Georgia Hopkins

Notel

Melbourne, Australia

by: Georgia Hopkins

  • Why

    For an inner-city rooftop rendezvous.

  • When

    April 2017

  • Who

    Me and my adventuring companion.

Highs + Lows

  • The Airstreams. Cute reno and fun design features.

  • The iPad. An awesome touch - netflix, podcasts, tunes - all you need.

  • The big-headed shower. For a ‘glamping’ situation, this is fannnncy.

  • The hotel key app. Just download an app on to your phone, and bang, use that to let yourself on to the rooftop. Smart, efficient and super fun.

  • The location. We love Melbourne’s laneways, but this is not necessarily the prettiest part of Flinders Lane.

  • The vibe (or lack of one). The addition of a few fairy lights and some friendly tunes could go a long way.

: 38/50
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  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Rooftop airstream hotel.

  • Vibe

    Quiet, inner-city camp-out vibe.

  • Location

    Hidden deep in one of Melbourne’s laneways.

  • Rooms

    5

  • Music

    No

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Self-Titled, Edwards Moore and FSMA Architecture.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    No

  • Bar

    No

  • Minibar

    Yes. All complimentary.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Leave them at home (or book out all 5 vans with your mates and take the kids as well).

  • Price

    Up there (for what it is. You pay for the gimmick I guess).

In the Area

Venture up Flinders Lane to the busy eating hub that is Cumulus for coffee and outrageously delicious crumpets at the bar while watching the Melbourne city foot traffic pass on by.

Breakfast at Cumulus

CUMULUS INC., Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Venture up Flinders Lane to the busy eating hub that is Cumulus for coffee and outrageously delicious crumpets at the bar while watching the Melbourne city foot traffic pass on by.

Pick up some Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream.

Stop by Aesop’s flagship store

Aesop Flinders Lane, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pick up some Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream.

Hidden away down another tiny Melbourne laneway, this pint-sized cocktail bar is standing room only and can fit just 10 people at any one time. Get there early.

Negroni at Bar Americano

Bar Americano, Presgrave Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hidden away down another tiny Melbourne laneway, this pint-sized cocktail bar is standing room only and can fit just 10 people at any one time. Get there early.

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