Offering a stay in one of Melbourne CBD’s prime positions alongside the city’s theatre district and Chinatown dining precinct, Lancemore Crossley St. Melbourne provides a quintessential Melbourne experience, from its laneway location to the rooftop terrace with skyline views of the city. Read on for the full review.
The hotel’s interior pays homage to Melbourne’s contemporary art scene. There’s no walking past the show-stopping chandelier that hovers above the lobby bar, seeming as though it’s fallen into the space. The art follows guests throughout the property, too, with bespoke artworks from emerging artists found in all rooms and common spaces, giving each its own individual flair.
Where is Lancemore Crossley St.?
On the corner of Little Bourke and Crossley Street in the original building of Graeme Gunn, one of Melbourne’s leading contemporary architects, the hotel is situated on a main thoroughfare of the Melbourne CBD. It is a 30-minute trip from the airport by car and a short walk to any destination within the city’s boundaries.
What’s near Lancemore Crossley St.?
Chinatown is on the hotel’s doorstep. A crowd favourite is Flower Drum, a humble yet reputable Cantonese restaurant, a must-visit for food critics. The hotel is only a stone's throw away from the theatre scene with The Princess Theatre and Her Majesty’s Theatre a short three-minute walk. With local boutiques and shopping on nearby Bourke Street and the Emporium Melbourne shopping centre, packing light is a given. Need a break from the city scene? The nature-filled Treasury Gardens are a 600-metre stroll away. If you're looking to go further, a two-minute walk will find you at the closest tram stop on Spring Street. Trams within the city circle are free and frequent this stop.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and into one of the 113 fresh and calm rooms. Boasting a natural colour palette of crisp white and cream with a contrasting dark carpet, they’re well lit with natural light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling sheers. The entry-level rooms are compact with a spacious feel, the Terrace Suites include a balcony and, for business travellers, a modest study space can be found in each of the King Rooms. The Penthouse Suite is perfect for families and larger groups of friends, offering guests a spacious retreat with two bedrooms, a separate living area and a terrace.
Restaurants and bars
Breakfast is available in the lobby lounge area, including both continental breakfast and à la carte options with room service also available in the morning. Spend the afternoon taking in the city views from the rooftop terrace and make use of the firepit in cooler months. You need not move from your daybed if you’re feeling peckish – drinks and snacks available for order with nearby QR codes. There’s no restaurant on-site but if you’re after something more substantial, the nearby Mexican restaurant, Bodega, delivers everything from tacos to tostadas to guests as part of the hotel’s dish-sharing partnership.
The hotel has a lift so all levels are accessible with wheelchair accessible rooms also available to book. Prior to check-in, the concierge is happy to discuss any additional needs with guests to ensure they are accommodated during their stay.
Travel for work
There are considered zones for working in all suites. King Rooms have a working desk and the Terrace and Penthouse Suites have a separate living area. The hotel offers free wi-fi to all guests, so why not swap your desk for a daybed on the rooftop terrace?
Stretch on Six is the hotel's fitness retreat, open 24 hours on level 6. The retreat is more of a stretching room with basics but guests also have access to a fully equipped gym. The hotel has partnered with Fitness First QV to offer gym access free of charge to all guests. The gym is a seven-minute walk from the hotel.
What you need to know
Look out for local artist Tristan Kerr’s colourful murals at the hotel’s rooftop bar.
Best for: Short stays
Design: Old school glamour
Number of rooms: 113
Rates: From $250
Wi-fi: Included for all guests
Parking: $25 per day at 55 Bourke Street, validated at hotel
Address: 51 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria
Telephone: +61 3 9639 1639
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