I quite often get emails from people asking about accommodation in Melbourne… I must say I never know quite what to recommend – mainly because all the gorgeous boutique hotels, are, of course, insanely expensive. Or at least that’s what I thought.
Enter The Bloomfield – a gem of a hotel in leafy South Yarra, with such fabulously eclectic decor, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into some kooky little Notting Hill guesthouse straight from the storyboard of a Working Title film, circa 1999. Except that rates start at just $99 a night – not a price you’d find in London I expect (even in the late 90′s).
I LOVE the fact that each room has different decor – a brilliant mix of new and vintage… and although it’s perfectly put together, it feels real and unfussy. And how about the restaurant – with it’s deep retro banquettes and Rolling Stones posters..! Just like a little slice of the East Village right here in sweet, sparkly Melbourne. :)
But if you still need convincing – The Bloomfield just installed a rooftop pool! Check out the most delicious photos below which I have snaffled (with permission of course!) from a friend of a friend who recently had a birthday party there! O.M.G! You can’t really go wrong with oversized scarlet cushions and pink candy stripes can you?
Thankyou x 1000 to Jessie for her FAB photos below… and do pop over to visit her lovely little blog and say hello! Man, I gotta get me an invite to her next birthday party!