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HOT: The Wizard’s Suite, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

The kids and I are big Harry Potter fans so we are most excited when we are invited to spend a spell-binding night at The Windsor Hotel’s exclusive Wizard’s Suite!

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The Windsor Hotel is one of Melbourne’s most iconic hotels, with famous guests including members of royalty and heads of state. Now you can be part of this history by staying in a magical suite which is only a short stroll to the Princess Theatre, home of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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We don our Gryffindor robes and take the train (aka Hogwarts Express) to Parliament Station, which is conveniently on the doorstep of The Windsor Hotel.

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There is only one of The Wizard’s Suite, located on the first floor of the hotel in the corner. As we open the door the only word to describe our reaction is *jaw drops*.

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Then we start squealing with delight ‘look at this!’ as we fully explore the suite.

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The spacious suite is 80 square metres and the entire lounge, separate bedroom and entry-way are filled with officially licensed Harry Potter merchandise from The Store of Requirement, the official Harry Potter store in Melbourne.


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It is styled to fulfil the dreams of wizards and witches, young and old, and it’s all available for purchase from The Store of Requirement (or try Amazon’s Harry Potter Store).

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The living area has comfy leather couches, an old-fashioned writing desk, kitchenette and a dining table for four people.

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It’s the Gryffindor common room come alive in Melbourne, with amazing views of Victorian State Parliament from the bay window.

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The second room features a king-size bed (or two single beds) complete with Harry Potter bedding and Gryffindor cushions

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… the flying broomstick resting against the writing-table hiding beautiful items…

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….the Sorting Hat

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….and the electric candles next to the comfy armchair, for snuggling up with a good book.

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To welcome us there is a Harry Potter-themed confectionery and stationery basket including gold-dusted chocolate frogs, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Jelly Slugs, Harry Potter notebooks and feather quill pens.

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Other delightful touches include the Platform 9 ¾ Quarters slippers which you can take home and which are exclusive to The Windsor Hotel (though you can find other Harry Potter slippers here)…

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….the Hogwarts dressing gown and Platform 9 ¾ Quarters dressing gown

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….and cuddling Crookshanks, Fawkes and Hedwig.

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I promise that you won’t want to leave The Wizard’s Suite once you check in! So enjoy the ‘hygge’ atmosphere and read all seven of the Harry Potter books

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…have a movie night in with all eight of the Harry Potter films

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…test your knowledge with Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

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….play Harry Potter themed Munchkin board game and a Harry Potter Match Game, sort of like a next level Connect 4 game.

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The bedroom can accommodate three people maximum (with a roll away bed in addition to the two single beds) so if you need more space you can book a connecting Superior Room. The connecting Superior Room is entered via the same themed entry-way but the room itself is not themed and costs extra. It has the same comfortable and luxurious facilities as The Wizard’s Suite.

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Both The Wizard’s Suite and the Superior Room feature a king-size bed which can be split into two single beds, a bathroom with a bath and all toiletries, a walk-in wardrobe with dressing gown/bathrobes, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and kitchenette with mini bar fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.  Plus your choice from the Pillow Menu – ranging from aromatherapy to massage to posture perfect!

Finally, a note about food. There are loads of family-friendly restaurants and cafes in Melbourne CBD, or stay in and enjoy The Windsor’s famous afternoon tea, room service or get food delivered via Uber Eats or Deliveroo.  For breakfast Fawkes travels to Lune Croissanterie for the croissants that are out of this world.

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The Wizard’s Suite is open for bookings until May 2020. It’s a magical experience whether you’re enjoying a city staycation or seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The suite is one of a kind, so you’ll need to get on your broomsticks quick to book!

Note: The Wizard’s Suite is not affiliated or endorsed by Warner Brothers and the Harry Potter / related brands.

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Review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Click here for Amazon’s Harry Potter Store

This post contains affiliate links. If you book using the links there is no extra cost to you and I earn a small commission that helps me to provide free, valuable and useful information for you! Thanks Joyce

About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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