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Saturday 1 April 2023

Bold Melbourne hotel breaks the mould

In a world awash with cookie cutter corporate hotels, the funky Hotel Quincy Melbourne is a breath of fresh air.

It's a high-rise hotel with a touch of swagger and individuality, right on the doorstep of the nightclubs, bars and eateries of King Street and Flinders Lane.

Think brightly decorated rooms, street art-decor in the lift and on the walls, a rooftop bar and plunge pool with sweeping views of the city, a funky Asian-themed eatery, and mini bars with a difference.

Choose your pillow style, and talk with a Q-urator before you arrive to make sure everything is just as you want it.

There is also a Club Lounge for high flyers.

The Quincy brand began in Singapore, where food is of serious importance, and guests can choose between the grab and go SingSong, offering all-day grazing adjacent to reception, and the rather excellent first-floor Salted Egg, reviewed here last week:

On Q, the hip bar on the 28th floor, offers a happy hour, local beers and cocktails and views over Melbourne's worker ants way below at street level.

For guests who have had enough of Melbourne's hustle and bustle and just want to stay in their room, dinner can be served in a traditional tiffin tin, or you can choose from the mini bar that includes the likes of DIY bubble tea kits and Bae juice, made with Korean pears, to help aid hangovers.

If you've had a big night, the late night room service choices include alcohol neutralising lamb and cumin filled roti bread with cucumber and chilli relish  

Rooms are bright with reliable wifi, in-house movies and big-screen TVs with a Chromecast option.

General Manager Christian Price says the hotel's ethos is about "having fun".

My only criticism is that the lifts are slow at peak times. But for a grumpy sod like me that is a disappointing tally of dissatisfaction.

The 241 rooms are in three styles and all offer a Kevin Murphy amenities range, a selection of teas and coffees, as well as coconut water and mini bar potato chips in Singaporean laksa or Hainanese chicken rice flavours.

Oh, and if you are staying for breakfast in Salted Egg, the scrambled eggs with crab, Sichuan oil and crispy salt bush are not to be missed.

Quincy Melbourne has also teamed with local distillers Antagonist Spirits to create an exclusive gin for the mini bar.

Quincy Hotel Melbourne lead-in rates start from $205.79 but vary according to the season and what's on in town.


# The writer was a guest of Hotel Quincy Melbourne  

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