STAY: Adelphi Hotel

The Adelphi Hotel is a small boutique hotel that offers a complete sensory experience and will delight & surprise you around each corner. From swinging couches and licorice all-sort stools in the lobby to a rooftop pool and deck area, there is something for everyone at the Adelphi.

When you walk in, you’re instantly hit with the divine smell of white musk, that is filtered through the air vents. You’re  transported to a place of calm, and the vivid artworks and bold sculptures help to encourage this journey. It's a step away from the bustling city streets, and it's extremely easy to lose yourself in the luxuries at the Adelphi

We were greeted by a lovely lady called Tutu, who instantly took our bags up to our room for us, sat us at a delightful table and gave us a glass of bubbles to celebrate that we’d made it! The main desk is next to an incredible wire statue of a horse, and the desk is littered with various lollies just waiting to be eaten.

After finishing off our bubbles, we went into the snazzy elevator and shot up to level 12, where our Twin Deluxe Studio was waiting for us. I’m sure you most of you watched on Snapchat how beautiful our room was, but please have a look at the photos to refresh (or should I say BLOW) your mind.

A personal message was written to us on the mirror, and that isn’t where it stopped! The décor is modern retro (if that’s a thing) with pink, black and white dominating the room… we LOVED it.  The pretty special thing about the Adelphi is the fact that you can watch unlimited new release movies on your hotel room TV, unlimited national phone calls AND the mini bar.

Oh, the glorious mini bar. Have you ever been to a hotel where the mini bar is free? Me either, so naturally, we went a little crazy and ate the whole thing that night.

It consisted of some pretty delicious treats, including my new favourite brand Wondersnack Co. (made locally in Melbourne!) and licorice, which is mum’s favourite. The room had all the amenities a nifty traveller could ever want, including plush bath robes, Appelles in the bathroom, a (very easy to use) modern coffee machine, funky teapot with a range of teas and delightfully plush beds.

Before we went to bed we went out and grabbed dinner, and when we got back our beds had been turned down and two handmade chocolates had been left on the bed ready for us. Talk about luxe!

The pillows are actually next-level at the Adelphi, and I had such a restful sleep. In the morning we went and checked out the pool, which the boutique hotel is quite well known for. It’s a long lap pool with the last 2m actually hanging over the edge of the building. Great for people watching and swimming all year round.

I’d recommend the Adelphi to all of my friends, and I definitely will be back. The service alone was the best I’ve ever had, and the hotel has such a funky aura about it, you’ll never want to leave. It’s definitely a boutique hotel, and would be best suited to younger couples travelling alone or with friends, weekend escapes with girlfriends or somewhere if you’re looking for something a little different and much more personal than your traditional hotel stay.