It’s a pub! It’s a hotel! It’s a bar! It’s a restaurant! It’s basically the most versatile venue in St Kilda, given that it encompasses most of the block and contains The Prince Hotel, Prince Dining Room, Prince Public Bar, Little Prince and Prince Bandroom. See, developers, we can all get along.
The Prince Hotel manages to straddle that cool, inner-city vibe with luxury suites – and it all begins from first entrance. You'll see art installations projected on the wall in the reception area before heading to modern rooms that still have a little art deco flare. The hotel is bigger than you might think, with an array of room options (with decent sized balconies too, might we add). And, although it's located on St Kilda's bustling Acland Street, noise doesn't seem to travel up to your room. The bathroom is stocked up with lush Grown Alchemist products too, so all you really need to do is show up and the rest is taken care of.
It makes for the perfect city escape – be it midweek or on a weekend. Book a room before heading down to Prince Dining Room, where chef Dan Cooper whips up a seasonal, ingredients-driven menu. If casual drinks are more your thing, the Atrium is what feels like an outdoor rooftop terrace – except it's inside and covered so you can stay warm and enjoy a cosy, moody and intimate vibe. Prefer staying in? Pop down to Little Prince Wine and grab yourself a bottle of something from their impressive cellar, and make your way back to your room to sit back, relax and enjoy a little downtime.