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Bell Motor Inn

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   2 Patterson Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia (Formerly Golden Chain Bell Motor Inn)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Corowa, NSW
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Check in was quick and friendly, our room had been pre-heated, which was a nice touch (cold winter weather). Access to rooms from outside is via a locked corridor and then the room; nice extra level of security. This is a slightly older motel, but the rooms are extremely well maintained. High showers are a bonus (I am 6'4" and... More

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Milpitas, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights on our first visit to Melbourne. It is conveniently located at the corner of Bell Street and Patterson. Our room on the ground floor is very clean and quiet with comfortable beds. Offset parking lot is spacious for medium size car. The owners/managers Rob and Kathy are very friendly showing us the... More

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Melbourne
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Omg would never stay here again. This is definently country style... Right from the smell of the rooms, linen, the outside of the building. So many rules posted throughout the place, small rooms, no atmosphere at all. We nearly decided to check out and wear the money we had already paid and then fork out even more to get another... More

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Berlin, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, good off street parking and free continental breakfast included in price. Frozen meals available if needed. Clean and airy room with all needed facilities including microwave and electric blanket.

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Canberra, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went to this hotel, on my first trip to Melbourne. It was in a very convenient location, and it was very cheap. My little brother went enjoyed the swimming pool, and the continental breakfast was good.

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Dromana, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Do you wanna be looked after country style? Well stay here. Hosts could not do more for you. I stayed this last week for work and my room was kept spotless over the four nights that I stayed. I felt I was staying with family, whilst in Melbourne. I highly reccomend, and believe , for the price you will to.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Recently had reason to stay for 3 nights and was more than happy with firstly the room, was over and above what we expected for the room rate and it was exceptionally clean, breakfast included and very warm homely feel. Is within walking distance to a very good hotel, who serves great value for money meals. Parking on site is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Bell Motor Inn is quite good - clean & comfortable. Spoilt by petty economy. There are "don't do this or we'll charge extra" notices everywhere. One notice invites you to write a "positive" review for TripAdvisor. Its a two storey building with no lift - costs more to be on the ground floor. Breakfast is included but don't butter your... More

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Forbes, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed here because of its location near to our Daughter's place in Coburg. We booked in for 6 nights beginning Xmas Eve. We booked the Budget Special room at $109 night. Firstly, the motel is easy to access. I had thought that entering Bell St may take a bit of time each morning but we had no problems (however,... More

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cheshire
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Probably better to pay a bit more and get something quite a bit better. Room was noisy (those facing a busy road). Should have got an hour free of internet use, but receptionist wasn't interested when I explained that there were connection problems.

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Address: 2 Patterson Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia (Formerly Golden Chain Bell Motor Inn)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Darebin > Preston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bell Motor Inn 3.5*
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Bell Motor Inn Preston, Greater Melbourne

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Looking for Melbourne accommodation in a great location?At the Bell Motor Inn, you are perfectly situated to explore and experience the delights of Melbourne. Conveniently located in Preston and only 20 minutes to Melbourne’s CBD and Tullamarine Airport, 10 minutes to the Ring Road and Eastlink and close to a direct train route to the MCG, Etihad Stadium and Melbourne’s Tennis Centre, the Bell Motor Inn is ideally situated to meet the needs of both corporate and leisure travellers. The motel is located close to the Mercy, Austin, Heidelberg Repatriation and Warringal hospitals. Direct public transport to hospitals is nearby.Family owned and operated, the Bell Motor Inn offers true country charm close to the heart of the city. The motel has 33 rooms, including spa suites, which are well appointed and provide comfortable, secure and affordable accommodation.Free continental breakfast is also included.Our conference room can seat up to 50 people and provides excellent facilities for your next business meeting. Take a dip in our outdoor solar heated pool or chill out in our landscaped BBQ area – perfect for the busy executive or weary traveller.Access to the metropolitan and western ring roads is close by and tram, rail and bus networks are only a short walk away. ... more   less 
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