We love a good hotel! Even better one that has great personality and isn't afraid to show it! Adelphi in Melbourne certainly fits into that category and from the minute you walk in there is no mistaking it for another boutique hotel anywhere else in the world.
Adelphi was the first boutique hotel in Melbourne when it opened in 1993 and quickly established itself as one of Australia's coolest hotels with it's 25 metre glass-bottomed swimming pool that cantilevers out over the street below.
However, it has undergone a huge re-invention (it was closed for it's renovation for 8 months) and is now a riot of colour, fun and most importantly - the world's premier dessert themed hotel! On the main counter in reception this theme is introduced with glass jars full of complimentary confectionary and it continues with both the quirky decor and styling, as well as more tempting treats in each room.
The decor (styled by Melbourne design firm Hachem) references the sugar-coated sweets and lolly theme for example both the carpet and stool above has a distinctly Liquorice Allsort vibe!
Of course the Adelphi wouldn't have just any hotel restaurant, and to live up to it's theme it has Om Nom "Melbourne's first dedicated dessert bar" . Om Nom serves it's signature desserts (as well as savouries) which are also available as a dessert degustation option and as the menu states, "why have one dessert when you can have three?"
I couldn't agree more - take a look at the amazing edible creations below....
The roof top pool that juts out over one of Melbourne's hippest streets Flinders Lane is a must-do and for those that don't mind heights it is a unique experience to swim to the end and gaze from the glass bottom straight down nine storeys to the street below!
Adelphi is currently ranked in the top 5 hotels in Melbourne by reviews on the trusty Trip Advisor, with many reviewers commenting on the attention to detail, it's quirkiness and little surprises - you get macarons with the turn down service for example!
So what are you waiting for? Next time you fancy a sweet treat and a funky place to stay in the centre of one of the coolest cities in the world - pack your bags and we'll see you there!