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169 Drummond Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Carlton)
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169 Drummond Street
Ranked #2 of 27 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leave your worries behind - no worries - as they say in Australia. Plan to stay at 169 Drummond Street in the heart of Carlton, a place in the beautiful and historic district of Melbourne. Ian Johnston, the proprietor of this B&B, may greet you at the door as he returns from a walk about the neighborhood. He will likely... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fab location, super host, lovely little dog Daisy, and great room. Ian has great recommendations for things to do and see, and is there when you need him but not at all in your face. Brekky is a self serve which is really nice, as you can grab it when you feel like it, just like at home. The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed at 169 Drummond this February for almost 2 weeks. This place is terrific. Great location near Carlton Gardens, the city and good restaurants. Ian, the host is welcoming, friendly, and makes great coffee. We stayed in a room with a small garden out back. The beds were comfortable, the place was immaculate and even though it was 107 degrees... More

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Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

... I really want to keep the secret. However, Ian, Daisy and their beautiful residence at 169 Drummond St deserve my praise and your patronage. 169 Drummond St is the absolute best place to stay in Melbourne. Ian and Daisy are wonderful hosts and their home is perfectly situated. On the edge of the city, just a street over from... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Ian and his elderly dog Daisy are your hosts here, and they are excellent at it. It's mostly gay clientele, but that just shows that we've got good taste :-) A fab old Victorian town house, full of character, well equipped rooms and good self service breakfast at a big table that you may or may not share with the... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

We were welcomed into Ian's home and treated wonderfully during our 5 days in Melbourne. The room was spotless and very comfortable. Ian even turned on the air conditioning for us when he knew we were coming back in 44 degree weather. His restaurant recommendations were great. The location was superb for our needs. Overall, we came in as strangers... More

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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My partner and I stayed at 169 Drummond St. for two nights in mid-November. We had driven along the coast from Sydney over 5 days, and wanted to spend a day in Melbourne before continuing west on the Great Ocean Road. We arrived around 5:00 P.M., mainly because our host, Ian, had warned us that parking would become difficult to... More

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Beverley, England
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We picked this based on past tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. It's #1 for a reason. We stayed in large front room which was clean and spacious as past guest advised. It also had benefit of balcony over front of house which is a sun trap in the mornings. Ian is a great host, dry sense of humour,... More

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Baldock , Hertfordshire
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Ian's lovely B+B for 5 fantastic nights. We had the main bedroom at the front of the property which was clean, spacious and charming. The property itself was a grand Victorian double storey terrace which ticked all the box's. It was a stones throw from the city and close to many great restaurants and... More

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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying for 4 nights in October of this year and found Ian to be the perfect host. A great balance of giving you privacy whilst also being absolutely willing and helpful with tips and advice for places to eat and go. I travelled solo without my family and it was a wonderful peaceful break. How... More

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Address: 169 Drummond Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Carlton

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