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Essentials• Location: Lonsdale Street, a block from State Library Vicoria.• Hotel website: grandchancellorhotels.com• Hotel phone: +61 (0)3 9656 4000• Check prices on Booking.com
Grand Chancellor is a midrange downtown hotel with comfortable and well-furnished rooms, a restaurant and bar, and a nice heated rooftop pool.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – Unfussy, great-value, and so convenient – even a rooftop pool.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – The Location
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – The Basics
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – Amenities
- Pool: Surprisingly, there is a terrific pool on the rooftop, which is not that common even among international-chain 5-star hotels costing a lot more. It’s a decent size and heated and offers the finest views from the hotel.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: Small collection of modest gear in a room near the pool.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – Food and Drink
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – Rooms
- Room Types: Premier King Rooms • Superior King Rooms • Superior Queen Rooms • Classic King Rooms • Classic Queen Rooms • List of all Rooms
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – Local Transport
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars
Nearby Shops & Attractions
Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne – The Hotel
The hotel is nicely located along a main street in the center of downtown Melbourne.
In a built-up area of high-rises and construction sites, the hotel entrance is a little easy to miss.
Rooms to the front overlook the main street but are well soundproofed. However, most face the building to the side, thereby offering no views.
The lobby at this budget-priced hotel is welcoming and the staff is friendly and efficient.
At the hotel, the Encore Restaurant & Bar specializes in steaks.
The bar attached to the hotel restaurant offers excellent happy hours.
At the back past the reception desk, Footlights Restaurant is only open for breakfast.
Rare among other hotels costing far more is the pool which is heated and on the rooftop.
Around the pool area are some sunbeds. Views across the city from there are extensive.
Rooms in the Grand Chancellor are unfussy but certainly comfortable and affordable.
All categories of rooms are nicely furnished.
Virtually next to the hotel, Dainty Sichuan Food is a classy Chinese restaurant.
Only a few doors from the hotel, Hawker Chan is an outlet of a famous Singapore eatery.
Plenty of other Chinese restaurants can be found in this part of the city center, which is only one block from Chinatown.
Chinatown may not be as impressive as those in other cities but is packed with authentic places to eat and shop.
With an appealing corner position, Stalactites is a Greek restaurant open 24 hours. Parts of the ceiling feature formations resembling stalactites.
Only a couple of blocks south of the hotel is the likable English-style pub, Exford Hotel.
Only 2 blocks south of the hotel is Bourke Street Mall, a pedestrian area of department stores and arcades.
About 1km south of the hotel is Federation Square, a colorful area popular with tourists.
Federation Square, a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, faces the picturesque Yarra River.
The hotel is in the eastern end of the city center and a short walk from parks not found elsewhere in downtown.
Around the eastern part of the city center, only a block or two from the hotel, are some historical buildings.
The hotel is in a section of the city center with theaters such as Forum Melbourne within walking distance.
The cheapest way between the airport and hotel is by SkyBus.
Offering direct connections between the hotel and airport is the Starbus shuttle service.