- Style On the money
- Setting Stately red-brick bank
Fancy any of the cow-hide rugs, white-on-white furnishings or other sumptuous detailing of Mollisons hotel – downtown Kyneton's design den, in the heart of Victoria's wine country? You're in luck – everything is for sale, giving double meaning to the word ‘boutique’ in this old bank turned Interiors-worthy crash pad.
Need to know
- Rooms Nine, including two apartments.
- Rates Double rooms from $191.23 (AU$209), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- Facilities Gardens and a boutique. In-rooms: fridge, flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, handmade toiletries. The apartments also have kitchens and living rooms.
- Check–out 10.30am; check-in, 3pm to 5pm. Both are flexible subject to availability, but let the hotel know if you plan to arrive outside this time.
Children Welcome – extra beds for kids cost AU$50 a child a night, but you'll have to bring your own baby cot.
- Also For King Rooms and Apartments, there's a two-night minimum stay on weekends and public holidays. Smoking and pets aren't permitted.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The polished wood floors, cow-hide rugs, antique furniture and stylish lamps look as though they've been lifted straight from an interiors mag. King Room One is our pick for privacy, and King Room Two scores points for its three walls of windows (exhibitionists take note) and generous deck. If you're travelling with a troop, opt for the Two-bedroom Apartment, complete with light-filled living room and a deep street-view veranda.
- Packing tips Bring an empty suitcase so you can snap up scarves, jewellery and homewares in Mollisons' ground-floor shop. Lip gloss is a good tip for fending off red-wine lips (the local drops are seriously swillable).
- Also If you're a fan of Deb Myers' dreamy interior design, it's easy to recreate the Mollisons look at home. Here, everything from the handmade soap to the king-size bed is for sale. Now that's what we call a maxibar.
Food and drink at Mollisons
- Hotel restaurant There's no restaurant or bar, but Mollisons is just a short hop from the gourmet hub of Piper Street, home to cosy cafés, note-worthy restaurants and organic produce markets, so dining out is de rigueur. If you've booked an apartment, cook up a storm using local ingredients in the fully stocked kitchen.