The Top 5 Historic Hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne’s city is a mix of old and new – historic buildings line the streets, as do modern skyscrapers and apartments. It’s not unusual to see a 19th Century building alongside a futuristic one. In Melbourne, we love to honour our traditions and history, which is why so many ‘old’ buildings are heritage listed, ensuring their legacy and beauty lives on for generations to come.
Here’s five of the best historic hotels in Melbourne:
The Windsor Hotel
The Windsor Hotel is not only Melbourne, but also Australia’s, oldest and most-cherished hotel. The 5 star Windsor Hotel is located at 111 Spring Street, in walking distance to the arts and theatre precinct, gardens, restaurants, cafes, famous landmarks and public transport.
The Victoria Hotel
The Victoria Hotel has been an icon in Melbourne for over 130 years. Located right in the heart of the central business district, its now modern rooms are mixed in with historic areas, such as the lobby.
The InterContinential Melbourne
Located on prestigious Collins Street, the InterContinential Melbourne at the Rialto incorporates one of the city’s last remaining examples of 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture. Behind the Gothic facade sits 253 exquisitely stylish and modern guest rooms and suites – this hotel will not disappoint.
The Grand Hotel Melbourne
The Grand Hotel Melbourne offers boutique apartment accommodation in a heritage-listed building. Its palatial apartments are fully self-contained in a gorgeously grandeur Victorian era designed hotel.
Classified by The National Trust and also holding a heritage listing, Hotel Charsfield on St Kilda Road is another fine example of Victorian architecture in Melbourne’s city. This 4 star boutique hotel has serious character – don’t be surprised if you feel like a character in The Great Gatsby.