The Hotel Windsor

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Info The Hotel Windsor, Australia's cherished grand hotel, is ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, near Parliament House, the Princess Theatre, luxury boutiques, theaters, laneways and Chinatown. It also offers easy access to the picturesque Treasury, Fitzroy, and Carlton Gardens. This iconic hotel provides historic five-star accommodations, ensuring guests enjoy a comfortable and luxurious stay while being close to the city's best offerings. The Windsor is also an exceptional venue for various events, including business conferences, weddings, and private celebrations. Its elegant and sophisticated spaces create the perfect setting for memorable occasions. With its combination of luxurious accommodations, prime location, and outstanding event facilities, The Hotel Windsor delivers an extraordinary experience for all who visit.
Summary of reviewsThe Hotel Windsor is a beautiful and historic 5-star hotel located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, making it the perfect base for exploring the city's top attractions. Guests love its proximity to public transport, cafes, restaurants and shopping. The hotel's rich history and old-world charm add a special feel to the location. The breakfast is top quality and highly recommended with guests praising the gracious staff and delicious food. While the dining options received mixed reviews, the staff is friendly and helpful with guests repeatedly praising their positive and accommodating personalities. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, although some guests found the decor to be dated. The hotel is clean and well-presented with most guests impressed with the cleanliness and tidiness of the hotel and its rooms. The beds are clean and comfortable, providing the perfect retreat after a busy day of sightseeing or meetings. The Hotel Windsor is a stunning and beautiful historic building with incredible period features, making it a grand old dame that exudes old-world charm. If you're looking for a truly luxurious stay in Melbourne, The Hotel Windsor is definitely worth considering.
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Historic Hotel
This grand property was built in 1883, predating most Victorian hotels. With its great fame and expansive history, it has housed celebrities and royalties alike.

Hotel for Honeymoon
The hotel features an array of suites, all elegantly decorated and boasting a Victorian-style splendour. With their comfortable double beds, their ample space and plethora of amenities offered, those suites will be ideal for the most romantic honeymoon getaway.

Haunted Hotel
Hotel Windsor has accommodated many guests over the decades and some of them were so satisfied by the service that they never left. One of the most characteristic examples is that of Dame Nellie Melba, an Australian soprano, whose singing can still be heard echoing in the hotel's corridors. Very close to Hotel Windsor is the Princess Theatre, where some macabre events occurred, and some ghostly apparitions have been spotted lurking around the theatre and the hotel.

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Room Types
Traditional Queen Room This room features a queens-size bed and a marble bathroom with a shower and a bath. Please note this room has no views. This room has no capacity for extra beds. Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found in the rooms, an additional cleaning fee may apply.

Superior King or Twin Room This spacious room features a king-sized bed or 2 single-sized beds, a marble bathroom, walk-in wardrobes and armchairs. You can request your preferred bedding configuration in the Special Requests Box at the time of booking. Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found in the rooms, an additional cleaning fee may apply.

Deluxe King or Twin Room This luxury room features high ceilings, a marble bathroom, lounge and a walk-in-wardrobe. You can request your preferred bedding configuration in the Special Requests Box at the time of booking. Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found in the rooms, an additional cleaning fee may apply.

Windsor Suite This suite boasts uninterrupted views of Melbourne's Parliament House. It also includes 2 large rooms with a dining area, oval-shaped windows and a butlers servery. A large king bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and a marble bathroom are provided. Please note all Windsor Suites can interconnect with a Superior Room to make a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite, for an additional charge. If you would like interconnected rooms, please use the special request when booking or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found in the rooms, an additional cleaning fee may apply.

Victorian Suite This unique room features a separate dining area, tall windows and stunning views of Parliament House and the Treasury Gardens. Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found in the rooms, an additional cleaning fee may apply.

Junior Suite This suite features a lounge and a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed. It also includes a large LCD TV and armchairs. Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking. If evidence of smoking is found in the rooms, an additional cleaning fee may apply.

Wizard Suite Step into a magical abode at The Windsor. Our enchanting Wizards Suite is entirely decked out with magical items and memorabilia from a certain magical universe, with a welcome gift for you!

Standard Queen Room with Two Queen Beds Offering free toiletries and bathrobes, this quadruple room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The quadruple room has carpeted floors, a seating area with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a tea and coffee maker. The unit has 2 beds.

About The Hotel WindsorNestled in the heart of Melbourne, The Hotel Windsor stands as Australia's most cherished grand hotel. Boasting a prime location across from the stately Parliament House and adjacent to the famous Princess Theatre, guests will find themselves only steps away from the city's luxury boutiques, theatres, laneways and Chinatown. Additionally, the picturesque Treasury, Fitzroy and Carlton Gardens are all within a short walking distance, making The Windsor the perfect base for exploring Melbourne's many attractions.

When it comes to accommodations, The Windsor offers historic five-star rooms and suites designed to provide guests with the utmost comfort and luxury. Situated in the bustling Melbourne CBD, the hotel is just a stone's throw away from the city's dazzling theatre district and the high-end boutiques lining Collins Street. With such convenient access to the best that Melbourne has to offer, guests will undoubtedly enjoy their stay at this iconic establishment.

The Hotel Windsor also serves as an exceptional venue for meetings and events, setting the stage for unforgettable occasions. Whether planning a business conference, a lavish wedding, or a private celebration, the hotel's elegant and sophisticated event spaces provide the perfect backdrop for memorable gatherings. With its luxurious accommodations, prime location and remarkable event facilities, The Hotel Windsor promises an extraordinary experience for all who visit this iconic Melbourne hotel.
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Location
The Hotel Windsor is a beautiful historic building located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, making it the perfect base for exploring the top attractions in the city. Guests love its proximity to public transport with trams and buses easily accessible from the hotel. The location is also ideal for attending events at Rod Laver arena or the theatre district. Many rave about the easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants and shopping. The hotel's rich history and old world charm add a special feel to the location. The free tram zone is within walking distance and the hotel is conveniently located nearby Stamford Plaza. Guests enjoy the quietness of the hotel despite being in a busy part of the city. Overall, The Hotel Windsor is an iconic Melbourne landmark with an excellent location that is highly convenient for guests to enjoy Melbourne's sights and amenities.

Breakfast
The Hotel Windsor has received numerous positive reviews when it comes to their breakfast. Guests rave about the gracious staff and the delicious breakfast with some calling it excellent and superb. Many commented on the quality of the coffee and the proper tea, although some would have preferred more quantity of both. Those who had high tea thoroughly enjoyed it and afternoon tea was also praised. However, a few guests opted to have breakfast outside of the hotel due to the price. Overall, The Hotel Windsor's breakfast is deemed as top quality, very good and yummy. It is definitely recommended to try out the breakfast in the dining room.

Dinner
Guests had mixed experiences with the dining options at The Hotel Windsor. Some felt that the room service menu was limited and finished early, making it difficult to get drinks after attending shows. The restaurant's open times were also not great for show times, as there was no 5pm dining service. Despite this, many guests complimented the restaurant's dinner and service with one guest even praising the captain's singing efforts. However, some found the dining options too old and too noisy and others wished for more dining options. Breakfast service received mixed reviews with some praising the food while others experienced issues with their orders. Room service received mostly positive reviews with excellent food and service. Families noted that the room service menu was not child-friendly. While some guests appreciated the tram out the front and nearby dining options, others found the lack of access to an evening meal to be a nuisance. Overall, guests seemed to have varying experiences with the dining options at The Hotel Windsor.

Rooms
The Hotel Windsor is a grand historic building with old-world charm and a great location. Despite some negative comments about dated and shabby decor, many guests enjoyed lovely, spacious and comfortable rooms. Some rooms were noisy, lacking airflow or restocking of amenities, but others had stunning views, walk-in wardrobes and separate dressing rooms. The hotel is showing its age in some areas with TV's and bathrooms that need updating and some guests experienced small or musty rooms. However, the hotel boasts spacious and well-appointed rooms original heritage features and a fantastic atmosphere, making it a desirable place to stay.

Beds
The Hotel Windsor is the perfect place to stay for those who wish to have a comfortable and restful night's sleep. Guests rave about the clean and comfortable beds that are so great, you'll melt into them. The rooms are spacious with large beds that provide ample space to stretch out and relax. The chairs are equally comfortable and ensure that you can unwind in style. While some guests did find the beds to be uncomfortable due to their design, these instances were few and far between. The hotel offers a variety of different room configurations with queen and single beds available to cater to all travellers. For those travelling with larger groups or families, the roll out beds are also very comfortable. In general, guests love the rooms and the beds, praising their comfort and cleanliness. The large rooms with big beds and comfortable chairs provide the perfect retreat after a busy day of sightseeing or meetings.

Cleanliness
The Hotel Windsor is a lovely and relaxing accommodation with beautifully presented and clean areas. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious with an old-world feel. Most guests were impressed with the cleanliness and tidiness of the hotel and its rooms. The staff were friendly and helpful and the housekeeping service was mostly timely except on the first day for some guests. Though some reported inconsistent room cleaning and a little dated interiors, the overall cleanliness of the hotel was great, though a few guests found issues with mold and hairs in the bathroom. The hotel's elegance and cleanliness were a highlight for most guests.

Staff
The Hotel Windsor boasts a friendly and helpful staff with guests repeatedly praising their positive and cheery personalities. Many reviews describe staff as "great," "excellent," and "accommodating," with some even using the word "outstanding." Multiple guests have noted the impeccable service and professionalism of reception and concierge staff. While a small number of negative reviews mention unfriendly or rude staff members, the majority of guests have had an enjoyable experience interacting with the welcoming and attentive staff. Staff members have gone out of their way to make guests feel welcome, including surprising them with special gestures. The location, history of the building and staff have all been cited as highlights of the hotel. Overall, guests value the excellent service and friendly, polite demeanor of the Hotel Windsor's staff.

5 Star
The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne is a luxurious 5-star property that many guests have rated as exceptional. The lovely accommodation provides a relaxing stay and many guests have enjoyed their stay and would come again. However, some guests have expressed disappointment, as they feel it does not live up to the expectations of a 5-star hotel. In terms of facilities, some guests feel that a coffee maker should have been provided. Despite this, The Hotel Windsor remains a top choice for those seeking luxury in Melbourne, although alternative 5-star hotels nearby offer better value.

Historic
The Hotel Windsor is a stunning and beautiful historic building with incredible period features, making it a grand old dame that exudes old world charm. Its magnificent heritage building is kept in excellent condition and is a piece of Melbourne's amazing history. The hotel's historical importance is reflected in its exquisite detail from the outside on the street through to the lobby and all the way to your room. Guests enjoy staying somewhere with such history and the suites where King George V and Prince Of Wales once stayed add to the experience of learning and feeling the raw history of the hotel. The staff is wonderful and the location is great, making it easy to walk to everything. The Windsor is a heritage place that is perfect for those who love the olde world charm of a traditional setting. The hotel is trading on the historic name of 'The Windsor,' and it is a wonderful place to experience the faded glory of a historical building.

Luxury
If you're looking for a truly luxurious stay in Melbourne, The Hotel Windsor is definitely worth considering. This grand historical property has maintained its Victorian charm while meeting all the modern expectations of a 5-star hotel. The lovely hotel decor is stunning with high-class amenities that complement the beautiful period features. While some reviewers have mentioned intermittent noise from the courtyard outside, The Hotel Windsor makes up for it in comfort and luxury. Some guests did mention that they would have appreciated a coffee maker in their room, but overall the level of luxury is definitely 5-star standard. While it may be getting expensive compared to nearby hotels, The Hotel Windsor is a truly beautiful option for those who want to indulge in a bit of luxury during their stay in Melbourne.


No, The Hotel Windsor doesn't have any pool.

No, a spa isn't available at The Hotel Windsor.

No, The Hotel Windsor doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at The Hotel Windsor.

No, The Hotel Windsor doesn't have a gym.
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