Hidden Gems Melbourne: Hotel Lindrum

Hotel Lindrum, a boutique hotel in the Central Business District in Melbourne, is a gem hidden in plain site. This hotel's Felt Restaurant is the perfect place for food-lovers to indulge in a high-end meal or scrumptious high tea.

What I Love

  • Macarons you will never forget
  • Contemporary and historic architecture paired
  • Ideally located near all the famous attractions

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by Natalie Athanasiadis

I’ve been driving past this hotel ever since I was about 18 years old and I’ve never paid any attention to it. Though it’s in the centre of Melbourne right near some famous attractions, like the Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul’s Cathedral, it’s hidden in plain site.

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High Tea is served every Sunday afternoon or by appointment at Hotel Lindrum.

Melbourne, which was recently named the most liveable city in the world by The Economist (for the 5th year running!) is full of impressive buildings and gothic architecture that, as a local, I hardly ever notice. After I got engaged, the Hotel Lindrum popped onto my radar when I started considering it as a venue for my hen night.

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What’s So Great About It?

The building, which now houses Hotel Lindrum, was designed in the Romanesque Revival style popular in this part of Melbourne in the early 1900s. When it first opened, it was home to Griffiths Brothers tea merchants and has since been reimagined as a printing headquarters, home to the Herald and Weekly Times, and a billiard room run by a family who produced four generations of billiards champions.

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The macarons alone are worth a trip to Hotel Lindrum’s Felt Restaurant.

Finally, in 1999, Hotel Lindrum took over the historic building. Exploring Melbourne, you’ll be wowed by the harmony created by a mix of gothic buildings and modern architecture. Hotel Lindrum embraces the juxtaposition between old and new, maintaining its historic facade but creating a modern luxe atmosphere inside.

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The gorgeous High Tea spread at Hotel Lindrum.

Melbourne is also popular among foodies and Hotel Lindrum won’t disappoint even the most fastidious of diners. If you want a spot of sophisticated dining inside an architectural gem, then put the High Tea at the hotel’s Felt Restaurant on your bucket list.

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How to get there

26 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Trains run to Flinders Street. The stop is just a short walk from Hotel Lindrum.

Recommended by Natalie Athanasiadis

hidden gems melbourne hotel lindrumNatalie is a freelance blogger and a born-and-bred Melbournian. When she is not writing about travel and business you can find her playing with her dog Devito or feeding her online shopping addiction. Connect with her on Twitter @natalieathana.

Pictures courtesy of Hotel Lindrum.

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