The Hotel Windsor is located in the heart of Melbourne’s main business district, and has been a landmark of the area since 1883. Everything about the 19th century hotel suggests luxury and quality, from the exterior façade down to the details of the room décor. Guests of the hotel will feel like kings and queens during their stay in this grand Victorian hotel. The Hotel Windsor takes pride in its independent status; while it was restored to its original splendor under the Oberoi Group, the hotel now operates as an independent luxury grand hotel. The hotel’s focus on providing excellent accommodation and service has been regularly recognized, with Conde Nast including the hotel as one of the top 18 hotels in the world. As one of the oldest and grandest hotels in Australia, the Hotel Windsor has hosted a huge range of impressive famous names, including the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Muhammad Ali, and a host of Australian Prime Ministers.
The Hotel Windsor’s dedication to quality and excellence is clear in every detail of their luxurious guest rooms. All promising five-star accommodation, the rooms come with ensuite marble bathrooms complete with tubs, giving guests the chance to enjoy a relaxing soak. Those who want a bit more space are welcome to upgrade to Superior or Deluxe Rooms, which offer even more comforts, such as a king-sized beds and walk-in closets. The rooms all come with LCD televisions and iPad docking stations, so guests can stay connected and up to date with world events even as they travel. For guests who want a true experience of luxury, there are also a number of breathtaking suites available, each with its own unique personality. All of the suites feature separate dining rooms and lounges and the Royal Suite even comes complete with a clawfoot bathtub.
There are a number of services the hotel provides to ensure that all of its guests can enjoy themselves to the fullest. There is 24 hour room service available, as well as in-room tea and coffee provided complimentarily. As you would expect from such deluxe accommodation, all rooms come outfitted with telephones, a radio alarm clock and high speed internet connection. There are also LCD televisions with a full range of channels available. Guests are welcome to take a morning paper, and there is a dedicated business center for working travelers who need some of the services typically available in an office environment.
The hotel’s dedication to providing luxury 5-star service does not end in its guest rooms. Downstairs visitors can find the 111 Spring Street Restaurant. This elegant dining area is open for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, with special offers on pre-theatre dinners. Currently under the supervision of executive chef Jerome Tremoulet, the dining room at 111 Spring Street has a well-earned reputation for providing quality food in elegant surroundings.
The Hotel Windsor Melbourne is well known for their afternoon teas, which they have been serving since 1883. Served in the 111 Spring Street restaurant, guests will be impressed by the selection for freshly baked scones, pastries and small sandwiches that are delivered to the table on a three-tiered silver stand. Visitors can enjoy their afternoon tea with a glass of complimentary sparkling wine, and can expect freshly brewed tea and coffee to be available throughout the afternoon. As the afternoon teas are incredibly popular at the hotel, guests interested in partaking of this tradition are encouraged to book their places several weeks in advance.
For a much more relaxed approach to eating and drinking, there is also the Wallis & Ed Dining Room and Bar available to guests. Open from 7 am until late in the evening every day, Wallis & Ed is the perfect place to get a good meal and enjoy their selection of drinks. The bar specializes in gin drinks, and provides an impressive list of cocktails that tempts even the most dedicated wine drinker. Finally, the hotel bar, Cricketers Bar, provides guests with a very relaxed atmosphere where they can enjoy a beer and watch the game. Showing all of the AFL games as well as many other sporting events, the bar provides a casual hangout and excellent drink specials.
With the capacity to cater for anywhere between 10 and 300 guests, the Hotel Windsor also makes for the perfect site for your next event. Working with the event planners at the hotel, you can arrange any sort of event, from a business meeting to a full wedding. No matter what kind of event your are having, holding it at the Hotel Windsor will ensure that it will be professionally managed, the food and drinks will be excellent, and all of the attendees will be impressed with the grandeur and elegance of the site.
No matter if you are looking for a place to stay whilst in Melbourne for business, you are heading there for a family vacation or you just want a romantic weekend away for the two of you, the Hotel Windsor has a package that is suited to your needs. There are packages that give you the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s famous afternoon tea in addition to your stay, as well as others that make your special event just a bit more affordable. Just remember: the hotel’s grace and elegance has led it to be one of the most sought after accommodations in Australia, so it is best to book your room now, since waiting might mean missing out on an amazing opportunity.
The Hotel Windsor is conveniently located directly in the heart of Melbourne. Across from the hotel guests will find Parliament House and the Old Treasury Building and nearby there is plenty of shopping, tourist attractions and cultural activities. Just a short walk from the hotel will bring visitors to The Arts Centre, the Victoria State Library, the Melbourne Museum, and the National Gallery of Victoria. Because of its central location, guests will have no difficulty arriving at the hotel using public transport, and the Melbourne airport is only a 30 minute drive away.