Hotel review: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne on Flinders
- March 10, 2023
Adina apartment hotel Melbourne on Flinders has opened its doors after a makeover bringing with it an old world charm and modern comforts writes Harmeet Sehgal
Let’s face it, Melbourne is in your face. A city that redefines character, colour, design and individualism. A personal favourite that I love to visit whenever I can. In Melbourne, you can be whoever you want. And if you’ve got a place to stay that matches that ethos then your trip to Melbourne just took another turn.
The new jewel of Maltlane
Welcome Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne on Flinders to the scene – a classic hotel carved out of a warehouse in the iconic Malthouse Lane in the CBD.
This chic, vibrant accommodation has just had a facelift and is a millefeuille of colour, design, art, and character. Stealing the edginess from a bygone industrial era it breathes new life to the nostalgic days of Maltlane’s history. It houses 59 apartments that are spacious and range from 75sqm for a one-bedroom up to 150sqm for the three-bedroom penthouse, making them excellent for families or groups of friends.
Contemporary and chic
The main entrance is from Flinders Street and stopping there can be tricky as that’s a no stopping zone. But a quick disembarkation from the taxi means you get an entry straight to the main lobby. First look as you enter through Flinders Street are shades of black, charcoal and brass giving the new design a bold yet contemporary look.
The timber-lined walls and the new Rosso Levanto Italian-marble reception desk, is a striking that’s complimented by the Mooi flocked wallpaper, which extends to the ceiling and is flanked by a second wallpaper pattern. The lobby is a bit of a art gallery in itself with tastefully selected Melbourne street-art prints that sit tightly in the black-matt squared frames.
Lavish rooms and suites
Polished timber and well reinstated staircase lead up to the rooms and give a true sense of the spacious lavishness of the warehouse interior.
My one-bedroom suite was a astonishing distraction from the cramped hotel rooms that I was getting used to.
The high ceiling was a true sense of spaciousness, and I would describe my suite as a marriage of ‘simplicity and abundance’. The living room’s brand-new velvet sofa matched with dark timber cabinet and crisp beige linen curtains allowed for just enough natural light to set the mood.
The kitchenette on the other side that had all the amenities of eating-in after a long day! The bedroom was luxurious and large, with a king-bed and lighting to suit.
The original, polished timber floorboards added to the space and was a highlight of the room. My bed had a medium soft mattress accompanied with large pillows that made for a great night’s sleep. The shower was fully self-contained with a washer and dryer and luxury toiletries from LUE.
There was a iron and ironing board, hairdryer and extra towels to further extend the luxurious offering.
Right in the thick of the action
Adina’s warehouse-style accommodation also has its own separate entrance on Malthouse Lane, just a few metres down from Eau de Vie’s hidden bar, which is one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets if you haven’t been yet. In addition to the multi-million-dollar makeover, this family friendly hotel also sports a rockstar location – central not only to the mighty MCG but also to some of the city’s best restaurants, iconic arcades and laneways and hidden bars.
It’s also walking distance or just a quick tram ride to all the amenities you would ever want to go to, with iconic Flinders Street Station just a short stroll away.
Words can’t describe more than what needs to be experienced at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne on Flinders. It’s 2023 deriving from 1920 of what was and what can be. Seeing is believing.
My rating, 5 Stars.