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169 Drummond Street

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169 Drummond Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Florence, Italy
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281 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at 169 Drummond for four nights and everything exceeded our expectations. When we travel, there are five key criteria we prioritize when evaluating a hotel or B&B: 1) LOCATION: the Carlton area is ideal, just outside the CBD, the B&B is located one block from Lygon Street (with countless dining options) and Melbourne Museum, with easy access to... More 

Thank Mascalzone
Canberra, Australia
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378 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said (including the host, Ian) very good value for money in a great location - close to a range of restaurants, mostly Italian, but others as well in multicultural Melbourne. It's only a 15-20 min walk to the CBD or you can take the excellent tram service. We stayed for 5 nights (easy to fill in 2... More 

Thank NotMolly
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have stayed here. It's an absolute gem and Ian is a wonderful host. We will be back. A short walk to great restaurants. Close enough to walk to the centre of Melbourne. Lovely parks nearby.

1 Thank KerryV1208
Gold Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at this b&b. It was an absolutely pleasant place to stay which you can compare to a hotel room. We were impressed how well of this heritage building has been maintained, spotless and it has everything you need when travelling. Very good location, 5 mins walk to Lygon street, the little Italy, numerous restaurants to choose,... More 

1 Thank Sculhana
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This B & B was close to everything we needed. A wee walk to the city centre but no problem. Fantastically close to Lygon Street. Thank you to Ian (who is a gem) for pointing the way to some great restaurants. The room was clean and quiet... and warm. Breakfast is all you need. No hesitation in going back and... More 

3 Thank Dee A
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is an absolute gem, I was attending a conference at the University, and it was perfectly positioned, ten minutes walk from the conference and ten minutes to the fabulous eating places and shops. My room was just lovely, exquisite original rose plaster work on the ceiling, sash windows, very large room,ensuite was fabulous, lovely shower. Everything was full... More 

2 Thank Fiona D
Newcastle, Australia
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am on sabbatical leave in Melbourne and wanted a nice, homely place were to stay. I needed to be near the University, and have always dreamed to live on Drummond street. It is so beautiful with all its XIX Century terraces and mansions. Ian, the "in-house" owner, is a lovely human being. He prides himself of keeping his house... More 

1 Thank silvia_frisia
Port Macquarie
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This B & B is the top's! Much better than those multi-story apartment buildings in town. In-house owner operator is most courteous and helpful. Direct to door commuter bus from the airport. My wife and I stayed here for four nights and just couldnt believe how peacful and quiet the place is considering how close it is to the CBD... More 

2 Thank Joe2444x2
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a great place to stay, very welcoming with a personal greeting. Close to everything you need in Melbourne - the fantastic eat street called Lygon Street and Melbourne CBD. I felt at home from the first minute. Had a slight problem with batteries running out in the TV remote but this was fixed immediately and with great apology.

3 Thank Harvey P
Selsey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were visiting our son and family , who were on sabbatical from the US, and staying at University of Melbourne, and we wanted a good b + b near to them. We found 169 Drummond through Trip Advisor. It looked good on all counts and we phoned them up. It turned out that the date we were arriving was... More 

1 Thank Hershl
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