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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   277 King Street | Box 14116, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
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Hotel Sophia
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Ranked #129 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have only had 36hrs here and have walked and walked and there's still so much to see. Last night we started at Henry and the Fox, Mamasita, Vapiano, canteen kitchen and finished at Marakesh a funny little place we stumbled on. All so close, the hotel is clean and tidy, staff friendly and now enjoying the included buffet breakfast.... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived and went to room. No wardrobe, no chairs! You could just about squeeze in around the bed. I asked could we have an upgrade and was told no. Shared toilet and shower room had chipped tiles. We were booked in for 3 days. I went down and another couple came and were given a room.(we were told that they... More 

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Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked 2 separate rooms for a group of 4 of us and we were pleasantly impressed with the price of the rooms. However, the receptionist was not at the front desk and we had to wait for around 10 minutes before she showed up. The rooms were nice and tidy but the bathrooms were shared between the hotel. One of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms themselves are ok. However they demand an unusually high $150 freeze on a credit card even for a prepaid room. They also require photo ID of one person, plus the full names of any others staying in the room. I asked if it hadn't been my partner staying with me and it was someone else, or I had later... More 

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Noosa, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

and that was above the contracted booking.com price. They said that was their system. The staff would not have come out top of their class at hospitality school, and some wore dirty clothes. However, the place was cheap and with an excellent location not far from southern cross station and so was in central Melbourne. The room was clean, apart... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i arrived at hotel sofia, late afternoon boxing day, when at reception, greeted with a non smiling young lady, and a don't care attitude, we get to our room, and was very pleased, very tidy and clean, the breakfast, saturday morning was exceptional, and sofia is close to most attractions, can say we would stay here again

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Oh my god I have stayed in budget hotels similar to Sophia value for money - however this is the worse off hotel I have EVER experienced! Be prepared to be disappointed firstly the receptionist(s) are in the wrong industry they lack hospitality, warmth, professionalism, knowledge of the city, customer service and tad rude..applauding! Not once did I see the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stayed here on the 12th of December for one night! And very glad it was just one night. Arrived back from Bangkok and got to the hotel at 1pm knowing that check in was not until 2. We arrived to a "back in 5 minutes" sign and waited around 20 minutes. Finally a very Rude member of staff appeared and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The main reason we booked this hotel was a price and a proximity to our relatives. The room (standard double) was so small that it was really hard to get around the bed. The bathroom was mouldy and really needed a good cleaning with the bleach. I asked the housekeeper to do so several times, but it was never cleaned... More 

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Sunshine Coast
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice, clean rooms but the walls were so thin, you could hear EVERYTHING in the rooms next door. Also, our room overlooked a construction site and the pole driver started at about 6:00am. There was no warning of this prior to booking so beware. No sleep ins here! Other than that, hotel was okay.

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Address: 277 King Street | Box 14116, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sophia 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Sophia Hotel Melbourne
Hotel Style:
#99 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne

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