel is running since 1883. It will give you a taste of royalty. Rooms are priced based on the area of the rooms and divided into two categories. The traditional deluxe rooms have high ceilings, custom Windsor beds, pillow menu, modern marble bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, wooden study desk, and outstanding furniture. The suits come with a separate lounge and serve a magnificent view of Melbourne. Windsor, Victorian and Royal suites have a dining room, drawing room, and a butler servery.
Amenities include dry cleaning and laundry services, business corner, fitness centre, and valet parking. Breakfast is served at One Eleven. Breakfast here is classic and made with local produce. Afternoon Tea is very popular and is a Must Do. There is nothing like traditional English tea along with scones, home-made jams, cream, fresh patisserie, ribbon sandwiches, savoury pastries on a leisurely afternoon. The Cricketers Bar serves lunch and dinner. Gin and Wine bar is perfect for evening drinks and light bights.
Ovolo Laneways in Sydney is really different than its Brisbane and Sydney counterparts. It is located in Little Bourke Street. You will find yourself in the middle of the Melbourne Central Business District. Ovolo Laneways is conveniently adjacent to Princess Theatre, quirky restaurants and bars, street art. This heritage listed contemporary hotel matches with the tone of street art designs of the hidden laneways.
The hotel offers spacious studio, one bedroom, two bedrooms, a terrace suite and a penthouse suite for a comfortable stay with your family and friends. Rooms sparkle with white interior and colourful furniture. All the rooms are provided with comfortable beds, walk-in rain shower, Apple TV, coffee and tea making facilities. Penthouse and terraces suits offer some additional facilities like a microwave, dishwasher, wine fridge, separate dining and lounge area.
There is no in-house gym or restaurant. As a guest of Ovolo Laneways, you can access a nearby gym. There is a breakfast room on the top floor. If you book from their websites you will be able to get extras like free mini bar and snacks in the room, free happy hour and self-laundry.
The Chen is named after Australian abstract artist Zhong Chen. The hotel is placed in the heritage outskirts of Box Hills. This location is ideal for someone who doesn't want to live in the city centre but still want the urban fun. It is just outside of the city and yet close to restaurants, bars, art galleries and shopping.
Chen has 100 suits. Rooms are provided with art series beds, free WiFi, luxurious minibar, rain shower, tea and coffee making facilities, T2 tea, workstation, 49” HD TV, and EVO amenities. Delux suits are more spacious and come with fully equipped Kitchenette, oven and dishwasher. The greyish colour of the rooms makes the artwork pop. Rooms are decorated with Zhong Chen’s artwork on the wall.
You will find two restaurants present in the hotel. One is Whitehorse Chloe and the other is the Golden Lily Chinese Restaurant. Whitehorse Chole serves modern Australian cuisine with an Asian twist. It is open for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. If you are looking for a fine dining experience Golden Lily Chinese Restaurant is perfect. This boutique Chinese restaurant is committed to serving the finest Cantonese cuisine.
There is an in-house gym which is open 24 hours and a rooftop lap pool. You can hire the Chen Smart Car or a Lekker bicycle from the hotel. If you wish to explore more art of Zhong Chen you can request for the in-house art tour which is led by art curators and art advocates.
Hotel Lindrum is located in Flinders Street right in the middle of Melbourne’s Central Business District. All the major tourist attractions including federation square, ACMI (Australian Center of Moving Images), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Yarra park and national gallery of Victoria are steps away.
It accommodates 59 boutique rooms. Rooms are decorated with dark hardwood furniture. A light soothing colour scheme makes the interior simple and elegant. All the rooms are equipped with smart LCD TV, Phillips dual docking station, working desk, minibar, movie menu, pillow menu, high-speed internet, spacious bathrooms and amenities from Appelles Apothecary. You can even treat yourself with an in-room massage and T2 herbal tea.
The hotel does not have in house gym but guests have access to the gym of Sofitel just a block away. Felt Restaurant at Hotel Lindrum is open for breakfast and dinner. It offers a modern British menu. You can relax and play billiard with drinks at Back Bar and Billiard Room. They serve a selection of wine, beer, cocktails and spirits.
High tea is served at Felt restaurant every Saturday and Sunday afternoons. You can choose from 15 different T2 tea blends and espresso coffee. Tea can be paired with ribbon sandwiches, seasonal bites, pastries, macaroons, cakes and scones. If you like their bathrobes or even bed you can buy one at Hotel Lindrum Boutique.
Adelphi hotel is situated in the finders lane. Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the National Gallery of Victoria are at the walking distance.
Rooms are spectacular with sharp interior and the monochrome soft colour palette. Each room is equipped with flatscreen TV, free movies, complimentary minibar, customised marshmallow beds, couch, coffee and tea making facilities. Bathrooms are decorated with dessert-themed murals, walk-in showers, Appellees Apothecary amenities.
On the rooftop lies Adelphi’s pool and deck. It is an iconic cantilevered glass bottom lap pool. If you fancy taking a dip in the pool you don’t need the booking. The pool is accessible to the public with a charge of 35$ per person. There is no poolside bar but the hotel makes up for it by providing a rooftop menu and drinks list from its very own Om Nom Kitchen. Om Nom Kitchen is a dessert theme restaurant within the hotel will sweep you off your feet with their delicious and amazing looking desserts. They also have savoury dishes.
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