The Windsor An Oberoi Hotel, Melbourne
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One for the nostalgia buffsfrom MsC1
When I arrived at the hotel at about 8.30pm, there were very few staff on duty, hence things were a bit slow eg room service arrived about 1/2 hour late. Room service breakfast the next day was also late. The worst aspect of the service was the reservations clerk - totally unprofessional over the phone. Overall, I would expect better from a 5 star hotel.
Whilst my colleague likened the experience to staying with someone's grandmother, the Windsor does have character which is lacking in many hotels. This is reflected in the original features, furniture and soft furnishings. Note that the room door is an original feature, and hence isn't very secure. Thankfully, the bathroom has been modernised. The room was clean and had nice touches such as complimentary bottled water, Aveda toiletries and newspaper.
Given the service issues, I wouldn't recommend the Windsor for business travellers, but leisure travellers (say 45+?) may enjoy the experience more.
Too Expensive and not worth itfrom victoria60
We were very disappointed, the entire place could do with a good update and lots of repairs. We had the Victoria Suite with two bedrooms, lounge and dining but we thought it was dark and dingy, not as clean as expected. The furniture was old but not beautiful and needed a good polish. The door lock was broken, bedspread looked dirty, tables dusty and you need all the lights on all the time as it's so dark. Breakfast is $35.00 each and was not up to standard, the food looked like it had been there from the day before. They ask $28.00 for valet parking for 24 hours.
When we arrived at 3.00pm our room wasn't ready.
I think you would get better value in a modern hotel. The Windsor isn't worth the money. I'm sure we could have stayed in a lovely modern room for half the price for the same service. There wasn't even anyone at the door when we arrived. Very sloppy
On the positive, the staff were efficient and friendly, but this is the only good thing I have to say about it. Would never stay again.
Old fashioned charmfrom dinnikate
(last stayed there 10 years ago) Great hotel with oldfashioned appeal, close to city centre. Staff were extremely helpful, especially Nathan on the concierge desk. Made use of the free tram, available just outside the entrance.
f prefer modern and fancy ;-)from Kiwitraveler
Enjoyed the Windsorfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We enjoyed our stay. It is a older Hotel.
One of the last of the Grand Hotels. I found
the staff very friendly and our room was a
superior room, it was fairly large. I stayed
at this hotel for the experience. The ballroom
was beautiful, yes they have afternoon tea.
It is a old hotel, like the Fairmont in Vancouver.
I would stay their again, just keep in mind
this is a old hotel with lots of history and
Good house, let down by appalling diningfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Room service was prompt and the meal was hot but it did NOT match the menu description. Weekend breakfast buffet in the dining room was cold, overcooked and coagulated. Weekday breakfast was lukewarm and overcooked and staff seemed not to know that a full breakfast had been pre-booked for each day. Dinner was worse. Although there were only two tables and six people seated, it took 10 minutes for me to be given a table and another 40 minutes for a lukewarm, overcooked meal to arrive. The bread was stale and, when everything else is wrong, one notices the grubby marks on the chairs and the chipped veneer on the table.
Although the accommodation was very nice and the location convenient, it was totally spoiled by the inconvenience of having to find meals elsewhere. It is also very unpleasant being charged for rubbish.
This Hotel was part of Melbourne's heritage and it is very disappointing to see it fall so far from its historical reputation. Please fix it.
Good staff, awful food....from Travebug
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Other names for The Windsor An Oberoi Hotel
- windsor hotel melbourne
- Address: 103 Spring Street - Melbourne - Victoria - 3000 - Australia
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