The Prince hotel exceeded my expectations. I found the foyer
impressive - there is a lot more space than I could imagine when
viewing photos online and the spaces were more sculpted (?) than I
had pictured. The room itself was stylish and very clean.
The hotel bakery, Il Fornaio, had excellent pastries and
I did not take any photos in Melbourne, so the thumbnails here and
the photos in the Melbourne section have been contributed by GK. I
wonder if not taking photos is perhaps even a way of saying that I am
experiencing, and am not so much on the outside when I am in
Unfortunately Mink, the vodka bar, was closed while I was staying
at The Prince - I had very much wanted to revisit it.
One issue is that when you leave your room there is a persistent
smell of chlorine, from the swimming pool and spa on the grounds.
Also: towels were replaced even when I thought I had followed the
instructions for reuse.
I was too busy to go online here, but I think they had net
Trams are convenient and run frequently, but it is necessary to
either buy tickets beforehand, or have the correct change, or at
least lots of coins.
The Prince is sophisticated and cool, but the staff do not make
you feel like it is necessary to be so yourself.