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Hotel Sophia

277 King Street | Box 14116, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
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Ranked #130 of 172 Hotels in Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read reviews before staying so I walked in with little expectations. Reception was polite and the place was clean - shared bathrooms were surprisingly well maintained. I would like to have given the place 4 stars rating but unfortunately I stayed on a Saturday night and ended up with barely any sleep (lots of clubbing opposite the hotel)... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to start by saying how much I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Sophia. During my stay the elevator was broken, as elevators sometimes are. Having worked in buildings with elevators I am aware that it can take a while to get a technician out to fix them. I'm also aware that most of us should definitely take the... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never, ever again! I think I would rather sleep in the back of my car than ever go near this "hotel" again. A last minute booking due to some changes in plans. After I booked, arrived and paid in full for my room, the young man at reception handed me my room card, informed me that I was on the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was booked due to its proximity to Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. This was a 'budget' hotel at best and we get that - but room was at rear of the hotel - floodlight shining into our room window. Some sort of pump or engine started up every 15 minutes keeping us awake. No lamps next to beds -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read very mixed reviews about this hotel but booked because location and price were good. We were pleasantly surprised - it was all good - staff helpful and friendly - room very clean - comfy bed and lovely linens - coffee etc and a very nice breakfast. Will definitely return when we go to Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got to Melbourne without any reservations and found this hotel online. What really caught my attention was the price, being a hotel located in a very central area of Melbourne. I booked a double room and even got to choose online if I wanted a bigger bed! The room was really nice and clean and the bed was so... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located close to Southern Cross station and easy to access free trams. Breakfast was included in very reasonable room rate consisting of self serve cereals, bacon, eggs, toast and spreads. We arrived early so staff stored our luggage until checkin at 2pm. Room had a comfortable king bed, coffee and tea making, iron and room safe. Bathroom was clean, had... More 

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Brisbane QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a hotel that wasn't to expensive I found Hotel Sophia on line .We were not expecting much ,but what a lovely surprise.The rooms are exactly as pictured the staff friendly and helpful,the area very handy to the free Melbourne tram that takes you to lots of tourist areas. The room had tea ( and a teapot ) coffee... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were okay and comfortable. Although the view from our window looked directly over a building site we didn't have any problems with noise. VERY disappointed that I was not advised of the $150 deposit frozen on my cardit card on check in. This also took at least 5 days to be returned to my account!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is the worst experience ever. The staff is over worked. They work in the bar so often left the reception unattended. I have to wait one hour to get check in. The male owner is so so so RUDE, and sloppy. He doesn't answer your question and interrupts when people are talking. He talks to his staff like Molfoy... More 

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