If you believe small is better, then Robinsons in the City is the place to stay on your next visit to Melbourne.
Melbourne's smallest hotel was once the city's earliest bakery (around 1850) and the original brick ovens are a feature of the breakfast room.
There are just six bedrooms, each with private or ensuite bathrooms. There are no door numbers (instead, rooms have differently coloured doors) while pure cotton bed linen has been used for extra comfort.
The Batman Room features shades of yellow and beige, a queen bed and a very interesting Indian cupboard.
The Buckley Room is above the maid's staircase. It has a king bed and is decorated in taupe tones.
The Collins Room is pink and green. It has pine furniture and a queen bed.
Above the maid's staircase again is the Dudley Room. It has a brilliant burnt-orange door and either a king bed or twin beds.
The staircase leads up to the Flinders Room which has a king sleigh bed and antique mahogany furniture.
The Spencer Room has warm polished floorboards, soft apricot colourings and a king bed.
The guest lounge with library is a delightful place to relax and the butler's pantry is where you can enjoy a quiet drink or cup of tea.
Robinsons is charming. Its décor has been very carefully chosen and complements the heritage-listed surroundings. There are flat-screen plasma televisions and wireless Internet connections.
On the fringe of the Melbourne CBD
Robinsons in the City rooms start at $185 a night. Breakfast, parking and wi-fi access are included.
Prices correct at 13.03.2008