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169 Drummond Street

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169 Drummond Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
169 Drummond Street
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Port Macquarie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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.

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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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 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Clean, filled with character. Close to everything yet nestled in a quiet road away from the hustle and bustle happening just one block down in Little Italy. Walking distance from everything. Close to public transport. It is a fantastic place. We will be back. The owner very sweet and gives good tips on where to go in Melbourne. Place represents... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Home away from home - it was always lovely to get back here after a long day exploring and sight seeing. Warm, cosy, comfortable, clean, quiet and welcoming. Ian is very friendly but he also gives you your space. Convenient location. I would definitely recommend this property to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My friend Peter and I(Michael) stayed here for 4 days in February 2015. Ian and Daisy(his dog) were very gracious hosts. Ian is very welcoming and his home is very nice and clean(basically immaculate) with all of the amenities which made our visit to Melbourne even more enjoyable. I would definitely stay with Ian and Daisy again and I would... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My friend and I stayed at 169 Drummond this month for 4 nights. We found the host to be pleasant and welcoming, we stayed in the twin room and we found the room was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom is modern, fantastic water pressure, was so lovely coming back after a long day exploring to a lovely warm shower.... More 

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Sydney
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Highly recommend this B&B for a lovely home away from home experience of Melbourne. I stayed initially for work and then an extra couple of days to sightsee. Ian was extremely helpful in giving me travel tips and suggestions on places to eat. The location is very central and loved the ease of catching a tram nearby.

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