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The Prince - Melbourne

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

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

Set in the center of Melbourne, the elegant The Prince Hotel provides beautiful rooms. The Prince Hotel opened its doors in 1999.

The hotel is around 20 minutes on foot from the city center. There are restaurants and casinos in the area.

Melbourne Cricket Ground is 4.8 km from the hotel and Melbourne Arts Centre is 4.4 km away.

Essendon airport is a 30-minute drive from the property.

Rooms

The Prince Hotel offers 40 rooms on 4 floors that come with a mini bar, cable television, pay television, coffee/tea makers and an iron with ironing board along with an electric kettle, a dishwasher and a fridge. Some rooms overlook the bay. The rooms also feature carpet floor and rattan furnishing.

Eat & Drink

The chic restaurant offers fine fusion cuisine served in a welcoming atmosphere. Offering various dining options, Lau's Family Kitchen and Barney Allen's are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests can rent limousines and bicycles at the hotel.

Relax

The property offers cribs and babysitting for guests checking in with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2 Acland Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3182

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City Centre
  • Melbourne
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Moorabbin (MBW)
    10.6 mi
  • Essendon (MEB)
    14.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Prahran Station
    1.3 mi
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    3.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Lau's Family Kitchen (cuisine: Chinese)
    100 ft
  • Circa (cuisine: Australian)
    100 ft
Parks
  • St Kilda Adventure Playground
    1300 ft
Beaches
  • St. Kilda Beach
    1800 ft
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

The Prince photos Exterior The Prince
Junior Suite Balcony
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Additional bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Radio
The Prince photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room includes a double bed and a bathroom with walk-in shower.

The Prince photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Radio
Room Description:

The deluxe room features a queen-size bed and a bathroom with walk-in shower. Most deluxe rooms face inwards, but some enjoy views of the street.

The Prince photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Room size:

    500 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Radio
The Prince photos Room
Superior Queen Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Radio
Room Description:

This spacious room features a private balcony overlooking Fitzroy Street. It also has satellite TV, a DVD player and a minibar. Please note there is no capacity for extra guests.

The Prince Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center1000 ft

Places of interest

Train stations

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Entetainment Store1.2 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

Parks

Universities, Institutes

  • St Kilda Sea Baths1000 ft

Public parking

Local attractions

  • The Astor Theatre1.0 mi
    Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne
  • Middle Park Beach1.3 mi
    Beaconsfield Parade, Melbourne
  • Victoria Gardens1.5 mi
    High Street
  • Chapel Street 1.2 mi
  • ISKCON Melbourne (Hare Krishna Temple)1.5 mi
    197 Danks Street

Near the hotel

  • Prince Public Bar 100 ft
    29 Fitzroy St at The Prince Hotel
  • St Kilda Adventure Playground 1300 ft
    Neptune Place
  • Luna Park Melbourne2100 ft
    18 Lower Esplanade
  • Jewish Museum of Australia 3400 ft
    26 Alma Rd
  • St Kilda Sea Baths1300 ft
    10-18 Jacka Bvd
  • St. Kilda Beach1800 ft
    Jacka Boulevard, Melbourne
  • Acland Street, St Kilda2700 ft
    Acland Street

Restaurants nearby

  • Lau's Family Kitchen100 ft

    Address: 4 Acland Street
    Phone: 8598 9880

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

  • Cantina100 ft

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

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

  • 29th Apartment200 ft

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

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

  • Circa100 ft

    Address: 2 Acland Street

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

  • Il Fornaio100 ft

    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

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedMelbourneThe Prince

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The Prince Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The 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 The Prince - Melbourne Melbourne location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

2 Acland Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3182

Get directions
City Centre
  • Melbourne
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Moorabbin (MBW)
    10.6 mi
  • Essendon (MEB)
    14.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Prahran Station
    1.3 mi
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    3.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Lau's Family Kitchen (cuisine: Chinese)
    100 ft
  • Circa (cuisine: Australian)
    100 ft
Parks
  • St Kilda Adventure Playground
    1300 ft
Beaches
  • St. Kilda Beach
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedMelbourneThe Prince

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

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