Hotel Review: Rendezvous Melbourne

Centrally located on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD, the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is the perfect balance of heritage style with new-world elegance. The rooms boast stunning views of the Yarra River Southbank, making it the perfect location to watch the world go by.

This famous historic building is more than just a hotel, it is a work of art. It is rare to find such properties with a story to tell of an interesting past, but this gem captures that in all aspects of the rooms, facilities, and overall vibe.

If history is your thing, then you will love the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne. Built in 1913, this heritage-listed hotel boasts 340 rooms overlooking the Yarra River and many of Melbourne’s top attractions within easy reach, including Flinders Street Station just 3 minutes away. Within the property, you will find a well-equipped fitness centre, bustling hotel restaurant and bar, and versatile event spaces, perfect for meetings, conferences and weddings.


The rooms are designed in a contemporary style, whilst exuding old-world charm with bespoke furnishings. Each room offers quality amenities, Dreamcatcher beds, free WiFi, and 24-hour in-room dining. In the heritage wing, rooms feature 7-metre-high ceilings and are a charming combination of heritage style, elegance, luxury and comfort. Room options include twin, queen, and king-sized bed configurations.

The lead-in Commerce Rooms pay homage to the ‘Commercial Travellers Association’ who commissioned the original building in 1912. These include the Commerce Yarra View and Commerce Premier rooms.

The Perkins rooms, including Yarra View and Corner View, are named after the famous Hollywood actor, Anthony Perkins, who starred in ‘On the Beach’, filmed at the hotel in 1959. For a bit of extra pizazz, the Edwardian Rooms are located in the gorgeous Heritage-listed wing of the hotel and exude an aura of elegance with magnificent 7-metre-high ceilings, Edwardian Baroque architecture, rich upholstery and marble bathrooms.

For those who like a little more space, there is a selection of Suites including the Fuller Suites which are named after Sir John Fuller, Governor of Victoria, who laid the foundation stone of the Commercial Travellers Club in 1913, and the Oakden Suites which are named after one of the oldest and best-known architects in history, and the luxurious 60sqm Tompkins Master Suite which has all the charm and nostalgia of yesteryear with a newfound elegance.


At Rendezvous Melbourne you can enjoy a light meal, celebratory feast, a casual drink or indulge in a High Tea. The Travellers Bar located on the ground floor of the hotel provides a taste of the old with a modern twist. Enjoy an extensive selection of freshly brewed teas, coffee and light meals. It is here that breakfast is served daily. In the evening enjoy some of the best Australian-produced spirits and liqueurs hand-crafted into cocktails prepared with organic mixers from Daylesford and Hepburn Springs or simply neat.

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Hot Tip

Book in the Sharing Platter experience. This shared dining experience is for 4 people and includes a complimentary bottle of house wine. For your group, you will receive your choice of 4 small plates, 2 big plates and our chef’s selection of a special dessert. Available from 3pm until 10pm Fridays & Saturdays.


Address:  328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Phone:   +61 3 9250 1888

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Disclosure: The writer stayed as a guest of TFE Hotels.

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Kate Webster

Kate Webster is the founder and owner of Captured Travel Media. She is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself, but the world around her. An editor and travel journalist, Kate travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the people and places she visits. She is a passionate conservation advocate, sustainable traveller and always travels with reason and cause.