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Robinsons in the City

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   405 Spencer Street | (entry on Batman Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 26 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose Robinsons for my first trip to Melbourne, and I was travelling alone. The welcome was incredibly warm - felt very looked after. The rooms were lovely and individual, and the breakfast in the morning was amazing. I can't recommend this place highly enough. Eleanor

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Warrnambool
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Robinsons this past weekend. We wanted something central and not too expensive, we were going to a concert at Festival Hall. Chose Robinsons from Wotif because it was very handy to the concert venue. Well, what a surprise! It is the most personal, friendly, homelike accommodation I think we could have found - more like a lovely... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a month long vacation in Australia (there were 5 of us - two couples and a 25 year old son). We all enjoyed Melbourne and our 3 night stay with Paul at RITC is part of the reason. Paul was very helpful - giving us suggestions on where to eat and things to see. The RITC... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just arrived home from a wonderful relaxing weekend in Melbourne. We chose to stay in a B&B for a change and I don't think we would ever go back to a hotel. Paul was very helpful and friendly, nothing was any trouble, directions, restaurents, things to see and do. The building is very cosy and comfortable, lovely big... More

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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review

baza55, A big thank you to you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I know you are a busy man running your own small business in Brisbane. I am pleased that you chose to take your long weekend break with us. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am glad that you... More

Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We couldn't imagine a better place to stay in Melbourne! Paul provided all the info and assistance we could ask for to ensure our 2 days in Melbourne went smoothly. The man also makes a mean poached egg and pot of coffee. Room was excellent, bed was comfy, and location was convenient. Couldn't ask for more.

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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review

Ben H, Thank you for submitting your prompt review of your stay at Robinsons in the City. I was pleased to read that you loved the coffee and poached eggs - a MUST for the start to any day!! You also mentioned two of our other strong points 1. comfortable rooms and 2. convenient location. Thanks again for taking the... More

Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stayed for one night. Was warmly welcomed by the host. I loved the fact that the location was so central and it was very quite at night and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty and plenty of it. On the day of check-out I was spending the day in Melbourne but I was graciously allowed to leave... More

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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review

be19, Thank you for your glowing review of your recent stay at Robinsons in the City. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am glad that you appreciated being allowed to leave your luggage here until later in the day. Cheers, Paul. More

Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Paul, the owner was very helpful from the great breakfasts and went out of his way to provide excellent food, travel tips, tickets and vouchers. Would recommend to anyone staying in Melbourne to try out this concept at Robinsons. Nicely appointed hotel room and felt at home in the lounge or shared table dining room which is within easy walking... More

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HumphAust, General Manager at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review

4happy_travellers, Many thanks for your prompt tripadvisor review. You covered all our key points great breakfast, good advise and extensive local knowledge. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I thank you for giving B&B's a go - especially our one!!! I hope you look for a B&B on your next trip. Cheers, Paul. More

Moncton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Wonderful B&B and Paul makes the most delicious breakfast. The room was exceptionally clean and very quiet and the private bathroom was well appointed. Paul was full of information and made our stay a very pleasant one.

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HumphAust, General Manager at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review

Myron G, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I enjoyed our chats about Canada and I was pleased to see your 5/5 ratings for all areas of your time with us. Cheers, Paul. More

Silverthorne, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Lucky enough to stay at Robinsons in the City for four nights. The location is perfect with trams close by, the rooms are extremely comfortable and Paul is a fantastic host. Just wish we could return sooner.

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HumphAust, General Manager at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review

SaMcN, It was a pleasure to have you here for your recent four night stay, all the way from Silverthorne, Colorado. Thanks for mentioning our great location and comfortable rooms. Cheers, Paul. More

Los Altos, California
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We agree with other past guests. This is a convenient and pleasant place to stay. Paul is an outstanding host, willing to answer lots of questions and full of helpful suggestions. Our bath was several steps down the hall from our room making it a bit less comfortable than ideal, but we would be happy to stay there again.

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HumphAust, General Manager at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review

60plustraveller, Thank you for your recent stay at RITC and contributing this review. I was pleased to read that you were in agreeance with many of our other reviewers by saying we a conveniently located and a pleasant place to stay in Melbourne. As for the bathroom, we clearly explain that the bathrooms are a separate and private bathroom in... More

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Address: 405 Spencer Street | (entry on Batman Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Robinsons in the City 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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2014/2013/2012/2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner and Melbourne's own urban bed & breakfast offers 6 unique guestrooms in a restored 1850's heritage building - Melbourne's first commercial bakery. This property is a rare find, located on the doorstep of the CBD. Robinsons is stylish, different and thoroughly delightful. Make yourself at home, where country charm meets city sophistication. ... more   less 
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