Hotel Lindrum brings new meaning to the concept of boutique accommodation. The iconic hotel combines modern design with warm, personalised service to offer one of the most sophisticated stays in the heart of Melbourne.
The historic building at which Hotel Lindrum has found a home has had a colourful history. It was built in 1900 as a store and sales room for well known Melbourne tea merchants, Griffiths Brothers, before becoming the headquarters for the Herald newspaper in the 1960s. It was also a billiard and snooker playing establishment – Lindrum’s Billiard Centre – at one point in its life.
In the 1990s it was redeveloped and in 1999, it opened as Hotel Lindrum, one of Melbourne’s first boutique hotels. Ideally located in the cosmopolitan CBD, Hotel Lindrum offers 59 elegant guest rooms, meaning there truly is something for everyone, no matter the occasion.
The Hotel Lindrum experience begins the moment you walk into the lobby. The friendly staff take the time to really get to know you and ensure you enjoy the best possible stay. A uniquely blended welcome tea – a nod to the buildings first inhabitants – is offered to guests on arrival, and the signature candle of orange blossom, vanilla and honey creates a dreamy smell that may leave you wanting to spend your entire stay downstairs.
However, there’s much more to explore. Head upstairs where all of the sophistication and elegance of the lobby continues. Each room at the hotel has been architecturally designed as a welcoming retreat by award-winning firm, Bates Smart Architects. Rich wood furnishings sit atop heavy woven carpets and classic polished floors, creating a sophisticated and stylish feel. Muted lighting and notable historical features add to an intimate yet relaxed ambience.
Each room features custom-made mattresses, sophisticated silk bed-heads and certified organic bathroom amenities, as well as a gourmet minibar. While every room oozes class, the deluxe rooms are particularly spectacular – with unique heritage windows offering extended views out towards the Yarra River.
After a day exploring the best Melbourne has to offer, return to the hotel for a cocktail in the Back Bar. Of the selection, the most popular concoction is the Padre espresso martini. The perfect blend of Padre coffee, Ketel One vodka and Kahlua with a hint of Frangelico, this cocktail is quintessentially Melbourne.
With a cocktail in hand, you’re ready to continue into the billiard room, where you can challenge fellow guests to a game or two. The hotel features an original billiard table from Lindrum’s Billiard Centre, which has been restored to its former glory.
After a win on the table, head over to the hotel restaurant, Felt. Named after the green felt lining on top of the hotel’s famous billiard table, the restaurant is one of Melbourne’s hidden dining treasures. It offers a selection of seasonal menu options for breakfast and dinner in a charming and intimate environment.
Hotel Lindrum offers a sophisticated, welcoming and relaxed stay for any occasion; the staff are attentive to every detail, and customer satisfaction is top priority. If you can bear to leave the sanctuary of the hotel, it’s also a perfect base from which to explore the city.