Hotel Lindrum - Your Search for Boutique Hotels Melbourne is Over


In a vibrant city like Melbourne, Australia, it can be difficult to determine for yourself which of the best boutique hotels Melbourne is really the best. We’ve helped make your search easier by outlining the reasons that Hotel Lindrum in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) is the very best boutique hotel for any budget. Reserve your preferred date and room now with Hotel Lindrum now!

"Best hotel in Melbourne, bare none. Friendly, helpful, top class, and not too big. Can't say enough about the people, the location, and the whole experience. Excellent food and service throughout all hours. It is also a really quiet retreat, helping to re-charge when business is intense.”

Stay in a boutique hotel as unique as Melbourne itself; book now!

What exactly does “boutique mean anyway”?


The word boutique is defined as “a business that serves a sophisticated or specialized clientele”. When applied to a business like the Hotel Lindrum, we can see that both sophisticated and specialized clientele are catered to.

The reception is open 24 hours a day and there is a fully equipped boardroom, with a seating capacity for up to 10 delegates, available for our corporate travelers.

Warm welcome at reception and nice room. Great location close to tennis, MCG, shopping and parks. Free tram out the front. Lovely quiet room. Breakfast downstairs was fresh and delicious and the coffee perfect. Overall a great stay.” 


The sophisticated and stylish surrounds of the boutique Hotel Lindrum provide the perfect setting for your stay.


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A boutique hotel is generally smaller in size, is not a part of a hotel chain and has an elegantly decorated lobby and rooms. Boutique hotels are the polar opposites of large hotel chains, marketed for the budget traveler, having personalized touches and one-of-a-kind décor and amenities. However, boutique hotels can also be affordable while inviting a unique experience for the eager or tired traveler.


Hotel Lindrum is a great example of a hotel with character, charm and an undeniably attentive staff that still manages to stay in budget. With multiple tiers of rooms that allow you to customize your stay, you can be sure to find a room that suits your price range.


This hotel is a hidden gem, located inside a quaint historic building and behind a hidden door is this ultra modern boutique hotel.”


Before opening its doors as a hotel in 1999, hotel Lindrum functioned as the Lindrum Billiard Centre. This centre was named after Walter Albert Lindrum, who played English billiard and held the World Professional Billiards Championship for 17 years before retiring in 1950. In his honour, the restaurant of hotel Lindrum is still called Felt after the green ‘felt’ lining on top of the hotel’s famous billiard table.


This touch of history is one of the things that makes hotel Lindrum one of the most unique boutique hotels Melbourne. Come and experience this marvelous blend, between luxury, history and stylish design, during your next stay in Melbourne. Our friendly staff is looking forward to welcoming you in the world’s most liveable city.


How the Lindrum Compares: A Perfect Melbourne Boutique Hotel


Hotel Lindrum has multiple reasons to be crowned the best boutique hotel in Melbourne. As a luxury, boutique hotel, the Lindrum is an exemplary hotel with the following indulgent amenities:


  • Samsung Smart LCD televisions in each room
  • Philips Duel Docking station for iPhones
  • Brand new plush bedding and mattresses in each room
  • Satellite television channels
  • Melbourne commissioned artwork
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system
  • International direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • Spacious working desk with Tigger Hall Design’s desk lamp in each room
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Gourmet minibar with T2 tea and plunger coffee
  • Velvet soft bathrobes and slippers, one for each guest
  • Appelles Apothecary fine amenities – made with certified organic ingredients
  • DVD player and use of the DVD library


While the Lindrum maintains its rustic roots and historic charm, it’s recently updated rooms and ensuite bathrooms provide the utmost in modern luxury. Feel simultaneously on vacation and have the comforts of home when you stay at the Lindrum.


These amenities and more help the Lindrum to stand out as an exemplary boutique hotel in Melbourne.


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Location, Location, Location 

"The location is excellent. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with a new, modern vibe. Everything is spotless and in excellent condition. The lobby, restaurant and public areas are excellent. Highly recommended for a comfortable, luxurious place to stay in Melbourne"

Situated at Flinders Street and overlooking the Botanic Gardens, Hotel Lindrum could not be located more ideally, for those wanting to hit the high streets, as well as for sports fans, looking for accommodation near MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). Vibrant Melbourne has got something to offer everyone, whether you are coming to shop, to dine or to support your favorite team; the city has got it all, and Hotel Lindrum provides you with the perfect base to explore. Its amazing location is something that makes it stand out among boutique hotels Melbourne.


Art galleries, like the National Gallery of Victoria and the Southbank and Arts Centre, are within walking distance, as well as high-end shopping, renowned restaurants and bars. Other nearby attractions are the Treasury Gardens, Federation Square, the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building and the Old Treasury Building.

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A luxury boutique hotel is not nearly as desirable if it’s location is remote or inconvenient. Hotel Lindrum’s location directly in downtown Melbourne, amidst the central business district and steps away from some of the most popular neighborhoods for both locals and tourists, makes it amongst the best boutique Hotels in Melbourne CBD.


Melbourne’s central business district is, unsurprisingly, where much of Melbourne’s business is carried out but it is also much more than that. Having some of the best dining, tourism and nightlife options in the city, it is truly a great place to book accommodation. There are even several cultural sites to see within the central business district including museums, periodic art installations and open/green spaces.


Whether you’re staying at the Melbourne for business or for leisure, the location of the Lindrum makes it ideal for both. Be confident that you have chosen a hotel within several boutique Hotels in Melbourne CBD that will satisfy all of your needs, be close to everything and still stay within a reasonable budget.


It’s All in the Details


At Hotel Lindrum, it’s the little things that make your vacation memorable and make the hotel stand out in a sea of Melbourne accommodation.


For example, in the mid 1940’s, the Lindrum was the site of the Herald newspapers printing headquarters. It maintained this status until the 1960’s when the Herald business expanded and the building was commissioned as offices and various Herald subsidiaries and publications.

Today, each guest gets a complimentary newspaper each morning, on real printed paper, not a digital copy, as a nod to the history that once graced the halls of the hotel’s building.


Another small detail is the billiards table in the Bar & Billiards Room. As the Lindrum is named for the famous billiards family, most particularly Walter Lindrum, many of the details in the billiards room are actual memorabilia formally belonging to Walter Lindrum. The billiards table itself, the focal piece of the room, is an original table that Walter and his family lineage of billiard players once practiced on. The table was even restored by the original builders of it, Alcock, Walter & Thompson.

Similarly, felt restaurant is named for the green felt that covered traditional billiards tables.


The Lindrum chef’s ability to satisfy diners with gluten allergies or high standards of healthy eating is another detail that brings guests back again and again. Even high-tea, a typically gluten heavy meal, can be crafted gluten free, with many meals also having a fully vegan alternative. You name it, they can accommodate you, making you feel right at home even if Melbourne is thousands of miles from where you traditionally get you healthy or gluten friendly options.


Other small details including a car park, a luxury in Melbourne, and the small corners of the hotel that invite guests to stop and have a drink or chat with a fellow guest make the Melbourne accommodation stand out amongst all others. Even the bathroom toiletries, organic products with rich scents, will leave a lasting impression on your skin and your time at the Lindrum.

One of the finest Melbourne boutique hotels, with welcoming staff and custom-tailored menus: the Lindrum Hotel at your service!

The Lindrum Hotel always strives to offer exclusivity that other boutique hotels Melbourne CBD sadly lack. Take our custom menus for example. Our chefs are more than delighted to cater to every guest’s dietary needs - and we mean just any! Vegans and health buffs are more than welcome to request meals their way, and they will get them just the way they want them. Unwind at Lindrum’s famous Felt Restaurant or enjoy our in-room service – either way you will get all your culinary wishes fulfilled (and, if we may add, often even surpassed). There is nothing better than a private meal to dine on back at your Melbourne boutique hotels!

Speaking of which, while other Melbourne boutique hotels may be located right in the middle of things, the Lindrum Hotels offers even a more tempting setting. It so happens to be just around the corner of the lively Melbourne CBD life, which translates into loads of relaxation, peace, and quiet – the qualities we are certain all of our guests treasure dearly. Still, great many attractions are in the immediate vicinity, which is to say you will get to the finest mix of adventure and repose.

The Lindrum hotel Melbourne CBD offers 24-hour reception and 24-hour room service, as to provide you with the exact freedom you crave.

Another stay at The Lindrum - I keep coming back on my trips to Melbourne, as the hotel has some old world charm, but a little hip, terrific staff and a great location. Try the back bar for meeting friends and drinks - have always wanted to have a game of pool at that large table, but have never made the time. Melbourne has lots going on.

Enjoy the finest accommodation Melbourne all the way!

As for places to visit during your stay, the Federation Square and Melbourne Aquarium are inside the Melbourne CBD. Treat yourself to experiencing a brand new world inhabited by hundreds of aquatic species. A truly unforgettable experience, as it were.

Notable attractions in the vicinity include Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building, and Southbank and Arts Center Melbourne. Melbourne firstcomers are guaranteed heaps of fun and a good deal of history lessons.

The Lindrum hotel Melbourne CBD will welcome you with open arms once you get back, and serve a custom-prepared delicious dinner in a private atmosphere that you have never experienced before.


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Final Thoughts On Choosing The Best Boutique Hotels Melbourne


Hotel Lindrum, with it’s colorful history and luxury modern updates, make it a Melbourne accommodation that you won’t soon forget. With staff that is eager to make your trip more comfortable, rooms and amenities that are ready to do that same and a location that can’t be beat, you may just find that the Lindrum was your favourite part about visiting Melbourne. Even if it's not, it will certainly be your top pick for best boutique hotels Melbourne. 


Whether for business or pleasure, finding the boutique Hotels Melbourne for your trip can be as easy as booking the Hotel Lindrum. Check out availability and view a gallery of the rooms, menus and packages online now!

For the best boutique hotel in Melbourne, contact Hotel Lindrum today!