The Hotel Windsor
Think The Hotel Windsor and their iconic Afternoon Tea sessions come to mind. But apart from serving up a mean cuppa and the most delectable little pastries and cakes, the Hotel Windsor is also renowned for its other many odes to Victorian heritage.
A cultural hot-spot bursting with rich history, the Hotel Windsor is the very last heritage hotel in Australia. If that’s not impressive enough it even predates New York’s The Plaza and The Waldorf Astoria at its inception in 1883.
Conveniently located on Spring Street, the hotel is prime location for touristy outings across Melbourne’s CBD. Inside, the Grand Staircase rises 23 metres into the air while The Grand Ballroom dazzles with its original skylights lining the ceiling. Rooms are in three categories; traditional, superior, and deluxe—all of which are decorated with Victorian-styled interiors. And there’s a pillow menu for the ultimate comfort.
If anything, the Afternoon Tea is a definite must—it has been on Masterchef repeatedly after all so you know it’s an archetypal Melbourne experience.
Image Credit: High Tea Society