NOTEL, Melbourne

by Tuesday, July 11, 2017

James Fry is the owner of NOTEL ( NOT-A-HOTEL).  He’s a Melburnian, through and through, and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! There are so many wonderful venues, festivals and events happening in Melbourne that there is always something to engage with. James shares his perspective on his home town… 

Most popular request…

We’ve had all sorts of requests but on average I guess it’s the champagne and chocolates, for our loved-up romantics having an urban adventure.

Favourite locale when enjoying a day off… 

ANY ROOFTOP VENUE IN MELBOURNE – I love a hit of tennis too so I try to get to Melbourne Park for a hit.

Best coffee…

In Melbourne.. really… too many.

Where we must go for lunch…

Oh these questions tricky to answer for a place like Melbourne. I do like to duck down to Baha for lunch, it’s a place you can settle in for luuuuuunch or just have an express burger at the bar – it’s just off Flinders Lane about 200m for NOTEL.

It’s a rainy day outside but we want to explore, what we should do…  

It’s a no-brainer… you hardly need a brolly when you get lost in the laneways that Melbourne has to offer.

An absolute must-do or must-see before leaving Melbourne… 

Again, tricky to answer as there are a thousand things to do and see. But a must-do is to ju
st get lost in the laneways, find rooftop bars – explore the street art, and have a late-night supper after a show.

What you love about your hotel…

I love the fact that we’re technically not-a-hotel and we’re completely different. We took a risk to create something unique that adds to the vibrancy of this great city.

Anything else we should know about when visiting your part of Melbourne… 

There are thousands of things to know. So many hidden gems. If you stay at Notel, we will help guide you to some of the hidden beauties.

For more information, visit www.notelmelbourne.com.au or follow @notelmelbourne on the socials.