Modern rooms with a jaw-dropping view in the heart of the CBD
Located along the Yarra River, the Punthill Northbank building stands tall as a mark of prestige amongst the ever-developing west end of the Melbourne CBD. Entering the lobby one feels an instantly recognisable level of class without an overbearing sense of gratuity – a sophisticated modesty that runs throughout the entire hotel. The Riverview room itself boasts a sleek modern design, with a blend of whites and greys throughout, highlighted by green and orange furniture and prints. Although the room is far from large, clever use of mirrors and the broad view over the river creates the effect of an open-yet-intimate space.
From both the living room and bedroom you have a magnificent view over the Yarra and all across Melbourne’s spectacular, lit-up skyline. The best part of it all is the Crown Casino’s famous fire tower displays at night, a spectacle of dancing flames exploding across the many pillars located along Southbank, and it’s all in a complete and unobstructed view from the room. Come morning the way the sunrise slowly creeps over the city skyline is another incredible sight to see as you lay in your superbly comfortable queen-size bed. The views this room provides are most definitely the room’s biggest selling point and the single best reason to stay at Punthill Northbank.
Included in the room is everything you could need: fridge, shower, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, pots and pans – the list of amenities goes on and on, all intelligently stored out of the way. However with the range of super-flavoursome food available at the bar downstairs, you’ll barely want to be cooking for yourself anyway. Their breakfast menu is extremely robust with plenty of vegetarian options if you are that way inclined, the most interesting items on the menu were the red velvet hotcakes, and smashed avocado with goat’s cheese and Portobello mushrooms, and of course the classic big breakfast with all the trimmings makes an appearance as well.
In short, The Punthill Northbank is an extremely well kept and operated hotel, the room’s shortcomings in size (it’s a city hotel after all) are made up for tenfold in the overall aesthetic and functionality of everything included, with the jaw-dropping view being the cherry on top of what is already a fantastic place to stay.
by Justin Tawil
Justin Tawil experienced a Riverview room with breakfast included, which costs 230.
t: (03) 9823 7070
a: 560 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia