This majestic heritage-listed six-story building, which was originally home to the Victorian railway administration, is striking for its remarkable scale and imposing Italianate facade. Building started in 1887, and it became a hotel in 1997. Suites have plush carpets and full kitchens with dishwashers; one-bedroom loft suites have European-style espresso machines and a second TV in the bedroom, and some have great views over the new Docklands area beyond—though rooms are whisper-quiet. All are similar but vary in size; some have balconies (mostly on the sixth floor). Many of the one- and two-bedroom suites are split-level, with bedrooms on the second floor.
- Frommer's Staff