Hotel Lindrum in Melbourne.
Shooting some pool at the Lindrum.
Check-in and enjoy a complimentary beverage, the impressive decor, a welcoming blazing fire and of course, a billiard table.
To some, the name Lindrum conjures up memories of dark, smoky billiard rooms, and in 1900 that is probably exactly what you would have found in this building. The Lindrum Billiard Centre was established by the family of Australia's most famous player, Walter Lindrum. This man was so good at the game, the rules had to be changed to give other players a chance.
How things have changed! David Marriner, who restored and refurbished the 100-year-old Princess Theatre and the 1929 Regent Theatre, both in Melbourne, has left his distinctive mark on the Hotel Lindrum. The owners wanted to keep the original feel of the building, while introducing the things modern-day travellers expect of a hotel.
At check-in, while enjoying a complimentary beverage, you will see the impressive and understated elegance of the décor in the public areas. In winter, there will be a welcoming fire blazing in the lounge where you can relax over a cocktail before enjoying dinner in the cosy restaurant. The Lindrum has a private dining room, a fully equipped boardroom and, of course, a billiard table. There is also guest parking.
Each of the 59 rooms has a CD system, personal fax machine and modem point. Rich, warm, neutral tones and gentle lighting give comfortable, peaceful surroundings. One great touch is that you have a choice of pillows soft, non-allergenic or a posture tri-pillow. Now that's attention to detail! They will also order your special favourite of anything they don't normally stock, or help obtain hard-to-get theatre tickets.
The Lindrum overlooks the new nine hectare Federation Square and is very close to Flinders Lane with its chic galleries, the shopping mecca of Collins Street, The Arts Centre, The Royal Botanic Gardens and the CBD. Just a stroll away are the MCG, the Tennis Centre and Olympic Park. Whatever your reason for being in Melbourne, it is probably comfortably close to The Lindrum.