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Pathfinder Motel

380 Cotham Rd., Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kew
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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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Riddells Creek, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night with my husband. Great position and the cheapest accommodation around by far. Yes it's out dated and a bit old and musty but the walls are solid and our room was spotless. Breakfast was included (toast and cereal) as was parking and the staff were very friendly. I thought $100 for all that was quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing stay at this motel. We asked for a quiet room and were given room 18, right on the corner near the main road! It was very noisy, and one of the windows didn't close properly which made it worse, and cold in winter. We paid for accommodation with breakfast included, only to be told (in the morning) that... More 

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Merimbula
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Only stayed here for 1 night as it was cheap. Room was fine for the price. Clean. Unfortunately when I enquired about the advertised "free" continental breakfast I was told the kitchen was being renovated. No offer of compensation or voucher for breakfast elsewhere, Beware, you get what you pay for ! Why did I not read the Trip Advisor... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Old (e.g., paint peeling from rotting timber door frame). Dirty (e.g., mould around the taps in the bathroom). Uninviting and limited breakfast of cereal and toast. Faulty light switch (which cracked when you turned it on). Noisy fridge with a broken shelf. Noisy traffic until 3 am (and I was told this was one of the quietest rooms), which made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Definitely will stay here again. Close to everything. Was a tad noisy but for a cheap overnight stay you can't go wrong. Comfy bed, hot water and a place to park the car.. If you don't mind the dated furniture and coverings and need somewhere for a stop over that isn't going to break the bank than I would recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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 via mobile

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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

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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