by: Kate Atkinson
Spoonbill Restaurant & Bar.
An artsy postcard collection greets you
in the room to get you in the curator mood.
An eye catching giant Olsen work greets you in the lobby.
Cute mini bar touch: my own painting kit.
My room – just off Chapel St, Melbourne’s best shopping
boulevard, with Topshop just round the corner.
Hotel Pool. Slick, and with a view of Chapel
Street and the Melbourne City Streets.
Chic & striped pool towels.
Super cool signage with John Olsen
(Aussie artist) artwork to set the tone.
Highs + Lows
The Overstay Your Welcome Package – if you call the next day prior to check out and your room isn't booked, you get a complimentary night!
The twilight view of the city from the pool.
My own personal paint box in the minibar - it's like going to art school with accommodation thrown in for good measure.
The art documentaries on the TVs.
The lamps were a bit brash and offensive. The curtains were questionable too.
Hotel branding could use a tweak.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Boutique Hotel with an artsy skew
Boutique artisan chic.
Chapel Street. Shop, Shop, Shop! Five minutes taxi from the heart of the action, and perfectly civilized.
Conceptual art gramophone meets eerie elevator.
- Year Opened
Yes, below a rooftop terrace. Minimalist, but it works.
Spoonbill. There's also a steakhouse called Steer next door which is not part of the hotel but you can charge to your room.
Yes, chic and minimalist décor makes this a Prahran local fixture.
Given you're getting a gallery visit for free, fair.
In the Area
78 Chapel St, Windsor, Victoria
Owned by Aussie restaurant guru George Calombaris.
125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC
Vintage shopping mecca with Americana tunes.
637-641 Chapel St. , South Yarra,
Neighborhood: South Yarra
Hotel Location: 637-641 Chapel St., South Yarra,