Last weekend I had the pleasure of trying out rooftop glamping at one of Melbourne’s prestige hotels. St Jerome’s Hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD just above Melbourne Central Mall. This hotel really exceeded all my expectations and I’m so excited to share my wonderful experience with you all.
We arrived in Melbourne CBD just after midday and proceeded to check in to our rooftop room with a view. The entrance is quite tricky to find but luckily the team at St Jerome’s Hotel were kind enough to send you emails with directions on how to get to the hotel. If you enter Melbourne Central via Little Lonsdale Street (you will see the Kiehl’s store and if you go into that entrance and turn left into the elevator area you can go up the elevator to level 3) and go to level 3 you will see the entrance to this amazing hotel. You can’t miss it because once you enter through the doors you’ll see giant bowling pins on the left side!
As you enter the hotel you walk past a cute bike rack which is also located where the hosting reception and greetings staff are. The staff greeted us and assisted us with our luggage. They offered us a complimentary drink (it was happy hour which I believe was 5-7pm every day) and we also got a nice passionfruit flavoured macaron! It was so delicious!
The tents are lined up into two sides (left and right). Our tent was located on the right side and we stayed at tent number 5! This is one of the nicer tents as we got our own front seating area and the inside was extremely spacious. First thing I see as I open up my tent is the cute bed setting. It is blush pink and beige pink in colour I LOVED IT! (I’m such a sucker for anything pink).
As you enter your tent you also notice a basket full of all the amenities you need. You get a robe, body and face towels, slippers, extra blankets, drinking water and some really cool alcoholic drinks. Every room comes with an eski filled with 4 drinks and boy are these drinks fancy! There was one called bicycle – how fitting right? These are all complimentary so don’t forget to drink yours when you arrive!
After we our luggage settled in our rooms we proceeded to relax outside near the bicycle bar. Here they offer drinks, food, music and some cute little board games for those who wish to play giant connect four or card games. The best part is they also deliver a Gelato Messina dessert to your room (again this is all complimentary – isn’t that great! All part of the price of one night).
Night time can be a bit boring so after relaxing in your cute tents don’t forget to go to reception and grab your giant bowling pin (remember the one I mentioned was at the entrance of the hotel?). Don’t be fooled by these giant bowling pins they are not ordinary décor – they are actually used by guests at St Jerome’s Hotel. Guests can take one bowling pin and bring it over to Strike Bowling next door (literally outside the entrance and turn left) and it treats two guests to a complimentary game of strike bowling (again this is all complimentary and part of the price of one night!).
After bowling it was the perfect time to watch Melbourne from above. This isn’t my first time glamping but it was my first time glamping on a rooftop in the heart of a city like Melbourne and boy was it worth it. The view was amazing and you could see every part of the city light up as the day turned into night.
Morning time means breakfast and guests at St Jerome’s Hotel receive a little hamper basket of joy in the morning. In our basket we had a T2 Strawberry iced tea, orange juice, a latte (or coffee of your choice), two sandwiches with egg, cheese, ham & salad inside, granola, yoghurt, milk and . Personally I loved the T2 iced tea and the granola was quite yummy!
This was definitely such a fun and unique experience. The staff were amazing and it really was one of the highlights of our visit to Melbourne. If you’re ever visiting Melbourne and wanting a unique experience I truly recommend St Jerome’s Hotel. Hope you enjoyed my review of my stay at St Jerome’s Hotel. Let me know your thoughts and whether you have been glamping in a similar scene like this.