Prince  4 stars

2 Acland Street, Saint Kilda,, Melbourne, Australia, 3182  show mapSave
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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

The Prince hotel, in the edgy and bohemian St Kilda district of Melbourne, simply oozes cool from the moment that guests cab pulls up outside its art deco façade.

It’s simply decorated communal spaces are moody and sophisticated, the rooms are stylish and comfortable and the Aurora Day Spa offers one of Victoria’s most luxurious and relaxing experiences.

The Prince is a boutique hotel offering style and substance for both leisure and corporate guests.

Aurora Spa Retreat has 12 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps and body scrub.

Hotel offers 40 comfy guestrooms with cable/satellite television, private bathroom, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi.

Circa restaurant is considered one of Melbourne’s best fine dining experiences; while Mink, the underground Vodka Bar, offers music, casual fare and exceptional vodka cocktails and The Prince’s public bar is regarded as a local landmark.

Number of rooms   40.

Distance to:

  • City Center Melbourne - 5000 ft
  • Airport: Essendon (MEB) - 14.9 mi, Tullamarine International (MEL) - 14.9 mi
  • Train Station: Prahran Station - 1.3 mi, South Yarra Train Station - 1.9 mi
  • Underground station: Flagstaff Station - 3.6 mi, Melbourne Central Station - 3.7 mi
  • Restaurants: Lau's Family Kitchen (Food: Chinese) - 100 ft, Cantina (Food: Mexican) - 100 ft
  • Beaches St. Kilda Beach - 1800 ft

Rooms

Each of the 40 individually designed Melbourne hotel rooms at The Prince enjoys ample natural light, and some rooms boast views of Port Phillip Bay.

Room décor is a mix of natural materials, warm textures, custom made furniture along with extras such as MP3 compatibility and Bose Wave radios.

Further Melbourne hotel accommodation amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury guest amenities by Aurora, Louis Roederer in the mini-bar and 24-hour guest reception.

All children under two years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

All children under two years stay free of charge for cots.

One child under 18 years is charged AUD 50 per night and person in an extra bed.

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is one.

Dining options

A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning between 7am and 11am.

Circa, the Prince opens with a warm, welcoming, more relaxed ambiance after months of renovations. A glass roofed atrium set with eclectic designer furniture is the home of our Melbourne restaurant's main dining room, complete with a vertical kitchen garden. With three private dining rooms, each with balconies overlooking Fitzroy Street and the bay, Circa provides the best fine dining in Melbourne. The dining rooms are dramatically different from one another with individual style and decor from local furniture designers, retailers, artists and stylists.

Head Chef Jake Nicolson’s elegant and innovative dishes focus on the season's freshest produce. The rooftop deck features his kitchen garden with library-like shelves stocked with an assortment of fresh herbs and produce. His new menu offers more small plates and shared dishes and a world-class wine menu to match.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

The hotel Prince provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

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from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay at the price of AUD 50 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 10 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Dressing area

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Each of the 40 individually designed Melbourne hotel rooms at The Prince enjoys ample natural light, and some rooms boast views of Port Phillip Bay.

Room décor is a mix of natural materials, warm textures, custom made furniture along with extras such as MP3 compatibility and Bose Wave radios.

Further Melbourne hotel accommodation amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury guest amenities by Aurora, Louis Roederer in the mini-bar and 24-hour guest reception.

All children under two years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

All children under two years stay free of charge for cots.

One child under 18 years is charged AUD 50 per night and person in an extra bed.

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is one.

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Luna Park
            2300 ft
          • 'Neighbours' Tour
            1.4 mi
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            4600 ft
          Places of interest
          • St Kilda Pier
            700 ft
          Train stations
          Shopping areas
          • Chapel Street
            1.6 mi
          Amusement
          • Entetainment Store
            1.2 mi
          Parks
          • Albert Park
            1.3 mi
          • Royal Botanic Gardens
            2.1 mi
          Universities, Institutes
          • St Kilda Sea Baths
            1000 ft
          Galleries
          • Melbourne Arts Centre
            2.7 mi

          Local Attractions

          • The Astor Theatre
            1.0 mi
            Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne
          • Astor Theatre
            1.0 mi
            1 Chapel Street, Port Phillip
          • Alma Park
            1.1 mi
            Dandenong Road, Port Phillip
          • Windsor Railway Station
            1.1 mi
            Peel St., Melbourne
          • Australian Formula One Grand Prix
            1.1 mi
            Melbourne, Melbourne

          Near the hotel

          • St. Kilda Beach
            1800 ft
            Jacka Boulevard, Melbourne
          • Jewish Museum of Australia
            3400 ft
            26 Alma Road, Port Phillip

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Lau's Family Kitchen

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

            100 ft
            4 Acland Street

            Phone: 8598 9880

          • Cantina

            50% likes this, based on 12 reviews
            Food: Mexican

            100 ft
            2 Acland Street

            Phone: (03) 9536 1122

          • SugarReef Restaurant and Bar

            54% likes this, based on 36 reviews
            Food: Steakhouse, Seafood
            Price Range: USD 20 - USD 37

            200 ft
            23 Fitzroy Street

            Phone: 03 9525 4655

          • Circa

            74% likes this, based on 31 reviews
            Food: Australian

            200 ft
            2 Acland Street
          • Barcelona

            52% likes this, based on 67 reviews
            Food: Spanish

            200 ft
            25 Fitzroy St

            Phone: (03) 9525 4244

          Getting there.

          Melbourne international airport is 20km from the hotel.

          Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs AUD 10 per day.

          Prince Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          8.6
          out of 10
          Exceptional
          Based on 15 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Dining
          8.8
          Location
          8.6
          Value
          8.9
          Rooms
          8.3
          Service
          8.8

          Individual guest reviews

          • Single

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

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Older travelers

            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..

            • Average rating
              6.2
          • Single

            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...

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Couple

            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.

            • Average rating
              5.0
          • Couple

            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.

            • Average rating
              4.2
          • Single

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

            • Average rating
              9.2
          • Single

            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.

            • Average rating
              9.2
          • Family with children

            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.

            • Average rating
              9.0
          • Single

            Great location - clean and trendy designed rooms

            Choice of breakfast could be improved

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Couple

            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!

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Single

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

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Single

            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.

            • Average rating
              10.0
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