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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

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

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

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

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • 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

All children
0 - 2 years
Cot FREE
Children above
2 years or adults
Extra bed AUD 30
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Prince - Melbourne Melbourne location
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Hotel Address:

2 Acland Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3182

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Airports
  • Moorabbin (MBW)
    10.6 mi
  • Essendon (MEB)
    14.9 mi
Train
  • Prahran Station
    1.3 mi
Underground
  • Flagstaff Station
    3.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Lau's Family Kitchen (cuisine: Chinese)
    100 ft
  • Circa (cuisine: Australian)
    100 ft
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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Rooms and availability

The Prince photos Exterior The Prince
Double Room
  • 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
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Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-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
Boutique Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Design Corner King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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The Prince Location

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Local attractions

  • Federation Square3.1 mi
    Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets
  • The Regent Theatre3.2 mi
    191 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Etihad Stadium3.5 mi
    740 Bourke St
  • St Paul\'s Cathedral3.1 mi
    Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets
  • Old Treasury Building3.4 mi
    20 Spring St

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

8.4
SuperbBased on49 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    10.0

    The Prince is a unique hotel because of its position and vibe. It is a genuine 'boutique' hotel, and offers a more home like experience than a large chain hotel of similar standard. There is something undeniably 'cool' about the Prince, reflected in the staff, the food, the rooms and the decor.

    Noise can still be an issue at the Prince, but it goes with the territory.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Excellent staff, really good service, fantastic location and not too precious or pretentious.

    It was a bit noisy, but I think that was because there was a wedding on at the same time as we were there, nothing major though.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Great food, great location, luxurious rooms, thanks for the upgrade on arrival

  • Single
    7.8

    Hotel is slick and funky

    The noise from the night club until 2am on Monday night/Tues morning which kept me wide awake. On a business trip, like I was, with a 6am telecon and a full day of work ahead, this is not ok and such a shame because the hotel is awesome otherwise.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    Excellent location.

    Rooms at the front get extreme noise from the pub. We had the worst night we have ever experienced (music til 5:30!)Request a back room.Back rooms do not get the noise from the pub.

  • Couple
    8.8

    The process was easy, food from Circa was amazing

    We had a reservation at the circa for 8.30, and it wasn't until I went to speak to the hostess at 9.30 that we got seated - she forgot about us. Also, we ordered the chocolate fondue for desert and it was cold (which is obviously not how you expect a fondue)

  • Single
    7.4

    Functional, clean, good breakfast included, good service, good location for trams to city, close by vast choice of restaurants.

    Depending on room position, could be bloody noisy with pub music and street traffic just below. Rooms facing inside very quiet.

  • Couple
    9.2

    Nice room, with a very spacious bathroom. Great breakfast a la carte, includes in the price, with the car park as well. Idealy located in St Kilda, and very close of the beach.

  • Couple
    7.0

    The rooms were clean and modern with a rustic feel and have all required amenities. Pay for the upgrade to a view & bath if these are important to you.

    Book the spa early. The pool is not heated (and not really for general public use which was odd). Although the staff were extremely helpful when approached, service was often very slow. More attention required

  • Single
    8.4

    The location, the friendly staff and the public bars on street level.

    The light switches in the room were hard to operate. The breakfast menu was too restrictive - I would have enjoyed being able to have several cups of coffee with just a selection of eggs, toast etc.- like the breakfast buffets in German hotels - instead of an attempt at gourmet style dining (first thing in the morning I am thirsty rather than hungry).

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The overall experience was excellent-breakfast was superb. Dined in one evening and food/wine exceeded our expectations. The hotel staff should be singled out for special mention as they were exceptional.

  • Single
    8.8

    Excellent location, staff, ammenities, food, atmosphere and decor

  • Couple
    10.0

    Awesome location, clean, comfortable and cool. Never fails - fantastic small boutique hotel. We hate big hotels! great food in the restaurant.

    Thin towels

  • Couple
    7.8

    The location is very convenient next to a tram station and walking distance to many bars and restaurants.

    The breakfast was very inconsistent from one day to the next one. They started building works at 7am and that ended our night.

  • Single
    10.0

    Love staying at the Prince, clean and comfortable with excellent breakfast!

How to reach hotel

hotel The Prince - Melbourne Melbourne location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

2 Acland Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3182

Get directions
Airports
  • Moorabbin (MBW)
    10.6 mi
  • Essendon (MEB)
    14.9 mi
Train
  • Prahran Station
    1.3 mi
Underground
  • Flagstaff Station
    3.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Lau's Family Kitchen (cuisine: Chinese)
    100 ft
  • Circa (cuisine: Australian)
    100 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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