This hotel certainly has all the character of a bygone era. The room we stayed in was large and comfortable and the decor was in keeping with the architecture of the hotel. We did not eat in the hotel as it is so close to so many other cafes and restaurants, but the dining room looked exquisite and unfortunately the high tea for which the Windsor is renown was booked out so we didn't get a chance to experience it. Book in advance if you want the high tea. Right outside our door was the free city circle tram that takes you to downtown Melbourne and right around to the Docklands area and back up through LaTrobe Street. After watching an AFL game, we enjoyed a beer or two at the Cricketers Arms which is attached to the hotel. Lots of cricketing memorabilia. A very pleasant stay.
- 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
- The Hotel Windsor Melbourne, Victoria