Prince Hotel

 4 stars
2 Acland Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3182  show mapSave
From  US$ 147
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  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

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.

hotel Prince Hotel Melbourne location

The Prince is located on Port Phillip Bay, only 5km to the city centre and a two-minute walk to swimming, cycling, walking track, gym and sea baths. The Palais theatre, Linden gallery, Acland street village area, St Kilda beach, Luna park, St Kilda botanic gardens and some of Melbourne’s top restaurants and cafes are all near The Prince, making it the perfect spot for a Melbourne vacation.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 4.7km
  • Airport Tullamarine International - 23.9km
  • Train Station: Prahran Station - 2.0km, South Yarra Train Station - 3.0km
  • Underground station: Flagstaff Station - 5.8km, Melbourne Central Station - 5.9km

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 The Prince provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk
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
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free. 
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay at the price of AUD 50.00 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. 

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Rooms and availability

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.

Design Corner Suite

King Size Bed

The Prince Design Corner Suite
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The Prince Design Corner Suite
    Boutique Double Room

    Double Bed

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      Superior Double Room

      Queen Size Bed

      The Prince Superior Double Room
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      The Prince Superior Double Room
        Deluxe Double Room

        Queen Size Bed

        The Prince Deluxe Double Room
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        The Prince Deluxe Double Room

          The Prince LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Attractions for Tourists
          • Luna Park
            700 m
          • 'Neighbours' Tour
            2.3km
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            1.4km
          General
          • St Kilda Pier
            200 m
          Train Stations
          • Prahran Station
            2.0km
          • South Yarra Train Station
            3.0km
          Shopping Areas
          • Chapel Street
            2.5km
          Amusement
          • Entetainment Store
            1.9km
          Parks
          Universities, Institutes
          • St Kilda Sea Baths
            300 m
          Gallery
          • Melbourne Arts Centre
            4.3km

          Local Attractions

          • The Astor Theatre
            1.7km
            Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne
          • Astor Theatre
            1.7km
            1 Chapel Street, Port Phillip
          • Alma Park
            1.7km
            Dandenong Road, Port Phillip
          • Windsor Railway Station
            1.7km
            Peel St., Melbourne
          • Australian Formula One Grand Prix
            1.8km
            Melbourne, Melbourne

          Near the hotel

          • St. Kilda Beach
            520 m
            Jacka Boulevard, Melbourne
          • Acland Street, St Kilda
            580 m
            Acland Street, Port Phillip
          • Albert Park Golf Course
            1.0km
            Queens Road, Melbourne
          • Jewish Museum of Australia
            1.0km
            26 Alma Road, Port Phillip

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Lau's Family Kitchen

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

            10 m
            4 Acland Street

            Phone: 8598 9880

          • Cantina

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

            10 m
            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

            40 m
            23 Fitzroy Street

            Phone: 03 9525 4655

          • Barcelona

            64% likes this, based on 43 reviews
            Food: Spanish

            50 m
            25 Fitzroy St

            Phone: (03) 9525 4244

          • Elbow Room

            52% likes this, based on 72 reviews
            Price Range: USD 13 - USD 44

            50 m
            19 Fitzroy Street

            Phone: (03) 9534 7332

          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.

          The Prince Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          4.4
          out of 5
          Exceptional
          Based on 30 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Dining
          4.3
          Location
          4.3
          Value
          4.4
          Rooms
          4.2
          Service
          4.4

          Individual guest reviews

          • Fantastic location, good place and the staff were excellent and were helpful in all ways. The rooms were very comfortable and the restaurant was lovely for breakfast.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.2
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              4
            • Service
              5
            • Value
              4
            • Dining
              4
          • Excellent location and beautiful hotel. Loved the vibe and the modern room style, staff very helpful. Well priced accommodation and food, good breakfast. Great choice.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.6
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              5
            • Value
              4
            • Dining
              4
          • Location is great, nice and friendly staff, the Prince is a very cool hotel. The new restaurant are bar are great.

            Rooms were very small and the breakfast was very inconsistent from one day to the next one.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              3.6
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              2
            • Value
              4
            • Dining
              4
          • Location was perfect, the hotel interor was excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Our room was huge and breakfast was delightful.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.5
            • Location
              5
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              4
            • Value
              4
          • Location was good, loved the decor and the included breakfast at CIRCA, the staff were helpful and attentive. Bathroom was really nice and food from Circa was amazing.

            Room descriptions a little misleading.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.3
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              4
            • Value
              5
            • Dining
              4
          • Great location and decor appealing. The style of the new renos, nice staff and clean and fashonable design room * breakfast is amazing. Circa, the restaurant there is one of the best in melb.

            Pool uninviting.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.4
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              4
            • Service
              4
            • Value
              4
          • Food and site are all good, the hotel has a great look and feel and the room. The breakfast is incredible.

            The restaurant was not busy the night we dined there.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.2
            • Location
              4
          • The location is great and tram stop is just a minute away from the hotel. Staff are wonderful and the rooms are well appointed, food is amazing.

            Breakfast choise restricted.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.2
            • Location
              3
            • Rooms
              4
            • Value
              4
            • Dining
              5
          • Location to a great area, tram stop 1 min from the front door and quite near the beach. The design was nice inside and the venue was wonderful for the wedding we attended. The staff were excellent, the rooms were clean and the restaurant had a lovely bright open feel to and the food was good.

            Thin towels and the bed was comfortable and not too soft. My meal was awful.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              3.9
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              4
            • Service
              5
            • Value
              4
            • Dining
              3
          • Good location for trams to city and next store there is a great cafe. The whole place is clean, the rooms are a touch small and staff are fun and the food is amazing.

            The internet is very slow.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.4
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              4
          • Great location and facilities, tram stops right outside for travel into central city, offers a more home like experience than a large chain hotel of similar standard. The prices too are reasonable and the staff is nice. The rooms are gorgeous, the main pub bar is huge and one of the best meals I have ever had.

            Outdated and not good value for money, street traffic just below, tucked up in bed I wasn't keen to make a dash in my pj's. Choice of breakfast could be improved and the pool is not heated.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.1
            • Location
              5
            • Rooms
              4
            • Service
              4
            • Value
              4
            • Dining
              4
          • Lovely helpful staff and large balcony. Great food in the restaurant.

            Price excessive for the room bc all other accommodation booked due to the grand prix.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.5
            • Rooms
              4
            • Service
              5
            • Dining
              5
          • The staff were great and the Room was clean and usual PRINCE standard.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.3
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              4
          • Reflected in the staff, nice room and clean, reasonable and the restaurant serves great food.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.8
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              5
          • Helpful and friendly staff, luxurious rooms. Great breakfast a la carte.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.6
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              4
            • Dining
              5
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