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Pathfinder Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   380 Cotham Rd., Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to go the Melb for work and they booked me into the pathfinder motel as it was close to where my appointment was. The lady at reception was friendly, the room however smelt of cigarette smoke and the noise from the trams and traffic is very loud. If your after a nice quiet place then this is not for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Raised concerns regarding ceiling in Rm. 15 which had fibrous material flaking all over our pillow and on carpet. Bed directly under. Since raising concerns no one got back to me. Looks like it has been that way for a while. Dust in bed was bad. No phone response.

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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We phoned before arriving as we were checking in late and received good service by Doris. The room was basic but clean. The bathroom window was open and could not be closed which made it very very cold. The heater in the main room didn't work properly and seemed to be stuck on a very low temperature. Being a 0... More 

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Sale, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The staff were helpful, the location convenient for where we need to go, the room was "OK' the bathroom cold, noisy and had a constant draft. The bed was at best fair, the heating had no thermostat control, our circumstances changed so we went home

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Bendigo, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

DISGUSTING ROOMS----HORRIBLE EMPLOYEES--- If you don't want to be screamed at by the "workers" I suggest you save your money and DO NOT stay here!!!!!! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!! Don't even consider staying here. It will wreck your whole stay! I can't even believe how bad I have been treated. It is disgusting. I have never been spoken to so horribly by... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Stayed one night at this motel, the worst motel I have by far ever been at, firstly the room we were given was someone else's, we went inside and luggage and peoples belongings inside, we were then given another room.... Disgusting, dirty, not 3 stars. Staff member rude and very very very nasty..... Upsetting terrible worst stay ever, would rather... More 

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Paris, France
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Looks rundown from the outside... but inside is worse! Rated 3 stars (probably when it opened in late 60's...) but dont get fooled, it would still be a shame in the middle of African bush Comfort was probably average back then (60's) it's just a disgrace now. Cherry on the cake is that service is rude/totally unprofessional and overall cleanliness... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

If I was asked "where you would recommend staying, a bus shelter or the Pathfinder Motel"? Hands down the bus shelter everytime. Checked in for 3 nights and during my stay have been moved to 4 different rooms. First room the tv didnt work, 2nd smelt like smoke and 3rd room I had to move out for someone else. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Planned to stay here for three nights but the room was dirty, small and very hot, the furnishings were old and unpleasant. We had checked whether there was air-conditioning as temperatures were in high 30s, there was a unit but it was very loud and had very little effect. The standard was so poor we decided not to stay here,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I was comfortable in my room at the Pathfinder. As I wanted to stay in Kew, I found it good value. Plenty of parking. The decor is old but the room was clean airy and light with a/c. The breakfast was fine. My window faced north which I enjoyed for some winter warmth, and it was nice to open to... More 

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Address: 380 Cotham Rd., Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Boroondara > Kew
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pathfinder Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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