It’s the sparkling chandelier that grabs your attention as you enter the lobby of this boutique gem in the heart of Melbourne. Not because it hangs from a high ceiling, but because it sits on a sprawling centre table, right in the middle of the room. It used to once grace the iconic Georges Department Store on nearby Collins Street – now it’s the very definition of a centrepiece at this hotel designed by local firm Carr. Prepare yourself for many other similar striking design moments during your stay at Lancemore Crossley St – from light sculptures lining the walls of the hotel to the whimsical video installation in the elevator by Canadian-born artist Roynae Mayes. 

The location

Positioned on the corner of Little Bourke and Crossley streets in the CBD, the hotel is about 30 minutes’ drive from the airport. But that’s probably the only drive you’ll need to worry about because the best of Melbourne city is pretty much within a short walk of the property.

The rooms

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The 113-room property offers four different types of accommodation options – from entry-level William Rooms (compact but replete with natural light) to two-bedroom Romeo suites that offer 62 metres of real estate and private outdoor terraces. But irrespective of what category you book, here are the creature comforts you’re guaranteed to enjoy: ensuites with rain showers, ergonomically designed work desks and extremely comfortable custom-made beds. 

Food and drink

Breakfast is served in the hotel’s lobby, where you can enjoy dishes like avocado toast with salmon and baked eggs with chorizo, while the hotel’s rooftop terrace (open from 7pm-9pm) is the spot if you’re in the mood for a nice glass of wine with sparkling city views. There are no restaurants on site, but some of Melbourne’s best eateries are located within walking distance. Book a table at Andrew McConnell’s Gimlet for timeless French-bistro-inspired fare or at Farmer’s Daughters if you want to taste sensational produce from the Gippsland region.

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For business travellers

For a boutique property, Lancemore Crossley St is surprisingly business-friendly. The hotel’s Juliet suites can be used for events of up to 14 people in boardroom, classroom or theatre format. Thanks to fast, efficient and free wi-fi, guests can settle down with their laptops on the hotel’s rooftop terrace or in the lobby and “work from home”, plus there are plenty of coworking spaces in the vicinity. 

For wellness travellers

There’s a small 24/7 gym on the hotel’s sixth floor, but guests also get complimentary access to a nearby Fitness First gym if you’re in the mood for a serious workout.

The fab factor

Lancemore Crossley St

Look out for local artist Tristan Kerr’s colourful murals at the hotel’s rooftop bar. 

Best for: Solo travellers, romantic couples and those looking for a city break
Number of rooms: 105 rooms; 7 suites and terraces; 1 penthouse
From: $269 per night
Wi-fi: Fast & free
Parking: There’s no parking at the hotel but there’s secure parking available nearby for $30 for 24 hours.
Address: 51 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 
Telephone: +61 3 9639 1639

 

SEE ALSO: The 10 Melbourne Restaurants You Must Try

 

It’s the sparkling chandelier that grabs your attention as you enter the lobby of this boutique gem in the heart of Melbourne. Not because it hangs from a high ceiling, but because it sits on a sprawling centre table, right in the middle of the room. It used to once grace the iconic Georges Department Store on nearby Collins Street – now it’s the very definition of a centrepiece at this hotel designed by local firm Carr. Prepare yourself for many other similar striking design moments during your stay at Lancemore Crossley St – from light sculptures lining the walls of the hotel to the whimsical video installation in the elevator by Canadian-born artist Roynae Mayes. 

The location

Positioned on the corner of Little Bourke and Crossley streets in the CBD, the hotel is about 30 minutes’ drive from the airport. But that’s probably the only drive you’ll need to worry about because the best of Melbourne city is pretty much within a short walk of the property.

The rooms

The 113-room property offers four different types of accommodation options – from entry-level William Rooms (compact but replete with natural light) to two-bedroom Romeo suites that offer 62 metres of real estate and private outdoor terraces. But irrespective of what category you book, here are the creature comforts you’re guaranteed to enjoy: ensuites with rain showers, ergonomically designed work desks and extremely comfortable custom-made beds. 

Food and drink

Breakfast is served in the hotel’s lobby, where you can enjoy dishes like avocado toast with salmon and baked eggs with chorizo, while the hotel’s rooftop terrace (open from 7pm-9pm) is the spot if you’re in the mood for a nice glass of wine with sparkling city views. There are no restaurants on site, but some of Melbourne’s best eateries are located within walking distance. Book a table at Andrew McConnell’s Gimlet for timeless French-bistro-inspired fare or at Farmer’s Daughters if you want to taste sensational produce from the Gippsland region.

For business travellers

For a boutique property, Lancemore Crossley St is surprisingly business-friendly. The hotel’s Juliet suites can be used for events of up to 14 people in boardroom, classroom or theatre format. Thanks to fast, efficient and free wi-fi, guests can settle down with their laptops on the hotel’s rooftop terrace or in the lobby and “work from home”, plus there are plenty of coworking spaces in the vicinity. 

For wellness travellers

There’s a small 24/7 gym on the hotel’s sixth floor, but guests also get complimentary access to a nearby Fitness First gym if you’re in the mood for a serious workout.

The fab factor

Look out for local artist Tristan Kerr’s colourful murals at the hotel’s rooftop bar. 

SEE ALSO: The 10 Melbourne Restaurants You Must Try

 

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