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Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

5 stars
111 Spring Street, Melbourne, VI 3000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
11 reviews
Always a great place to stay

The Windsor is always my first choice in Melbourne. It's a beautiful historic hotel in a great... See full review

  • roolover
  • Oct 7, 2013
A wonderful hotel

We booked the hotel for about USD 138 a night, and it's really a great value. The bell man helped... See full review

  • habibiofhk
  • Aug 27, 2013
History lives at Melbourne’s Grand Victorian hotel

Built in 1883, the Hotel Windsor Melbourne is considered Melbourne's original Grand Victorian hotel. Today, the property is the city's only 5-star Victorian hotel, combining historic elegance with modern comfort. Within walking distance of the Parliament House and Rod Laver Arena, the hotel boasts spacious and bright rooms equipped with period furniture with high-tech conveniences. The all-day restaurant, 111 Spring Street, offers a pre-theater menu. The property also serves traditional afternoon tea.

  • Melbourne's only 5-star Victorian hotel
  • Located within walking distance of Parliament House and Rod Laver Arena
  • Enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel lobby

The Hotel Windsor Melbourne features 180 rooms, including 20 suites. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen television, Natio bath amenities, hair dryer, robe and safe. High-speed Internet access is available (fees apply). Guests also may select pillows from a special pillow menu. Some suites show off accents like claw-foot tubs, sitting areas and open, gas-lit fireplaces.

The Hotel Windsor Melbourne dates back more than 125 years and still possesses the same grand central staircase that it had when it first opened. It has won numerous awards over the years, including recognition as one of the "Best Australian Hotels" on the 2010 Luxury Travel Gold List.

All guests enjoy free access to the nearby Towers Fitness Centre -- complete with a spa, pool and fitness center. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply) and Wi-Fi access is public areas (fees apply).

The on-site restaurant, 111 Spring Street, serves three meals a day and a pre-theater menu. For an entirely different experience, have afternoon tea in the lobby.

  • Metropolitan tram (2 blocks)
  • Metropolitan bus (2 blocks)
  • Flinders Street Station (10 blocks)
  • Southern Cross Station (1 mile/1.5 km)
  • Melbourne International Airport (14 mi/23 km)
  • Parliament House (2 blocks)
  • Treasury Gardens (2 blocks)
  • Rod Laver Arena (8 blocks)
  • Chinatown (10 blocks)
  • Federation Square (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (1.5 mi/2 km)
  • Etihad Stadium (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Business center
  • Four function rooms that can accommodate up to 350 people

Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The) Rooms

Traditional Room
This lead in room consists of 1 queen bed with marble bathroom with amenities. With traditional decor, these rooms feature high speed internet access, LCD television, working desk and tea and coffee facilities.
Superior Room
Spacious room with either a king or twin bedding, marble bathroom, walk in robes, legant soft furnishings, writing desk, and armchairs. The rooms also feature high ceilings with double-glazed windows.
Deluxe Room
Luxurious room with 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Grand and sophisticated, with magnificent high ceilings, marble bathroom, lounge area and walk-in robe. These rooms are spacious at over 40 sqm and feature a rosewood writing desk.
Victorian Suite
These suites have history and grand lifestyle written into them. Each Victorian Suite has a formal entrance, separate lounge, private dining room, master king bedroom and marble bathroom including a bath spa. All Suites have LCD TV's and DVD players
Windsor Suite
Enjoy expansive streetscapes through the gaping windows in the unique oval-shaped lounge and dining room. Featuring a large king bedroom, walk-in robe and marble bathroom. Complimented by original art works, these suites also have two LCD televisions.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

-37.812 144.973
Area served
Melbourne CBD, East Melbourne, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Jolimont, Richmond.
Nearby airports
Melbourne International Airport & Avalon Domestic Airport.
Area description
Located opposite to Victoria's Parliament House and the Old Treasury Building, the Hotel Windsor Melbourne is situated in the heart of Melbourne and is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants and offices of Collins and Bourke Streets. The Federation Square, the National Gallery of Victoria, the MCG and the Southbank arts precinct are the nearby landmarks.

Nearby points of interest

  • Parliament Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 0.1 mi
  • City Museum: 0.1 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.1 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.3 mi
  • Scots Church: 0.3 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.4 mi
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 0.1 mi
  • City Museum: 0.1 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.1 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.3 mi
  • Scots Church: 0.3 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.4 mi
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 0.4 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.4 mi
  • Federation Square: 0.5 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.5 mi
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 0.5 mi
  • Block Arcade: 0.5 mi
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.6 mi
  • Sunday Market: 0.6 mi
  • Flinders Street Station: 0.6 mi
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.6 mi
  • Southgate Plaza: 0.7 mi
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 0.7 mi
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 0.7 mi
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 0.7 mi
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 0.7 mi
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 0.8 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 0.8 mi
  • Immigration Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Australian Open Grounds: 0.9 mi
  • Rialto Towers: 0.9 mi
  • Queen Victoria Market: 1 mi
  • Observation Deck: 1 mi
  • Crown Casino: 1 mi
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 1 mi
  • Animals Australia: 1.1 mi
  • Government House: 1.1 mi

Dining

111 Spring Street
111 Spring Street Restaurant offers elegant innovative cuisine and traditional afternoon tea. The Cricketers Bar serves a range of drinks and light meals. 24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thoraxis
Seattle, WA
Oct 30, 2013

Great Hotel, Location and Staff

First time in Melbourne, and this hotel was smack in the middle of everything I wanted to see. Across from Parliment, and close to Southern Cross station which made it easy to get to from the airport. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
roolover
Maryland
Oct 7, 2013

Always a great place to stay

The Windsor is always my first choice in Melbourne. It's a beautiful historic hotel in a great location. The accommodations in the older section are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The staff, particularly the concierge team, is very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Exchange money at the Australia Post. There is no service charge.

Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
habibiofhk
Hong Kong
Aug 27, 2013

A wonderful hotel

We booked the hotel for about USD 138 a night, and it's really a great value. The bell man helped us move the luggage and stored the luggage while we went to return the car. The hotel is a classic. The room is a little bit small, but really charming. Concierge was really helpful and helped us booked a sightseeing trip in the last minute. Subway and free city circle bus stop on the same block, and it's within walking distance to everywhere, so it's very convenient. Will definitely recommend this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Book the Great Ocean Road trip at least couple days ahead of time. It's really popular and really worthy it.

Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chris in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Jan 11, 2012

Location Location Location

Right across from the Parliament and easy access to everywhere in the city and outside of it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

a few favs - breakfast at the European (across from Parliament bldg), dinner at Long Grain (mod Thai), wine at the Wine Room next to the European later in day.

Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Sydney Australia
Jun 21, 2011

Classy stay

Situated close to galleries, good restaurants, all the city ammenities our stay was comfortable and the service excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

National Gallery of Victoria - wonderful art gallery with regular special exhibitions.

Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mtw
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14, 2010

Three Nights in Melbourne

Hotel is pretty high-end. Wish they had a better gym and better (i.e.: free) internet access. Other than that, it is well located and accomodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mtw
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14, 2010

Three Nights in Melbourne

Hotel is pretty high-end. Wish they had a better gym and better (i.e.: free) internet access. Other than that, it is well located and accomodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
PERTH AUSTRALIA
Mar 3, 2010

SEX IN THE CITY GIRLS WEEKEND

MY FRIEND AND I STAYED FOR A WEEKEND. THE FIRST ROOM WAS SMALL AND DINGY WITH BATH STAINS AND DUSTY. THE VIEW WAS A BRICK WALL. WE COMPLAINED AND WHERE TOLD THERE WHERE OTHER BETTER STANDARD ROOMS.I THOUGHT WHY GIVE US A ROTTEN ONE THEN. WE WHERE MOVED TO A SUPERIOR STANDARD WHICH WAS CLEANER AND A BIT BIGGER. THERE ARE NO FACILITIES IN THIS HOTEL. IE. SWIM OR SPA ECT. IT WAS FAIRLY CENTRAL BUT NOT A 5 STAR

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

IT WAS NEAR CAFES, THEARTRES AND RESTAURANTS.

Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
PERTH AUSTRALIA
Mar 3, 2010

SEX IN THE CITY GIRLS WEEKEND

MY FRIEND AND I STAYED FOR A WEEKEND. THE FIRST ROOM WAS SMALL AND DINGY WITH BATH STAINS AND DUSTY. THE VIEW WAS A BRICK WALL. WE COMPLAINED AND WHERE TOLD THERE WHERE OTHER BETTER STANDARD ROOMS.I THOUGHT WHY GIVE US A ROTTEN ONE THEN. WE WHERE MOVED TO A SUPERIOR STANDARD WHICH WAS CLEANER AND A BIT BIGGER. THERE ARE NO FACILITIES IN THIS HOTEL. IE. SWIM OR SPA ECT. IT WAS FAIRLY CENTRAL BUT NOT A 5 STAR

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

IT WAS NEAR CAFES, THEARTRES AND RESTAURANTS.

Review of Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phoenix AZ
Feb 13, 2010

Excellent hotel in great location

Truly superior helpful staff. Great location on three tram lines, including the free City Circle tram. Beautiful old building in good shape. Internet connection in the room was lousy, both wired and wireless, but for me that's a minor issue (and an Internet-connected computer with printer is available for free use in the lobby).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Get a Metcard daily pass from any 7/11 store for Australian $6.80 and travel all over the city on the extensive tram system. Trams run like clockwork and go within a few blocks of anywhere I wanted to be.

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