Prince Hotel - Melbourne

2 Acland Street ,Melbourne 3182, Melbourne, Australia, 3182  show map
 4 stars
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Prince Hotel - Melbourne

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Editorial review:

The Prince is Melbourne’s best-known “design” hotel. The small lobby is appropriately dramatic and the rooms are a mix of the original pub’s proportions, natural materials and a pared-back aesthetic. The larger rooms and suites have key pieces of vintage modernist furniture. Onsite facilities are among the city’s most mentioned: Circa Restaurant, the Aurora day spa, bars, band rooms and even a wine shop downstairs. Be prepared for nightclub noise if you’re staying over a weekend.

Overview

Featuring a spa center, a swimming pool and a library, Prince Hotel offers beautiful rooms overlooking the bay. The comfortable hotel is a good example of art deco architecture in Melbourne.

The hotel is 5 minutes' walk away from St. Kilda Beach, St Kilda Pier and St Kilda Sea Baths. Prince Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Melbourne.

Quick access to restaurants, bars and casinos is provided.

Prince Hotel can be reached in 25 minutes by car from Essendon airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 40 rooms featuring Design Corner Suite, Boutique Double Room and Deluxe Double Room. Many guestrooms offer views of Albert Park and Port Phillip Bay. The rooms are appointed with private bathrooms and rattan furniture.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant fusion dishes are served. Cool drinks are offered in the night bar. Guests can dine in Lau's Family Kitchen and Barney Allen's located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The on-site limousine and bicycle rentals are also available.

Relax

The hotel pampers guests with a Jacuzzi and a sauna as well as full body massage, reflex massage and Ayurveda therapy.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at AUD 15 per day.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2 Acland Street ,Melbourne 3182, Melbourne, Australia, 3182

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City Center
  • Melbourne
    1.5 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Prahran Station
    2.1 km
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    5.8 km
Restaurants
  • Lau's Family Kitchen (cuisine: Chinese)
    30 m
  • Circa (cuisine: Australian)
    30 m
Beaches
  • St. Kilda Beach
    520 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    40

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Rooms and availability

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Design Corner Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Prince Hotel - Melbourne Melbourne location
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    Hotel Address:

    2 Acland Street ,Melbourne 3182, Melbourne, Australia, 3182

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Melbourne
      1.5 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Prahran Station
      2.1 km
    Underground stations
    • Flagstaff Station
      5.8 km
    Restaurants
    • Lau's Family Kitchen (cuisine: Chinese)
      30 m
    • Circa (cuisine: Australian)
      30 m
    Beaches
    • St. Kilda Beach
      520 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      40

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedMelbournePrince

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Luna Park - 700 m
    • 'Neighbours' Tour - 2.3 km

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1.4 km

    Places of interest

    Train stations

    Shopping areas

    • Chapel Street - 2.5 km

    Amusement

    • Entetainment Store - 1.9 km

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Parks

    • Albert Park - 2.1 km
    • Royal Botanic Gardens - 3.4 km

    Universities, Institutes

    • St Kilda Sea Baths - 300 m

    Business areas

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    Public parking

    Local attractions

    • Alma Park - 1.7 km
      Dandenong Road, Port Phillip
    • Middle Park Beach - 2.1 km
      Beaconsfield Parade, Melbourne
    • ISKCON Melbourne - 2.4 km
      197 Danks Street, Melbourne
    • Windsor Railway Station - 1.7 km
      Peel St., Melbourne
    • Victoria Gardens - 2.3 km
      High Street, Stonnington

    Near the hotel

    • St. Kilda Beach - 520 m
      Jacka Boulevard, Melbourne
    • Jewish Museum of Australia - 1.0 km
      26 Alma Road, Port Phillip

    Restaurants nearby

    • Lau's Family Kitchen - 30 m

      Address: 4 Acland Street
      Phone: 8598 9880

      74% likes this, based on 82 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

    • Cantina - 30 m

      Address: 2 Acland Street
      Phone: (03) 9536 1122

      54% likes this, based on 21 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

    • 29th Apartment - 40 m

      Address: 29 Fitzroy Street
      Phone: (03) 9078 8922

      61% likes this, based on 25 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian

    • Circa - 30 m

      Address: 2 Acland Street

      60% likes this, based on 25 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian

    • Il Fornaio - 30 m

      Address: 2 Acland St

      71% likes this, based on 20 reviews
      Cuisine: Australian

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      40

    Hotel Awards

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    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Spa Hotels in Australia

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    Prince Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Prince

    Average guest rating

    8.4out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 18 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      8.2

      The charming, characterful, hotel itself, helpful and friendly staff, proximity to key areas of the city.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Location- close to things to do and eat. Thestaff were extremely friendly- they peovided great servcie. The top deck was wonderful for late afternoon evening relaxation.

      Price excessive for the room bc all other accommodation booked due to the Grand Prix. We had no idea when we booked that the Grand Prix was on- but we wanted to stay in St Kilda for access to family event. Even accounting for that, it was still poor value. The room was small, badly designed (deadly step up to the bed area- not good for those with dodgy ankles and aging eyesight), awkward set up for making cuppas. I thought the the dark wall paint & decore was comical- like walking into a ghost train at Luna Park. One object d'art looked just like snake poo. Too many steps for people with accessibility issues. Permanently grubby lift that jammed on several occassions, worn carpet, tired paint in some areas - they need to life their game or reduce their prices..

    • Single
      7.4

      Nice hotel, but for the price I expected a larger room. One of the bars was closed however (maintenance), but that was not mentionned when I booked. Food is excellent, amazing breakast, super free Wi-fi, and 90% of the personal is very friendly. As always, there is still 10% who are not willing to help...

    • Couple
      5.0

      The restaurant had a lovely bright open feel to it and the food was good.

      The shower had mould in it and I wouldn't say the staff were super friendly.

    • Couple
      4.2

      Rooms were very small, generally untidy, renovations being done very noisey, outdated and not good value for money. Rooms in particular very small and lacked anything special.

    • Single
      9.2

      Location was perfect, tram stop 1 min from the front door, 5 min away from the beach, staff were friendly and very healpfull

    • Single
      9.2

      I loved the design.lighting in rooms,style,natural look,cleanliness,gift shampoos and lotion,everything available,the fact the aurora spa was in same building,the restaurant and breakfast was lovely.

      When I walked in I found it too dark,when I walked to lift could barely see.

    • Family with children
      9.0

      I really enjoyed the excellent friendly, can-do attitude of the staff. The room was well priced and had a lovely design feel. It was great to be able to utlilise such a wonderful bar/lounge area to meet friends and dine or drink high quality at reasonable prices. Very stylish and a lot of fun.

      The bed wasn't particularly comfortable - be great to have had a good doona on bed and mattress was very sparten - probably suit boys who usually prefer harder beds.

    • Single
      8.8

      Great location - clean and trendy designed rooms

      Choice of breakfast could be improved

    • Couple
      7.4

      The design was nice inside, location was good, walking distance from restaurants and bars. The restaurant was lovely for breakfast (Circa)

      Parking was a pain - wasn't clear what to do with ticket upon parking, whether it was free or what to do, had to call hotel and find out - entrance to the hotel was secluded too. Rooms were very, very small - doors/windows old - meaning we could hear street cleaners at 7am and noise spillage between rooms (people stomping around above our room at 6am wasn't very pleasant). At 2.30am when we arrived back the room, the swipe cards wouldn't work. Inconvenient when you are tired!

    • Single
      10.0

      Location and proximity to restaurants and St Kilda Beach and Esplanade. Local knowledge and politeness of staff

    • Single
      10.0

      Everything was great,including location,price,staff and the design of a hotel. I actually liked that it was like a compact version of a hotel,which meant that there would be less people and thus less noise.

      At some times we had some insects in the night,they were quite large for an insect size and they were able to fly,which was quite annoying. The ventilation in the hotel was not very great as we could smell the smells from the kitchen in the evenings when we were about to go to sleep.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Prince Hotel - Melbourne Melbourne location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    2 Acland Street ,Melbourne 3182, Melbourne, Australia, 3182

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Melbourne
      1.5 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Prahran Station
      2.1 km
    Underground stations
    • Flagstaff Station
      5.8 km
    Restaurants
    • Lau's Family Kitchen (cuisine: Chinese)
      30 m
    • Circa (cuisine: Australian)
      30 m
    Beaches
    • St. Kilda Beach
      520 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      40

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedMelbournePrince

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Spa Hotels in Australia

    Use Badge